Holy Cats! I caught the TV news and saw shots of empty grocery store shelves. No toilet paper, canned goods or frozen vegetables as far as the eye could see! My heart goes out to anyone experiencing stress getting needed supplies.
Our hearts are a little bit broken. Most of our chickens have died this year. Our flock lasted ten years, and then over the span of six months, they passed a few at a time, and now only two remain.
When you’re as old as Lila (age 91), you have wisdom. When Lila was in college in her 50’s, she asked her religion professor, Dr. David Hay, for a list of the most important books he had ever read.
We let things go! Trees, broken branches and undergrowth have gotten a bit out of control in our windbreak. We will work in January instead of the summer to cut out undergrowth and trees because it’s easier to pull out vegetation when it’s dead and the ground is not yet frozen solid. No chemicals are used, just hard work.
Today I took my daily walk a little earlier as a winter storm is going to hit during my usual walk time. While I was walking, I noticed tires dumped into the ditch. What the heck!
Familyandfarming is taking a Grandmaternity Leave this November and December! We have a new grandchild!
Between a Rock and a Very Hard Place
Can’t win for losing. Have you ever heard of that phrase? It means you can’t win if you’re losing all of the time.
“I’m late! I’m late for a very important date!” exclaimed the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.
So are we.
The crops are drying out. They need to. We are hoping to start combining corn soon. When we think back to the rough start of spring and the dry spots of summer, most of the corn crop did surprisingly well!