One of the tasks I got a bit of progress on yesterday, was the sign I am making to replace the one with my late father's name on it, that identified this farm. Before adding the second coat of paint, I cut a scrap piece of 2x4 from the wood we found in one of … Continue reading Sign progress, and checking the water levels
After all the wonderful rain we've been having, I just had to go and check out some areas beyond the outer yard. Of course, that included the old gravel pit! Here's a slideshow, covering just over 3 weeks, from being newly dug out to today. The first photo was taken the day the pit was … Continue reading Checking things out
Oh, what an amazing rainfall we have had!!! During a break in the rain, yesterday, we were able to bring in the onions that were still on screens under the canopy. They at least were dry enough to brush off the remaining soil, before their roots were trimmed and I strung them on twine, the … Continue reading After the rain
This morning, I woke to the sound of a light rain. I was so excited! I honestly didn't expect the predicted rain to hit us. Of course, by the time I went out to do my morning rounds, it had pretty much stopped. Which I suppose was good, since switching out memory cards on the … Continue reading It’s raining again!
Starting today (Sunday), we're supposed to get hit with high temperatures again, and the thunderstorms that were predicted for Tuesday are now forecast for Wednesday or Thursday, depending on which app I check. Yesterday evening, I decided to check on the gravel pit and see if there was still water from our last rainfalls. The … Continue reading A quick pit check
We got more rain yesterday evening and during the night, so I wanted to check out the old gravel pit, to see how the water levels were. I don't know that the water level had gotten any higher, but the renter's cows are using it! Which s really awesome. I didn't want to spook the … Continue reading Looking good!
I've just got to share this, first thing! Yesterday, it started to rain. Off and on, all day, we got real, solid rain. During a break in the rain, I went out to check the newly dug out old gravel pit. I had heard the sound of heavy equipment earlier, and found that the pit … Continue reading So exciting!
This evening, I just had to go out and see how things were in the old gravel pit. It looks like the dugout is done! The first thing I saw, coming through the trees, was our new mountain. I'm guessing, at its peak, it's getting close to 20 feet high. Check out those rocks!! And … Continue reading Gravel pit dugout
Not very long ago, after walking around and seeing that our dugouts were completely dry, I had given permission to the renters to dig them deeper, if they wanted to, to have water for their cows. It wouldn't be much use this year, but I wanted them to at least know they could. Since this … Continue reading Digging it!