I know, it's been a long time, but I'm ready to come back. Actually, my main problem was losing the chord that hooks the camera to the computer to download pictures. I finally broke down and bought an adapter.
So, life on the farm goes on, but it is rough by myself. I am really proud of what I have accomplished so far, but I have a long way to go. In the meantime, I lead the typical farmer's life, which means when you have a project to get done, the equipment usually fails and you have to spend a day working on it before you can even start.
Why is it that when you have three lawnmowers, not one of them is working?
Here is Ladybug with two flat tires. I just need a jack to lift it and get the tires off so I can take them in to have tubes put in. Just. Around here, I have at least three of everything, but can I find a jack? I'm usually tripping over them. Then it occurred to me I had one in the car!!!
And here is the Jane Dear. I won't tell you all of the problems I've had with her. Today, I had baling twine wrapped around the blades. My dear friend who has planted flowers in one of my fields just doesn't understand the importance of picking up every little piece of twine.
So, there I was, lying on my side with my arms under the mower; I felt like I was delivering a baby alpaca. My arms in up to the pits, feeling around for the legs, er, twine. I finally cut the twine loose and this is what was born:
And here is the oldest model who moved here with me from Lynnwood over 10 years ago. The racoons have chewed on the gas cap, which allows water into the gas. I will buy a new cap today. The big problem is that the starter chord broke. Now, I could call on one of my neighbor men to help me with this, but I am stubborn, and I am determined to fix this myself.
I have a family reunion here on Saturday, so getting my lawn mowed is sort of a priority right now, along with preparing the picnic chicken. Yum.
You know me and scarecrows. This one was left over from last Fall. I just added a new shirt, some baling twine braids, and a hat.
Found this wedding gown at a thrift shop for next to nothing, so we have a demure little bride now.
This little character has been moved to the fence. She looked like she was hanging there, so now I have her climbing the fence like all good children are not supposed to do.
Summer finally arrived last weekend, and the flowers are blooming and the weeds are growing.
I have leased 7 acres of land to an Organic farming group called Growing Washington. It's great to see them out here working, and they have already planted the back 5 acres. Now I'm working on finding someone to hay the rest of the land.
Each day is a new challenge and a new victory. I am thrilled to be doing what I am doing, but I'm getting a little tired.
Sounds like time for another vacation!!!!