Sunnybrook Farm shows daily activities of living in rural Virginia.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Nice shot of the barn late in the afternoon when putting Dusty up for the evening. We had the barbecue for supper and ate birthday cake. Watched the first Tremors movie as Carrie had never seen it.
Houdini was being a clown again at supper time.
Ten degrees F this morning so I waited until sunrise to put Dusty out in the pasture. It took a long time to warm up and I had to keep a lot of wood in the furnace to get the temperature up to 68.
By afternoon, it had warmed up above freezing so I went out scouting for wood that needs to be cut up for next years firewood. Most were limbs or sections of forked trees that had fallen. This one is part of a wild cherry that split off. My favorite wood as it smells so good when cutting and burning.
The farmer continues to plant right up to the creek edge and because he sprays poison everywhere, it kills any growth that might hold the bank. This photo shows how the erosion has gone over into last years first row of corn. The whole bottom should be put into a hay crop and trees planted on the bank but nobody will listen to me, what do I know.
This section of creek has no crops planted near it and grass grows right up to the water and there is very little erosion and high banks don't form.
As cold as it was today, there was a frog that jumped into the creek and hid on the bottom. It must have some kind of antifreeze in it's system. But then it was in our small creek that doesn't freeze.