Sunnybrook Farm shows daily activities of living in rural Virginia.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
We came in to town Tuesday evening for the band concert and they sounded really good. I was surprised as the teacher had broken her ankle so a substitute had taken over and very little time to practice for the concert was left.
It has been in the teens the last couple mornings but warms up fairly good by late morning. I pulled some sugar beets and turnips and took them to the east garden.
I worked up a bed and planted these large roots against the west wall where it is fairly warm. The plan is for them to go to seed so that I can collect seeds for summer planting.
Cold again, I think it was 17F when we went to get Dusty. The grass and cover crop in this field are starting to grow a little. Only about 4 weeks until spring.
Worked on the last part of the palletsade this morning. There is already wire there but I want something that I can put a plastic barrier on to keep small animals out of the west garden. It warmed up quickly and I had to go switch from a coat to a heavy shirt.
I brought up flat rock from the creek to put under the ends of the pallets to help keep them from rotting.
The kitty made a nest in the grass and watched me work. I felt like I was back in the corporate world again what with having someone watch me work. At least she didn't give me a performance review.
I made good progress as I have done it for awhile now and I am on the good end of the learning curve.
Finished up mid afternoon and the west garden is a little more secure, just need it to dry some for plowing.
The hills are alive with the smell of sewage!
The farmer is spraying liquid manure on the fields again, yum yum.
I noticed a huge cloud of black smoke coming up from the next farm while I was letting Dusty eat some green grass along the road. Aggy was smelling a dead deer about 100 yards to the right and I had to keep an eye on her less she goes and rolls in it.
Never heard fire trucks so I guess it was a planned burn, though the guy isn't too bright so anything is possible.