Sunnybrook Farm shows daily activities of living in rural Virginia.
Friday, September 27, 2013
This kind of looks like an aerial photo of a lake and forest but it is actually a mud puddle in the dirt road beside the alfalfa field. Should have put a toy boat in it I guess.
Cat hanging out with some butternut squash.
Today's big project was to continue work on the temporary fence on the weedy hillside. I am enclosing a rectangle and have to put up fence on 3 sides to join the permanent wire fence.
I finally finished it about mid afternoon but didn't want to walk back up there again to take photos, maybe tomorrow, yes I was feeling lazy by then. A lot of the work was removing the posts and wire from the other field and then setting it all back up again.
I did take a photo of an antique insulator that I used where the fence goes over the road. The old fence keeps getting torn down by the farmer even though it is 14 feet high. I think it will stay up when he finds out there will be a $125 fee to replace my wire next time. You almost have to try to tear down a 14 foot high wire. My old insulators were being grown over by the tree so a rework was necessary. I think the wood and glass will do better plus I just like the 100 year old glass up there.
I cut the steer feed from along the palletsade today, they actually got some pretty nice grass for a change.
Houdini checking out the fence planning an escape most likely. He seems to do more thinking than Moodini.
Belly up! This was the scene all over the place this morning, the big bug attack yesterday resulted in heavy casualties after they crawled over the sprayed surfaces. They were laying all around the place which is a good thing. I got up on the roof this afternoon and sprayed around the second story windows as that hasn't been done in awhile. The count wasn't as high as yesterday but I expect lots of belly up bugs in the morning.