Sunnybrook Farm shows daily activities of living in rural Virginia.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Partly cloudy then it clouded up and rained on me at one point but then it became sunny for afternoon work.
This photo is at the bus stop.
Looking SE, we live down in that hollow.
Looking into the sun as I go back down the hill.
Dusty was testing the tape to see if the current was really still on. He must be able to get just a tingle through the air.
The wheat has grown some since yesterday.
The steers got grass and weeds from along the corn. I actually got 2 loads here but gave them the second at lunch then cut some near their field for the late feeding.
For all the people who love morning glory, I tried to take a photo of each type that I have in the garden. Even after cutting and pulling them up all summer, there are still plenty to look at.
This is one of the most common ones.
This is the type with small leaves and flowers which are always white from what I have seen. This one is probably only 1/4 the size of the regular ones.
Kind of a plain blue one.
White and blue.
I think this is smart weed, what ever it is, it has really grown this year as it likes damp ground. As luck would have it, the steers seem to love it almost as much as morning glories.
I went to town for awhile this morning when it rained, bought a couple pair of pants for work as a lot of mine are worn out. The afternoon project was to clear cut a 4 foot path across the weeds on this hillside. I plan on putting a temporary electric fence across there and letting the steers work on it. I cut hay on this ground last year and now it is so thick with weeds that you can hardly walk. The wet cool summer caused massive weed growth, the whole thing needs to be bush hogged but I don't have the money to put into it so the boys will have to eat it down to where I can go over it with the scythe at some point. Lots of stink bugs this afternoon when I took the count.