Sunnybrook Farm shows daily activities of living in rural Virginia.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The fields were white with frost and even the wild turnips were drooping as it was 25F this morning.
It didn't seem to bother the rye which is starting to head.
Another busy day at work and I went over to the farm when I got off to take photos of the new lambs. Four so far and they seem to be doing good.
Some of the other girls. The ram is at another farm tearing up stuff there rather than here where he was causing problems.
An EA-6B flew over and looked down at us then did some maneuvers that would have eluded a surface to air missile by the sharp turns it made.
The animals weren't real happy with the whole show but soon settled down again.
They have just put in four large raised bed gardens.
Fenced in and ready to plant if we ever get some dry weather and it warms up some.
The crops are varieties that would have been available to this area in 1800.
The outdoor oven is ready to go and they will give a class on using it. I have been thinking about building one at home but it is not at the top of the list of things to do yet.
Back home looking at the barley in the center and the tall rye to the left. The kale is starting to get buds so it will bolt and go to seed when it warms again. The cold didn't appear to hurt the hops so that was good news.
Lots of flowers blooming but I only saw one bee this afternoon.