Savage Farming

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

The most ubiquitous title in the blogosphere today.

Started the day out spraying for pre-emergent weeds in our first corn field. Got a pretty good start on the day even though we usually resist work on Sundays. Just couldn't take the risk of not getting that job done. While we were at it one of the local osprey put on a short acrobatics show for us, hunting mice or small birds in our field no doubt.

Wrapped everything up at farm#2 by about 10:30 and hoofed it for home to take mom out for dinner. Did some shopping first, getting the last of our equipment (I hope) for the season. Then we went over to the Tin-Tin buffet in Medford. Our first visit and despite the one bad review I had from a customer at the fruit stand they had some really good food. All of it was freshly produced and kept quite hot. They could've had more spices for my taste but mom and dad loved it and I was not disappointed by any of the numerous dishes I tried, sesame chicken, General Tso's chicken, coconut shrimp, egg rolls, chicken and broccoli, barbecue boneless spareribs, vegetable lomein, the list goes on and on. I only managed to try a small percentage of all their dishes.

I've taken the rest of Sunday off to recover and meditate a bit. Had a sort of falling out with an old friend over some of George Carlin's acerbic wit. A matter of illegal immigrants and gasoline prices. There was a time when this sort of thing would've shook me up, but I just am too old and don't have the energy to get offended or excited anymore. I figure 30 years is an unusually long time for a friendship and we had a really fun run of it, no reason to expect something like that to go on forever.

Wishing you all, and your mothers, a fine and mellow evening.


  • I had a nice Mother's Day, nothing big and fancy but still nice. Sorry to hear about your friend. Isn't it weird sometimes what basically trivial things can break a friendship apart? Maybe things will smooth out down the line.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 12:14 PM  

  • Big and fancy are not requirements for something precious.

    While I appreciate the expression of sympathy, sorriness is not necessary. I've always found that friendships which are or become fragile should be left alone, so that's what I do without remorse or recrimination.

    By Blogger The Guy, at 8:36 PM  

  • I hope you don't mind that I recommended Ann, a commenter at Lubos', to visit here with a question about tree pests.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 6:25 AM  

  • Love it, love it. Always glad to help anyone with a horticultural interest.

    By Blogger The Guy, at 6:37 PM  

  • Friendships often have no easy way of ending do they? Sometimes they crawl along looking for an out, but unlike other relationships the outs are harder to find....

    By Blogger Shari, at 8:54 PM  

  • Yeah, a clean cut heals the fastest. We always hold out hope for friends because unlike relatives or co-workers, we had a choice in our mutual involvement. That subtle and unspoken level of personal responsibility creates a shallow but persistent connection. Add to that the fact that so many friendships are fed by mutual interest. Rejecting someone who was a friend is like denying the things you share in common which is subconsciously tantamount to rejecting yourself.

    By Blogger The Guy, at 8:33 PM  

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