Savage Farming

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Height of summer

Had a good day at the stand, sold lots of corn & melons. Mom & dad went into town running errands for tomorrow, it's dad's 72nd birthday!

Getting ready to crash, did the dishes & cleaned up the backyard a bit this evening. About all I can take.

Aching joints & muscles tell me a story of many hills climbed, the time I spent the night in an iron mine, wind & spray at the coast on top the big rock at Harris Beach.

Hope your day has filled you with happy stories.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cool summer morning

having a lovely cool morning. Dallying around before knuckling under & going out to the field to work. Listening to Ken Navarro on the smooth jazz channel. Dreamt about strange cities last night. Take a few minutes to reflect & have a happy Saturday. Off to work I go.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

busy summer day

finally got water back in the ditch this morning. Furious last night as the water wasn't in the ditch at mid-night. Half a day lost to the greedy bastards in the 6500-6800 blocks.

Business has been pretty good. Lots of melons coming in.

Anyways, hoping for a good day, it's a bit cooler this morning.

Wishing you all a great day.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Cold summer morning

Brrrr.... a wonderful cold morning, 48F. Only 1.5 buckets of melons though, to cold to ripen. Which is fine, need to clean out yesterday's pickings. The blue jays are complaining, must need to set out some seed. Sparky's curled up one the rocking chair. Hope you all have a comfortable, fun day.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Temperate Thursday

and a moderate morning. Just lovely here today, we've all been working well & getting lots done despite our casual approach today. Clouds are still blanketing the top of Mt. Fielder and it is sooo comfortable after last weeks extreme heat & humidity.

Lots of melons, corn etc. have been coming in from the fields. Randi and Kevin have both been here helping out today.

I am exceedingly grateful for such a fine day spent in profitable pursuits with my family and friends. Wishing you each and all the same and more.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Civil Sunday

Hoping your all having some fun & relaxation today.

It's much cooler here today, 85.3 but very muggy, downright sticky. Lots of thunderclouds blowing around, a few sprinkles every half-hour or so. Sparky is very pensive with the distant rumbles, so am I. Fortunately the storm damage from last night was bad but not as bad as I feared.

We just sampled one of our cantaloupes, oh-my-hod it was awesome! Sweet, juicy, cold and oh so delicious. I am renewed.

A fine & civil day to you too.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Savage weather

Storm giants just came blundering through our neighborhood. Shaking hail & rain from their hair while bumbling into each other with thund'rous crash & boom. They took a terrible toll 'pon my now sad garden. I would estimate at least 25% of our year's income shredded from existence. Great big chunks of hail about the size of 50 cent pieces. Not a full carpeting but enough to perforate a sizable number of plants. Woe!

Oh well, in the scheme of things I'm sure it's no big deal, just another messed up day on spaceship earth. Geez, at least I'm not living under islamic rule too. We'll buckle up, start mopping and push through another big challenge.

Y'all be happy with me to spite circumstance & the merciless universe.