Wednesday, May 18, 2011


We came to the farm yesterday (Tuesday, May 17), but we were so busy with chores that we didn't take time for a walk. Today was different. When Mike left for his bike ride, Nellie and I set out to see the sites on Dobson Road.

While Nellie's curiosity led her here and there -- and her legs got filthy -- I watched for scenic vistas.

A strong wind was blowing making it difficult to hold the camera steady. You can see snow on the mountains in the photo to the left.


We hadn't gone far when young Farmer Kyle came along in his big pick-up. He was taking pictures, he said, of spots like this one -- wet places in the field. He said he has to submit them to the Soil Conservation office. "They" need proof, he said, that the fields are too wet to work. He said he doesn't think he'll be able to work the fields until fall. If that proves true, there will be no harvest here this year. However, he did remark that wind could dry the fields quickly.

This is not a pond but standing water on "June's place." I walked across the field without getting my feet muddy, but it's still too wet to work the soil. KW


Hallie said...

That's too bad about the wet fields. Maybe you'll have to switch to rice fields this year.

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

And it seems like such a short time ago that you were packing up to leave for the winter :~) - bet you're glad to be back.

Kathy said...

Yes, it feels really good to be back at the homestead, working away. Seems impossible that mid-year approaches.

Leah said...

Thanks for photos without the date stamp. It's good to see such beautiful views just as nature intended.

Chris said...

Gorgeous photos!! Hope you had as beautiful a day as we just had!