|Dawn at Gilbert, Idaho|
It’s been several weeks since Mike and I were here at the farm. We had hoped to be finished with splitting and stacking the firewood by now, but weather caused delays. The temp today is quite mild (around 50). Earlier in the week, colder temps and snow were predicted for tomorrow (Sunday), but now the weatherman says it will be too warm for snow. The “Champion” tomato bush still looks strong and healthy, though tomatoes are not ripening. I picked three small yellow crook-neck squash before pulling out the bush.
Son Clint is here today to help his dad. This morning they made a brief hike south of the house, but seeing no deer, they returned for breakfast. Then they drove to Orofino, rented a wood splitter, and set to work in the wood piles.
|Note limb leaning on woodshed|
Mike counted 92 rings on the tree that fell from the grove into the north field, meaning that it began to grow around 1923. The house was built in 1917, and I don’t know whether the grove existed at that time or if trees were planted.
And speaking of trees, the limb that dangled from the pine beside the woodshed finally slipped to the ground without incident.You can see it leaning against the woodshed in the photo right.
|Wood splitting in north field|