So the neighbor farmer across the road lived up to his billing. Today after we sent my mom and sister back from whence they came, we got home to see the big John Deere discing up our back thirty. What a relief. We have enough to concern ourselves with than having to wonder what to do with the big back field in order to not have to pay residential taxes on 40 acres. We are also going to use the proceeds of the land lease and pay it back to them so they will mow our front 10 acres in order to have some fire suppression when all of the “cheat” grass dries up. That stuff turns to a flash fire hazard as soon as their seeds dry.
So thanks again to my mother for all of her help planting, especially when I hurt my back. Note to self: one need not rake and till the compost in on the big garden all in one day. Sincerely, your smarter self…. idiot.
It was so great to have my sister here to see the farm for the first time as well. We had to be very watchful of her to make sure she didn’t steal my dog! They hit it off pretty good and Basil is now looking around wondering where everyone went.
So the field is plowed, the gardens are planted, the animals are all doing quite well too. I’ll post a picture later but we hooked up our fifth wheel’s solar charger to an inverter out by the broiler’s chicken tractor and plugged in a fan to help keep them cool. As I type it is around 90 degrees. Gotta keep the critters comfortable!