Monthly Archives: July 2013

29 July

Rain and fog have hung in on the farm for a couple of days and it has been such a relief. Some moisture and cool will let the grass grow some in the pastures. We moved cattle and put all … Continue reading

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24 July 2013

Sally Gerard turns 50 today! Cake for everyone and homemade ice-cream too. Enjoy this photo of the birth of day in the deep winter here on the farm. Delicious.

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a blast from the past

Camp Creek Threshing show in Waverly, Nebraska provides a great glimpse into life as we knew it a hundred years ago. Their grounds host hundred year old stationary engines that provided power for rural folks before electricity, horse drawn plows … Continue reading

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17 July

Another shot from last weekends dip into antique farming. Heading to the Camp Creek Threshing show in Nebraska where they’ll have horse driven farming demonstrations too. I know Isa Torunn would love it! She’d be right in there wanting to … Continue reading

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binding

We bound wheat this weekend the way that wheat used to be gathered before there were self-propelled combines. The binder, hooked to an antique tractor, cuts the wheat and puts a string around each bundle as it is kicked out … Continue reading

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Stars beyond counting

Looking at the stars last night with lighting playing in and around them, it struck me how beautiful it must be from space. Isa, in Windows in the Loft, explores space after leaving her home planet. But her love of … Continue reading

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6 July

Yes, a heifer. She has read Windows in the Loft and wonders why the milk cows in the beginning don’t get any more page time! Cows are funny.   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DR6WI36

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