4th of July

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A wall of hay. We made another fifty acres of first cut this week. Mary manages to insert herself into pretty much every photo.

 

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See what I mean? It’s because she is wherever I am. The farmers always know when I’m coming because Mary is my little harbinger.

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She likes moving cattle but nothing compares to sheep.

Luke worked horses for the first time last week. This week he hitched to the spring tine harrow.

Luke worked horses for the first time last week. This week he hitched to the spring tine harrow.

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After a few passes in the open field he was steady enough to cultivate between the tomato plants.

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…which as you can see was a very tight squeeze.

Meanwhile the tomatoes are coming along well. We have some good sized green ones out there already.

Meanwhile the tomatoes are coming along well. We have some good sized green ones out there already.

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Fennel and green beans are making a good showing.

Asparagus is put to bed for the year. It has been heavily composted and now it will grow up into a tall green thicket and store energy for next year.

Asparagus has been put to bed for the year. It has been heavily composted and now it will grow up into a tall green thicket and store energy for next year.

Goodnight, farm.

Goodnight, farm.

 

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