Another few days gone by and not a whole lot done. We have our place seeded except for about 10 acres that is to wet, and the rain the past few days isn’t helping that but it is what it is and the bulk of the seed is benefiting from the rainy weather. Over the weekend my Dad was out to the farm and working on thinning out some of his treasures that are here at the farm. It was a productive weekend from that perspective and I have a truck load of stuff for the Thrift Store. Here is a shot of Dogpound North from out near our grain bins. The house with the green roof is my son Matt’s and the one in the foreground is Dad’s old house. You can’t see the motorhome as it is in it’s spot to the left.
Today was a medical day as my friend Rod in Kansas calls them, I just love laying in that culvert, they call an MRI, for an hour and a bit while they try to determine if my heart is still beating or not. Today they asked me to participate in another study and that added an additional 15-20 minutes to the regular time. Good thing they don’t charge by the hour for that machine, as it was a part of the regular medical system here it cost me $7.00 for parking and that was it. A far cry from the almost $800.00 that going the private route cost for my knee, oh, but I didn’t have to pay parking there…lol.
Today the truck came to haul last years barley out of here. It is heading down to make some feeders fat around Picture Butte, in southern Alberta. Sorry all you beer drinkers, Alberta Beef is more important right now, or we will all end up eating this stuff Deb, who used to write a blog, ferretted out on the internet.
With any luck he will be back for the second load later tonight and we will have got all of last years production to market. Yep the shot below is the final load and our bins are empty, just waiting for that rain cloud in the background to get this years crop growing.
As usual although I have been pretty lazy Brenda is working up a storm around here getting things in shape. She finally got enough sunshine to let her bring out her favourite toy, yep a pressure washer, and clean up the deck and the driveway, and I did manage to get the outside yard mowed and also Matt’s yard before the rains predicted for tomorrow settle in for a few days.
I saw that Ivan over at Roadtrip 2010 was out to the Yaha Tinda showing a friend around, I hope you swore him to secrecy Ivan so he doesn’t tell everyone about that little bit of heaven. He didn’t find us out there as our ponies and us are hard at work battling the grass growing around here and haven’t found time to head west this month.
Another couple of weeks and we will be running down I-15 heading for Dogpound South.