a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Touring Is Part Of The Job


This is the New Ground.  It was the New Ground forty years ago when Dad first cleared it and made pasture.  It will always be the New Ground.  This is the highest point on the farm and you can see forever.
The fertilizer is showing by making more green.

And we tour, counting green grass as if it were gold.
It is gold for the farmer with stock to feed.
We find equipment in odd places, waiting for the next crew.
We have ten foot holes, three feet around, covered.
They will set the single poles and pour in concrete.
The idea is to withstand any natural disaster.
There is also beauty in the woods.
The dogwoods are in full bloom.

11 comments:

Lori E said...

Well those poles are looking a bit out of place aren't they.
Luckily the last picture shows such a pretty spot.

ellen abbott said...

What a beautiful pasture.

Nezzy said...

Yep, ya gotta love the green! Did you get any of the rain this morn'??? It bypassed us.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Rudee said...

I love your tours of the farm. I can't imagine all of the work involved in the maintenance of things there. And you with a full time outside job, too. Gail, you amaze me!

Pat said...

Exactly how many acres is your farm? The pictures all looked nice till you got to the power lines.:( Well, maybe one pole is better than two!

LRK said...

The dogwoods around here are blooming like mad. Redbuds are almost done, unfortunately. But this is a beautiful moment in the year. Love the pictures and the "new ground."

Judy said...

Our dogwoods got froze out...only one or two blooms...hopefully the lilac will be okay...your ground looks lovely...

Good luck with that "withstand any disaster" thing...

Nora Ibsen said...

Too bad about those ugly poles on such a lovely place on the earth. I love the last photo. Such beauty!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Darn electric line poles. But at least your horses are in the photo to make things pretty again.
And wow! That grass is stunning! We don't get grass that lush here because it's technically the desert, and animals are fed hay year round.
This year, for the first time in years, we are getting some nice grass growth, though.
But no dogwoods. I don't even think they grow in New Mexico. They probably need some shade from taller trees, and we don't have much of that here.
I remember dogwoods from our time spent living in New Mexico. They are gorgeous!
And so is your land. You are truly blessed, my friend.


~Lisa

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

bah! Our time spent living in South Carolina. Sorry I'm a ditz! lol!


~Lisa

Brenda said...

This reminds me a little of my Grandma and Grandpa's farm. They grew cotton during the 40's and 50's. I don't remember them having very many farm machinery though. I would love to have some land. Like you said the green grass is like gold.

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