We've had some glorious rainfall at the farm and things are looking delightfully alive.
I thought you might want to take a little tour.
There's actually some grass in the yard!
And water in the lake! It's by no means full, but by golly, this time last year it was practically gone.
Oh. And if you look really closely you'll see the smoke and remnants from The Chief's first burn pile of the year!! Oh how he loves to burn. I wish I had taken some pictures of the huge piles of driftwood (mostly full trees!) that he has piled up with the tractor. We're on the north end of the lake and all of the dead trees/logs eventually end up somewhere on our shore.
The gate to the woods beside the house.
This old pot has been around forever. It was used mostly to wash clothes. With a fire built underneath, the clothes were dipped down into the hot water with a large stick.
We are all about the modern conveniences. One for hot, and one for cold!
So many of the large trees have served as convenient fence posts over the years. This barbed wire was probably placed around this tree 75 to 100 years ago, and the tree has just grown around it. You see this everywhere.
Somewhere on the farm there's a tree with the stock of a rifle grown into it. Someone (maybe my great-great-great grandfather?) leaned it up against the trunk of a tree years and years ago and just forgot about it (or most likely couldn't re-locate it, after all, there are a lot of trees!) and the trunk of the tree just enclosed it! Someone found it several years ago.
You'll find pieces of old farm equipment everywhere. This is part of a hand plow that was pulled behind horses.
Weegie always has a hard time deciding where to go, what to do, or more likely what to roll in
There are tons, I repeat tons of petrified wood at the farm. As a matter of fact, when I was growing up we had so much of it that we lined all the flower beds with it, just like moss rock or landscaping timbers.
I went out the backdoor Friday evening and lo and behold this snake was trying to steal off with one of my little toad buddies! I just couldn't have it! Everyone eventually went their separate ways.
We had another wonderful little rain shower Saturday evening. Here's a shot looking out over the hay bales at the pretty cloud-streaked sky!
Hope you enjoyed your Monday farm tour!