I notice weird things – like the way the leaves on the living fence tree hang neck-to-neck off the living leaves once they die.
Like fat brown tinsel. I notice this because I’m doing my Cardiac Hill runs again, and these are at the bottom of the hill where I am passing time while my heart slows down to normal.
Frankly, there’s not much happening at the farm right now. Austin is on hiatus from chicken hatching, so we are eating all the eggs. He gathered a dozen to give to a friend and was really proud of the rainbow eggs.
I noticed a duck really limping in the yard, and then realized many of them are limping. Poor things. They’re fine in the water, and fine in the air – and yet end up spending most of their lives on land. These are Junia’s ducks in the yard – Muscovy ducks.
I think this is a male one of the same species.
You see the pond is full for now. I thought these were geese swimming – but Dr. Smarty told me the white ones in the front are Pekin ducks, and only the bird in the back is a goose.
There are plenty of geese in the pond enclosure, though. These are all geese, and you can’t see it from the photo, but they were all honking at me … irritated to have a human near the fence. This is right beside the hung dead leaves, and the geese are just going to have to put up with me.
In the neighborhood it is planting time. I don’t know why. Here is a plough biting into the earth.
And here are the horses and the neighbor attached to it.
Some farmers have tractors.
Most do not.
I had to walk eastward that afternoon into the field to get a decent photo of the bullocks, and had a bad feeling I would step on seedings I did not see. Walking out of the field, into the sun, I could see the little seedlings quite brilliant in the sunlight.
This was my big “what the heck is THAT?” sight of the week. I know those are papaya trees behind, but what is with the humongous bundles of poles? I asked Naholo, one of our farm hands. She tells me they are bamboo poles that will be used for tomatoes. Aha. Ok!
That’s about it.
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