Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's cutting time

Our original intent in planting haygrazer was simply to plow it back under after the growing season to build up our soil's organic matter. Given the drought and plight of local ranchers though, we decided to alter course and make some hay.

The cutter came today. After three to five days of drying time, he'll return to do the bailing.

Grow cows, grow.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Better than Christmas

Nathan just received his very first oscilloscope in the mail. He could not be more thrilled.

I'm still not quite sure what one is but it has something to do with depicting changes in electric quantity.

Here he is measuring his brain activity.

He's a smart one, my husband.

Does the flat line concern anyone else?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So far

So far this week we've struck oil and an electrical line. Awesome.

Monday, August 15, 2011


We are in full preparation mode right now for next year's grape planting.

That means this:

Needs to look like this:

Which is why we have this:

It's gonna be a mighty fun month.