SFH Journal: 2018-04-28

Weather: There wasn’t a cloud in the sky at sunrise, but soon after the noon hour the clouds rolled in. By 5 PM, there were some sprinkles of rain and the temperature began to drop. Nevertheless, reaching a high of  75º, it was a great day for being outside and cooking supper on the grill.  (Detailed Summary – click here.)

Rappahannock Plant Sale: My wondrous spouse has been looking forward to this day for some time. When springtime comes to our county, the Rappahannock Plant Sale held at Waterpenny Farm is the place to be. This is where you can find almost anything you need for your vegetable and flower gardens. (For details, click here.)

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Although the particular type of tree we were hoping to buy wasn’t available through any of the vendors, we did purchase some other items. They included:

  • 3 Nursturtiums,
  • 1 Basil plant,
  • 1 Jalapeno plant, and
  • 1 Italian pepper plant.

South 40 Cleanup: Greg Williams Tree Service sent a crew of four to clear out two large brush piles and do some tree trimming. This is all a part of the ‘South 40 Cleanup’ that has been underway for some time. Someday soon, there will be a special post with pictures to explain why my life was in dire peril if this project had not been completed successfully.

Plantings: Nothing to report

Harvest: Nothing to report

Daily Highlight: While my sweet and loving wife greatly enjoyed the Rappahannock Plant Sale and considered it her ‘Daily Highlight’, I found more satisfaction in viewing the mini cattle drive on the adjacent farm this morning.

One of the many reasons why we chose to live here at Serendipity Farmhouse, is because it is situated in Virginia cattle country. In fact, there is a large herd of cattle that grazes on the farm on the other side of our river. Those steers remind me of Idaho and the view I had of a herd of beef cattle just outside my kitchen window.

Watching the herd as it was moved to a different pasture, I was reminded of my childhood when I learned how to ride horses western style. I competed in events in county fairs and showed off an assortment of riding tricks. In learning all those skills, I convinced myself that I could be a cowboy.

So, what you see in the featured picture at the top of this post should tell you something about how I think life should be – peaceful and with a purpose, but always open to a spirit of adventure.

 

 

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