Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The 50 cent tour.

Just a few pictures to make you all feel like you've been by for a visit: The Pitcher Plant Flowers. One of my favorite things on the land is the patch of North American Pitcher Plants. They are carnivores like the Venus Fly-Trap and grow in the marshy parts of the pasture. The view from the bridge over the creek. This is the little pond that I hope will be our livestock pond soon. Right now it's the Kiddo's frog pond and sounds like an orchestra warming up when the frogs get going in the evenings. Rain barrels that my super clever brother, The Ship Captain, built. The top of the little structure is sheet roofing and it works great at collecting water. This is just uphill from some fruit trees, the strawberry patch and rose bushes. Makes for great free irrigation. The 3-legged Beagle that roams the land. He was a stray and got badly beaten up and lost a leg. Now, he has retired on the land and supervises all our work.

The tractor, which my dad calls his and I call mine. The Battle of Wills wages on.

Finally, Lazarus the Amazing Farm Truck. He may look a little worse for the wear but is running like a top and has shiny new tires and even turn signals! Farmers don't use turn signals but it's always nice to know they're there if I want 'em.

More pictures to come soon, I promise. Hope you enjoyed the mini-tour, anyway.



  1. Always enjoy a slideshow that includes Stump. Whatta guy!

  2. I grew up on a farm on Vancouver Island. We had 1600 Floral Holly trees, chickens, cows, ducks, geese, guinea fowl. Your blog reminds me a lot of home. I totally know how much work you got for your self.
    BTW we had a Ford f150 farm truck as well!