Tag Archives: water

No fire this time

I was down to the farm this past week after an absence of five months because of winter and other obligations. Not much had changed. Nature was beginning to wake up. The Eastern phoebes were building a mud nest over the … Continue reading

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Dividing the rain

I always somehow think that when I go to the farm in September, Fall will have arrived. But no, last week there were temperatures in the low 90s and a fair dose of humidity. It seemed more like July. But … Continue reading

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Rain delay

It rained off and on on this last trip to the farm a week ago. Which is a good thing. This part of the state has been in a drought. The wheat will only make a half a crop this … Continue reading

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In the bleak midwinter

There’s nothing like working on a rural water system in 15-degree temperatures. But it could have been a lot worse. There was no real crisis, only my chronic worrying about whether the water well pit on the farm would get … Continue reading

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