Despite my reluctant dogs, I went for a nice walk along our road this afternoon. I ended up putting Tristan in the house, because he was dragging his butt. He and Sophie are turning nine this fall, so I guess I have to accept the fact that they are senior dogs. Anyway, Sophie gamely continued on our walk.
Our house with the godforsaken soybeans. We want to turn this farm into a pollinator sanctuary, as well as adding wetlands. Ducks Unlimited has already come up with a plan for the wetlands and a large chunk of funding! I hope this begins soon because it goes against my grain to have soybeans destined for Japan growing on our land, although our farmer is a great guy and very conscientious. When the time comes, we'll talk to him about our plans well in advance. Without the fields planted, we lose our farm property tax credit and our taxes would increase greatly, so we need to plan things out carefully.
Our neighbour's round hay bales.
I think they look beautiful in the green hayfields.
Walking back along our road...
...and a tractor passed me by, par for the course around here. I always wave at farmers. :)
This is a lovely field of wheat next to our house (the land is owned by another farmer.) Hopefully it will do well this summer. I am looking forward to a golden landscape!
Wheat! What's that in the background?
Oh yes, the dog who thinks she's a sheep!
Hope you are all having a lovely summer.