Once Farming Begins—-Wednesday, June 8, 2016

CultivateNothing stops for very long. (Getting ready to cultivate)

OffThere is always something to do.  The work begins in that strange dawn light, called First Light.  That time when the light just starts to swell and become real.


The work is solitary, but not lonely

Off-3There is always something (here he is going to knock down the dirt so the plants come push through)

Planting-PintosPlanting the last of our crops, the pinto beans.  The type we plant is Bill Zee.


And always, always there is the water to change…morning, noon and night….and sometimes at mid-night.

WaitingI do NO tractor work, but Boomer and I always help with the irrigation.


Wind, rain, sun, and in the shredding of the night, called Dawn


or the slow leaving of the sun’ dominance of the day


We are there.  Moving together as one.

From my world to your heart,



26 thoughts on “Once Farming Begins—-Wednesday, June 8, 2016

  1. Blessings on your days! I hope you have a bumper crop this year!
    I remember hearing stories from very western Kansas, where my sister and brother in law lived, about irrigation ditches, and getting the water started in those hoses. I’m sorry, I don’t remember the correct terminology! (spoken like a true PA farmer who knows nothing about irrigation!!)

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  2. I’ve always thought that First Light was so misty because it was filled with the soft grey Dust of Night, and it wasn’t till that had settled that the clear light began. Very bad physics, but a pretty idea!
    We’re packing today, and starting for home first thing tomorrow after a meal with friends tonight. My own bed, in three days’ time!

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  3. First light is my favourite time ( it’s the promise of a new day – a fresh start eh ) and the pic of you with your husband carrying the spade is my favourite ( it communicates “teamwork” ).Thanks for posting.

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