Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Busy, Busy, Dreadfully Busy...

It isn't that I don't have anything to say (people who know me well will vouch for that).

But it's the time of year where I must wrap up the old financial books (both farm and personal), and plan for the new year. A college-age daughter is breathing down my neck about the FAFSA--which is a form of governmental inquisition aimed at those who are fortunate enough to have kids who want to further their education. The accountant is wondering when I will be sending the financial data to her so that she can turn around and meet her own deadlines. Home school is back in session, with the added busyness of planning, correcting and chauffeuring. The Farmer is using the downtime between holiday and lambing to acquire some much needed tillage equipment (which means when I need the computer for my stuff, he's looking at photos of tine harrows and cultivators).

By the way, this is a section of a tine harrow. New.

This is an s-tine cultivator. Not so new, but in our price-range.

Two months ago, I wouldn't have known the difference. They are both designed to remove weeds from fields without using chemicals.

That's the other thing we've been doing. Discussing whether or not to become organically certified. Wintertime is a good time to plan and make decisions.

I just wish it didn't all come at once.

1 comment:

  1. Bless you Lona! I'll be very curious to hear what you and the Farmer decide about becoming organically certified, what the benefits/risks/costs would be. Please share when you reach a decision!

    I really admire and respect you for desiring to remove weeds without chemicals! It would be so much easier to use chemicals, wouldn't it? (and if not, that shows you how much I know about farming!)


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