Friday, May 25, 2018
My wife’s grandparents and parents farm is now gone. It has all been cleared and a large building is built in the back half of it to assemble parts into work trucks. The rake in this photo would have put muscles on the farmer with the heavy fork being used to lift swaths of grass or hay onto a horse drawn wagon. The loose hay would be lifted onto a rack and then unloaded to be place in a barn loft. The farm had been in my wife’s family over 125 years. The first thing my wife’s grandfather did to make a living was to cut the prairie grass on the land and take it downtown Des Moines to sell to people who owned horses.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
My iris season has started. This one was not quite unfolded but this morning I am sure it is in full bloom. I have two different new ones open. This was an iris that I got from my parents home. It didn’t bloom well at the farm and I was surprised to see it being in bloom at the new place.
Monday, May 21, 2018
The last years pine cones on the blue spruce are still hanging on to the branches. I don’t know how they will shed them but maybe they drop them when the new ones form. The new sprouts on the tree shows that the tree is still growing larger. The pussy willow behind it has put out its leaves.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Barney stays close to us during the day. Some days he is more needy and lays at our feet or as close as he can get. The computer and lap support were placed at the floor as I went to get ore coffee. He hung as close as he could get to where I am. In his older age he likes to lay up against something.