Crop duster is back, but it’s all good

Last summer a crop duster sprayed (or seeded) the neighbors land and flew really low over the tiny free house. Yesterday a crop duster sprayed the farm with some kind of organic algae based pest control (DE solution?). The farmer that works the land (and has been for decades) keeps the land certified organic and only uses safe stuff. My wife’s aunt, who lives at the family farm with my inlaws, took this great photo of the plane flying low over the tiny house. Thanks again Sandy!

House with a Hat

On a quick trip to the farm yesterday I threw a tarp on the house’s roof and lashed it down with a bunch of bungees. It looks like we’re going to be in for quite an extended rain storm so I figured I better get up there to try and protect what I’ve done do far. Ironically those old pallets seemed in great shape for being out in the rain for so long already. I hope to have some kind of roofing in hand on my next trip to the farm so I can get past this major milestone.

Katie also got to spend a few hours with her grandparents and walk out in the muddy field to pick a few early organic radishes. The farmer that works the land did something new this year and instead of planting a cover crop he planted carrots, radishes, bok choy , and Swiss chard for seed. I guess the market for organic seeds is doing well.

Amazing Pallet Furniture by Ed

One of my readers sent me a few photos of some furniture he made from pallet wood. It’s amazing what you can do with scrap wood with a little patience, time, and the right skills.I really like the variety of different finishes he’s used on them. Some look like antique furniture and in others you can see the pallet wood origins a little more clearly. I think you’ll agree that this is amazing stuff and that there really is something poetic about pallets… I’m not just making it up :-). Thanks again Ed!

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