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vineyard-oak

August 27, 2016
ĽAdelaide

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Almost Harvest + Digging a Big Hole

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Grader Making Dust

 The correct term is “Farm Pond”.
That’s 20 acre feet of water (about 300x400x20feet deep) used on a farm! It looks like we’re digging to China and surrounding it with the Great Wall!

Despite the drought going on five years, it still took the County almost 2 years to grant our permits. Then we had to wait another year for their permission to begin.
I’ve lost track of my bank account.
It ran screaming into that hole!

I forget how many gallons {or acre feet of runoff} will be needed to fill the enormous hole but rain dances are planned. Bring marshmallows.

There’s an even deeper pit now so better photos soon.
We hit a shallow spring at the bottom and it’s already getting a wee bit of water in it!
{I know it’s that rain dance from last night! YAY!}

A little movie for you….
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van gogh sunflowers

August 7, 2016
ĽAdelaide

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Sunflower Faces Burnished Gold

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Sunflower

Who doesn’t love sunflowers?

Is it a love born in our youth as we pondered their giant presence looming over a backyard fence or as we dug those buried seed pods out of bed…
They are one of the best of summer yet perhaps old-fashioned to some who don’t remember sun bonnets or rope swings that dropped into a creek that ran with crawdads and minnows.

To me they will always be special for making a summer sky bluer by their bobbing heads upward turned.

Dream Work by Mary Oliver

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