Category Archives: My hood

How to Get Rid of Blackberry Bushes

Out here in the country, blackberry bushes are horrible weeds.  They are impossible to get rid of, no matter how much you try, they just come up out of the ground where ever they want.  I have to keep pulling … Continue reading

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My Neighbor Harvested his Alfalfa

When we moved out here over 20 years ago, our neighbor across the street used this land as pasture for his beef cattle.  Now we have learned, the profit from raising cattle has fallen, and raising crops is more cost beneficial.  … Continue reading

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My Neighbor Harvested his Corn

Last spring we watched while our neighbor turned the pasture across the street from us into a corn field.  He used humongous farm machinery and after about a week of plowing and working the field and raising dust, it was … Continue reading

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Once in a Blue Moon

There was a blue moon last Friday night, the second full moon in a calender month.  The last time that this happened was December 31, 2009, and the next time will be July, 2015.  Approximately once every 19 years there are two … Continue reading

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Baby Barn Swallows

Every year we have a nest of barn swallows on our front porch.  The two parents build the nest in early spring, and in a couple of weeks, there are three or four tiny baby birds waiting to be fed.  … Continue reading

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Ginormous Farm Equipment

My neighbor is getting his field across the street ready to plant.  Plant what you ask?  I have no idea, but I love all the different machines that he uses to plow the earth.  These huge machines have been working back … Continue reading

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Baby Calves in my Backyard

I love Spring!  I love all the baby animals that we see around here.  We have half a dozen baby calves in our back yard.  Here is one set, they aren’t very cooperative when it comes to pictures.  It took … Continue reading

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