Monday, June 24, 2013

The World We Live In - The Killers

Work usually doesn't fool around with morning chit chat. As I walked out to the fields at eight-thirty, I quickly noticed that Lois and Doug had already dawned the tractor and the weeder and were cleaning up rows of sunflowers. Doug spotted me and gestured with his arms in a sort of downward swooping motion. To my mind it registered as "to hill". Wha? I have to hill the sunflowers? Never heard of doing such a thing! That was a root crop kind of process. Well, I guess sunflowers are pretty big plants, needing an ample amount of dirt around their roots. I walked to the barn and picked my weapon of choice, and then confidently walked backing out. I must keep these tricks of the trade in my mind in case I too decided to take over the world one day. The two pulled up shortly as I was speedily "hilling" the soon to be monstrous plants. "No weed around them," I stood corrected... and thus my day began. 


Still in the process of drying, but I'm excited that burlap has worked so well! It does have to be bleached though, with a tighter knit then the generic kind. 

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of what I used to make in college. The apple does not fall far from the tree.