Monday, August 15, 2011

big ups

Rainy Monday mornings do not have the urgency they used to. After three days at the farm I am slow to get ready. This morning, in a downpour, I carried the sheep their hay to the dry cover of their shed and made sure they ate in a place that would leave their meal salvageable enough to be picked at all day. Walking up the hill I noticed how much soil wasn't sliding down in angry trains. The grass I had planted had come up in shoots in scattered patches, and while no golf courses will be hiring me to manage their putting greens, it held the dirt in place. What a grin that slapped on my face. Even in a downpour being heckled by a dozen hungry sheep, you take your ups where you can get them.

8 Comments:

Blogger dk said...

Jenna - great news about your grass growing and slowing down the soil erosion.

August 15, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Kimberlie Ott said...

We woke to clouds in Oregon today also, they burned off later though! Great job on your erosion control! Yeah....glad it held :)

August 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Tina - Searching for Simplicity said...

Hey, stopping the erosion IS a big deal. Kudos to you!

August 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I love that there are people here to are as excited as I am to stop mud on a hill!

August 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

The worst thing about living on a hill? Being the last house on the bottom! Thank God that isn't us.

Good thing no golf courses will be calling on you. Your plate is full.

Kiss the sheep for me.

August 15, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
OpenID T. Crockett said...

I love the image of sheep heckling...

August 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Kelpie and Collie said...

Just curious- why are you feeding the sheep hay this time of year? Are you short on grass? Just wondering....

August 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger mikeyboat said...

you could look into the soil conservation district in your area for other ideas, as well as, cost sharing opportunities. They could probably help you put a conservation plan together, opening up eligibility for funds...well, that's usually how it works in Knoxville, TN

August 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

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