|Our grandson likes to follow daddy on the bench at church softball|
I am still in Manitoba for a few more days, been busy with a number of things, getting ready to teach English a week after I get back, hanging out with the kids and grandkids, rearranging the house.
|The help eats too, I am wearing a purple shirt|
Manwhile Garry is busy in Ukraine with his hay (really straw, that's what's going under it) shed building project. There were photos of them making posts in the last blog post. The students were digging post holes on Wednesday. I heard that they had half the posts up on Thursday and were putting the rest in today. I don't know when they were getting a crane in to lift the rafters in place, but Garry has promised me photos, so I will update this post when I get them.
|Garry in a better field|
|The difference between a field that was plowed vs. disced last fall|
The better (taller, greener) side was plowed
Meanwhile he is still wanting rain. I was talking to him earlier in the week while a thunderstorm rolled in, but he thought it was going to miss them again, Lightning, thunder and a few big rain drops. He told me that they were going to do something new- fertilize the irrigated corn field by adding it with the water this week.
Apparently there was a good rain last week, but that only fell on half the fields. We have had no significant rain since March he tells me, so the corn fields that did not get rain are looking really bad and the ones that did look good in the morning before the hot sun beats down and curls the leaves. He says the corn is shoulder high in those fields. Sunflowers look a little better, they are more drought tolerant.