May 22, 2016...to a little less green...
May 30, 2016...to almost golden...in just a few short weeks!
June 6, 2016We'll soon be baling straw!
I have to tell you a story about something that happened to this barley field over the weekend...
It was Saturday evening, and we had just finished up the barn work and were getting ready for supper, when a neighbor pulled in our driveway. He lives next to this barley field that we rent. He told us that there were several cars pulled off the road next to the field, and people were tromping through the field, stomping down the barley, taking videos and setting up lawn chairs. What?!! When confronted, the young people said that the police had already been there, and that they had permission to be in the field. What?!! When someone told them that they shouldn't be in the field...that they would damage the grain, they replied "there's so much there that it won't matter!" What?!!
Of course when we got there, they were back along the road, with their big expensive looking camera and denied that they'd ever been in the field. What?!! By now, several neighboring families were out in their driveways watching things unfold, and the young folks hopped in their cars and left. What were they thinking?!! I know I should give them grace...and they did leave without doing any more damage, but I'm still shaking my head in disbelief, trying to understand.
We have wonderful neighbors, and it's reassuring to know that we look out for each other!