Friday, August 16, 2013

A Peaceful Foggy Morning

Round bales in a fog across the road, pre-sunrise.
I've been out here at the farm for about nine weeks now. I can't believe how many times I've driven right past the farm on the way home from work. I'm typically on my way home before the sun comes up and these country roads are DARK.

I focus so much on the road (to make sure I'm aware of any critters wandering about in the road) that I don't pay enough attention to the landscape. It is common to see a few opossums and racoons in the early morning hours along with an occasional deer. The deer are usually standing on the edge of the road and I can just barely make them out. But the other varmints are usually dead square in the middle of the road. Oh, and let's not forget the lovely skunks. They are surely representing out here. If I don't see one every morning, I at least smell one. Good grief those critters are stinky.

Handsome church on a cloudy morning.
This morning was a little different because we had quite a bit of fog floating about. It rained yet again last night making me wonder if I'll ever get to brush hog the grass any time soon.  The temperature sure was nice though. I stood in the road between the farm house and the front wheat field and just looked around for a bit. An occasional car would drive by on the blacktop but aside from that, all I hear is the chirping of the insects. Sure is a peaceful calm out here.

A little sweet...a little bubbly.
I've taken a hit off my trusty NyQuil bottle and will be dozing off soon. Picked up a Sanpellegrino sparkling orange beverage to try before bed this morning. Should be watery enough to quench my thirst with a hint of orange to satisfy my never ending sweet tooth. I better hit the sack, the sun is starting to come out and play. Adios amigos.



  1. Kind of reminds me of the old song from the 60's "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road". Here is link to one of them:

  2. Where I currently live, we don't get a lot of anything except suicidal racoons that jump out in front of your car. I also live about a half mile from the freeway. It's always noisy.

    Where I grew up, I actually hit a bear in my pickup. He did more damage to my pickup, than I did to him. Only sounds you heard in the evening was the shift change whistle from the saw mill, and the occasional train horn. I miss that.(well except the hitting the bear part)

  3. I wanted to recommend a product to you to take care of your bug problems, Cyper WP. This stuff works great, unlike anyting you will ever find in a store. Mix this up and spray 2-3 feet up and out around the outside of your house. You'll be amazed at the dead bugs!

  4. You are now the "Orange Sanpellegrino Dad!"
    K in OK <><

  5. Driving country roads at night can certainly keep you on your toes!


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