“Rain, rain, it’s quite enough already. The undrained fields remained too wet to plant this week. Just before this latest rain started we were so optimistic! Cory checked the fields every 6 hours, hoping for a small window, which never opened. But let’s focus on the positive. The drained fields are planted from hedgerow to hedgerow. The last crops to go in were popcorn, soybeans, field corn and mangel beets.
I think it’s safe to say that Jet enjoyed this week more than anyone else on the farm. He had a two-day courting visit from a lovely and accomplished English Shepherd named Rosie, who came from Pennsylvania with her owner and handler, Heather Houlahan. Rosie lives on a farm with chickens, turkeys, and goats, but she has an off-farm job as a search and rescue dog. (You can read about her and her work on Heather’s blog, (http://cynography.blogspot.com/). Heather, who trains dogs professionally, describes Rosie like a canine Ferrari – an awesome animal to own and work, but too much dog for most people. She thinks Jet will add some size to the pups (he’s big for an English Shepherd, with heavy bone) and make them more user-friendly…” (Continue reading this Essex Farm Note)
- Essex Farm: Hustle (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Farm Institute (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Farm: Mad Transplanting (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Farm: Alien Asparagus (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)