yeah, i should put that one on.
forecast gusts as high as 48mph today. i
went out to do something and the dust is still
flying even if he's finally done over there.
got crap in my eyes in a few moments, said
the heck with it, even if it is a nice sunny
and warm day.
i guess i get a day off to putter around
inside. was outside most of yesterday and the
day before. i sleep like a rock. wish i could
say i've actually accomplished what i was hoping
to work on, but no, have been sidetracked and
working on that instead. :)
Nice living next to a farm except when they are working on it. People
move out in the country then complain about the smell of farm animals.
Around here there are many mushroom houses. It's hell for those near
them when they clean out the mushroom house. Some days I can smell the
compost pits where they make compost for them and they are over 5 miles
we lived a few hundred feet from a dairy
farm for 14 years. that did not bother us
except the year he tried to keep pigs then
we (the entire neighborhood) got after him.
a dairy farm smells good if they run the farm
right you won't be disgusted by it.
i wonder what they are composting? in my
experience you can compost almost anything
and not smell it that much.
there are people in this neighborhood who
have pigs. we usually don't notice them too
often and while it isn't particularly a
pleasant smell it's not horrid and unbearable.
nothing i'd ever complain of.
i usually enjoy it here except the times
when they are spraying or plowing on such
windy days. none of it makes sense. the
sprays don't go where they're aimed and the
topsoil blows away. not that they actually
have good topsoil any longer - they've
turned it back to subsoil.
I don't mind the occasional smell of compost but it can be intense if
nearby. Fire company at PA township made the composter install a bridge
to help them as they were constantly putting out compost fires.
You're right about pigs. Friend had a couple and smell was not that bad
but I used to bicycle a road where there were a lot of them and smell
was nauseating. I also bicycled through an orchard and when they
sprayed I figured anyone within a half mile would have no bug problem.
In the old days the plowing up of the land in the Great Plains caused a
lot of problems as the farmers used the wrong sort of plowing devices
for that sort of land.
Weatherheads are claiming we might get rain for the next two or three
days. I hope they got out their JUJU dolls and did a dance before they
Most of our part of Texas is the bottom of the old ocean that became the
Gulf of Mexico. Then thousands of years of plants, trees etc. made it
into rich soil. Unfortunately our builder put in five feet of gumbo clay
to get us out of the flood zone. We are slowly adding gypsum to the land
in hopes gypsum will help to turn the clay into soil as two inches of
sand on top of clay hardly will support grass.
89F out there this afternoon, I don't know who invented air conditioning
but thank him or her.
When I was a young boy I used to get twenty-five cents an hour to wave
off crop dusters so they wouldn't spray past the line. Used a wet
bandana over my face. Never had cancer but I have had respiratory
problems for the last 65 years. I don't think the strokes and heart
attacks were caused by dusting as all my male ancestors died of heart