Thursday, September 24, 2009


I just look at the weather report and it looks like I'd better get busy pretty darn quick!

Sep 28

Few Showers / Wind
Few Showers / Wind

High 59°
Low 41°

Sep 29

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

High 57°
Low 30° There's the problem!

Sep 30


High 61°
Low 42°

I think I need to get those hoops up over the garden, and cover them with plastic presto. For Tuesday though I can probably just lay plastic over the plants...I thought that frost wasn't supposed to come till, like, the middle of October....

Things headed to the top of the to-do list:

Cover Garden -- Hoops up/stove in place

(First I need to pull up some stuff, knock down the corn and do a little tilling)

Cut wood -- it looks like a looong coold winter...

Find those Long Johns...

Hoping for more fall than we've had,


Friday, September 18, 2009

The ability to vote "NO" on the next millage

(Edit: this post was laying on my computer for ~4 months after the ~2 months the card was!)

I finally got my voter registration turned in (the paperwork had been sitting [filled out] on my desk for ~2 months, just needed to mail it)! Our township clerk was very prompt sending out the ID card:Now, if we only had some good people to vote for...

On an agrarian note, today (Edit: 'today' when I wrote this, not today, December 9) ( is chicken butchering day! Matthew, Mom and a couple of his farming friends are processing 50 roosters out back. I'm staying in the house to man the phones. As much as philosophically I'd like to be helping them, I still can't stomach seeing the innards ripped out of something that was alive several minutes ago. The Whizbang Chicken Plucker is impressive, though.

On a monetary note, Matthew has a new paying job with another area sheep farmer. If you ask nicely, maybe he'll divulge some details. ;-)

On a technology note, I now have my computer tower setup in the office:

Well, that's all for today (Edit: 'today' being September 18. Today, December 9, I'm currently processing a post from November ~15).

God bless and keep, Fidem Servate,

Jonathan Potter