It was an especially good walk. I didn't see the farmer from yesterday but as I walked passed another farm a man was standing at the roads edge by his cornfield chopping some of the stalks down. We both said good morning and then I stopped to talk. I told him I walk past here almost every day and he said, "Yes, I know I see you." He told me all the corn he grows are for the animals. He was chopping down the stalks at the edge of the field so that he would be able to get his tractor into the field and for the next few weeks he will be harvesting the corn.
He liked talking about his farm and we had quite a nice conversation about farming. He also grows soy beans and told me that just three little beans come out of one of the pods so it takes many plants to get a gross of beans out of them. He raises beef too and I said the cows seem to be very curious animals and he said yes they were and were quite fun to watch. He put it like this, "You just set yourself down by some young calves to watch and you'll get ta laughin and laughin at their antics. Right entertaining." I asked if they would mind being petted and he said they would like it, they are pretty friendly animals.
When I asked if I could take his picture for my blog he said, "Sure." So here is a picture of Farmer George, my new friend. : )
I saw Lisa again running around the cemetery and we stopped to talk for a bit too. We've met once before. Sometimes I see her in the distance and I've seen her run by my house too.
When I passed by the chicken that lives alone in town I was so surprised to see all the feathers around her. When I asked her what on earth happened to all your feathers, she just clucked at me.
So that was my interesting walk today. : )
I walked 6.2 miles - 12,023.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Just hanging around home today. Doing a few last minute things around the house. Cheryl will be here late this afternoon.
Posting a bit early in the day for me. Don't know if I'll have a chance later on.
Have a great weekend.
happyone : )
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator
for all I have not seen.
~Ralf Waldo Emerson