Stories of life on our farm in Northwest Georgia where every day is an adventure in this beautiful spot that God has entrusted to our stewardship.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
We're Raising What?
We thought we were in the process of raising Poulet Rouge chicks, free-range eggs, and our first calf for our grass-fed beef herd, but this morning when I went out into the beautiful misty morning to feed the animals, I discovered that quite an unusual crop had sprung up overnight.
The morning sun on the grass drew my attention to this beautiful spider's web on the hill behind our house.
Looking around, I noticed spiders' webs all over the hill, each strung between two blades of grass, all glistening with dew in the morning light.
A half-grown fawn racing away across the bottom pasture drew my eye on farther, and once it had leaped the orchard fence to bound away, I noticed even more spider webs. They seemed to have an internal source of light, gleaming in the sunlight.
So many shapes, each one different!
No spider webs here, just a glowing light at the end of the lane--all the reward I needed for doing the chores alone this morning. Herb has been doing them really early (before I get up) to avoid the heat, but he had breakfast with a friend this morning. I think I lucked out!
We're not wasting any space around here--we've even got an aerial crop! But as long as they don't come in my house, and as long as they eat bugs, they're welcome to live here. Maybe we need to rename our farm? Something like "Arachnohill Farm"!