Scott helped me this year as Margo, although she is improving, is still not very strong and mostly gives advice yet. With therapy done, she is working on balance and strength improvement so she can stand, walk and do things safely.
The school house includes cleaning the building, getting in displays, lining up 20 volunteers to sit there for 4-hour shifts over 9-9 four days, the daily upkeep, and then cleaning it all out again. We had almost 2000 folks drop by on a fair week that was almost perfect weather, so successful!
I plan to put fair photos on in a different post. Some of the changes that August brings on the farm are interesting. Still warm weather ahead, but everything is trying to finish up it's cycle of reproducing before the September frosts.
|Field corn is in the early milk stage and looks great|
|Art by a spider trapping thistle down|
|Apples are a month away from eating, although the tiny crab apples are pretty good already|
|Dill heads are seedy. The dill comes each year in the garden from seeds shed on the ground the year before. Mom was the "dill lady" who supplied local stores and neighbors with their early dill|
|We have had a moderate summer with one or two days at 90F so far. August is starting cool and on calm mornings the fog forms over the old cranberry bog to the east|