If this appears the most monotonous series of images ever uploaded into a Blog, lay that to the friends who insist that people want to know details of Farm life.

What I’m trying to show is yes, monotony, but also visible results, and the thoughts that help me stay the course for hours on a hot, pollen-laden afternoon. (Wet fields this AM, delaying the start). Thanks for clear weather, enough rain lately that the gardens are getting by, and a dependable tractor that works hard enough to get it done, and rides steady enough to save me all but a few moments of chest-tightening anxiety.