When the window air conditioner came out of the computer room, and before the storm windows went in for the winter, I had a fabulous idea. I’d keep a sack of dog treats just inside the window, and when I saw Buster wandering around in the yard, I’d call him over and give him a little treat. He’d hang out by the window while I was working on the computer, and we’d keep each other company.
Unfortunately, he’s far smarter than I gave him credit for. He now checks the window several times a day to see if I’m sitting at the computer. He barks at the cat sitting inside where it’s warm. He barks at me to give him a treat or let him on to the porch or because it’s Tuesday and he just feels like barking. A lot.
I realized yesterday that ALL of our downstairs windows have nose smears. Apparently he’s been going window to window checking to see what those pesky cats are doing.
I wonder how long it’s going to take to untrain him. Or me. Or both of us.
Harvest Time. November 10, 2009
This was the view from the front yard Sunday morning. Since July, the corn has been way over our heads, giving us a 9-foot-high 200-yard-thick privacy fence.
By midday, the field was started.
And by the evening, things looked a lot different.
It’s amazing how strange it seems now. I know no one is actually spying on us as we are, in fact, completely boring. But I feel like we’re exposed now that there’s no corn to hide behind.
The auger wagon usually follows the combine, and ferries the grain from it back to the trucks parked on the road. Then the trucks take it in to the grain elevator in town. However, a small portion of the grain from this field goes into the bins here.
There’s still a lot of harvesting to finish though. Cool weather and a lot of rain kept the farmers out of the fields much longer than usual.