It has been longer than normal since I updated this journal. A lot of things have happened that I have meant to write about, but events have conspired to keep me from doing so.
We had another successful Appleseed shoot on the farm here in October.
Right after the shoot, my long time Cattle dog companion, Nipper, died.
The small company I have worked for off-farm for decades is closing its doors. I opted to leave early, take a great deal and become totally self-employed.
I renewed the Oath I took in 1986 to uphold and defend the United States Constistution and became an Oathkeeper.
I have been invited to become a member of a new Anglican group blog...The River Thames Beach Party. The party has started and I recomend the site, which you can find here.
I have enjoyed a correspondance with somebody I greatly admire, the Reverend Franklin Sanders, who is another Anglican AND Agrarian.
Most recently, I have been suffering a large and painful Chalazion. My family Doctor, pronounced it the largest he has ever seen. I suspect I have gotten it from an excess of dust, from both poultry and mowing the orchard. I am posting the picture so anyone else who encounters this occupational hazard can see one. I also thought that those seeing it might feel sorry enough for me to remember me in your prayers.
WARNING: Medically GRAPHIC PICTURE FOLLOWS Scroll down if you wish....