Friday, April 25, 2008

Beauty, Fun, Work, and Heavenly Pleasure

First, to the beauty. I missed the picture by a couple days. Two days earlier the pink in the peach tree was more vibrant. We are almost ready to thin the peaches. The crop looks plentiful at this stage.

Now, let's have some fun. We certainly did at our square dance a few weeks ago. We didn't get many pictures, but someone snapped this one of Mrs. Curley and I doing the Virginia Reel after the rain had cleared. Boy, that was fun. (I guess this pic combines fun and beauty!)

Some more fun is playing music with the kids. Here I am (in the mustard hat) playing harmonica with number one son on guitar. (By the way, the mustard hat is officially no longer for formal wear. You can view car grease on it if you look closely.)

Now to some "work". I planted these carrots in September, and here they are harvested on April 6th! I would have had more (large ones) if I had thinned them.

More "work": the pigs. The first two shots were taken in late March. This is their new pen with their new shelter. We didn't get to paint this one, but will for the next batch.

The last pig picture was taken 2 weeks later (4/14). This shows (off) their new pig trough. They haven't tipped it once.

Finally, we move on to the Heavenly Pleasure: what I would like to be doing now-or at least once my work is done today. (Did you know that a Guinness can-by virtue of its widget-will stand like this at certain levels of consumption? It's a center of gravity thing. This picture was taken in my house.)

Oremus pro invicem!


TS said...

Nice pics! Feels like I'm in the south even though I'm up north.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pictures- especially of the HAT! As the Mustard hat is no longer the "formal Hat" what is?

Jeffrey Wilson

Jim Curley said...

TS-thanks. We got more good pics off this roll than usual. And I am back to drinking Guinness in moderation with Dr. approval cause my numbers look good.

Dear Mr. Wilson-due to some good weight loss in the past 6 months, I find myself fitting a hat which was retired (slightly) before its time a few years ago. Its a Dobbs (possibly now owned by Stetson). This should take me through the season as I wear a straw hat or another cap during the summer months.