It's amazing how much farm ground in this county is being taken up by housing. That house you see in the first picture is smack-dab in the middle of a soybean field. It was about six A.M. when I rode by, and two people were on the roof, trying to beat the heat, no doubt. It's supposed to reach 97 degrees today.
I guess Tyler is the designated twin helper today. Travis and Tyler, although identical twins, are very competitive with one another; so these days, one helps Cliff while the other stays away. Just as I think Travis is the only one coming over, they'll pull a switch-a-roo and Tyler is present for a few days.
The big David Brown tractor in these pictures was made in England. To me it's an ugly monstrosity, but Cliff loves it. He'd sell it, if only someone would pay three times what it's worth. (I thought I'd throw in a bit of sarcasm.) He used it recently to pull the disc, preparing a seedbed for alfalfa we're going to plant for hay.
That in-ground waterer is going to be great. That black flap on the front is supposed to hang down and keep the sun from making algae grow in the water, but Cliff wired it up so the horses could discover their drinking water. They all use it just fine now. Old Crook never would drink there: just one more reason he needed to leave.