I am safely back in the United States, on my farm in Indiana. One of the reasons I am posting this is because several people sent emails to me, worrying about me. They had not read a new posting in a while, and they were worried that something had happened, like, as one person said, whether I was ‘in a Thai jail’. Well, I am not.
I am on my farm, plowing and planting. I have planted 20 hazelnut trees, onions, sunchokes, many greens, potatoes and other root crops. It is still too early for the big three of corn, beans, and squash. We did not get a killing frost this spring, so all the blossoms on my fruit trees will make it. If you look in the background of this picture, you can see a pear and plum tree in full blossom. My problem now is “Where are the bees?” I see none on the trees. I may have to start keeping bees again.
If you look in the background of this picture, you will see a black contraption to the right of me. That is my almost complete solar food dryer. I hope to be using it later this summer.
I will be traveling some more, this summer and winter. If it warrants it, I may blog again.
Best to all of you.