Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,
I am quite grateful it is Friday. It seems to have been a long week. But at the same time, it seems like it was just March yesterday. So lets review my goals:
Read books: the only book I may have finished reading (ok, skimming through) is the Farm and Dairy Newspaper once in a while.
Long Term Photo Project — Farming through the seasons. I see the farmers out and see the animals walking here or there and there is so much to see, but alas, I have not had much chance to stop and take photos. I do however, have a handful that I might put up here from the last year or two. But to be honest, most of the farmers here were under water for weeks on end and some did not even plant a crop and those that did, planted late.
Long Term Sketch project — sketch my property corner to corner. I guess if you look at the big picture, I may not be sketching the “trees” but I have been sketching around my property. (Photos to come)
Visit 1 new state park, visit one new National Park, Ohio History Project (visit 2 places), and Take 2 hikes from field guides — well we are like the farmers around here — make hey when the sun shines. We were under water for two weeks right after planting season (we had like 4 inches of rain or more in just as many days) and it took a week or so after that for us to be able to get in the garden and it has been one thing after another — rain, heat, bugs, disease — it is amazing anything is still alive.
52 Nature Journal Entries — written or sketched: I have 40 and it is just August 9th. I do believe I will complete this one, as not only do I have almost 5 months yet but I also did not count all the nature journal entries in my little book.
One plant in garden from seed to plate — I almost have this one. I have it sketched in the garden, still need to do the seed, and then the plate. –> unless we count the apple trees then all I need is two more there too… darn… 🙂
So there we have it, all my sketches in the sketchbook from the second quarter. Did any of you choose to have some nature goals for 2019? If so, how are you doing?