Saturday, August 6, 2016
We were being warned by google that picasa was going to be changed. It actually was yanked. I opened up the app and they now send me to google chrome photos. I refuse to count the number of extra steps that I now have to do but I did figure it all out. In the past when I hooked up to google photos, because of my son's involvement with it, I did notice every photo that I was downloading in picasa really was downloading in google photos at the same time. Everything from my past picasa files was moved to the new company's files. So now I can play with restricted collages and download to my new, by name, storage file. When I want to get a photo for blogspot I do still see the same picasa format menu in which I can select photos. I did try to write this without being negative today.
My neighbor's are now living in their trailer at the fair. So I was able to walk the property line down to the cornfield to see what was going on in the field. I will be returning this morning to take photos of all the morning glories. If the neighbors were home they wouldn't care that I walk over there but I just like not invading their privacy. The could be soaking in their hot tub if I go over some times.
The corn seems to be a little slow in development for as early as it was planted. I was expecting the ears to be farther along in size. The farm renter has switched to a different variety this year. Two years ago the corn stalk only grew one ear of corn per stock. Last year's variety had one large ear and one medium sized ear on one stalk. As you can see that he must have liked the one ear per stalk. I do think they plant this variety closer together. I am sure the computerized planter is set for putting out seeds at just the right spacing.
The farmer who rents this land was one of my former students. He is a father of 7 or 8 kids and one of his sons now does the farming work on this field. The boy, Will, who has a twin sister, would tell me while at school of the processes that they have to do to get the field ready and planted. This years corn doesn't look like the past years. The guy who mows the grass must have put on chemical on the grass as the first row of corn is all short and stunted. There are a lot of weeds in the corn this year.
No big plans for today. We spend a lot of time taking care of our aging little dog. We don't like to leave him for very long so just take short trips to get supplies. Our weather has change to a great cooling off period. Maybe we can leave the air off for a while. I guess the cool front is shooting far south of us into Missouri and maybe into Texas.
It is the weekend. I wish everyone well today. Thanks for stopping by today.