Farming by oneself.

Most of the time, it's just me and the creatures working out here. Marina (the guard dog) is usually hanging around, waiting for the groundhog to stir. The cats are nearby as they all like to keep an eye on me, to see what I'm up to.  Steve works off the farm, but helps out after his job and on the weekends.  So usually I'm trying to figure out how to do things as a one woman show… like yesterday afternoon. I was building bins for compost out of various fencing materials found on the property. The posts are metal 8' T-posts. To get these into the ground, there's a nifty gadget called a "post driver." It's a hollow metal tube with handles, one end is capped. It's fitted over the t-post and you hold onto the handles and bang the post into the ground. It works fairly well, makes a lot of racket and helps work your upper body (I'm up at 4:45 am this morning because my arms were screaming at me. A little sore from "post driving.")  Since I'm 5'4", the posts are 8' -  a ladder was needed to get the leverage to drive the posts. Out comes our 6' ladder to help with the project… it worked, posts are in the ground!