Something happens each year in early August that is so neat. After a good rain, when there's still moisture in the gravel on the road, the Sulpher Butterflies congregate in SWARMS. If you walk or drive down the road you do so amidst a yellow cloud of fluttering wings. I've not seen it anywhere else. That's not saying it doesn't happen, but I've not seen it before. It's just so cool!
Jeff and I were married in 2001. In 2005, we bought 10 acres in Northwest Illinois, near Galena. Since then we've planted 120 apple trees and tend to them almost every weekend. Did I mention it's a 3 hour drive from our house to the farm? The picture in the background is taken from the pasture area where the tiny creek hides. This blog is continuous rambling of our experiences in starting a farm and retiring on our land to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.