Observation is a large part of figuring out how things work and don’t work when on the farm.
It seems that everything I do is an experiment. It’s smart to plan ahead but, until one is deep into a new task or job, it is a guessing game on the chances for a successful completion.
The latest experiment was not a job but has to do with a little box elder bug I noticed hanging about outside my kitchen window but inside the screen of the window.
Without visible food or water, this bug was still moving around a week later.
It was almost two weeks before the bug perished. I don’t know if I learned anything that will help with my next fencing project. But, it is amazing to realize that a simple little bug is so much tougher than us humans who need structures, climate controlled spaces and wardrobes for each type of weather and task.