July 14, 2015

A Hot-Air Balloon Flies Over The Farm

Ever wonder what it’s like to soar above the clouds in a hot-air balloon?

The hot-air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. The very first untethered manned hot-air balloon flight took place in Paris, France in 1783, with a balloon made out of paper and silk. Today, hot-air balloons consist of a nylon bag called the envelope, a gondola or a wicker basket for carrying passengers, and the flame.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of watching a hot-air balloon fly over my farm - it was a spectacular sight. Unfortunately, because of the wind conditions, the balloon could neither take off nor land in any of my fields, but the pilot on board landed safely nearby.

While I waited for the balloon to fly overhead, I went around the farm and took these beautiful photos. Enjoy…