Monday, August 14, 2017

Back Log of Farm News

 Mysterious insinuations of autumn prick my senses sometimes. It's August yet, so I try to ignore them.
 Much earlier this summer Adam took everything out of a dead beehive. He's cooking down the wax for me on our hodge-podge outdoor grill.

Occasionally we have foggy mornings on the farm.

 I love that misty look.
 Adam's been scything that far field of tall grass again.


 My apologies to those of you who detest spiders. I find their sparkling webs fascinating.
Asparagus in the morning.
 Loofah vines. I now have FOUR loofahs growing!
 You can see the patch Adam's scythed -- this photo was from a couple of weeks ago. (See how behind I am?) He's done more now, in spite of the daily rain :(

 We harvested one big, beautiful watermelon. Adam ate it because I'm not really a watermelon person.
 We continue to harvest cherry tomatoes and abundant cucumbers, although some of them are ruined by bugs.
 Adam has cut and dried some potato pieces to plant. The raw edges have to harden off a bit before planting. These have good eyes.
 I brought home from West Virginia some delicious peaches (below) and lots of Wolf River apples (which you can read about here). This will help stock my larder for the winter.
This morning (Monday ... after a very LONG and exhausting weekend for me), we finally have a few minutes of non-rain, so Adam is out mowing again. I will pick in the garden, clean the house a little, make more applesauce or maybe peach preserves, tend to chickens (hoping to give away a roo this week), but most importantly -- STAY HOME. I'm such a homebody. Ain't nobody wedging me out of this place today!


  1. Your place looks so peaceful and pretty. Enjoy being a homebody! I don't know if you read my last blog post(I deleted it because I wasn't sure if I shared too much),but my son, Josh, is staying with me for a while. He's going through a very hard time since his wife asked for some time apart. She's bipolar and I think she isn't thinking too clearly. Anyway, your prayers would be appreciated. I'm loving this time together with him, but I know this needs to be resolved. Thanks for prayers. How is your brother doing? (You can just read this and delete it if you don't want all of this in your comments!) ;) Blessings on you and your idyllic little farm.

  2. Things looking great at the farm!!
    I've seen signs of fall around here too.
    Nice shots of the webs!

  3. I felt fall in the morning air this morning, and I'm in s.e. FL. A hint of coolness that was very welcome.

    Things are looking good there on the farm.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  4. I'm noticing gobs of spider webs out in the pastures, on the ground and on grasses. So pretty, especially with a little dew on them. Everything is looking good. The watermelon looks like it was very good and so do those peaches.

  5. That water melon looks delicious. I used to find them tasteless. But just recently I have learned to appreciate them.

  6. I hope your home day is wonderful! I love to be home and I love days of reading, too. Some days I could read every hour! I hope the preserves turn out delicious. I'll be over for some toast.

  7. Beautiful photos! And congratulations of the luffas. I tried them one year with no success. I probably gave up too quickly, however, and should try them again next year.


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