Wednesday, July 26, 2017

count down is closer

                    When I was out in Seattle a week ago,  I stopped by Pikes Market. The vegetables and flowers and fish were so beautiful in color   I thought that I would share a few of them today.   This is some of the wonderful mushrooms that I saw.   I even dared to have some salmon and tuna shipped home.

         I don't have any photos from around the farm because since coming home I have done nothing but paint, caulk, clear coat and seal the floors and walls of the new house.  I have the stairs in and the door knobs on and the water is working,  so we are going to hopefully get a Certificate of Occupancy this week or beginning of next week.   Then the real fun starts of finishing packing up the old house and moving to the new.  My yard man has been working on putting in the irrigation system and hopefully we can move plants soon too.
                     Picture of the Space Needle in Seattle.   enjoy the view.

                               Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                                Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                                See you next week. down on the farm.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

another week on the farm

 Here is the stair well almost done.  We are working hard to finish up the last few things in hopes to pull the final inspection  next week.  I have been busy painting and staining woodwork and cleaning up and have not had any time to work on things I would like to work on.

                        a fuzzy photo of the wonderful 6 burner viking stove.  My dream come true. 


overgrown radishes and Mexican sunflower.  from the garden this week.  It is raining again and so everything is growing too fast.  but it will help the two new pecan trees that I just planted.

                                 Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                                Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                                See you next week. down on the farm.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

the garden has exploded

                                              Beautiful sunflower in the garden

              The rain has been none stop and the garden has exploded with tomatoes, radish, peppers and flowers. The tomatoes that have ripen are the small patio tomatoes,  which  of course I planted in the garden. But they taste so good that I have just been out there eating them off the vines.  I need to pick them and pull the radishes so that I can bring them home and add them to the salads that I always seem to eat every night..

  Yes those are yellow heirloom tomatoes, that are patio tomatoes.   I have really enjoyed having them in the garden and will definitely plant them again.  The peppers  are a hot variety , but not jalapenos.  but they look good too
  Here is the pumpkin that just grew right outside the garden.  Only one plant and two pumpkins,  the second one rotted before we could get it off the vine.   Of course we gave it to the chickens and they loved it.

                            Here are the happy girls having just gotten some extra scratch.

  And here is the old Victorian mantel installed in the house.  This mantel was in my grandfathers house and we brought it home to use in our new house   I love the way it looks

                                 Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                                Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                                See you next week. down on the farm.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

working on the house

                                      Rainy day in the country

        We are working hard an trying to tie up the last bit of the house and finish it so that we can get the final inspection done.  We have to finish tiling the bathroom and the kitchen along with grout in the living room.   the electricity is getting done ( all the little bits) and we are waiting for the counter top in the bathroom so that the plumber can come back and finish.    I think it will be July before I get in the house,  but I would really like to see it done.
  The day-lilies are blooming and will soon be transplanted to the front of the new house, along with the old fashioned lilies and agapathus.   Also Camellias, azaleas, and crepe myrtle and I am planning a nice sitting garden on the side with a water feature and a fire pit.
                                                            View of the kitchen


                                     Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                                Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                                See you next week. down on the farm.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

And the rain keeps coming

                                                 One of our many Mary Jane quilts  

  Well   the rain is still coming down,  almost can set your clock by it and there is no shortage of stuff growing in the garden.  It has exploded with all the rain.  The tomatoes are going crazy as well as the radishes and the beans.  The sunflowers are crazy blooming and the potatoes are starting to grow. The tomatillos are also going crazy.  I will soon be putting up loads of food in the pantry.

    I have been to the International Egg Show in Dallas and had a wonderful time connecting with all my friends and catching up on the news.  

   Yes that ear of corn is made from an egg.    It is a goose egg that has been carved.

   On the way there I stopped in the Mississippi at the Sandhill Crane refuge.  I got to see a wild orchid blooming and also got this really pretty picture of some white flowers that were blooming.  of course I was dogging rain drops while I was there.
   Had a wonderful time and now back home to the grind of getting the house finally finished I hope and getting ready to move.

                                 Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                                Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                                See you next week. down on the farm.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rain Rain dont go away

                                                   A days harvest of dragon beans
        And that was before all the rain.  I have been busy putting up beans, peas, leeks, and the tomatoes are starting to blossom and there is a huge pumpkin is the garden. ready to be picked. (I think)     I have also been busy finishing up lots of quilts many of them MJ sisterhood swaps and enjoying every minute.  I hope to get a few more done in the next few days so that I can say that I am almost caught up.

  the stack that I got done, and the one that I just quilted waiting to come off the machine.

              The house is moving along slowly and now I am waiting for the countertop in the kitchen and the stairs to be completed.  I have about 2 weeks to wait for those custom orders and then hopefully I will be ready for final inspection.  only 6 months after it was to be done.   That means I am hopefully moving at the end of June maybe before if I am lucky


                                 Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                                Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                                See you next week. down on the farm.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Things are getting done

                                                 First Sunflower of the year

     Well, things are moving along .  The tomatoes are planted in the garden and radishes are up and carrots too.  We have a huge pumpkin that is growing by leaps an bounds and peas and beans are ready to pick.   The potatoes are growing great too.  I want to fertilize everything to help keep it growing and water every day, since we really have not had enough rain.

                 Saw this neat fence when I was in Easton Pa.   It is made out of left over pieces of trim from different places.  Thought it was a good way to recycle leftovers.

         The house is moving along also.   We have been working on getting the cabinets in and finishing the tile in the upstairs bathroom.  We also got the electrical inspected and passed  so now we are waiting to be connected to the main line and get our meter put in.  Hopefully that is going to happen in the next few days.



                                                 tulips and pink dogwood in bloom in Pa.

                               Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                                Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                                See you next week. down on the farm.