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.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

time well spent

                                                        The little chicks are growing quickly


          And will soon be let loose with the big girls.  I am really looking forward to all the eggs that we will be getting.  It will be nice to have these girls scratching around the garden and yard looking for bugs.  They are so comical at times.

          The house is moving along.  The tile is now going down and hopefully will be done in the next week .  the ceilings have been painted and the walls are being painted.  the Air conditioning should be in at the end of the week.
                                                      A view of the Kitchen

           I have replanted some of the seeds that did not grow yet and been watering the garden.   The squash is growing by leaps and bounds as well as the snap peas and snow peas.  We also have some cowpeas this year.    The tomatoes are ready to transplant along with the tomitillos and peppers.  That will keep me busy for most of the summer.



                 a sleepy Tiger cat and a view of the church Easter Sunday morning at 600am

                               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.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Chickens and gardening

                                                 Tomatoe starts in the greenhouse

           Goodness,  we have the best rain ever this week  It was over 5 inches at the farm and everything including the chickens enjoyed it.  The crops really started growing and the garden really looks good except that now I need to go weed it.   I have several things that have not sprouted yet and I am going to give them about another week before I get more seeds and replant.  We did have a cold nigh right after I planted, but I did not think that would hurt the seeds.

          The quilt machine is back up and running and I am getting caught up on several outstanding projects.  I am happy that I am getting caught up, but still have a long list of quilts that I want to do.
                                                          an out of control squash already,  

   Monday the new chicks are going outside for the first time the weather is nice enough for them to be there. and we have fenced off an area in the big coop  for them to get used to and the older girls to get used to them.  They have certainly grown in the past week and there is not a lot of room in the pen.
                                                                   One of the happy chickens

                               
                                 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, March 29, 2017

Growing plants


                                                The baby chicks are really growing

     Seems that everything is starting to grow now.  Flowers in bloom and trees budding out and blooms on the fruit trees,  keeping me busy as well as the garden with new tomatoes starting from seed and other vegetables.  The potatoes are already taking off and the peas and beans are growing like wildfire.  I should have lots of produce to freeze and can this year.

     I have been quilting again as well as working on lots of other art work.  I am still doing my art journal and have now started bible journaling.   I am enjoying my chance to go back and read the bible and write down how I feel about different verses.  My art journal is all over the place with writing, water colors, and paper empheria.   I enjoy it and it is allowing me the chance to do some art.
                                   One of the beautiful amaryllis that grow in front of the studio. 
   The outside of the house is done, and they are getting ready to start the inside.  Hopefully in the next month we will be moving in.  and I am finally getting excited.    I am starting to design the front entrance with the plants and grass and how the drive way will work, So hopefully you will get to see that soon.

                                 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.