Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What a week

                                                                    Evening on the farm

   Well,  we certainly have had a week of it , Rain and cold with temps down to 26 degrees.   That is cold for this area.    But it is starting to warm up just in time for more rain tomorrow.  The last rain we had we got over 2 inches in 6 hours.   What got me was the thunderstorm that sat over our side of the county for 6 hours,  with lightening and thunder that rattled the windows.  That is not normal for this area.  Thunderstorms yes, but  they usually just blow thru.

   I have been busy in the house studio,  getting stuff put away, and finding projects that are about half done,  so I made it my mission this week to get a lot of them finished.  and was actually able to do that.
  
 You can see what Tiger the cat thinks of the cold weather.  All the kitties have been sleeping close to the humans at night. Better then a heater.

     Picture of the frost on the leaves .

                                  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, December 6, 2017

Trying to catch up

                                                   Full moon  coming up thru the trees

     Well  another week on the farm.  Not too busy, but I am trying to get all the rest of the stuff unpacked and put away.  I am still trying to find time to do the things that I like to do.

   I fed the chickens some left over flowers, and pumpkin,  I think they loved it ,  the flowers did not last long at all.

    I also had a visitor sitting on my truck the other day.  He was so cute and stood still while I snapped a few photos





 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, November 29, 2017

Thanksgiving and all the trimmings

                                                  Table set and ready for the guests

    Thanksgiving went off with out a hitch,  with all of the hubby's family  present  and everyone had a great time.  the food was wonderful .  Two turkeys,  one wild,  which I had shot, and the other which my sister-in-law bought.  Also port roast and sweet potato casserole, cheeses and even a home made cheese cake.



   Lots of eggs from the girls ,  they were the happy recipients of left over fruit and salads.   They are starting to molt and so egg production is going down a bit,  but hopefully it will go back up.  I really want to get some photos of the girls
    A old quilt that I found in the stuff from my grand parents house.  I do believe that my grandmother made it.   I have gone thru lots of stuff in preparation of selling many things that I don't need.

 

                                  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, November 8, 2017

Back in the swing of things again.

  There is the new house.  all done and complete,  and we are moved in. That's the big reason that I have not posted for a while.  That and then it took forever to get the internet straightened out so that I could get on line.

But I have been busy doing other things as well.  I had a show to do in September which took me away from home for a week and then a wedding to go to in Virginia,  so gone again.  I am happy to say that I won't be going anywhere until the second week in Jan. 

  I visited the Mabry Mill in the Blue Ridge in Virginia.    It is very beautiful and they have a wonderful restaurant there that has amazing food.  If you are ever there,  I recommend eating there.
   The park service was doing demonstrations that day,  and there was a lady that was spinning wool.  I really enjoyed talking to her and watching her spin .  I also got a few photos of the big spinning wheel since I have a few that are in pieces  and I would like to fix them.
 While driving thru the mountains ,  I found a Newt.  I have never seen one and this one was super tiny,  but I did get a photo of him.
  The garden is just been cleaned out and I want to plant some winter squash and some melons.  The rain that we had this year allowed the weeds to overtake the garden and we are trying to think of ways to keep that from happening again.

 

                                 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, 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.