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.