Sunday, June 29, 2014

Back Home


Back home after watching the girl of the house play many hours of travel softball this weekend in Georgetown, Kentucky.  

I will catch up with all of you later this week.  State trap shooting is up next on the agenda for Tuesday.  


Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Randoms


Commonly known as Blue Sailors, these flowers line the back roads of Kentucky at this time of year.  

Blossom Rot is a dirty word.  Enough said....

My sense of humor is a bit offbeat and thus this advertisement made me laugh out loud. 

 It's Friday, so we need some music.....bell bottoms anyone?  

Softball games on the schedule for the weekend.  Bet you couldn't have guessed!  

Linking up today with Tanya and her first Willy Nilly Friday!  

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this Thursday, and everyday, for this view from the upper back deck of our old farmhouse.  Things aren't perfect around our farm, but we do get treated to a view like this on a regular basis.  

Linking up today with Texwisgirl.....







Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Side Swept Bangs



This equine friend came up to the fence to give me a proper hello and I was quite taken aback at the sassy hairdo.  Nothing like some side swept bangs to show a little attitude.  

"The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears."

Unknown 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hay Day


What do you do when the temperature tops out at 92 degrees?  
Maybe hang out at the pool?   
No!  

You buy 100 square bales of hay from an 87 year old farmer.  
That is what you do.  



You then recruit your 13 year old daughter to drive the farm truck through the hay field to pick up said bales because the teenage man-child of the house is fishing in his kayak for the afternoon.  



The Mom of the house then recruits the daughter to photograph the barn happenings as she is in the house preparing a pan of lasagna the daughter requested for supper.  

Who requests lasagna when it is that hot outside?  

Then, possibly, Secret Agent Farmer Man regrets the 100 bale purchase....


but, he presses on!  



Done! 


Prepped for the winter months when our own hay supplies may be depleted.  

"The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit." 

Cicero  



Friday, June 20, 2014

Random Five Friday



Color me happy, it's a baby tomato ya'll!  

Taking the back roads home from the grocery this week, I spied two small fawns on the side of the road.  Those spots just make them so sweet.  

This lady has a voice!  Axl Rose I hope you are watching.  This. is. how. it's. done.  

Lightning bugs have been making our trees look like they are lit up with Christmas lights.  A first for me as I am used to seeing them fly around the fields.  

If you are looking for a phrase that describes just how hot it is in your neck of the woods, just look here.  

Go forth and have a great weekend!  



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Out of the archives, this New Orleans house has the barest touch of picket fence in the foreground.



Thankful this Thursday for cool summer mornings, lightening bugs to decorate the night sky, and air conditioning......especially the air conditioning. 

Linking up with Texwisgirl today.....









Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Various


various - adjective -  /ver-ee-us/   used to refer to several different or many different things people, etc....




Life is all about the word various, lately.  




Without the routine of work, summer days become a mix-up of people, places, and things.  




Home, however, remains the constant.  




It provides that soft place to land at the end of the day.  


And, with fresh eggs to boot.  




Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day



Happy Father's Day to the guy in this picture who continually gives our children all of his available time.  This morning he left at dawn to take our son to a shooting match several hours away.  If he isn't working on trap shooting, then it is softball.  Always giving and never complaining.  

Father's Day wouldn't be complete without a shout out to my own Dad, Mr. B.  Blessed to still have in my life, he has provided me with countless moment of advice and guidance through these many years.  

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."  

Jim Valvano 




Friday, June 13, 2014

Random Five Friday



Taken through the windshield, this shot shows some of the stormy weather we have been having this week.  

I mixed up some homemade weed killer, (1 gallon vinegar, 2 cups epsom salts, 1/4 cup Dawn dish washing liquid), and I was only mildly impressed.  Okay on small weeds, but no match for the large, angry weeds.  

I have featured this young man on here before, but this video shows how much he sounds like Paul Simon.  

Did you know today is Friday the 13th, and it is a Full Honey Moon?  Won't happen again until 2049.  You can read all about it here.  


Jimmy Fallon and Chris Christie show you all the moves you need for Father's Day on, The Evolution of Dad Dancing.  

Father's Day weekend is before us, go make it a good one!  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thankful Thursday

The herd after being moved to a new pasture. 


Thankful this Thursday for time to read my Kindle, a few cool summer days this week, and volunteer garden plants.  

"All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that.  If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days." 

Wendell Berry  


Linking up today with Texwisgirl.......






Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Crawling in the Clover


Crawling around in the clover isn't a great idea on the farmette.  



 The bee population has been busy working every piece of clover they can find.  You can hear them even while walking around the property.  




While I was down on the ground, I had this fine fellow keeping watch for me.  




He follows me wherever I go.......


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Restful Sunday



Looking forward to a restful Sunday afternoon, as yesterday was filled with softball games.  Maybe the softball girl of the house will rise before noon.  Hard to say.  

Shooting sports practice on the agenda for this afternoon.  

And, so the summer schedule goes....wash, rinse, repeat.....


Friday, June 6, 2014

Random Five Friday



Behold, the most righteous, tiny toothpick holder known to man, is before your eyes.  Bought for a massive dollar, it will become a family treasure as soon as I find some toothpicks for it......

This senior prank really did give me a great laugh.  

My son is a great trap shooter and has scored 98 or 99 out of 100 birds in the past.  This past Tuesday he finally shot 100 birds, straight, with my Dad watching.  A sweet moment.  

Alice, from the Brady Bunch, has now passed from our earthly world.  Since death is known to come in threes, I am afraid to think who will be next. 

If you are a fan of Banksy, then you will appreciate these recreations made from legos.  

Go forth and have a great weekend, my friends! 


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this week for a wonderful visit with my Dad, a little bit of rain, and relaxing mornings at the farm.  

"In life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become."  

Molly Ringwald 

Linking up with Texwisgirl today.....








Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Green Garden


Most everything has started to show itself this spring season, like these tiny pears.  We also have apple trees, but the pear trees are always the most prolific.  




Pumpkins!  They are a fall favorite of mine and thus I have planted a variety of heirloom seeds.  White pumpkins, orange pumpkins, big pumpkins, small pumpkins, etc.......




Next up, tomatoes.  Here is the promise of a few Black Prince tomatoes.  An heirloom plant that produces deep purple, blackish fruit.  




Also growing, in smaller sprouts, are Cherokee Purple tomatoes as well as pink and yellow heirloom tomatoes.  



Pickling cucumbers are also sprouting.  Another heirloom variety.



Nasturtiums are growing with some Basil hiding in the background.  




I do have a few flowers planted here and there, but mostly edible things, for sure.  



So, what about you?  

What does your garden grow?  






Sunday, June 1, 2014

Front Porch Surprise


It's that time of year when I spruce up the front porch and blow the dust off of everything.  When I picked up the pillows, there was a surprise waiting for me......



I don't know how long he has been relaxing under the cool shade of those pillows.  



I photographed him and proceeded to leave the porch area.  I didn't kill him, but was hoping he would slither on his merry way.  


And, he did.  So, in repayment I hope he doesn't visit me ever again.