Tuesday, June 14, 2016

This and That


Hot days have arrived here at the farmette.  Dogs, people, cows, and plants are receiving copious amounts of water each day.  


The newly arrived bees continue to do their bee work.  I admit to worrying about them a bit and wish I could check their inner workings each day.  However, I will leave them to do what they know best.  




We have some Sugar Maple trees that are also new to the farmette.  


It's cousin, the Crimson King Maple, is also here to stay.  This one provides color in the summer and the Sugar Maple will provide color in the fall.  




Last, but not least, doesn't everyone have a dress for their dish washing liquid?  Everything ends up on the clothesline eventually.  




"The simple life on the farm was everything to me.  Nothing was more relaxing after a long plane flight than to reach the winding driveway that led up to my house.  The quiet of the night was more soothing than a sleeping pill."  

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 




29 comments:

  1. Loving the new header...
    and wondering just how large the farmette might be...?...I love the trees...a dress for the dish washing liquid??? I am always sooo behind in every thing...xoxo

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  2. BJ, we have 25 acres here and run up to 20 head of grass fed cattle at a time. My husband and son planted 6 new Maple Trees this past weekend.

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  3. We tend to leave our bees be, figuring they know more about making honey than we do :-). I should start some zinnias early next year. Mine are going to be late this year and just planted my sunflowers a couple days ago. Yeesh...

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  4. Zinnias in bloom . . .
    Says summertime to me . . .
    Sheets blowing in the wind while on the clothes line . . . yum. . . .
    Freshly dried sheets on the bed at night . . . triple yummy . . .
    Maple trees, flitting bees, moo cows . . .
    Farmette Life . . .

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  5. That first image is superb. Let the Bee do their own work.

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  6. Love your summer pics.
    Back from Mexico, only to find that Missouri
    is much hotter.
    I visited a Mayan village, and saw how they harvested
    the most delicious honey from tiny bees that have no stinger.
    Really enjoyed the plants and creatures in their jungle environment.
    Very sweet people.

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  7. The maple trees will be pretty in the fall. Will you eventually tap them?

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    1. Lisa, actually we hadn't thought of that! A great idea, though!

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  8. Hope those bees really go to town.Love honey, but not the sting.I have helped harvest before.I don't have a dish soap dress, I used to have a toilet paper cover that was a doll.

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  9. Hope the bees are settling in nicely and speaking fluent Italian . . lol
    Good luck with them. . . :)

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  10. i want that apron, so so cute!! i rarely use my apron ... maybe when i am doing a lot of Christmas baking, but not on a daily. so fun! ( :

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  11. You have well dressed soap. ;p

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  12. Love that last quote Michelle, it's exactly how I feel when I get back from a hectic trip. I have a tuxedo for my dish washing liquid, a present from a friend, makes me smile :)

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  13. Hello, we are missing the hot days of summer here. I love your flowers and the new header. The apron is cute. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  14. Good luck with the Zzzinnias. :-)

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  15. Enjoy your dog days of summer.. that apron on the line is the cutest thing ever and now I think I need a dress for my dish liquid soap!! LOVE the quote.. it's so true. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. great shots, your dish detergent is well dressed, made me laugh!

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  17. Zinnias always say summer to me...First seeds I ever planted with my mother were zinnias.

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  18. Hi Michelle, Love the little dish soap dress. Too cute. And, this and that makes the perfect summer!!

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  19. that last picture makes me long for a clothesline!!!! it's hot here too!!!!

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  20. Pretty zinnias. It has stopped raining here and we were spoilt by the cooler temperatures. But, in OK, summers are blistering and it has come.

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  21. Neat new header.
    Zinnias are a cheery flower.
    How fun it must be to have the bees.
    Nice Maples, I love the deep color of the one.
    Cute little dress hanging on the line.

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  22. Fun post! I have Zinnias about to open finally!

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  23. Michelle -- The warmth of your Elizabeth Kubler-Ross quote lines up nicely against the warm farm feeling I get from reading your post -- barbara

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  24. Ooooh! Love those zinnias. Makes me homesick....doesn't take much :) -- Karen

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  25. Beautiful,- both image and text!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I do have a lil dress for my dish soap. guess it's a country thang. lol I even tried to make my own but that didn't go so great.

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