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Hot Hot Hot!
Posted on Aug 30, 2015 9:39 AM

Another late August hot and humid day here. Put on my bathing suit. My yard chores are all going to be around the pool! Or, I might just take this day of rest for what it is supposed to be. May you all find joy in whatever you find yourselves doing this day. Cheers!

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Heirloom Tomatoes
Posted on Aug 23, 2015 9:43 AM

Spent most of yesterday at the Carroll County Master Gardener's Heirloom Tomato Festival. It was a great day, filled with amazing tomatoes, good friends and lots of folks with questions! We had over 1,000 people throughout the 4 hour event. My favorite part of the day? Spending it with some special friends and meeting some new ones!

It is another perfect weather day here. Off to work in the garden. I hope the little bit of rain we got loosened things up enough to pull some weeds.

Enjoy your Sunday!!!

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Haying time
Posted on Aug 19, 2015 4:36 PM

Thank goodness for the window of dry we had two weekends ago. We were able to get enough hay for our horses for the winter, with some to spare. Unfortunately, all my daughters are away at school, or have jobs. A grand shout out to my 80 year old father in-law and my 75 year old mother in-law. Between my husband, me and these dear troopers we were able to put up 1,200 small bales and 30 large round bales of hay before the rain came for a few days. Our 1956 John Deere baler was a trooper too! Glad that job is over for another year. I was happy to get back to my day job and sit on a chair in the air conditioning!

Funny weather cycle here. Rain most of the early part of the summer. Now we could really use some of the wet stuff, but alas, it is not here. The corn crop is already turning as if it is the end of September instead of the end of August. Guess we'll be getting that job done early.

My youngest gets moved into college tomorrow morning. Sad, and happy, and sad, and excited.

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It's Raining, It's Pouring
Posted on Jun 27, 2015 5:32 PM

Wow! What a soggy day this has been. We missed our window of opportunity to make hay. It has been raining nearly every other day here for the past month. We have had non-stop rain all day today. The sun is supposed to come out tomorrow, but they are calling for rain again on Monday and then again on Wednesday. So fortunate here to not have flooding. All this rain will be a boon for my weed patch! I'm not complaining, especially when other parts of the country have not seen rain in months. Just hoping to get some hay in so my horses have something to eat this winter!

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Come and Go
Posted on May 13, 2015 7:24 PM

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday it was in the mid-80s here. The wind kicked up and started stirring pollen soup. My eyes were so itchy I had trouble sleeping. But, this morning it was in the 50's. Stayed windy, but beautiful for the rest of the day. The days are getting longer--I notice it the most in the mornings when I'm up feeding the animals. And like all the months of the year so far, we will be back to shorter days before you know it.

But, until then, I intend to enjoy each day. Cheers!

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