Friday, July 12, 2019

A Farm Post in July...

Hello there dear hearts... 
So happy to sit down and finally get another farm post up here.. 

The Summer days are slipping by so quickly.. 
It seems hard to believe that here we are mid July.. 
I get rather annoyed with myself by always maligning the passing of time but the older I get the faster time seems to be going..

Farm Post coming up..  

These lovely lupins pics were taken a week or two ago and are already losing their Spring beauty....

Much like ourselves... smile.. 

We have not moved to the farm yet!  
I told Terry I wonder if this summer will pass by as the last and we will only spend most of the week there but come home at nights.. 
Although he has painted upstairs and such but still coming home in the evenings.. 
We try to get there quite early whenever we go but most days it is later then we wish.. smile.. 

This was an early morning and the cows were in the pasture beside the lane..
I so love having them there.. 
We got out of the truck and all of sudden we heard them mooing and going and all heading towards us.. 
It was like they were saying.. 
Where have ya been?  grin.. 
I called and chatted with them a bit but there was work to do.. 

We did not eat at home and so a quick pick of some Swiss Chard and breakfast was ready... 
Just add some coffee please and the day will go forward.. 

I had washed a load of laundry at home and couldn't wait to get it on the line there.. 
The wonderful breezes coming over the Kent Hills blow them out in no time at all.. 
Then I wanted to get some sewing done.. 
But after just a bit I broke the needle and it fell off into the machine and now Terry has to fix it before I can use it again.. 
Oh well...
Just put it away and start something else.. 
I planted a bunch of pots for the deck but forgot to upload some pics.. 
Lunch was just a cup of spaghetti and such.. 
A little homemade sauce and pickles of course.. 
One day I hung a new old pic I bought at the Green Pig Farmers Market.. 
A girl was having a yard sale there.. 

It is just what I was looking for .. 
I wanted an old fashioned girl for the kitchen... 
I must have saw something like that somewhere and it stuck in my mind.. grin.. 
Then this one I unearthed from the boxes from my shop.. 
I have had it a long time.. 
Do you remember this one, Sue?  

We are certainly enjoying the herb beds.. 
Just to go out and pick what I need and chop them up for whatever is cooking.. 
Just another meal there.. 
Whatever day!  grin.. 

Summers are for salads and homemade dressings in our house.. 
Please note Terry's Kraft French Dressing hidden behind the salad... sigh.. 
Mine is the little pitcher with the green stuff in it.. grin.. 

Cod fillets, turnip mash and pickles along with the salad.. 
We eat plain food but lemon makes it all better.. 

Spent time making more vinegars...
I give a lot of this away as it makes wonderful gifts for foodies.. 
My garlic scapes are ready so I put a few in with the chives.. 
Garlic Chive Vinegar should be tasty.. 

Another egg on a chicken plate.. smile.. 

And this was my half hour of terror  this day....

Flagpole Day!  
How I despise it!  
For at least a half hour I cannot hardly breathe or look up because my deluded husband thinks he is still capable of these crazy feats.. 
Each summer we go through this.. 
Me begging him to please come down and calling on Jesus to keep him safe despite his braindead   no...harebrained   sorry can't think of the right word... ideas! 

But ... 
it gets done and he touches mother earth..
Safe and sound.. 
And then he has the nerve to be funny!
Gets down and kisses the ground!  

Real Funny! sigh.. 
Till next time, I guess.. 

On with the story.. 
On rainy days I love going for drives! 
Weird, eh!  

This was a pretty one!  

One of our favourite past times... I guess.. 
Do you enjoy old country roads on rainy days?  smile.. 

Then back home for Red Beans and Rice.. 

Do love rainy evenings here at home.. 

Before long the days will be noticeably shorter... 
Must enjoy the summer while we may.. 

So love having you visit.. 
And hearing from you all.. 
Thank you for stopping by... 
Take care and we will chat again soon.. 

Read this the other day and wrote it in my journal it was so lovely..

2 Samuel 23:4
He shall be as the light of the morning
A cloudless sunrise when the tender grass springs forth upon the earth 
As sunrise after rain... 

Oh the loveliness of our Lord... 
God bless.. xo 


  1. Bountiful high summer! Happy gardens!
    ...and such pretty dishes!

  2. I love farm posts! Thanks for sharing them. God bless.

  3. How blessed you are to live the farm life. I enjoy reading about your days. Your vinegar jars are so lovely.
    xx Beca

  4. As always a joy to visit and be inspired.

  5. You sure do make the everyday pretty!

  6. How wonderful that you have this place to escape to. I would never want to go home if it were me! xoxo

  7. Beautiful...your rolling hills look like ours here in western NY. Smiles

  8. I so enjoy your pictures of meals and the beautiful scenery on roads and out at the Farm. Your farm looks so peaceful and I understand fully how long it takes to get things done as we get older. Your husband is doing a beautiful job with the painting and if you aren't able to get moved out this summer it will for sure be ready by next summer and you are still able to have a little time out there. This summer seems to have flown for me too. So much to do and as you I am thankful that my Lord has enabled me to keep moving. Keep those beautiful pictures coming.

  9. A lovely and interesting post.

  10. I guess I'm not alone in appreciating your posts. They are like good news from a distance land.
    Could you share your way of making Red Beans and Rice. It looks so good and easy. I've tried different ways but never seem to have the right flavor.
    God bless you and your hubby (his humor reminds me of my late husband! I love it!)

  11. I love seeing all the meals you cook. It reminded me I haven't eaten slow cooker pork and beans in a long time. I also had a moment of nostalgia when I saw mashed turnip. My mother used to cook that for me as a child :) = yum. Thank you for sharing all the lovely pics and the view from your drives on rainy days. Your farm looks wonderful. God Bless ~ Linda

  12. There's so much to enjoy and to inspire here. The lupines are simply stunning. We also are blessed to be living the good life in the country. And, yes, we love taking country drives in the rain.

  13. You do have a way with pics...making the most simple things look beautiful. You also have a way with cooking...also making that look so easy, yet producing a gorgeous & healthy feast. My mother was a fantastic cook, but I didn't seem to inherit that natural way of just putting things together & making it look so easy. I am a widow now, so I have little motivation in the food department. Do you have recipes for the homemade dressing on your site...I will check. I want to make homemade dressings, but don't seem to know where to begin.

    Loved this post, along with your comments & pics. So perfectly cup of tea.

    Anita ~ the cabin on the creek
    ...all is grace!

  14. Beautiful! I love your drives. This year I kept Hubby off the ladder and hired a young man to do what heeded to be done on the roof. I am sure it lengthened my life by at least a few years!

  15. Long over due catching up here . Lovely photos and post . I do love your farm house and property , Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  16. Beautiful photos.

  17. What a beautf=iful farm and home you have! I have always wanted to grow lupins, but it seems the climate where I live just isnt what they want. I love seeing them along your drive, and the pretty laundry on the line! Also--- your walking wheel!! Love!! nice to 'meet you' :)