Time has finally caught up with us. Okay, maybe I should say the weather has finally caught up with us. Our first major frost is due tomorrow night, and I’m not ready – eeekkkk! The exterior garden is pretty much demolished – so no problem there. The decision now is do I want to keep … Continue reading ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES?
I'm throwing out this bit-o-post just because I wanted to share some happy thoughts. I just went through how I love fall and why, well this Sunday night 9/27/15 is another great reason. You may have heard or seen this on the news, if not here it is... A SUPER - HARVEST - BLOOD - … Continue reading WHAT IS THAT OLD MOON UP TO NOW?
We subscribe to Countryside Magazine. It is one of the few we actually enjoy and use! It has everything for small farming, hobby or backyard garden/farming, recipes tried-and-true methods; you name it, they have it (have had it or will have it). Perfect for anyone wanting to grow their own food. A few years back … Continue reading SO EASY AND SO FUN – BREAD IN A JAR!
Anyone with any type of outdoor yard or garden space should be able to relate to this. Freaky things you find in your gardens. I’m not just talking about bugs here! Check this beauty out: In a huge bush of yellow flowers blooms one wild card – a red one. Same breed, just a different … Continue reading WELL, THIS WAS A FREAKIE-DEEKIE FIRST FOR ME!
As the sun started to go down, the party was still going. Uncle Vern (my dad’s brother) was usually tending to the grill by now, finishing up whatever was left to cook. The “old hats” at the party knew it was time to break out the coolers to pack up their share of the food. … Continue reading THE CORN ROAST or HOW TO THROW A PARTY – part 2.
A kids’ life on a farm can be amazing! We were lucky that we had such a fantastic family with such great family and friends. When it came time to bale hay (yep all small bales only back then), plant crops, pick rock, fix fence – whatever – a load of people would show up … Continue reading THE CORN ROAST or HOW TO THROW A PARTY.
Happens to me every fall. I just can’t help myself. I have tried. I keep myself busy with harvesting and crafting and food processing – but it just can’t stop it. Those pesky childhood memories come flooding back every fall. There is so much work that has to be done right now. Canning, cooking, freezing, … Continue reading DO YOU EVER GET CARRIED AWAY IN THE MOMENT?
To properly explain this one, I am going to have to write you a picture: Two sisters, one about four the other about six. It is early1960’s in Wisconsin. Our farm is several miles from the nearest major highway, so a trip is required for everything. The main road: County Trunk W. The type of … Continue reading OH NO – NOT ANOTHER COOL DAD STORY?
Our dad was AWESOME (yes, you must sing the last word here!)! Our parents were outstanding but in completely different ways. It took the two of them to create we three monster sisters, but this story is about Dad. Fall brings back more memories of Dad than Mom. He kept the farm rolling. He worked … Continue reading How Cool is Your Dad?
Gardens and gardening is a never ending adventure for me. Every time I go out to them, I find something wonderful and amazing. Today is her day: She is a common garden spider for out here. The funny part is the first five years on our little piece of heaven; we did not see any … Continue reading THRILLED FINDING MY NEW GUEST!
We had an 80-acre farm in Wisconsin that grew veggies for canning for winter food. We also grew wheat, corn, and hay for the winter critters. We raised beef cattle, had horses for fun, and a 4-H project with rabbits that got way out of control but filled the freezers with meat for a year … Continue reading FARM KIDS AND FLYING HAY.
Cool looking bugs have always fascinated me. What interests me most is how well they blend in. I can spot a Ladybug just about anywhere. Grasshoppers stick out also. But the praying mantis is just too cool! I was doing some spot watering in the greenhouse today. We have plants in there that are now … Continue reading CAN YOU SEE ME NOW – BOO?