Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer Gardens

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but the rain this summer has been CRAZY!!  Last year we couldn't buy a drop and our crops suffered so terribly bad.  This year it seems it is raining almost everyday.  We are on a bit of a reprieve right now so wheat harvest is going full tilt!!  Here is our soon to be senior, Emily, in the field with her dad waaayyy in the background.
Here is our "knee high by the fourth of July" corn.  It was taken July 4th and you can see it is a wee bit taller than that.  Our son is about 5'10". 

My flower beds have been loving the rain and I have been loving not having to spend hours just trying to keep them alive!!

This is our little smoke house.  It is now finally becoming mine to decorate.  It has been a dumping spot for kids' toys, bikes, and whatever for years.  I decided it was time for me.  I am trying to find things on the cheap to decorate.  I have most of the outside done and now am trying to find some cute things for inside.

Black-eyed Susan's are about my all time summer favorite flower!!
This is our pumpkin patch.  Now, I will start by telling you that every year when I plant hills of pumpkins, only half, if I'm lucky, ever grow.  So keeping this in mind, I planted 6 hills with 4 seeds per hill this year.  Well, I'm here to tell you that EVERY single seed grew.  I will hopefully have more pumpkins than I know what to do with this year!!  Our sweet corn patch is in the background.  We have an acre of it that this year our son is taking over and selling. 
I am also trying my hand at Pod Corn.  I'm not sure exactly how it grows but am looking forward to seeing if I can harvest a crop from that as well. 
We have some new little babies this summer.  Momma Kitty had 6, but only 3 still remain.  She is about our last female that I don't have fixed.  She is wild, but one of these days, I am going to catch her. 
I have added some new items to my Etsy shop recently. I have changed the scent of my ivory beeswax items to cinnamon instead of vanilla.  I can still do vanilla on special order if you would like.  All of my beeswax items are available in blackened or ivory beeswax.  I don't have all the options listed yet, so if you would like something that isn't shown, please let me know.  The ivory items are a bit more than the blackened ones due to the price difference in the wax.  Thanks for your understanding!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my gardens.  Take care!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Patriotic Decorating

Hello!!  After taking too much time off, I am back.  Hopefully I can keep a bit more current.  I haven't been working on anything new or changing up my décor, so I didn't feel like there was much to share.  I wanted to share my patriotic decorating. My utility room has become one of my favorite rooms to decorate since we remodeled a couple of years ago.  It's small so it seems less daunting to change up. This dry sink was purchased about 20 years ago and was used for a changing table for all of our kids. It now holds stoneware, a wooden bowl and my whisk broom collection.   

The little stool was a garage sale find and I made the pillow years ago.  


I know pussy willows are spring flowers, but I love the simplicity and color so I think I will keep them out for a bit yet.


My daughter Emily made the stitchery on the right top about 8 years ago.  The others were done by me.  The stars is my one and only attempt at punch needle.  I like doing it, but haven't done any since!! The basket was made by my friend Ann ( A Hole In The Basket Primitives) as a birthday gift a few years ago.

I "won" the pantry box on EBay a few weeks ago.  I came from out East.  I am a bit jealous of all the goodies that come from that part of the country.  Seems like here in NW Ohio, primitives like that just aren't very plentiful.  Makes me wish I would have started liking these things long before I did when they were cheaper and easier to find!!  I made the sugar cone also a few years ago.  It just found
new life on top of the box!

This blackened beeswax cupboard hanger was one of my newest offerings this summer.  The mold is from Homespun Heart Prim on Etsy. She has beautiful molds.  This particular hanger is made of heavily scented cinnamon blackened beeswax.  I also am beginning to make items out of white beeswax tinted ivory with a vanilla scent.  These items are available in my Etsy shop.

I post updates on my current listings on my Facebook page for Farm Field Primitives.  Please stop by and "like" the page to get updates as I add more. 
Thanks for stopping by.  I have pictures of my gardens loaded and ready to be posted also.  Hopefully in a few days.  Enjoy your July 4th festivities and be safe!!