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!!


  1. Wonderful your getting some needed rain this year.Love the little smoke house.Warm Blessings!~Amy


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