Summer time heat has hit us hard ,and earlier then usual,over Memorial Day week end ,it set a new record in Augusta with temperatures at 101*. We decided to go camping to enjoy the water!
I did a little hiking and come across a lonely grave. It was hard to read but with some finger tracing ,I finally figured out what was in graved in the head stone. It read… Willis Craft born July 1809 died March 21 1874 . After doing some google search ,I learned that he was very active in the community of Elberton,Ga. It was his dying wish to be buried out on his farm,which is now a lovely wooded area. His family was buried in Elberton.
Caroline enjoying a little water herself on a hot day!
The lilies haven’t minded the heat.
My guava tree is blooming for the first year.
And we will have Kiwi this fall!
And all the hard work of mowing,weed whacking,and weed pulling pay off!
How old this century plant is ,I don’t know but I do believe it’s getting some age to it . I’m looking forward to it blooming!
And of course there’s time to notice a little toad!
Hope you are enjoying your soon to be summertime!
I want to thank each of you who sent their love and sympathy on my last post, if truly meant a lot!
Papa’s death was a shock to all of us as he was a very active 80 year old . Papa’s death was treated as a crime site being a fire was involved,he was burning some trash in a bin when some tar on the outside of the bin caught fire lighting the grass around it. He was trying to move a small trailer away from the fire,when he went down on his knees,coughed than there was no more respondence. A grandson who was there called 911 right away,but till they got there the fire was pretty much out except for the front of papas shirt where he had put the lighter to light the fire in his pocket. Papa was burnt bad enough on the face that there was no viewing of his body, however the undertaker made it possible for the family to view a hand which gave closure to the lot of us.
The autopsy reported was there was no smoke in the lungs , it was stated as a medical heart disease as the clause of death. That ,my friends ,was a real relief to me to know he was gone before the fire ever hit him!
While parting of a loved one is hard,it was wonderful to be loved and have memories of a wonderful father in law.
Then there is freshness of spring to value….
And then the enjoyment of having a sweet tempered Rottweiler around again. Caroline didn’t want her picture taken.😄
The fun of sewing for others….need to finish binding them yet though.
The anticipation of watching this cocoon hatch…
Also valuing the time spent with hubby in a short get away in the blue ridge mountains.
Moments that make precious memories are what make my life full of value.
I’ve been in awe of her in many ways these last few weeks with the hurricanes then beautiful days.
She is also keeping me busy cleaning up after her! We had leaves plastered to our vehicles,house and shop like we were trying to camouflage them.
We had a few scary moments driving..
Then Mother Nature gives moments of absolute wonder…
And then there’s critters,flowers and fungi…
Truly the poetry of earth is never done!
Have a great week !
This post is going to be about different things going on here on the farm… so grab a cup of coffee , and welcome to our farm!
The garden has been doing great ,it is really looking good since we’ve had some much needed rain. The summer squash will be ready to start picking this week,there’s also little zucchini’s showing on the zucchini plants. Tomatoes are blooming,green beans are also!
The bitties that I got ,so I could once again have my hens to enjoy. We put up a little house closer to our house hoping that some of the wild animals will not be so ready to have a chicken meal. The house is for the hens is predator safe,now if the hawks will leave them alone during the day when they are out free ranging.
The flowerbeds are full of lily blooms right now!
As you can see I still haven’t mulched over the papered walk way yet…. the dollars ran out!😬😀
Now on to the little house across the road…
We have must of the trash out of the house and gone. There are two old TVs that LouAnn and I need help with as they are heavy! We are working on ripping up the tiled flooring and base boards as we discovered that the dog that lived there with the older lady used those as his pee posts! The tiles were in sad shape as you can see.
We are working on two of the back rooms, the windows in them will also need replaced.
There had been a little sewing being done during the heat of the day, as our days are in the upper 80’s (27c to32c)to low 90’s. Nice break time.
And of course a rainbow is always a welcome sight!
Have a good week,friends
The flowerbeds are almost finished,if the mulch wouldn’t have ran out it would have been done. The hardest part is finished though. I also got caught up with the mowing,trimming trees,and shrubs up. Hoping to get a little quilting in tomorrow so I can at least say I got a little done. Enjoy the garden photos….
That wheelbarrow is one handy thing to have around,even the grandchildren get pushed around in it.🙂
I love to sit on the porch just as the sun is coming up with a cup of coffee in my hands ,listening to the birds sing, and other nature sounds.
Here is the mower that I use to mow the five acres that need mowing here on the farm.
I love living in the country but at times it can be frustrating when wild animals come into your yard making holes that you have to fill in and level out. Armadillos can be a for real pain!
Living in one of my rose bushes is a nest of little birds , mama bird wasn’t happy with my at all! She gave strict orders for those little things to hunker down,and not move… and that is just what they did!
Have a great weekend!
“..is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.”
– Elizabeth Murray
Beautiful lines but what it doesn’t tell you of all the back aches ,sore fingers ,ant bites and an endless amount of weeds that come with this art. So why do I have flowerbeds and a little garden? A finished flowerbed and a healthy little garden gives me much satisfaction when completed. Let me show you were I have spent many an hour the last week.
Before tacking the flowerbed,here’s a before….
Weeds and lots of pruning needed to be done. Here is how far I’ve gotten on this flowerbed…
The white stuff is shredded paper I like to put in under the mulch it helps keep the ground cooler in the summer when the days are very warm.
I’m about half way done,the other half still looks like this.
I also have all the limbs and old leaves cleaned up from under the pecan trees so that it can be mowed. There’s also a Pileated woodpecker that visited me out there looking for the last few pecans to be found.
Lots of little piles burning the debris
Then a raised garden was made.. we don’t need a large garden anymore with just a few of us here at home. So my son Mike found some old railroad ties for me,and it work out perfect!
It is now ready to be planted… that’s on next weeks list.🙂
Now for a show and tell of the flowers blooming around me….
Also the azaleas will be ready to prune next week as they are starting to drop their blooms.
So no sewing here for a bit… the weather is just to nice outdoors.
Have a great weekend !