Monday, June 9, 2008


What may be the first of many sunflowers appeared today along the fenceline where the bird feeders live. Hmmm. Lots of sunflower seeds for the cardinals may translate into lots of sunflowers too. What a fun and colorful surprise.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Coming Attractions

One of my favorite parts of farm life is picking wild blackberries along the fencelines through most of July. Just noticed that the tiny blackberries are starting to appear. Very exciting.

Small green tomatoes are starting to appear as well. There are at least five varieties planted this year (Big Boy, Champion VNFT, Patio, Cherry, and Mr. Stripey), so there will be no shortage of tomatoes this summer. I can hardly wait. Will start looking for my Tomato Pie recipe soon.


Summer heat has arrived and it has been over 100 degrees the past few days. Yuck. I am happy to have lots of projects indoors in the AC. Did sneak out this evening to let the dogs run in the field for awhile --- and then allowed them to flop around in the baby pool afterwards, which they love. The field next to mine was being mowed completely yesterday and today was being baled for hay. Really fun to watch the super BIG equipment at work --- although I'm sure the operator was very warm by the time he got done.