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July on the Farm-2015

I  have to share a few pictures that I have taken around the farm the past several weeks.

Like the rest of you, my garden is producing a bountiful harvest-except for tomatoes.




Better Boy tomatoes.

I finally picked my first two little ones last evening. I have beautiful vines with lots of green tomatoes hanging on. They are just slow!

I am canning snaps and the okra is just starting to produce.




We are eating cucumbers and Incredible Sweet Corn.


The Hales Best cantaloupes are huge. Some critter was in the process of helping himself but I found it just in time. They are large teeth marks but it didn’t not penetrate the skin of the melon.


I brought this cantaloupe in last evening and it is 10 inches long and 7 inches high.



The twins.


The family portrait!

IMG_8597The cows were contently grazing in the pasture until we rode out with the golf cart. They had worked their way up to the corner where there is a gate into another pasture.  They thought “daddy” was going to open it and let them in. The video clip tells their displeasure when he didn’t.


Big Daddy


Huge, fluffy, magnificent clouds.


A deer on the pipeline. I never understand why environmental groups complain about pipelines. The gas line is buried deep in the soil. The gas company keeps it mowed. It makes a wonderful place to see, take pictures and yes, even hunt, deer and turkeys as they  pass from the woods on one side to the other.


Venus shining brightly above the moon.


The tiny spot on the far right is Jupiter.


Rose of Sharon bush


The bees bury their noses into the blossoms sucking up the nectar.



The butterflies love the Gold-Mound Lantana


Black-eyed Susans






The Dog Days of July

July can be brutal and this year was no exception. We had 100 plus degrees with high humidity for 2 solid weeks followed by a week of storms. This week it has been in the upper 90’s with high humidity and frankly, I am tired of it.

My feet hurt and I am hot and miserable! More about my feet in a another blog. (Read “My Feet Hurt” in the Everyday Life or July 2012 category).  In this blog I want to show some July pictures from around the farm.

A hawk-he didn’t let me get very close!

The BMR corn Gene planted for hay.

Mama cow licking off her newborn calf.

A big storm damaged one of our trees.

Power lines went down and we didn’t have electricity for 1-1/2 days.

Daylillies-one of the joys of July.

Full moon over the silos.

Harvesting sweet corn.

Shelling limas

Bountiful Better Boy tomatoes

Wondering refreshing rain after several weeks of heat and drought.

Lantana  enjoying the heat and sun.

Eating and canning tomatoes.

Grandkids, Karla and Ryan, were here for several days.

Black-eye Susans

Fresh “Blushing Star” peaches from the orchard to freeze and can.

Fresh, fried okra with onions for supper and I don’t have to share. (Gene does not like it!)

Even though it is hot and humid and almost unbearable at times I would not trade my place in the country for the concrete of the city.  Sometimes it pays to look around a little and you realize your spot in life is pretty good!

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