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Friday, November 4, 2022

November 5, 2022

It has been awhile since we last posted.  Life is going crazy fast these days!

The barn blew down in a storm, and missed our new building by 19 inches!  We were very fortunate and definitely had the guiding hand of God protecting our big investment!  The wind blew just right, and the old barn plunged forward, and now we are working to disassemble the trouble on the ground.  

We had really wanted it down, because we didn’t want it to fall on someone, or our wild animals who frequented it, or any other things, so we aren’t sad about it, just hadn’t figured it in the schedule…so it goes!  Lol!

Our new addition to the farm!  A diesel tank that holds 266 gallons of fuel.  We have been concerned about the availability and the raising price of fuel for awhile now, and since everything on the farm uses diesel, well, it’s peace of mind.  I thought we might need to take out a small business loan to get it filled…haha! 

The blueberries are tucked in with pine straw for the winter.

Everything is winding down on the ridge.  The fall colors were excellent this year, but they were very early, by nearly three weeks!  The mums this year were very bright also!

Some sunrise pics for y’all to enjoy!  Hope ya get some porch sittin in on this great fall!

Won’t be long till we head somewhere south for the winter, and I certainly hope to catch up on this blog!

Get a great week everybody!

Found this on the internet, and I don’t know who the carver was to give credit, but it spoke to my soul!  Hope y’all enjoy it too!

Monday, August 22, 2022

 August 22, 2022

We continue to keep a steady stream of sweat running off our faces!  Lol !  

We did however loose an entire month due to poison oak!  We had a standing dead ash tree fall onto one of our fields, and our first thought was one of pure joy… look at how much firewood we could harvest!

I saw some vines on the old trunk of the tree, and looked at the leaves of the vine, to make sure it wasn’t poison ivy.  The leaves looked like green oak leaves.  We worked on that tree for three days.  The forth morning, we noticed swelled mosquito bite spots on our legs, and arms.  We thought maybe some mosquitoes had invaded during the night.  During breakfast on that forth morning, we noticed some blisters forming on the mosquito bites…darn!  

We tried every single home remedy we heard of, from white shoe polish dabbed on, to menthol salve dabbed on.  It was ridiculous really! 

After 21 days, our nightmare was over, but I can promise y’all that that tree was tractor pushed off into the woods to rot!  Honestly, I can’t think of any worse thing to have!  

Anyway… the tomatoes are done in the garden.  

The sweet potato squash is looking awesome!

The Gracie beans are blooming, so we will be covered up in beans in about three weeks.

The above picture is of the Lima beans.  I have never grown limas before, so this is my maiden growing.  The lower picture above is of the Gracie beans blooming.  They are such a pretty white!  

Hope y’all have a wonderful week, and close out this month with some real porch sittin, and coffee sippin!