Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pea Picking

So, I have some great pictures on a new camera, but I can't get my pictures to download from the camera to computer...but, I have taken a few pictures with Ben's phone this week, so here they are - 

boys on the farm learn to drive pretty quickly...

Don't worry, these are just in the driveway at the farm!

LK has learned to use a lightsaber from her brother  -

watching Turtleman

Call of the Wildman

Lola has to help Ben drive to the hay field...

while Jack and I ride along and goof off!

 We stopped by mamaw and papaw's for lunch and the kids found plenty to work on -

Checking the mail

Shelling peas

Jack found mamaw's garden hat...

and Bart's big hat!

There is always plenty to do this time of year and thankfully
plenty of help as well!

You can always count on something being broken down at the farm,
Jack is already a big help around the farm.  They are working on the bat-wing

They didn't even know I was taking this picture or did they realize they were
doing the exact same thing, sweet boys...
 The temperature reached 102 today... things are so dry, we have been praying for rain and now we are waiting on the storm clouds...

Friday, June 22, 2012


Guess what we have recently started picking this summer -

Blueberries!  Definitely in my top three with corn and tomatoes!  Dad has several big blueberry bushes at his shop and the kids and I met mom to pick a few mornings ago.  By the time we got there, she had already picked this bucket full (good for Jack) -

 Before Jack ate them all, we decided to strap on our buckets and pick some of our own -
Dad makes these great berry-picking buckets out of coffee cans... 

Jack was a little upset because his bucket was empty, so he stole some of mine

Dad stopped by to help and of course LK needed him, so he just plopped down on the ground and they picked blueberries from there...

 The fruits of our labor -

Time for a break and a little sidewalk chalk -

kids these days...

This was Lola Kate's artwork from Vacation Bible School.
Apparently my sweet darling would only let them paint one of her hands,
hence the double right-handed flower!

We helped mom in her yard and it wore LK out
 Corn Update: Remember this picture from a few weeks ago?  Well, I swung by this field yesterday to look at the corn and this is what it looks like now -

Pretty, don't you agree?  We're still praying for rain, but things are still holding up fairly well. 
 We saw this truck in town -
Maybe we can get the Cornfield Cadillac to haul for us

And then this last random summertime picture for today -

Sweet cousins sharing a picnic

Monday, June 18, 2012

Replanting & Garden Update

So...Ben spent the day replanting beans.  Yep, that's right, REplanting beans...yuk!  For some reason, and he is not sure why, the beans he planted 12 days ago have not shown up.  So, if we are going to make beans this year in that field, he had to start replanting.  That means twice the seed cost, twice the fuel cost, and twice the time.  Pretty frustrating when there is so much going on right now. 
We could really use a rain...

After the trip to Atlanta this past weekend, the kids and I stayed at home today to try and get things back in order.  We did go visit a friend of mine that gave us this -

Not 100% sure on a name yet - maybe Jabba the Hut or Han Solo...I just hope it will eventually take care of our mole problem. 

I did get out and work the garden a bit -

Here are some pictures of how the garden looks since we planted a few weeks ago -

squash and tomatoes

green bean teepee - next time taller and more stakes

Roma tomato vines

Cucumbers and sunflowers
While I weeded the garden, Jack found entertainment in this -

squash man
I forgot to pick the squash before we left for the weekend, so these were too big to eat...

 This entertained him for about an hour.  He went in and found the glue and wiggle eyes himself.

 I tried to help him put hair on one of his squash men, but "mom, squash people don't have hair, silly".
Oh - sorry...

Squash family

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Count your blessings...

Just a note to my dad on father's day -
 Wow, who would have thought we would have gotten to this stage so quickly?  Isn't there a song that says, "Count your blessings, one by one"?  Well, if there isn't, there should be.  I have been so blessed to have a dad like you!
Thanks dad, for all you have done and still do today.  Thank you for raising me in a loving home and supporting me, always.  Thank you for your words of wisdom, your advice - even if you thought it wasn't always appreciated!  I love you dad, more than you know!