Monday, August 18, 2014

American Goldfinch

 Sure won't be long these birds won't be so beautiful they will change with the temperature outside.
He was a hungry little finch the birds below just kept wanting to eat and he would run them off and as you can see in the pictures he continued eating.

The Great Indiana State Fair is over I think it had good attendances the weather was great.  If you didn't make it, there is always next year. 
We have gotten  more rain so now maybe we could use some drying time for our corn before harvest starts. 
Just wanted to stop by saw this little bird so added him to my post.
Take care  and enjoy the rest of your summer.




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back again

This is one flower that is seem all over the fairgrounds  but who doesn't like sunflowers.
 Back again in the Pioneer Village today hooking on our rugs.  The one below will be in the Auction on Sat at 12:00 noon  it took 900 hours of work to complete.      It is one rug that would look great in my kitchen as I have roosters and chickens.   Hope we have lots of bidders  I will get my number.  Hope all are enjoying their time at the Fair. I will be back in a few day
Farm report trying to get another cutting of hay in and hauling grain to get ready for harvest.  We did get a 1.96 inches of rain the other day just in time, the beans were starting to roll not something you want to see.  The rain will also help keep the pastures green.
Until we talk again have fun and be kind to each other.  Take a day and go to The Great Indiana State Fair


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pioneer Village

I do love the Pioneer Village   All the old tools and equipment in that building and to think someone used them  Makes me tired to think about how long it took to make something with them.
Well I was rug hooking with a few others should have taken a picture but I didn't
I got to help raise the flag and that is a first for me  The First Lady Karen Pence fired off the cannon woo too loud for me.  Then we raised the flag. 
I have several small gourds in the FFA  Country Store  and they have lots more to look at Jellies, Soaps, Salsa, soup mixes  I believe I saw ice cream  come on by and help them make some money
All for tonight take care and be kind to each other.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wheat Harvest continues

This goes in the barn to be used inside.
As I said wheat harvest continues but we are rolling up straw to be used as  bedding in the fields where our cows will be calving next winter.  The extreme weather we went through last winter makes a farmer want more for the cows and their calves.  This last year we had some corn stalks we rolled a couple of years ago and that worked better than a foot of snow.  Just unroll and you give them a blanket  of dry bedding. 
We are cutting and baling more hay for this winter.  All the crops are looking good so far but until the fat lady sings or the combine rolls you never know.
The weather is great for all the county fairs that are going on around Indiana go and enjoy; help support 4-H
Until we talk again, be kind to each other.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wheat Harvest to everything there is a season

 Wheat harvest in full swing we mainly raise wheat for the straw but it is another cash crop. Then we either double crop soybeans, or this year one of the fields will be planted in hay come fall. 

 With a wheat crop comes the straw and what better weather then what we are experience right now, but I have seen years that  you could cook an egg on the hood of the truck pulling the trailer.  We had some great help last night hope they will hang out for a couple of days. 
This straw will be used for bedding in our barns.  We have a small feed lot for our own calves and they need a dry place to lay in rainy seasons or snow in the winter.  The straw is unloaded into the barns for later use



While we were loading the trailers my grandson mentioned that with all the moderization in farming this is still the way used unless you want to use a pitch fork and a wagon
Thank God for all the weather either good or bad the rain has been plentiful so far this year and I acknowledge those who have had some wind damage maybe you will still have a crop to sell.
We are celebrating the 4th of July with family gatherings either work or play, time spent together.
Take care and be nice to each other

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Time to Garden




This was our first week as owners of Berries and Ivy County Store we have a face book page stop by and like our page and say HI our Open house is June 28 thru July 5 closed July 4                             Farm report:    Got a lots of hay up over the last couple of weeks.  Still having a few calves.    Corn is looking good the cold weather sort of cause some yellowing but it is off and running.  I thought the wheat look like it was trying to turn  but it is getting close to the 4th time to combine wheat and bale straw.  Beautiful weather we are having  enjoy it the next few days.   Take care and stay safe





















    

I replanted the spots that didn't come up  We had a hard rain after I planted these

I have eyed these 2 tubs thought about taking them to the store but I would had to get the guys to move them.     So I told them to move them to my garden  and put some dirt in so I can plant my potatoes. And of course they laughed at me.  One red and one white potatoes  there is a drain hole at one end

Milk weed for the Monarchs

Sorry to say but the Mother bird never show up these are probably a month old

Sweet potatoes long time since I grew  them my MIL always planted sweet potatoes

Something has attacked this tomato plant  didn't see any worms Wondering can they be slugs???

Always have to grow sunflowers

Old cook stove for sale



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summertime--Ice Cream

 It has been a while since I have blogged but I really am very busy trying to get our new store filled with new merchandise just for our customers.
These pictures are of the Ozark Fisheries operation.    Farm Bureau members toured one of the fish farms and we had our ice cream social  and resolutions meeting
These pictures tell a story and I will write under some of them.  Ozark has been raising gold fish since the early 1900  They have a lot of experience doing just that.  Joe the grandson of the Farmer  who started this operation was our tour guide.  They sell millions of fish and they were in all sizes. 



These are interesting as this  is what the female lays her eggs in and then they are put in containers that are temperature controlled and  the oxygen checked every 3 hours.  At least we don't check the cows that often