Thursday, August 29, 2013

Butterflies are Free

This little fellow was in my Kitchen window just had to take his picture sorry about the screen
Yes Butterflies are free,  free to fly as far as they can, high and low.  The other day I took these pictures and then went and looked  up butterfly information.    How the male and female are different just the way birds in color and size but when I came to the Swallowtail and found that there 4 different colors of females I was got  but I guess that is life full of  surprises.   I had an invitation from Birds and Bloom Mag. to review   Well I have some of their magazines and if they would like to send me one I would be happy to take it  I paint several birds during the years time.  Nice magazine with lots of great pictures for the artist in me.    
Today I have been trying to get some Halloween painted as we have a show on Sept 7 at Camby Indiana at the Woolkeepers Hook-in (we are a group of rug hookers)  It is on Camby Rd  at the Baptist Church Camp. 
We did get .10 of rain last night not much but better than none.  Hope for cooler weather and for  you to have a safe Labor Day.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Migration has started

 I cannot believe all the birds that are on the grain bins and guide wires.  I would hate to have to climb up there today. 
Not sure where this Heron came from but found her in the pasture just walking around  as I moved closer she flew toward the tree line haven't seen her since.
I  am glad to have my life back to normal the fair is always exciting and new things happening but as they say No place like Home.   We could use some rain to help the soybeans fill,  the ground is very dry.  Going to mow this evening the grass is still growing. 
Hope your life is moving in the right direction.   Take care and we will talk again soon
If you have a way  of getting rid of this mess  please let me know Guns are not allowed

These are some of my Beefheart tomatoes raised and sold by Cox's Plant farm.  They really are heart shaped and have very few seeds

I am another beautiful sunflower

Of all the sunflowers this fellow is standing out in his field.  Don't think the flower will get much larger The building you see in the background is the old summer kitchen which is attached to the main house we  couldn't bear to tear it off so when we bricked the house it got a face lift also.  Part of it still has a dirt floor.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Oh My!!!

Hay loft fell

This is the way my flower garden grows.  I have this all around my house some my think it is weeds but the butterflies and bees enjoy

Since the Great Indiana State Fair is going on this year I entered some antiques  This is my  Mother -in-law's quilt she made when she was 13 years old.  She was born in 1904.  Fern had a collection of quilts that I have enjoyed  Going back to the fair tomorrow having supper at the Pioneer Village such a honor.  That is one hard working group of folks no matter what the weather they are always willing to teach a way of life that that we forget took place in yesteryear.  I will sign off with take care.  Praying for a little rain

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ann's Musings

The above picture is at the Farmers Breakfast during the County Fair  it took place at the Beef and Sertoma Bldg.  The Community Foundation is the main sponsor.  At this meeting we announced that the Community Foundation  has applied for a grant to buy 2 Res-Q-Tubes for the farmers in our county there  are several grain bins.  If there is a chance we ever need one we will have it.  There will be a professional trainers come to town and work with our men so they will be trained properly.   If you read this and want to take the training please get a hold of me or Chris at the extension office

Opening Day at the Indiana State Fair .

This beautiful young lady is my new Great Granddaughter Born July 20  she was 9.7 lbs and 22 in long her name is Addison Lee Ann

 I went to mow the other night and to my surprise there are the Naked Ladies.    I had forgotten I moved them to my yard