Farm News

This is what I call perfect weather – highs in the 70’s and low humidity – it’s our reward for last winter.

Wonderful Morning

The peonies are beginning to bloom and I’m going to miss most of them because we are leaving for Eric’s wedding this morning. He is getting married in International Falls, MN, which is about a 10 hour drive from here. Linda and Geil, my pet sitters, arrived yesterday and will take care of everybody while we’re gone. This is no small task, believe me! I have tried to write absolutely everything down but even that is hard. I will be blogging with pictures of our trip so check Chicken Scratch – can be found with a tab on our home page

Peonies Peonies in the house Leaving for the wedding Geil and Linda

Rick and I got married on Flag Day 17 years ago and now Eric and Nikki will be married on the same day. It’s also Eric’s birthday – so he’ll never forget his anniversary – ha!


Marilyn H. sent me new hyacinth bean vine seeds this year and I am hovering over them several times a day to see if they’re growing. Many have sprouted but I’m hoping for more. I bought this round iron “thing” for the vine to crawl on – Rick says it’s from an old corn crib.


My Millie is the only cat who likes to sit on the edge of the stones – she’s almost the perfect cat.


Rick and I, with Connie’s help, moved the old pump organ to the hallway outside the piano room. I love playing old hymns on this old musical instrument – especially Christmas carols.


I finished Shelby’s baby quilt – a navy, gray and cream chevron, just half square triangles. No pattern – just rows of navy and neutral triangles placed in a chevron pattern.


We enjoyed camp last week – here are our dog visitors with Telly supervising at the bottom of the steps.

Dogs at camp

Connie and Mary Baker will be greeting many of you at the Chicago show – I’m sorry I won’t be seeing you this year but I’m looking forward to the wedding weekend – no sewing just relaxing with family and taking a leisurely drive home.

I will be blogging about the wedding if you’re interested. Time to go – see you on the blog!


Just for a laugh…

On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, ‘Dad, I know babies come from mommies’ tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?’ After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust, ‘You don’t have to make up something, Dad. It’s okay if you don’t know the answer.’

Just before I was deployed to Iraq , I sat my eight-year-old son down and broke the news to him. ‘I’m going to be away for a long time,’ I told him. ‘I’m going to Iraq ..’ ‘Why?’ he asked. ‘Don’t you know there’s a war going on over there?’

5 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. MartyCae

    Happy Anniversary to you and safe travels to your wedding! Was it hot on your wedding day?

  2. Mary H

    I remember reading about you getting married in the goat gazette and can’t believe it has been that long ago. Happy anniversary! I have a question–how do you get the ants off your peonies to be able to take them inside?

  3. Rose Mikulski

    Wow, Flag Day/June 14th is a pretty popular day for celebration. I’m a Flag Day baby and so was one of my brother-in-laws. Have a happy anniversary and happy wedding day; enjoy your trip. I’ll miss seeing you in Rosemont.

  4. Connie Olson

    Your pictures are SO great. I really miss the Goat Gazette, but I do like your daily notes. And the jokes, too. Keep up the good work.

  5. Marilyn H

    Mary, My little bean vine plants look like yours. We have had rain almost every day for two weeks and they are growing well. Keep our fingers crossed.

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