We are expecting heat later this week but why now? Because school is starting. It’s been so nice and now we’ll join most of you with hot weather.
Early Saturday morning Farmer Tim called and wondered if he could come over and cut up that fallen tree that lays in the path of the north wilderness trail.
And here’s another result of hard work – I simply took these shoes off and threw them in the garbage – and then went to Walmart after church and bought a $10 pair to wear outside and to the barn.
And I have learned so much about nightshade from all of you and the internet. This has not been on the farm until the past few years – where has it come from? Isn’t there a weed killer that could kill it? I worked in the dog kennel again and now I need to work on the other side. At least it’s easy to pull but I have to admit my hands are hurting from all the pulling.
I intend to work hard today so that later in the week when the heat arrives I can sew in the AC – this includes cleaning! Ugh, it’s dirty and messy around here! Of course of the two of us who live here, I’m the only one who cares. No big surprise there, huh?
Greta and Gracie are fine – shy little Grace climbs all over me when I’m trying to sew – she is really coming out of her shell!
Remember this picture of the ironweeds in 1979? Several people have asked how I got rid of them. My trusty old corn knife! If I were doing it today I’d have a steel blade on my string trimmer but this was 1979 so it was by hand.
And since you might be interested in seeing what the rest of the place looked like:
Remember my fabulous kitchen cupboards? Well, here they are when I moved in – just the same but the old kitchen was painted two tones of turquoise which I then painted white.
And this is after we tore off the second story and rebuilt the house keeping only the stone fireplace and the old kitchen cupboards. What is it about old photos? I’ve been looking for several I wanted to post but can’t find them! Grrrr……. When I come across them I’ll just pop them in.
My view this morning while I write this and drink coffee – sorry you didn’t have this to read during YOUR morning coffee!