Tuesday on the Farm

I have three boarders today. Jackson is here while his parents are in Guatemala on a mission trip.

Bentley is here while his parents go to the State Fair to watch granddaughters show cattle.

And Ginger came at the last minute this morning just for the day.  She’s a little pistol – I love terriers!  I guess everybody knows that by now.

Somebody mentioned the chickens – this was a quick picture taken inside the barn.  I can do better.  And I will.

I got 10 eggs yesterday which I took to the house in the bottom of my shirt.  I think I’d better be finding my old egg basket if all 25 start laying.

On my way to the barn I took a picture of this volunteer pumpkin vine growing from one of the pumpkins I fed to the goats last fall.  I hope I get some pumpkins from it and not just vines.

This is also a very healthy morning glory vine growing all the way up the light pole but not a single blue bloom!  What’s with that?  You wait – just as soon as I see a bloom or two, it will freeze!

That’s what I’m doing today, folks!  I think it’s a reading/sewing/watching the dogs sort of day, don’t you?

25 thoughts on “Tuesday on the Farm

  1. Linda

    Hi Mary!
    I am looking for your Wild Turkeys pattern. Do you know if it is available anywhere or possibly in one of your books? Thanks so much for any help you can provide.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Linda – it’s not in any book but I do have all the masters yet. Mid you really want a copy I can make you one and send it for $10.00. Mary Etherington, 2345 Palm Ave, Garner, IA 50438. (If you only knew how many we hauled to the landfill!)

  2. Kathy

    I like the idea of your day being a sewing, reading and watching the dogs. For myself, reading and enjoying my cats is one way to spend an enjoyable time. Your chickens look like they’re going to be prolific in egg production. I know you are going to be making lots of egg dishes. What a delightful life you live!

  3. Launa Peters

    Mary, Mary, How your garden does grow!! I recently read PUMPKIN BLOOMS NEED BEES TO POLLINATE. My last Morning Glory seeds didn’t flower either and I believe they are a ‘no no’ plant here in CA. A long time friend..since jr. high school… sent me a few seeds from her AZ blooms. Yours looks so hearty. No frost danger here….looking at 100 degrees here today.
    Ginger certainly looks like she isn’t going to miss any of the goings on there today. What a darling dog friend.
    Last night American Heartland featured Iowa …Corn and The Amana Colony. Quite interesting.
    Enjoy your day.

  4. Kathy Hanson

    We have wonderful morning glory vines too – and no blue flowers! We keep waiting!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Bernadette – she looks like a Norwich terrier to me but she came from the shelter so who knows?

  5. Ann Barlament

    I’m guessing that Jackson will be there the longest and he doesn’t look to happy. But I’m certain he will soon feel right at home.

  6. Cindie

    My morning glory’s aren’t blooming either. First year they have not.
    Mary, do you take out of town (human) boarder’s? I would love to spend a day with all
    your animals.
    Love everyone of your blogs. Thanks for sharing.

        1. CountryThreads Post author

          Cindie – I retired so I wouldn’t have to work so hard, remember?

  7. Carol

    Loving the bad hair day chicken!

    My honeysuckle just starting blooming, months late. Western New York is having the hottest summer in 75 years. Hundreds of daffodil plants yielded about ten blossoms. Peony blossoms appeared but did not open, hydrangea tree is stunted and so are the blooms….impatiens died two weeks after planting, the deer ate the hosta blossoms.

    I give up!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Carol – sounds like you’ve had a bad gardening year! Too bad! I’d give up, too.

  8. Diane

    It’s a sad day when Western NY is hot and humid!! My sister in Bemus Point did the same thing, Carol, gave up!! i just took a class from Nancy Mahoney–fun. Your dog visitors are so cute. Squeak is attacking the little quilt icons–lol. To bed.

  9. Sandy Kolarik

    As much as I hated seeing your business close, I now can see how much you enjoy being retired. Never a dull moment. I also am saddened by the loss of our beloved Lucy, 16+ German Wirehair. The other gal seems at a lost (she reminds me of your little gal you just lost). Do you think they miss there friend? Wasn’t sure if I’m ready for a new dog.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sandy – I definitely think our Telly is a different dog since we lost Faye, just as I am a different person. Telly is sad and depressed – actually she’s better now that Rick is home every day. I don’t think I can ever have another terrier again after losing two so close together which makes me sad but I miss Faye so much I can’t bear to lose another. I feel your pain and you have my sympathy – it’s a terrible heartache to experience.

  10. Tammy Guerrero

    I also have no blooms on my morning glories. My dad who is my neighbor has lots of flowers on his. Don’t know what the problem is. I also live on a farm and look forward to hearing your daily posts from your farm. Thanks for sharing your pets with us.

  11. Diane M

    Reading/sewing/watching dogs and cats sounds wonderful. Unfortunately, my niece’s two month old son died from SIDS over the weekend. The funeral is today. I think it’s going to be a long day. Maybe tonight I’ll try to do some of those enjoyable things.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane – oh, I am so sorry! How tragic! Our granddaughter Camber just turned 2 months yesterday – we would be heartbroken as I’m sure your whole family is.

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