Y’all I’ve seriously tried writing multiple times, & it’s just not worked out! We went out of town to work rodeos Friday & Saturday. I still feel like I’m playing catch up on sleep & chores!
Hubby bringing in Ole Glory.
We had a great time. My son & husband help friends who put on rodeos occasionally. I enjoy going when I can. Everything went well, & we had fun except for the “vintage” aka very outdated motel we slept in Friday night. That was intense. Lol. The water was “almost warm”, & the bed spreads were see through. We borrowed pillows & bedding from our friend’s camper & made do. We were so tired that we barely noticed the springs poking us through the mattress. 🙄😂 Seriously, we slept well. Exhaustion will do that to you. 😉
I have loved going out to my garden each day & finding veggies begging to be picked! 😍 I need to do some serious weeding soon though. It’s amazing how fast weeds pop up! 😩
I better get some sleep. 5:30 will come way too soon. Take care & count your blessings.
A few of the Rodeo crew.
#OleGlory #Rodeo #Garden #gardening #veggies #Motel
I woke up this morning to intense wind blowing the trees & my garden wildly. After it settled down, I went out to check the damage. Nothing was broken but, it took two hours to put it back to normal.
My tomato plants & cages were thrown over onto the hotwire fence. My poor zucchini & yellow squash were tossed over with their “skirts up”! I had an old baby bed Tied like a tent over my cucumbers. It crashed, & I had cucumbers going every which way. My potted plants/container garden was tumbled over on their sides. It was utter chaos! Lol.
I’m thankful for only craziness & no major damage found! It could’ve been way worse. God is good! I better get back outside. Lots of chores to do before a full weekend of rodeos & Father’s Day!
Have a blessed weekend! ~A
Hey, y’all! Hope you are having a great week. My silkies & Buff Orphingtons are getting so big!
Chickens are so messy! Lol. Every time I go outside, someone’s water is muddy or water jug/feeder is filthy. Those dust baths sure can make a mess. Latest chicken drama: See the dangling fence post? I’ve had it for 3 years in this big pen, for a roosting post. Not one injury….. until Sunday afternoon. One of my silkies hung her foot somehow on the string. I had to cut her out with scissors! I found her balancing on one foot, when I came in from church/hay field. She’s doing ok so far. Just a little swelling. She’s getting around well & eating good.
My garden is getting big finally! (Hopefully we won’t have anymore flooding!) I picked my first 3 squash today. Lettuce is growing faster than we can eat so, the chickens are loving that treat too. I went ahead & dug up a couple tator plants. They are kinda tiny but, will be delicious just the same. I’ll leave the others awhile. I can’t wait until I have ripe tomatoes & peppers! Won’t be much longer!
Y’all have a great evening! ~A
#farm #garden #chickens #silkies #Orphingtons
This morning, I planned to sleep in a little, feed my animals, play in my garden, cook lunch & take it to my guys in the hay field. God threw us a curveball instead. 😉
I woke up at 7, when they were getting ready to go to the farm. Told them all bye….only moments later, they all walked back in to say there was a flat on my truck. Thankfully, God blessed us with the flat IN the yard & not ON the road. 🙌🏼 We needed tires put on anyways. So…. on to plan B: Hubby & the boys took another truck to the farm. I had to hop in the shower & head to town. I’ve been sitting at the tire shop almost an hour now. (Fun fun) I was second in line behind a dump truck. Shouldn’t be much longer now. (Praying so anyways!)
After I leave here, I will head to the house, put some jerkey in the dehydrator (I planned to do that earlier), cook lunch, & run it to the guys. I believe we deserve a picnic! Here are some pics I snapped yesterday. I hope you have a blessed weekend. ~A
I thought old gray was dead for a moment. Lol
A few of our horses snacking.
Crooked neck squash
Right side of garden: strawberries & containers.
Something snacked on my bell pepper leaves. 😕
Tomatoes are growing. Something snacked on the leaves though.
View of left side on my garden.
They swarm me when I walk to the barn.
Jingle & Fiddlesticks enjoying their love/tolerate relationship. Lol
Y’all, every time I plant something, I tell myself that I don’t need to label it. That I’ll not forget what I planted. Needless to say, I have 4 squash plants that I’ve been thinking were “spinach”. Lol. I’ve been babying them, & making sure they stayed in the shade. Thinking that spinach wouldn’t do well in the sun. The bigger they’ve gotten, the more confused I’ve been. 🤦🏼♀️ Lord above, help my busy mom-brain. My farm life crazy brain? I’m not sure what to blame anymore. Mercy. 😂😂😂😂
This is me yesterday during my “aha” moment: Ummmm……where’s the extra spinach then? 🤷♀️
#garden #BoyMomma #squash #spinach
My man works shutdowns at power plants & travels some. He’s home for the summer so, I’ve been cooking 3 meals a day. I’ve managed to finally conquer gravy for biscuits! (Yes, I’m sure my granny would be proud! Especially, if I was to start making her chocolate gravy! Yum!!!)
I enjoy cooking but, nothing too fancy. I consider myself a country cook. You know what I mean? Meat & tators are almost always on the menu. Lol. Before Church tonight, I made fresh beef steak, mashed potatoes, biscuits, & baked squash. (Baked French fries for the boys.) It was delicious!
I guess when I cook, I go back to my childhood memories. Sitting around the table, everyone bowing their heads while my Daddy or Poppa prayed. Passing the dishes around, & everyone filling their plates full to running over.
What are some of your favorite childhood memories or meals?
#homeCooked #countryCook #gardenFresh #prayer #family #blessings