It’s been such a long time since I’ve written anything on here. I hope you all have had a good summer! Ours has been busy here at the farm.
It’s been a year since my husband’s accident with the fall from the silo, and he has healed considerably. He still walks with a limp, but is getting around well, and we are very thankful.
I kind of took the year off to get grounded again. I got pretty run down the first part of the year taking care of things while my husband was off his feet… We also lost our beloved greyhound, Fiat, very unexpectedly and suddenly earlier this summer. (We lost our first greyhound, Zippy, to his battle with cancer less than a year before.)
So I’ve been spending the last few months trying to get back on my proverbial feet. I’ve been trying to eat better and have lost some weight, and am working toward a healthier lifestyle… not so fast-paced. Haha! Here I thought when we moved to the farm things would slow down! I have found that no matter where you are YOU have to slow things down yourself and prioritize what things are important… life is not going to simplify because of a change in location 🙂
So I’m back and will try to post with some regularity now 🙂 Here are some pictures of what’s been happening around here this year.
And how is everybody doing? I hope you are all well!
Until next time,
Ps. You can click on the pictures to see the text captions 🙂
We had some lovely strawberries before the summer drought hit
We were finally able to start selling eggs at the end of the drive!
We had two hatchings of chicks this spring… kept 2 hens and 2 roosters.
My milkweed attracted some monarch butterflies!
I taught myself to take cuttings this year. Here is a forsythia transplant.
The fall colors were amazing at the farm this year!
Fiat’s apple tree we tended together. Planted in his memory.
Olivia.. brave huntress of bugs.
Tiny pumpkin gourds from my garden.
I loved this autumn sensation sunflower mix. Will be growing them again!
Mammoth and Grey Stripe sunflowers. Massive blooms that the birds went wild over.
The beginning of my herb garden!
My husband. This man keeps me smiling!
We took a quick vacation into northern Michigan. Old Lighthouse at Mackinaw
Beach at Mackinaw City
Monach slurping up pear nectar
We got peaches!!! Enough for a cobbler!
Our newly adopted greyhound boy, Ryker. Got him on Labor Day. He melts my heart.
Gem glass corn that I grew. I will be growing more of this beauty!
Heirloom Fairytale Pumpkin from my garden.
Pie Bird Quilts has been very busy this year as well… new projects all the time.
My husband made this picnic table earlier this summer and we have enjoyed using it and the grill he put in.
We’ve gotten the front part of the house just about finished.
We are putting the house back the way it would have been around the time of WWI.
We only had a couple of meals-worth of potatoes this year, but they were very tasty!