I am still having trouble keeping up with blog land! I suspect, with the temperatures slowly creeping up into the 90's I will soon be entertaining myself more indoors! The heat index today was supposed to have been 100* ...it's all this coastal humidity! When the winds keep up it is not bad but when we get a still day I turn into some kind of sweat factory! OK,sorry, middle age sweaty woman images may not be how you want to start your day!
First off on my catch up post...I received an award from my bloggin' buddy Texan....thank you!
Now the rules for this award are as follows. Thank the person who gave it to you, share some things about yourself, pass along the award to other bloggers and contact them about their award.
Now,I don't think there is anything that strange or interesting about me...if I were to ask someone who knew me they would probably have a different opinion about the strange part!! Let's see....in 1969 I was abducted by aliens...no, just kidding ,I wasn't even born in 1969!
I have a pair of tiny water frogs that live in a tank amid the ever growing clutter on my desk and I enjoy watching them immensely......I have an unnatural fear of the dark, particularly the outside dark.....I like to "graze" from the yard and the woods.....when I was a teenager I drove a 1965, candy apple red, mustang...I have no regrets.That last one may sound strange to some but it is true non the less...
So to pass this one on to some more of my blogging friends.....
Small Farm Girl - Crazy about country living girl ,like most of us!
Foothills Poultry----all things chicken!
Some-Things Cookin' - Another crazy about the country girl!
The Wild Magnolia -a lover of beautiful words with a country girl heart!
A Goat's View of Eden Hills-Millie Ann Saanen, a lovely goat..because you all know I love those goatie blogs!
There are soo many more blogs out there I absolutely love!
Now I would like to tell you about some giveaways! Let's face it, we all love the giveaway part of blog land!
Eden Hills is giving away a hand made , very cute, window sill cat to celebrate her 100th post!
Broken Teepee is giving away an audio book,The War Lovers,by Evan Thomas. I won Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter from one of her many giveaways a couple of weeks ago and me and The Boy have really enjoyed listening to it on our long trips to town! So, I would love to win another one! She is also giving away some Tropical Traditions shredded coconut! I am a big fan of Tropical Traditions and have been using their stuff for about 5 years now! She has lots of other giveaways going on so go over and check her out! Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't yet!
Now for some farm stuff! I am going to show you some garden picts... please,do not judge me by the size of my weeds!
Apparently I am raising a rather obscene egg plant! This is the only one growing this..um..well..extra appendage! I have never grown egg plant since my boys don't care for it ,I just planted 3 this year for me!
I have lots of green tomatoes...all the many varieties I planted have done well so far. I am still planning on narrowing it down for next year...I guess it will be up to taste since they all are growing and putting on tomatoes!
This plant is in the biggest tomato cage I know of and is already way past the top!
The yellow squash is covered in babies! I feel a batch of squash pickles needing to be made up soon!
These are Roma flat green beans.They have done excellent! I have already picked two big messes off them and they have plenty more and are still blooming! They have a wonderful flavor too! I will definitely be planting these beans again this fall! I do not know how well they can since I only planted a "sample". I will know this fall because I will plant a bigger patch,I really hope they can well.
This corn is called Black Mexican....have to wait and see about it....
Here I have tomatoes growing up the cattle panels, cucumbers growing underneath and speckled butter beans to the right. That is tall grass I pulled up and hung on the top wire of the butter beans to give them something to climb on to get up to the top wire...ingenious..maybe...but mostly I was just too lazy to go back up to the house for garden string!
Here you can see the tomato side,lots of green tomatoes in there! I am workin' on the weeds..but I will tell ya'll the truth..the weeds always,eventually win!
This is the kind of tomato I always think about when I here heirloom! The deeply lobed, pear shaped tomato...this is Goldman's Italian American.
The first 2 rows are purple hull peas and the next is a dry soup bean...Hutterite...
These are supposed to be some of those Chinese long beans,I an excited to see if they will really grow a foot!
Here are some of my Easter Lilies! No,they don't know it is way past Easter!
I had to get a few shots of the sheep happily grazing in the fading light! They have mostly shed off their winter coats..some have a nappy patch or two left! Painted Desert Sheep do not have a usable wool and sheed off their winter coats without having to be sheared. That one looking over her shoulder is Foxy! She and her brother were the first two sheep babies born this year! The Boy named her Foxy because she has a reddish color to her! The girls don't grow horns...
I loved this shot of sheep butts! I couldn't help it, they refused to turn around and smile!