Wednesday, July 1, 2009


This was a very outdoors-ish type of day for most of us... My dad baled until noon, then raked some of the ditch hay until Mother took over the raking and Dad went to work on cultivating the sunflowers. After supper, Mom helped us with chores and Dad worked on baling the ditches. Oh, Mom did get a chance to work in the garden for a couple hours this morning and I took this picture of her amongst the potatoes!

Most of Andrew's afternoon was spent in driving the tractor (with the hay-head on it and pulling his dirt-bike behind on a little trailer) over to the hay land we rent about 15 miles away from here, and then cutting down alfalfa. He just got home now.

Jacob & I did several little jobs today---harvesting rhubarb and making sauce to can for Winter; making a rhubarb cake; weeding in the garden some more; moving the sprinkler around in the garden; putting Diatomaceous Earth on the cabbage, broccoli and bean plants to ward of the flea beetles; watering the animals in the heat of the day; cooking; cleaning; etc... I was also very glad to receive a call from my friend, Miranda this afternoon and to learn of the news that she is an aunt now! Her married sister had a baby girl on Sunday... :) Congratulations to you, Miranda! (...and to Dusten & Mariah, of course!!!)


*~Virginia~* said...

wow, your potato plants a BIG!!!!!!
We didnt plant many this year!
Do you get many potato bugs?

Cora Beth said...

We used to have a lot of problems with potato bugs when we lived on our other farm, but in the 6 years we've gardened here, there was only 1 year where we had a little bit of a problem with them. It's really nice not to have to deal with them!