Oh great answers to the farming questions QuiltE, thanks so much! I have never seen those long tube things here in California. They are something new to me.
I finished my last weeks blocks tonight, but have not started this weeks. We are leaving on a camp out with our camping group on Sunday, and have a graveside service tomorrow, then a memorial service on Saturday for my last uncle on my dad's side of the family. I have one uncle still alive on my mom's side of the family, and he is 93!
I'm going to take my fabric and templates (I printed out all the rest last week) in the RV, so hopefully I can get some of the blocks all cut out. I so hate to get behind!
Such interestin' farm info! Kool!
I want ta grow tomatos & usually can. The problem has been the drought. I'm hoping that it is over. :)
Well, BIL tomatoes were a bust. Too ripe, spoiled the whole batch after beginning of the process. We all tried. I love the tales of the farm...it was so different fifty years ago!!
I drove the team of horses a few times for Granddad to pick the corn by hand...one ear at a time...into the wagon with one side higher than the other so the ears would bounce back into the wagon... some 60 plus years ago!
It was wonderful this morning reading everyone's story; made the day a little brighter. We finally got about 3 or 4 inches of rain that soaked right into the ground yesterday and last night, but it turned cold here...41 when dh dug the sweet potatoes this morning. I pulled all the beets and turnips, giving the tops to the guineas who thanked me for them.
Unexpected photo from the past was published today on the Wildwood AF facebook page, showing me very much a mother-to-be with our first child that was born July 1969 in Alaska...at 9 lbs, 12 oz. and 21 inches long...Sam cost us a $17.89 hospital bill back then...probably the photo was taken in early June...looked like twins!!
Oh now isn't that a FUN find! I do think that you now need to show us the photo!!! :)
I was around farms growing up, but never worked on one so this is interesting info. :)
I have had a good week...I got 5 PC blocks finished and 2 Rosie ones. Might have a little time to get some more done this weekend.
Tonight the kids and I are going on a "Chocolate Walk" in a nearby town. A lot of small shops are open late (8pm-11pm) and offering chocolate treats. They have done this for many years but we've never gone before. I am looking forward to checking out some of those shops I drive by all the time but have never stopped.
Tomorrow we are going to an auction. It is supposed to be cold, so not sure how long we will stay...kind of depends on if there is anything "good" that we really want and if things are going "high" or not.
OMG a CHOCOLATE Walk! ......... they must have people by the millions show up!
And then with all that chocolate, do you reallythink you're going to bring those darlings home and get them to go to sleep? :)
I'll look forward to hearing more about the chocolates .... and good luck at the auction tomorrow. Looking for anything in particular?
Oh Carrie, that sounds like so much fun! Yum!!!
Wow a Chocolate Walk, count me in, I'll be right there:D
Love all the farm stories, I am a city girl, who hates getting her feet dirty, it's just one of my little quirks:p
Will have to put my thinking cap on for some unique farm stories for you MiraB ... of course, none come to mind as they are "normal" to me!
I'm sure many of you could tell me LOTS of city stories ... I have such limited exposure in that regard!! :)