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Friday, June 11, 2010

I can not believe the time is moving so fast this year! Where has the year gone? It seems like only yesterday we were getting ready to plant and now we are slap dab in the middle of harvest season.

I have had several friends ask where have I been and what have I been doing! Well as I have said many times the Farm never sleeps! As any farmer knows when you plant, you do it all at one time, then everything comes in at one time! I have been as busy as a bear in a honey factory right before hibernation.

I will say everything is kind of crazy around here! Not that most people would notice!

I did however want to take time to give everyone some idea of what I was doing so I am including some pictures of some of our treasured blessings.

I have put up so far more than 75 quarts of squash and I could not say how many we have shared with family and friends.

I have put up 58 quarts of okra so far,,plus sharing.

These have just started coming in...Still trying to eat my share of these beauties.

Still trying to get over the nightmares of the :Jolly Green Giant" coming after me! I have put up 115 quarts so far and shared many buckets!

With all th rest still got 94 quarts of butter beans put up and shared plenty.

We got more than enough potatoes for a salad or two. 25 bushel I do believe!

I have no clue how many onions we got..never stopped to count them Only know they are good.

The carrots may not be the pretties, but they sure are sweet. I got 20 bags in the freezer and we have eaten quite a few already right out of the garden.

My favorite beets. I have put up 45 quarts of beets, we have eaten some several times and shared probably twice that many!

Am I finished. Heavens NO! Still have plenty of everything in the field, plus more coming on. The corn,watermelons are really growing,peanuts, and never fear everytime one thing gets finished...something else is planted right back in it's place!

Like I said the Farm never sleeps.

Even the sugar cane is growing and doing great.

It will be ready the last of October. and let's not forget in about a month we will be ready to start picking cotton!

Now outside all this I do find time to play with Phillip,sit on the porch with my Dh when he comes home once a week, and I enjoy my walking time,we get our time in the pool and I really try to log into Sp at least once a day!

Please always set your goals. You can do them! This is your life! Life is good and will bring you plenty of joy and happiness!

Have a great Week end!

Thank God I'm a Farm Girl!
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    Ok, after reading you blog and looking at the pics of your BEAUTIFUL veggies, I feel like a whinny little child. I've been busy with gardening and canning and freezing and all that entails, but NOTHING like as much as you have. I can't manage to get it all done and do anything else. My hat is off to you.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Even tho I fuss and whine, I do feel a great sense of accomplishment when it's all done. YOu are truly awesome!!!!!
    2752 days ago
    Not busy...? You have a fantastic garden. Keep at it.

    Jane on Guam
    2752 days ago
    Beautiful vegetables. Great pictures.

    2753 days ago
    Golly, you've been busy ! My step-daughter and husband planted this year on their plot of land a mile from there home in S. Ga. It's 5 acres, but they sure didn't put up as much as you did !
    2753 days ago
    Love the pictures. You are really staying busy. That must be a wonderful life.
    Enjoy your free time.
    2807 days ago
    our garden just started and is much smaller than yours so happy you are enjoying a great life,enjoy all the harvest it will help keep you young. have a great week and lots of hugs
    2809 days ago
    I would love some fresh veggies!
    2810 days ago
    Looks like the farms here around south GA. I hope you're not working too hard! emoticon
    2811 days ago
    I love all those vegetables. You have done a good job preparing for the winter.
    2813 days ago
    We are a bit behind you but have had radishes, spinach, lettuce and asparagus so far. My canning season starts in July. Look out, world! emoticon
    2813 days ago
    like all the veggies
    2815 days ago
  • DEE107
    wow thats a lot of veggies hugs
    2815 days ago
    Wow! You have been busy! Thanks for the pictures. I'd love to see your farm in person. I can see that with all the vegetables that you have your hands full.
    I used to can and freeze the vegetables, so I know you have quite the season left for more work.
    Have a great weekend!
    2815 days ago
    Okay that does it. I am coming to your house. You grow everything I grew up eating! Man what delicious meals you must have!
    2815 days ago
    Wow! That's a lot of veggies! Sure wish we lived closer. The kids and I would love to learn about farming. My 12 year old managed to grow some tomatoes this year, but nothing else seems to be making it, lol.
    2815 days ago
    Oh, my have been a very busy girl. I was raised on a farm where we did everything from having our own truck patch to growing our own flowers, which we sold to the local greenhouse to butchering all our own meat to having fruit trees, etc. I know all too well the labor that goes into a farm. When seeing all your beautiful produce (the eggplants are gorgeous) it sure makes me long for all that fresh stuff again. I try to find a Farmer's Market locally whenever I can as it's so much nicer than the grocery store. Yes, it's an awful lot of work but, boy, you will sure enjoy it all over the winter. Great job!

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    2815 days ago
    This sure made me drooling !!! I love all the healthy fresh veggies!!!
    2815 days ago
    What a great harvest!!! I feel so inadequate!! Now, Barbara, I wish you really could adopt me and I could come and spend some quality time with you....getting to know you and your farm (and the family) and maybe you could teach me how to make a few things grow!!

    All the hugs in the world!!!!!!

    Thank God you are a farm girl!!!!!

    2815 days ago
    My, you have had quite a harvest! And those veggies look so good! Glad you are able to take at least a few moments for some much deserved R & R.
    2815 days ago
    You are so lucky to be living on a farm .. that is my dream

    Your garden looks sooooooooooooooooooo good and healthy !!



    2815 days ago
    Wonderful blog Barbarella, nice to see you've not been slacking LOL
    Have a great Friday emoticon
    2815 days ago
    Have a great day!
    2815 days ago
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