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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Okay as everyone knows life on the farm is never dull, it is always magnified with new exciting challenges to stimulate you every day.

As I get older I realize I get carried away in the beauty around me, and time seems to slip away. From the fields,to the snakes,to of course the beautiful flowers.

Our okra still growing and blooming

My life is centered around King Snakes. This one sunning in the yard.

This Black Snake liked to sun and hide on my garden cabinet. Look close he is quite big.

We never know who or what will drop by for a visit.

My Amarillo's are beautiful this year.

I have always adored these climbing roses.

Little Johnnyjumups were my Mom's favorite and I try to keep them in my garden.

It seems like only a few weeks ago school was getting out,now Phillip is already back in school again. Can you believe 3rd grade? All my loyal friends will probably remember me groping and crying the day he started pre-k,wanting to sit outside the school! Guess I still do ,maybe that is why I volunteer at the school!

Okay well back to the farm...I finally got all the summer garden vegetables up and the watermelons were great again this year.

We have of course started to get the ground ready for the fall and winter crops.

Phillip has been doing extremely well in karate, keeping Granny running to practice and demonstrations all summer.

Yes that is Phillip to the left

Phillip preparing to kick a board at 4th July demonstration

Phillip's board he broke!

Since August 1st, I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I got all Phillip's appointments taken care appointments out of the way..then my oldest daughter talked me into going school shopping with her to what I thought was Savannah..but ended up being Hilton Head,Sc..WHEW..What a trip!

I am thankful now for my age and for AARP I got a free stroller to help cart all my goodies in and to lean on in the extreme heat! Having degenerative disc disease, as many of us do it is hard to walk on the pavement and stand for hours without sitting. Now I love to walk, but under my own conditions.

Putting everything aside we got some wonderful deals,with tax-free week-end and I would like to express my Thanks to all the wonderful people of South Carolina for all your warm southern hospitality. Your smiles and friendly dispositions made it a pleasure to not only shop but to enjoy a very rememberable day in your beautiful State.

So until next time May God Bless you All and above all stay healthy and safe!

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    Love those watermelons! Yum!
    2449 days ago
    Hi Barbara:

    Great pictures but I don't want those snakes. We have snakes and I hardly ever see any. I live on farm land because my husband was a farm boy raise on this land. Now since he is gone to the Lord I have learnt how to garden and take care of everything.I enjoy sitting on the deck and watching the deer eat my apples off the tree I saved for them. Stay with your healthy life style. God bless you always. Learn from Spark people each day.

    Smile Joyce
    2456 days ago
    Loved the pics but you can keep the snakes.
    2463 days ago
    Barbra, those are wonderful photos! I was also raised on a farm. we have a dairy farm. Thank you for sharing!! Do you can? I can everything!! Rose emoticon
    2464 days ago
    Look at all those snakes!! Great post, Barbara. You are definitely having fun!
    2472 days ago
    Hey there my friend! I have been trying to get a hold of you! My life is going upside down and I am packing and trying to get ready for the move. Not to mention working full time too!
    This is going to be very interesting to say the least. I hope all is okay with you. You know I love ya!

    I love your Blogs!
    ((HUGS)) my friend!
    2476 days ago
    Great blog! I wished I was a farm girl too (minus the snake, of course:))
    2478 days ago
    Oh, Wow! I would have to get rid of the snake! emoticon

    Just reading your blog made me tired! Your garden produce looks wonderful, I know you will be enjoying it come winter!

    What a cute grandson! emoticon
    2479 days ago
    Great pictures. Thank you for sharing. I love the flowers!

    Jo Ann

    2479 days ago
    Really great to get a report from the farm! OMG! What a big snake!!! I'd be really careful gettin my tools!! hehe The veggies seem to be doing great! And of course you continue working hard getting it put up! Who said Phillip could grow so much so fast?! Wow, he's getting to be a big boy!
    Glad you enjoyed shopping in SC. I've heard those outlets are pretty good. A shame you couldn't jump one more state up and dropped in on me! hehe (I'm 5 hours out of Charleston, SC)
    Take care, my friend! Thank God you're a farm girl! And I think God you're also a SPark Person!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2479 days ago
    This was great! Thanks for sharing - your watermelons looks amazing! Beautiful gardens and property!
    2479 days ago
    Hi Barbarella,
    everything looks good for you, you are blessed.
    OMG Philip is growing up fast, you must be so proud of him.
    Thank you for sharing and I LOVE the pics emoticon
    2479 days ago
    Hi Dear Friend! I loved reading your Blog
    and knowing what's been going on, on
    the farm. I am glad that you have Phillip
    squared away for school. It is hard to
    believe that he is in the 3rd grade! My
    littlest GS is in the 2nd. He & his brothers
    started school today. I loved looking at
    all your beautiful pictures. It is great
    hearing from you. I am glad that every
    thing on the farm is doing well!
    Love you! emoticon
    2479 days ago
    You sure have some great humor,I really enjoyed the pictures.Us up north have never seen okra growing and all that corn,that looked great and the best is the watermelons,wow those are emoticon emoticon God has sure blessed you and your family with a bountiful harvest.It was fun,what are you harvesting next? You are sure a busyyy farm country girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana
    2479 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    All looks great except the snakes! Those critters I do not like!
    2479 days ago
  • DEE107
    flowers are so nice and you making me tired lol hugs my friend
    2479 days ago
    You are truly blessed with a full life! emoticon emoticon
    2479 days ago
    Just reading it makes me tired. Having a good time at your farm and keeping up with a little one is great and a good workout. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2479 days ago
    Great pictures- sounds like life is never dull for you.
    2480 days ago
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