Saturday, June 29, 2013

Words that farmers use

Growing up in the city I was Completely unaware that farmers speak a second language. My husband has been educating me for the last 13 years. Just when I think I have learned the language he gives me a new phrase or word. Today I would like to introduce you to the word "Chogged". The definition is: When a machine is so jam packed with hay that it will not run. You will not find this word in the dictionary, I've looked but every farmer (that I know) uses it. 
If you know of any unique farm words I would love to hear them. Have a great day. For me it will be another day in the hay field. I think the end is in sight!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Raking hay & then I get to go play!

It has been a while since I've blogged. Life has been busy with making hay & spending time with family that has come to visit. I was up & raking hay by 9:20 am so that I could get as much done as possible for my husband. I'm going to meet my mom, sister & niece at Charming Charlie's for some fun! (  Charming Charlie's is awesome accessory/jewelry store). My husband will be baling for me. He is quite talented at it & can go much faster than me. I am thankful for him! Off to get ready to go. Here's a few pics if what my morning looked like. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

It's time to make hay!

Today was the beginning of our hay season. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband who makes sure all of the equipment is ready to go for me. He also makes sure the AC is working.  With my allergies it is a necessity. The pollen is extremely high this year. It makes my red equipment a white yellow color. I'm not sure if you can see it but I had a pair of coyotes following me. They are looking for any critter that didn't get out of my way. The hawks will be showing up soon. They are interesting to watch. I'll be at it again tomorrow. Have a great night y'all


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Making Strawberry Jam

The project this weekend was to make strawberry jam. I have a small patch here at home but for some reason they don't taste very good this year. I was in luck though a U-pick strawberry patch was open this weekend not to far from me! I picked 4.5lbs each day. If it was up to me I would pick their whole patch but I can't be greedy. 9lbs of strawberries made 8 pints & 5 half pints. There were leftovers each day. Just enough to not fill a whole jar so I didn't count those two jars, they'll be eaten first! I'm off to finish cleaning up the kitchen then hopefully I can get some sewing in!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's all about perspective.

I've been sorting my scraps.  Would you throw all of this away? Me, no way! There is so much potential here! It is being sorted into piles. #1 string pile #2 crumbs & #3 pieces 2" & wider. I'll post pictures when I make quilts from all of these pieces. Happy quilting!