Thursday, August 27, 2009

Working weather has arrived.........

It was 45 degrees this morning!! What a gorgeous day. I know I mention the weather often but so much of what we do on the farm is very often determined by what the weather is that day. The dew point is much lower and it is perfect weather for drying yarn, working in the gardens and cleaning the ewe barn.


I've had four dye pots going everyday and the photo is yesterday's yarn. I am loving the rich, beautiful colors that have come out of the pots. I get up every morning anxious to start again. I'm anxious to try hand painting a few skeins of sock yarn if I can find the time.


There is definitely a fall nip to the air and the turkeys and geese are stopping in our pastures, looking for food. This was a good size flock of turkeys - hens and half grown babies that were browsing yesterday morning. They were pretty scattered so I couldn't get all of them in the photo. The turkeys look very healthy and quite plump. Appears they have had a good year.

We have been weeding, tilling and planting fall crops. Turnips, garlic, and greens will do well here even after the frost. I hope frost holds off until October but only time will tell :)

We will harvest our first corn for the farm stand this weekend. The ears are large, kernels are well formed and tender. Tomatoes are ripening and cukes have gone crazy. The Russian mammoth sun flowers we planted are 8 feet tall or better and smiling at the world! They are so beautiful. All in all, a good year for the gardens.

~ Have a great weekend everyone ~

11 comments:

lisa said...

The colors are gorgeous!! Boy, oh boy are you busy! We got our first load of logs for this winter, so we are busy also! Take care!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

My father enjoyed following the weather and now it is in me too.

All the deep colors are beautiful.

Callie said...

Such lovely colors and yarn. You have a beautiful farm.

Sue said...

Just love your photos....

We're getting into the 40's too, and still waiting on those tomatoes! I would hate to think that all I will get is 2 SMALL Early Girls. And our first frost is usually around Sept. 10. It's been a short short summer, hasn't it?!

Deb said...

lisa,
thank you :) I'm no busier than you! That's a great looking load of logs - that will definately keep you warm this winter.

joanna,
thanks ;) It's great you share that interest with your Dad.

callie,
thank you :) I have such fun choosing colors but I'm never exactly sure what I'll get until I take the yarn out of the pot :)

sue,
yes - it's really been a short summer. I hope all your tomatoes ripen before the first frost, which by the way is VERY early in your neck of the woods!

Adkins Family farm said...

That is chilly, but like you said it is great working weather. We recently seen some turkeys out in our field catching bugs. The yarn is beautiful. So many bright colors. Great pics.

corinne said...

It sounds like your garden has done wonderfully well! Here in Iowa ours are quite pitiful this year. We have had waaaay too much rain/cold and nothing has grown well........except for the pastures, so the sheep are fat and sassy!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Everything's just beautiful! And you are right about the weather.

Gayle said...

The yarn is so beautiful. So much hard work and love has gone into each strand. You must be so proud. A wild turkey! That is so awesome.

Rayna said...

WOW stunning colors!!!

DayPhoto said...

I love your yarn colors. I want to purchase some from you for my daughter for Christmas. She loves to knit!

Linda
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