Hello sweet ladies,
This morning my sweet man asked if we (girls and I) could come out and help in the garden. "Of course we would".......we thought......."choice"......"do it with a happy heart". We did, but we were under the sun and using hoes and rakes and we got very worn out very fast! The more I worked the more I thought......why in the world didn't we put more straw down!!!!!!! Time.....it is always used up on a farm by the end of the day it seems.
My garden is producing watermelons, cataloupe and honeydew......I will protect it from the weeds......I want to eat them.
Tressy and I were working around a watermelon plant. We had laid lots of straw around it earlier in the summer, but farther out it was weeds up to my knees. Tressy and I were talkin' about if we don't protect the fruit.....the weeds will come in and take it over. It won't bear fruit for all the hard work we have done. If we don't take care of it up to harvest we may end up with nothing. We talked about sin.....is the same way as the weeds. I know I have shared this before, but this summer God is really zeroing in on me. I believe He is protecting my heart from sin. When I would pull a huge weed, the roots went wayyyyyyyy out. I couldn't believe how long they were and how the roots went every which direction. Hmmm.....I am going to be thinking of my choices from now on a little bit more. It was such hard work also getting the weeds pulled, by the time we were done working for 1 1/2 hours under the sun......we didn't want to have weeds next year in our garden if we could help it!!!!!
Okay........remember when I said we were going up the mountain yesterday to water our son's trees........it was so beautiful and I said I would take a few pic's. Well here is our mountain.
It doesn't look high but it is. I had to claim some mountain after moving here from Alaska.......this was it. It is our son's land and it is beautiful! People think Kansas is flat......and some places are......but not everywhere!
When you get to the top of the "mountain" there is a a Cottonwood tree that is about 60 ft tall. This is steep from the top to the bottom......picture doesn't give it justice. There are lots of Sandhill plum bushes.....they didn't produce this summer. Sad for us, but I still have plums in the freezer for our jam this year.
One more thing that was up there on the mountain our ugly little trailer......but it won't be ugly for long. I will be fixing it up. Last night we brought her down off the hill and she is parked on our farm.......waiting to be cleaned up! It was given to me a long time ago. Just haven't had the time over the years. She needs a lottttt of work, but that will be half the fun. Going to get my grandson's out here and do a little demolition work!
She needs a name.........do you have an idea?
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Hugs from the farm,