Monday, July 9, 2012


Even though we only have a small farm, this time of the year is super busy...
a good kind of busy.
Everything else in life gets put on hold for the few days we are haying.

Here are some very random snap shots of our life right now:)...

Our oldest is helping bale this year.

My sweet Tim {who does not like me to take his picture} is a parts runner/lunch and dinner runner/ water deliverer.
The days have been HOT here!
 I keep watering, watering in 100 degree heat!
And making meals...and taking pictures:).

The dogs just love to catch mice and times are good when the baler is running.

I think it is so funny when they stick their heads down the mouse hole...a little "ostrich" impression:).

 My Mom bought this lovely flag for me.
I thought it looked so patriotic on the front porch:).

I'm not sure which one of the kids took this picture, but I love the early morning cup of tea and view of the sprinkler running.
We always have tea together in the morning.
I love that time with my Hubby and kids.

And the cool breeze from an open window in the morning is just the best in this heat!
Isn't it?

Hope you are staying cool:). 



Old Time Cindy said...

You are busy and blessed. Your photos are beautiful!

Amanda said...

It's all breathtaking and photos that reflect the good life:)

Working hard with family...this is what it's all about.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could send you some cooler weather. We are having a lot of rain and cool weather here in The Netherlands. We haven't had a real Summer yet.
I love the pictures. Your dogs looks so cute and funny.
You have a wonderful home !!

Leslie said...

ooh that picture from your yard with all the round bales of hay and the mountains in the distance is so pretty....i love riding around and seeing the fields of hay where we are.

Carol Blanchet said...

Isn't it amazing that we could live in the same state and experience very different temps... you at 100, me at 75! Love your little farm (though it doesn't look little to me!) :-)


Julia, your pics and words are always a blessing! I love love love that picture with the picket fence and the hay bales on the background. You live in such a beautiful area!!!


Susanne said...

You have a GORGEOUS farm! I would love to turn our place into a little homestead one day. Right now we are both busy teaching school so a big garden is all we do.

Tangi from Kentucky said...

I enjoy your blog so much. It makes me feel so calm. Your flowers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Lisa said...

My eyes played tricks on me and I thought the title of your blog post was "Having" but it really could be having because you are having lots of hay. ;)

Leslie said...

Beautiful pictures! I love your picket fence and red tractor. It is the perfect shade of red. I don't see what state you are in....but those surrounding mtns really are charming, too.

Becky said...

I love the pictures of your farm. It's so beautiful.
We are also having to water a lot in the 100 degree temps, but we've been told it's supposed to cool off a bit (way down to the upper 80's) this week and we had a storm last night that kept me from having to water again today. Yay!!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous view with those rows of bales!
Yes, it is super hot here too.
Watering Watering Watering all the time.
The pic. with the dogs going into the holes gave me a healthy dose of laughing!
Have a lovely day in the Lord!


Holly said...

THat photo of the field, hay bales and mountains is beautiful! what a blessing to have that view, even if it comes with heat right now!
The neighbors were haying the field behind me yesterday. It's a pleasant view for me too!

Amy Kinser said...

Your field of hay just looks beautiful! I am looking at your photos and dreaming a little..maybe a lot.

Gumbo Lily said...

Do you make all small square bales? Do you sell it for horse feed or keep it for feeding livestock?

Your flowers are looking good despite the heat. Mine are fizzling out rapidly. They need God to do the watering.


Keeping It Cozy said...

How busy you all must be! I love the photos, especially of all the hay bales. Your homestead is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Your dogs are just beautiful! And I agree - a cool breeze from an open window, first thing in the morning makes for a great start to the day.

Michele said...

OK, I am going to be nosy! How long have you been farming? Did you already know about haying when you moved there, or learn along the way? Do you use all that hay or sell it?
Trying to take notes for our "someday" life! ;)

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hi Julia!
I just happened across your blog tonight and am so happy I did!
That picture of all the bales in the field is amazing! you truly have a gorgeous view day in day out.
I can't wait to read more!!

Shannon said...

What beautiful photos, and what a beautiful view you have! I am so glad I found your blog. It is just lovely and looks like I could learn a lot from you!

Lady Vee said...

I felt like I just ook a vacation after looking t these pictures. So peaceful! I am from the cit, very nice to see people still live such simple lives! :)

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