Back on Top

I’ve been out of touch for a bit (two weeks) due to a bronchial infection brought on by all the pollen in the air but I’m back up and running!  Here’s a touch of things that have gone on while I was down.

I’m thrilled with how the rose garden is blooming over and over this year.
The old-fashioned white rose began blooming last week. They open pink and then turn white. It’s so pretty.
Last years yellow rose is such a beauty and has just began blooming. It will be moved into my rose garden early fall.
The hostas have outdone themselves again this summer.
We got both gardens planted and they’re doing well. We have onions, cucumbers, squash, cabbage. broccoli, green beans, and corn in the garden at the house and the garden over at the mansion has white potatoes, sweet potatoes, green peppers and tomatoes. The deer are making it hard for the sweet potatoes to produce because they’re finding ways to get to them even when we surround each plant with chicken wire, and we put a perimeter fence within the garden around the plants and they still ate them off Sunday night.
A new rug crocheted for a classmate I graduated with. I finished it while I was sick!  She has a red kitchen like mine.
A new tractor was introduced to the farm.
The heifers were introduced to their first boyfriend.
The garden at the house was reduced this year in hopes of getting rid of the Colorado potato beetles by rotating the potatoes, peppers and tomatoes.

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

5 thoughts on “Back on Top”

  1. You have my complete sympathy with your allergies.
    I, due to that wretched cerebral malaria courtesy of those
    PNG mosquitoes, have a nose a la Niagara Falls, aches
    all over with this horrible winter weather. Summer can’t come
    quick enough. No wonder in my younger days I migrated above
    the Equator for the winter months – ha ha.

    Your gardens look great as do the young heifers.
    Good to know you are on mend.
    Your Aussie mate
    Colin

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  2. Yes it is dry and hot ! Glad you are feeling better don,t work too much ! I haven,t been doing much lazy and too hot lol Larry was gonna come by thurs if this one went to mow but think it,s gonna rain just my luck lol love you

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  3. I’m so glad you’re feeling better. I’ll be in touch soon about seeing each other. I have some things coming up once everything gets quiet I’ll come out for a nice visit my friend. Love you

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