Friday, July 31, 2009

Weekly Update on the Farm

The weather here in Northeast Ohio has pretty humid, overcast, and rainy the last 2 days. Good weather to stay in bed, nap, and just do nothing. But since I only have less than a month before school starts again and August is really busy, I decided to go for a drive down to Amish Country to pick up some things........of course, Mom and Dad tagged along because as retirees they have all this extra time now (oh gosh if they read this I am in so much trouble:)

It was just as overcast and humid down there which is only 40 minutes south of my place.

We stopped at Lehman's Hardware in Kidron. This is a great place especially for homesteaders. They have a lot of non-electric stuff like appliances and lighting. They have a lot of canning stuff and tons of unique cookie cutters of which I wanted a stock pot for canning pint jars and some cookie cutters for my new love of needle felting.

Then of course Mom and I forced my Dad to go to our favorite store called, "Primitive Gatherings". Now is this not the cutest display???!!! They were already setting up many of their Autumn/Halloween displays. I am so ready for Fall. For me, I stretch Fall from August to Thanksgiving because it is my favorite season.

Now of course I already have one of those pumpkins from last year but I am thinking he needs a buddy..........perhaps my next trip down:)

Speaking of rain, these 2 PITA lambies did not come out of the rain and I was thinking of hanging them from the clothes line for various reasons..........notice that the "fenced" pasture is behind them. Of course they are 2 of the nicest ram lambs born this year so they are lucky in that category.

All in is moving along and there is so much still to do. I have picked 12 cups of blackberries and will be making jam thise weekend. Now if only those tomatoes would start to turn!!!!
There is a new addition coming to Harvest Thyme in 2 weeks........its really white and wooly and a rare breed.................:)


Kara said...

Yeah my ac adapter arrived. Great picture of my PITA! We will work on a about Champlain (sp?)? I know it is not a town in VT but it is a lake. Then we could call him Champ. He is handsome! It was great to talk to you the other night, and I look forward to meeting you soon. Now I have to go see if I can get caught up, a 100 emails! No seriously.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Hello! I just found your blog and I'm loving it!

kristi said...

Well, I like Champlain as it is the lake between upper NY & VT and I have actually taken the boat across it:) Sounds good too me! The name will fit him perfectly!

thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed my little blog amongst thousands of blogs out there!

Tammy said...

You live near a Lehman's store? Oh dear. I'd be very afraid to step into that store. I drool enough as it is over their catalogs. Not that I really need most of the stuff, but I might! ha... We had a really bad hot spell at the first of summer and since then it's been very mild and very cool at night. It almost seems like fall! I love it. I can get so much more work done when I'm not sweating like crazy.

Rayna said...

BTW, I now love OH...We went to a beauitful flea market in...Hubbard I think it was? Duno if that's OH or PA, but its' right on the border...We went delivering sheep this weekend (shhh..I was "sick" lol) and I thought of you when we went through OH! :)