Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Today's Pickins'

Its amazing how long it takes to get caught up on home life when one is away for a week! I got home from Mount Vernon on Saturday around 6 in the evening. My Mom and Dad were already there and had fed the animals but of course I had to check on each and everyone of them. Of course, they were eating so they paid me no only goes so far at feeding time.

By Monday things got back into the swing of things along with temps in the 90's. On Tuesday my neighbor and I decided to go blueberry picking around 9 in the morning.

There were plenty of rows for picking. I tried to find some shade and a breeze amongst the bushes but to no was already in the upper 80's!! But I picked and I picked...........

..........and while this may not look like ALOT, it is 12 lbs of blueberries!!!! Yesterday I cleaned them up and then froze 16, one cup servings ( I do love blueberry muffins:). I packed up some for my Mom.

This morning I made blueberry jam which came out to be 12- 8 oz. jars. My kitchen smelled quite berry good:)

On a garden note for picking, these are my favorite blooming flowers in the garden right now!

This sunflower was a volunteer inside of the window house and it is just busting out....... I think this is the earliest I have ever had a sunflower bloom!

My coneflowers are doing quite well this year..........I am not sure if this is a miniature butterfly or some type of moth on this flower.

And today's last pickins' is this photo of the gristmill at Mount Vernon. I took SO MANY pictures and I am slowly looking through them and reflecting on what a wonderful experience I had there. Of course, it is always nice to come home:)


Kathy in KY said...

Welcome Home, Kristi! I love the photo of the sunflower in the little glass house. I saw one of those types of houses on Craigslist, I think, locally, and it was made of old windows. If I had a house or lived in the country, I would've bought it - alas, there is no room for a thing such as that in a 2 bedroom apartment with 5 cats! I'm glad you had such a great time at Mt Vernon, and I really like the looks of the gristmill, those old stone buildings are just magnificent! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to seeing some more of your photos of Mt Vernon. Take care, from KY.

kristi said...

thank you for stopping by and enjoying the pictures! I know it may not be the "typical" things people like to read about on a farm blog but as a lover of history, I thought it would be nice to share some American history. I bought my "window house" last year for $40 at an Amish auction and guess where I am going this Saturday? Yep, I am looking to have some fun:)

Kathy in KY said...

LOL - Kristi - I'm waiting anxiously to see what you bring home this time! I'm gonna be moving to a location in south-central KY that has large Amish and Mennonite communities, and I am looking forward to shopping at their bulk stores and seeing what types of treasures I can find as well. Looking forward to more photos. Take care, from KY.