Monday, July 7, 2014

~ Summer Haying on the Farm ~

Welcome to my Monday's post!

Hoping everyone enjoyed a stitch filled summer weekend.


While doing some dusting of my antique sewing goodies....

I decided to share this wonderful early primitive pincushion with you.

Years ago a very old lady sold me her antique sewing collection,
and she was so happy knowing her things were going
to someone who would treasure them dearly....and

This sweet little pincushion is only 2.5" in diameter, and about 2" high.
It is densely filled with old sheep roving.

This shape of basket is called a ~Buttock~ basket.


Fifteen years ago when my husband and I purchased our farm, we decided to name it

~ Wild Thyme Farm ~

My husband purchased our Velmet tractor, which was a special order made in Sweden,
 and even had them put our farm name Wild Thyme Farm 
on the side of the tractor.

We started out by planting our fields in wildflowers & prairie grasses, to be
harvested and sold to large seed houses out East, which we 
did for about eight years.  When the economy got bad
so did the demand for seed, so now most of our 
fields are used for hay land.

First the hay must be cut and rolled into rows....

....then it gets bailed into large bails of hay!

Here's a good view of this field all finished looking down at our farm.

This is a view of some of our other fields....this hay will be sold 
to a local horse farm.


We also have a small wooded area with a pond on our farm, I was very
happy to get these nice pictures....

It's hard to get good pictures of Turtles when their in the water, because they
can be really fast when they want to be....if they hear a slight noise 
they quickly jump into the water!

I still can't believe this picture with three of them on the big log,
and one by itself on the small log!

When they heard the camera 'click'....they ALL jumped!


Also, captured a great photo of a "Paper Turtle",  these turtles are
rarely seen and very fast....

It was a miracle to get this photo,  it literally leaped into the water when 
sensing my presence!


And talk about fast moving critters, here's a shot of a gofer.....

These little field gofers make a mess in our fields!


Years ago we had three beautiful chickens named, Annie, Molly & Furgy,
we ended up giving them to our neighbor lady.

While taking this picture of the old nesting boxes....

It makes to want to get some hens again, I'll have to check and see what 
kind of response I get from my husband Bill?


Way back when I first started my blog, I mentioned my husband and son Sam
had restored a 1969 Dodge Charger into a 'General Lee'.

I finally remembered to take a picture....

Sam still loves to drive his car around town! 

 He was only 14 years old when restoring this car, it's hard to believe he'll
be turning 22 the end of this month.

This picture was taken over the weekend....sorry I didn't get the 
roof with the confederate flag in the picture!  

Wish you could hear the Dixie horns!


Hope you are enjoying this month of JULY!


And now for some weekly....



God, grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr ~

TRUST IN THE LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths. 
~Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV ~

Have a wonderful week, enjoying your summer filled
with lots of stitching!

I will post again on Friday....

Kindly, Tammy


  1. Wonderful post Tammy! .. I remember the rectangular bales of hay my brothers used to help farmers bale. Now that was hard work for young men. Have a great evening!!

  2. Nothing like living in the Country!!!! Linda