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Homestead Update

11 Jul

Well, let’s see if anything of interest happened this week. I was reading PP’s blog and he was complaining about all the rain he has been getting. We have been getting rain just as frequently although not in the amounts he has received. The rain still has made getting things done quite challenging to say the least. But the worst thing is all that rain PP has been getting runs downstream and now we have literally thousands of acres in my area under flood waters.

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This is one of the fields I am supposed to be working this year.

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This is another one of many in the area. You can see the irrigation pivot in the corner of the picture. It’s not doing much good right now is it?

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There have been miles and miles of temporary levees built around fields to try to keep the waters at bay. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not.

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I spotted something on top of one of these levees, and I first thought it was a cat. Turns out it was an owl. He was just sitting there out in the bright sun, watching me as I went by. When I got closer he flew away so there was nothing wrong with him that I could see. I also saw a solid white fox this week. I sure would have liked to had a picture of that, but he ran across the road right in front of me and ran into a corn field before I could even get stopped.

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I was watering some of Sweet Thing’s flowers and I took this pretty picture!

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I also bought this honey bee made from metal at a local flea market. I wanted to put it by my hives but she took it away from me and put it in her flower garden!

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I have some Sunflowers blooming and the bees are working them a bit.

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I saw this pile of children’s toys thrown out in a ditch. I thought if they were closer to my house I might pick them up. I probably could use those tires and axles to make shop carts or chicken tractors. I went back by a few days later and they were gone, somebody beat me to it! Keep prepping everyone!

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Stop And Smell The Roses

22 Jun

As I was working this week, I noticed some of the flowers blooming in the area.

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This is a Canadian Thistle.

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This is a red Lily in my garden.

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These are some wild pink roses.

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These pink Holly-Hocks were growing in a ditch bank along a gravel road.

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This is a bloom on a cottonwood tree. I think you can see why they call it that, this clump of seeds look just like an open boll of cotton. When a gust of wind hits a clump like this, the seeds go floating away for a long, long ways.

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I also had to make a mad dash back to my truck to outrun a rain cloud. I stopped and snapped this picture of the rainbow about 2 minutes before the rain began pouring down. Actually it was a double rainbow, if you look closely you can just see it. Keep prepping everyone, and watch out for those rain storms.

Flowers

6 Sep

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I planted a small plot of Sunflowers in the back of the homestead and they are heading out now. Some of them have some really pretty heads on them.

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And the honeybees are having a field day on them. I also threw out a small package of wildflower seeds when I planted the sunflowers.

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This flower has a Japanese Beetle eating the petals. The Beetles have not been too bad this year for some reason, I hope they continue to stay away. More to come.

Amaryllis Lilies

1 Feb

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As you know, I am always looking for a bargain. Lowe’s had these Amaryllis Lilies marked down to $1 each just before Christmas so I picked up two. They are finally about to bloom.

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My Mom said you can plant the bulbs outside when the danger of frost is past and they will bloom next Spring. This will be my first flower planting! I really wish the yard would dry out, it looks terrible and needs lots of attention. With all the mud I can’t do anything for the time being, so I am just wishing for Spring to arrive.

Coleus

13 Sep

Seasonsgirl recently posted a picture of her Coleus, so I thought I would post mine.

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They did manage to survive the terrible drought this summer. I will have lots and lots of places I can plant flowers on the homestead next year, I can hardly wait!