Saturday, October 8, 2016

I'll Try to Blog Again

We had a fun week with both Holly and Josh, along with Lincoln and Crogan.  We started the week with the Guernsey Ice Cream, all you can eat, last Friday in Mercer, PA.  Josh posted pictures on Facebook.

The weather was decent allowing us to play outside most of the week.  We had rain for most of the month of June, so hopefully the remainder of summer will be more normal.  Holly brought some outside games with her and I bought some, like the bean bag toss that we play.  Lincoln favorite is the frogs in the little pond we have from the spring up on the hill.  Of course both Lincoln and Corgan helped pick blueberries and raspberries.  The raspberry crop is running over this year.  With all the rain we got last month we have a  bumper crop.  I am begging people to come and pick!  I already made 2 batches of jam.  I plan to make a batch for Holly to take home.

Holly and Chris took Lincoln and Corgan to Niagara Falls for several days.  I am jealous, it would have been so much fun to go along!  (Of course we have the dog, that takes some doing to have him taken care when we leave the farm.)  So I'll be anxious to see pictures of there trip to Canada.  Holly is a great planner, making sure they use their time wisely.

Love Living on the Farm!!

After living in the city for many years, I didn't know if the adjustment would be easy or hard. I miss having a library the most. But not having close neighbors is great. Our last place, we lived for many years!

We lived at Ed's brothers house the summer and fall working, painting, trying to get people to work. Just about impossible to get anyone to work on Fridays!  I think both of us enjoyed building. Having "the Amish" (my brother-in-law and his crew) build was great too. It's hard to believe we will have lived on the farm now for five years!

I had a nice garden this year. Gardening is hard work. I have the same plot of ground used for generations!  Maybe for ten years the space has been only weeds, this summer started out with keeping the weeds in control. When harvest starts, I didn't do much weeding.  The garden will be finished up next week. I want to plant garlic and pick the peppers and get them pulled. That will end all the vegetables for this year. My freezer is full and the jars filled!