Thursday, July 31, 2008

Helicopter Spraying Our Corn Fields

I missed the first round of spraying. I had a chance to grab my camera when the pilot was refueling. These were the best pictures I could get. I was hoping to get more photos in the valley.

It's been years since we've had to have crops sprayed by air. Our corn has a fungus. We have Grey Leaf Spot which kills corn prematurely.

I wasn't expecting a helicopter,usually it's a plane. Tom called me to go outside to look. I would of missed it because the house is closed up because of the AC. It's fun to watch!! Usually the planes fly right under the power lines.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Our New Banner For PRHG

Kelley Belfast created our new banner for Primitive Rug Hooking Group. The theme is "Under A Harvest Moon". Keep watching for PRHG Ebay auction listings.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

~*Kreativ Blogger Award*~

I have just received a Kreativ Blogger award from Primitivebettys~Betty. Thanks Betty! The award comes with instructions...

1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

It is tough naming only five blogs.... but here they are ~

1. Bren~That Thing I Do

2. Alice~Folk Art Primitives

3. JoEllen~Befruitful Kreations

4. Paula~October*Moon

5. Naomi~Raven's Gate Primitives

Friday, July 25, 2008

Making Primitive Twig Scarecrows With Friends

I had my camera with me, so had to take pictures. 3 of us got together today to make scarecrows.We were at my best friend Chris's farm. Chris has a beautiful place. She's going school to become a nurse and had a full time job. She just quit her job, I don't know how she's kept up with everything.

The barn is new, it had to be rebuilt. The old one collapsed in a bad storm.

Liz and I got to Chris's in the morning and started in. Not long after we got to Chris's we discovered that we had forgotten alot of the supplies we needed. So both of us went back to our houses to get stuff.

3 scarecrows are about finished. If you are wondering... we got the pattern out of the Country Living Seasons At Seven Gates Farm. It is one of my favorite books!!!

This is one of Chris's scarecrow. There were twigs still attached. The twigs looked like arms,it looks so good.

This is my scarecrow. It is made out of Cherry, looks like the old guy has a sunburn. I still need to attach his arms. I used an old lid and flipped it over. I'm going to put birdseed in the rim of the hat. I have a couple more to finish. I will post pictures after I get them finished.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Neighbor's Horse Came to Visit

Looked out the back window and saw the neighbor's horse. It comes over every once in awhile. I don't know much about horses~everytime I see them they are eating.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

~*Primitive Patriotic Rug*~

I listed this rug on Ebay tonight. This is the first tombstone shaped rug I've done. This was hooked by me and the design is by Kelley Belfast.

The lilies are in bloom. They smell so good!!

Hot and Humid In Ohio

It's been so hot and humid the past few days. During the night it stormed,hopefully it will cooler today.

Monday, July 21, 2008

~*A Walk Around My House*~

I made this hypertufa trough a couple years ago. My best friend Chris and I each made several of them. They were fun to make.

The yellow flowers, I think the common name is false sunflowers. They have went crazy this summer.

The flowers in my window box are getting bigger. The Japanese beetles have bombarded the sweet potatoe vine. I sprayed them with an organic spray.

The Hydrangea are blooming. Last year they didn't bloom. One of my horticulture friends said we had a late freeze and it froze the buds. This year it was milder.

This is a little fish pond.You can't tell there's water because the lily pads are too big. They need seperated and repotted. I'm not looking forward to thinning them,they're huge.

The Shasta Daisies are blooming. They are great to cut and put in bouquets. They last long in an arrangement.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This Is The Way We Do Our Hay at Butler Farms

Awww.. this is the way to make hay. We use all of our hay to feed heifers. So we don't bale dry hay. I remember those days all too well. Tom would rake it all fluffy then here comes the rain. LOL! We're on 2nd cutting today.
The guys cut it, rake it and then the chopper picks it up and the trucks run along side the chopper. We have over 250 acres and they can get it done in just a couple days. It then goes into a bunker where it is packed down with a tractor. After that it is covered with heavy plastic and it is held down with recycled tires that have been cut in half so the water doesn't collect in the tires.
Alot of dairy farmers make hay like this, actually it's called haylage. Cal owns the chopper and farmers hire him to do their haylage. Then in the fall he puts up corn silage for them.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Odd Rug Challenge

Kelley Belfast started an Odd Rug Challenge in PRHG. Here are the pictures of the rugs. She has opened up to the public to vote. So go on over to her blog and vote for your favorite one.
Here is the blog link

Friday, July 4, 2008

~**Happy 4th of July**~

Decorating a bike for the 4th of July has been a tradition that I started with my daughter Lindsay. We have done this since she's been little.
Hope everyone has safe 4th of July. Happy 232 Birthday America!!!