Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Hodge Podge

It's been an interesting week......leaving me dragging!





But...........hope has risen! I'm headed for my Smokies this week for a MUCH NEEDED vacation!
I'm so pepped... I'm thinking I'll make the hike up to The Walker Sisters Cabin while I'm there!


This is the view from our Townsend cabin taken by my daughter a few weeks ago....


I'm hoping it has or will change to this while I'm there!!!!



And when I return to the farm, maybe this view..............


Will look like this..............



Spinach ............this went in the freezer



I put up Turnip Greens too this week! I was going to go the freezer route but decided they'd be worth the extra trouble and canned them!


The Prison Chicks are doing great! We have eggs out to you know what! We started with 9 hens and 1 rooster. We now have 16 hens and 2 roosters! That's Queen Vicki keeping her distance and posing! She lays an egg big enough to be a double yolk!



Oscar Wilde is head warden and keeps a tight rope with his 4 inch spurs! He has yet to jump the young one named Bragg ( named after Rick Bragg) but I'm watching for it!




Can you believe we have been running 10 degrees cooler than the mountains this week!
33 night before last and 37 last night! They caught up today! Foggy Mornings too!


Took this pic of a "volunteer" yellow Squash plant in the pastures edge the other day.
It had blooms but I bet the cold got em!


My faithful Rosemary bush!



My Butterfly Weed keeps on keeping on! Waiting on the Monarchs?


This is a Double Bloom Hardy Hibiscus! It doesn't bloom till fall..........


Ahhhhhhhhh the Roses! This is the front bed.........


One of the back beds..........


And some I gathered this morning....I froze my patooty off too!




HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND YA"LL.......XOXO

8 comments:

Marguerite said...

Great pics and I love that sign! lol Have a wonderful time in the mountains, cher!

NCmountainwoman said...

You definitely have been busy and are much deserving some peaceful time in the mountains. Enjoy!

Vicki Lane said...

We had our first frost this morning but no freeze. I've got a garbage bag of peppers waiting to go in the freezer. Colors are still great -- the reds are really coming on.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my I hope you do see such beautiful fall colors. All my life I wanted to visit Vermont but these are just as beautiful
Your roses are really blooming and so pretty.
Enjoy your vacation
Love
Maggie

Pseudo said...

It is absolutely beautiful where you live. I love your photos.

Debs Carr said...

Great pictures. I especially love those taken in the mountains. I'd love to visit and see all those incredible fall colours.

Have a great holiday.

Glynis said...

If I ever emigrate again I am going to your mountains! Gorgeous place, and what a cabin!

Callie said...

Thank you for the lovely photos. Hope you have/had a wonderful time.