Living The Country Life!!

Living The Country Life!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

You Say Tomato and I Say Tomahto !

Here it is, almost October, and I am still getting loads of tomatoes.  This is the very first time that I am able to grow and put up enough tomatoes for winter.  Do you know how excited I am?  The hoop houses have really made a difference.  

I pick huge bowls every other day, and every other day I skin them and cook them down.

I also grab a couple of peppers and onions and make spaghetti sauce, bag it and freeze it.

I also have a lot of jalapeno peppers to pick.  I see stuffed jalapeno peppers in my future.

I saw this grasshopper and immediately a song pops into my head : Hold on tight to your dream, then hold on tight to your la la....
For some reason, I noticed a lot of grasshoppers this year.  The sound of the grasshoppers takes me back to age seven, living in Texas with my Aunt and Uncle.  I'm not sure if having grasshoppers is a good or bad thing, but they brought back a lot of good memories for me this summer. 

When its hot out where does everyone hang?  Well, at the cemetery!  Pet cemetery that is!    

My two turkeys and two of my guinea's were making friends with Tully.  These two guinea's are the ones that I hatched on Fathers Day this year, and after a couple of weeks I put them in with the turkeys.  So now these two guineas hang out with the turkeys and don't even notice the other guinea's that I have.

I still have a couple of hydrangea flowers that refuse to believe that it is autumn.  No matter - I love all of their blooms.

What a beautiful view of the Willapa hills.  I love living in this valley of ours.

Here is our house with most of the trees gone.  The pile of dirt that you see over in the left of the photo is where the pond is.  (Going to be.)

Little Miss Tully.  She loves to play.  With whom you ask?

With Lucy.  Its funny how little Tully is she thinks she such a big farm dog.  Hey, I'm not going to tell her that she is only 2 pounds!  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Busy Week!!

Yay!!!  All of the machines are gone!!  No more noise!!  Here is the last excavator to leave the property.

Clean up plus putting in new fencing has commenced!  You can barely see the fencing to the left of the tree stumps, and we have so much more to do.  We have been listening to the coyotes at night, hence the reason why we need to put up our fence asap!  At least around the property, then we will focus on the inside.  

We also started on the pond.  I cannot wait to get this going!  We have missed our pond so much, and already have the liner and filters ordered.

By the looks of it, it will be a big pond!  Come on koi!!

Since we now have a view, there has been so much happening!  I can't believe we have missed all the going ons for years!  A couple of days ago, a couple on a motorcycle hit a deer on route 6 in front of our house.  The motorcycle went down an incline, and the bright lights you see in the middle of the photo are the cops, fire engines and the ambulances.  They closed down the highway in both directions and a helicopter landed to take one of the people to the hospital.  Traffic was directed to come right in front of our house.  You might ask yourself, wow, how much traffic does Lebam have?  Well, it was a Saturday evening, beautiful weather, and perfect for bike riding.

Then yesterday, we noticed the smoke.  Yep, a fire.  They have been using a helicopter with a bucket to help put it out.  This really isn't too far from us.  It is at the Pluvious, a pass just four miles down the road.  We don't know how it started, we just hear the helicopters.  See - we can see everything now!  I'm not sure if that is a good thing though for the last week!

Farm Man was attacked by a pack of wild dogs.  They all had a good time wrestling!

Afterward, Tully found her bone, found a sun beam and relaxed.  She is getting so big!