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Friday’s Hunt v1.16

15 Apr

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week sixteen!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with Q, Week’s Favorite, and at rest.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with P:  Honestly, I’ve been sick off and on all week.  I didn’t find a letter P anywhere around my farm.  Today, I finally got out of bed without a headache (yea!) and frantically went in search of my items for today’s version of Friday’s Hunt.

I have popcorn that we grew and are bagging up.  I’m hosting an open farm tomorrow for people to come see my soap room and take advantage of clearance items and see what’s coming for the future!


I did manage to do some more candles this week. Here is a pink one–cherry blossom.  I think I’m about as ready for my open farm as I can be.

cherry blossom candles_5189ews

I also saw my pink magnolia has some flowers open.  I’m not sure how many we’ll have because of the freezes we’ve had in the last week.  Many of the petals have already turned brown because of the freeze.


Week’s Favorite:  This one is SOOC.  I just wish it hadn’t blown half out of the image.


In motion:  In Iowa, it’s not uncommon to have to use sports mode on the camera for outdoors macro shots.  It’s still windy.  Very windy.


Often, I have to hold onto my subject and try to crop myself out (thank goodness for the popularity of macro shots.


In case the wind blowing the flowers isn’t good enough for in motion, here’s a robin I caught in flight.


Now it’s your turn!

I’m also sharing today’s post with Random 5 Friday, Willy Nilly Friday, Fun Friday Favorites, Today’s Flowers, and SOOC Sunday.

Corn–the Popping Kind

4 Dec

While the family was gathered for Thanksgiving, my nephew, Brandon, organized everyone to pick popcorn.

popcorn patch

I’ve been putting it off because I wanted it to be dry when we picked it, and we’ve not had a good fall for it to dry on the cob.

ear of popcorn

There were several of us picking, and it didn’t take long to fill up our buckets.

Tammy and Ron

Tammy and Ron

We hauled them out to my place and took them into the house.  I had narrow paths through my kitchen, and that was it.  That’s a lot of corn.



Over the weekend, I had to get it all husked.  The ears were still pretty wet, and I didn’t want them to mold.  I had a lot of help with husking, but it wasn’t near as good as my picking help.

geese with corn husks

While husking, I found a few ears that are more suitable for the bovine than the popcorn popper.

field corn

I got it all husked and hauled to my basement right beside the dehumidifier, where it will stay until it has dried to the right moisture level (about 14%).  We’ll have popcorn for another year!

ear of popcorn

I have to say, I was worried about that with our bad weather this past summer.

Sharing with Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday for the letter C.  I’m also sharing at Rurality Blog Hop.

July at Eden Hills

24 Jul

This is the time of year that things should be at their laziest.  The days are made for basking in the sun and enjoying life.

Litha May Street

Litha May Street

Pebbles Sue Street

Pebbles Sue Street

Of course, this is the time of year that affords time to do a thorough cleaning of the barns.

Sallie Blackboer

Sallie Blackboer

The kids like having the tractor and manure spreader as a kind of personal jungle gym.

goat kid on case tractor

I don’t know why the tire is so comfortable, but there’s always a kid lounging in there.

Squiggy van de Yell

Squiggy van de Yell

Maxine’s calf is also getting big and strong.  The little stinker wouldn’t let me touch him yesterday.  Obviously his mother is teaching him her snooty bovine way.

Firecracker Joe

Firecracker Joe

It’s also the time of year we start thinking about sweet corn.

corn fields

Sadly, we’ll be lucky to have any by September.  That’s our sweet corn in front and then the popcorn.  In the back, is field corn.  Granted it gets taller than my corn, but the weather really put the sweet corn and popcorn behind schedule.  Hopefully, we’ll have a late harvest.

Our recent rain has done wonders for my beans and the alfalfa buffer strip.  My nephew is probably going to bale hay again next week on the buffer strip.


This weekend is also the weekend for my small town’s annual celebration.  The weather is supposed to be picture perfect!

water tower

I’ve been busy canning jams, and I still have a ton of baking to do.

Rhodes Days

July might be a time for the goats to lounge around, but we humans are still busy.

I’m sharing with Alphabe-Thursday where the letter this week is J.  I’m also sharing with Tuesday Muse, Thursday Favorite Things, and Rurality Blog Hop.