Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Farming 101

An Indian Summer has set in here on the farm. Last week we had some pretty chilly, wet days. Today the sun is out in full force and we are combining our flax which has gone from the pretty blue flowers I showed you earlier this summer to a dried version!

Blooming flax & growing children!!This what the flax looks like after it has bloomed
and is just about ready to harvest.

This is what flax looks like straight off the combine.


Crops and leaves are turning color...
livestock will soon grow thicker coats.... the chilly days of fall are on their way.

But for now we have a few more warm days!

Well, this farmchick has to get out to the field with dinner for the hungry farmer.

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24 sweet chicks commented here:

Coloradolady said...

Great pictures. The blooming flax is very pretty.
Sometimes, I wish we lived on a farm. For some reason, it is for me, the perfect life.
Enjoyed this post.

Linda said...

Loved seeing the progression of the flax!

Kristie said...

I loved growing up on a farm and feel so fortunate to have had that experience. Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures of the many changes that take place on a farm. It makes me miss it.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the great pictures and showing a city girl some new things.

This Country Girl said...

I love the pics and information! It's very interesting! Around here it's cotton everywhere!

Have a great Weds!
Tammy

Leanne said...

Love your pics! :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Love the pictures of the kids in the flax. That is all new to me!
Thanks for the post.

Julie said...

I love you farm pictures so much. I really do wish I still lived on a farm. It's such a great experience for kids. julie

Train Wreck said...

Oh I love the fall! All the colors and the feeling! I love your fields! I never thought about their colors changing!
Thanks for the well wishes!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Hi! I just found your blog - enjoyed it very much. I am going to try your recipes; they sound like the kind of things my family likes to eat.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Love Love Love all those farming pictures. The fields are gorgeous - no matter what stage they are in. And I do wish I had time to try all your wonderful lookin' and tastin' recipes. Love your backdrop - it is so pretty. Here's wishing your family and plentiful harvest!!! Cathy

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Wow! Really never knew where flax seeds came from ... now I've been informed. What a life you live! Love coming here to find out what you and the family have been up to. xxoo

Betty said...

You are one BUSY lady! I enjoy reading about your farm, having never lived on one, or near one even. I was raised on airbases around the country and world; so, it's always fun to see how other folks live. Take care.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I love the blooming flax pictures. Such a pretty color! Sounds like such a busy time of the year for y'all. It is hot here too, but I can tell the days are getting shorter. Not much in the change of foliage yet, but we always have Indian Sumemr too.
Have a blessed week. :)

Carin said...

Such wonderful pictures. Great to see the flax before and after! I tell you, I can feel fall in the air. It won't be long now and we'll be having the heater on full time.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

We used to grow alot of flax when I was a kid but nobody around here does anymore. Thanks for bringing back some great memories for me.

We are hoping to start combining the soybeans next week. Things have really changed here in the last few weeks. Hopefully the corn dries down alot this week with the wind and warm weather so we won't have the expense of drying too much (crossing fingers).

Rick said...

We lived in a wheat farming area for 2.5 years, in NW Okla, a number of years ago. I got farmer educated. Those funny folks had me eating calf fries!!! Only one time. Yuck!! Flax looks beautiful in the Spring. Keep it up. We need our farmers.

Mrs Parks said...

I am so glad you stopped into my "Farm" and I was able to find your blog. I'm going to stay awhile and look around, I can tell theres lots to see!

I'm also going to but you on my blogroll so I can keep up with your new posts : )

Sand Flat Farm said...

Thanks for stopping by to say hi! Love your photos. I didn't know about flax, but it's sure a beautiful place to take your kids' photos in. Keep those great pics coming - I'll stop back in to visit sometime! Vickie

Country Boy said...

Flax...I have some in my cupboard but have yet to use it. Do you use it in cooking? Great pics of the kids in the field!

Indiana Angel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I've really enjoyed visiting yours, I'll stop by again for sure :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You take great pictures. It is so beautiful this time of year and the weather has been great! Can't beat that! Remember, it is not Schwan...it's Applebees. (I'm really proud of myself as I have only stopped there once this fall!)

vivian said...

What a great farm wife you are.. taking dinner out to the field! Your life sounds so sweet! but you failed to say just what you made for dinner! what kind of meals do you pack up and take out to the field??
I know the farmers near me have been very busy too.. I can hear those combines running late into the night sometimes! I wonder if our farmers wives bring their hubbys dinner to the fields too?
hugs!
vivian
oh.. the flax is beautiful by the way and I love the picture of your kids in the field!

Joyce said...

Hello, I am visiting from the Frazeled Farm Wife. I am also a farmer's wife. This is the first time I have seen flax growing and harvested. We raise hogs and plant corn and beans. Feel free to visit if you wish.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce from Creation In Progress