Monday, August 31, 2009

Around my farm.....

Things just seem to keep getting busier and busier around here. I really do have several recipes that I want to post but I just have not had the time. I wanted to at least get something new posted on my blog so I looked through my hundreds of pictures!

I had my husband move this old John Deere pressdrill into our yard about four or five years ago. I thought it would look cute as a planter for flowers. A drill like this was used in the 1950's to plant small grains such as wheat and barley. Now adays, of course, we use much bigger machinery. See this post for a look at our current seeder.

Here is a little closer up picture. Pretty cute huh?

Thanks for all the comments on my sunflower pictures. I really, really love hearing from all of you. You totally make this farmchick's day! :) I am hoping to get around to visit you all soon.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would have ever thought to use the old drill as a planter....awesome idea! only on a farm can you see such brilliant ideas! Enjoy your blog alot! Keep up the good work!!

August 31, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger shara said...

your flowers are so beautiful, they almost look fake! cute planter idea. i have several old "containers" as well. old wooden milk crate, bolt bin, bed pan {kinda groses some out} i just love flowers. although i will admit that i'm kinda ready to be done watering them. i'm not really ready for winter but i'm ready for the next season for sure. have a wonderful tuesday!

August 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger City girl turned Country Girl said...

Oh that is definitely awesome!! Great idea!!! The flowers look great in there!!! I hope you get to slow things down a bit and have some rest!!

September 1, 2009 at 4:08 AM  
Blogger Twisted Fencepost said...

Cute idea! A way to pretty-up nostaligia.

September 1, 2009 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

What a creative idea! Your flowers are gorgeous!!!!

September 1, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I love to see old equipment used for something beautiful! The elegant beauty of the fowers against the old worn metal finish is wonderful! That's what designers call a "juxtapostion." See how clever you are?

Have a great week!

September 1, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

That is a fantastic idea! I'm sure you are well aware...farms seem to have old stuff everywhere! At least, ours does! I did a re-purpose walk-through a while back and found new uses for some old things...I will have to do it again with new eyes! :) LOL

September 1, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Mandy in Mayberry said...

I love that! Very creative and beautiful!

September 1, 2009 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Kathie Truitt said...

Thank you for taking me 'away from the city' for a while.

September 1, 2009 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Beth E. said...

Wow, your petunias are gorgeous! You must spend a lot of time working on them, deadheading them...I don't see a single wilted bloom!

Have a great week,

September 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Wendi said...

I love to see old item repurposed. Your flowers are beautiful!

September 1, 2009 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Jayme aka The Coop Keeper said...

Oh I have the same trouble! SO many things I want to blog about and no time. I'm starting to think that things just aren't going to slow down anytime soon. Maybe January??

Hope you find a few minutes of peace for yourself.

September 1, 2009 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Neat ideal for the planter. Flowers are beautiful!

September 1, 2009 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

I love that idea. Great re-use of something no longer used. Pretty flowers also.


September 1, 2009 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

There are several drills around here like that...they are just too darn cute..those petunias are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing those pics! I hope that it slows down a bit for you...have a blessed week.

September 1, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

So pretty! I love the vintage farm aspect!

September 1, 2009 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger West Side of Straight said...

Picture is so cute, flowers are beautiful.

September 1, 2009 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

That is such a great idea and your flowers are just beautiful.
Hope that things slow down for you, so you can get some rest.
Thanks for sharing.
God bless.

September 2, 2009 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Jen's Farmily said...

How creative!! I love seeing what people use as flower planters!!

September 2, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

What a great idea!! Beautiful flowers!

September 2, 2009 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone else...what a great idea! ☺

September 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone else...what a great idea! ☺

September 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Sweet Blessings said...

How Adorable your planter is...and those vibrant and beautiful! I LOVE catching glimpses of others lives through their pictures! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Praying your life slows down a little and that you can find time to enjoy the things you LOVE most! Sweet blessings!

September 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger The Wife said...

LOVE the drillpress planter!! The flowers are beautiful.

September 5, 2009 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger hayseed said...

Very cute-and what's your secret to having such vigorous flowers, everything's fading around here!

September 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Heart of a Cowgirl said...

I love things like this for planting flowers in! Old wheelbarrows, rusty water troughs. Love it!

September 8, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

I bet that goes fast! I made a flourless chocolate cake 2 days ago...should serve 8...HA! It was gone in less than 3 hours...someone is taking more than their fair share!!!

September 9, 2009 at 8:57 PM  

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