Monday, October 13, 2014

Scenes From a Farm Wrapping Round Bales

These round bale "caterpillars" are at the farm next to us.  We watched them wrap some round bales that they are preparing for the winter. It is an interesting and fast process.  They take round bales from the fields that are wrapped with a little netting.  They put them on this machine and a continual roll of plastic wraps around them as they are dropped out of the back.  The machine moves forward.  At the end they cap off the last bale. This season was the first they have stored their hay next to our property.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall Sunset at Home

Some pretty fall sunset pictures I took while we were having an evening campfire at home.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Our Pumpkin Crop

Our Pumpkin Crop this year.  We also grew "pumpkini" from seeds.  Last year we had a bit of cross-pollination with zucchini and pumpkin.

Monday, August 25, 2014

We Have Grapes

This is the first year we have had grapes big enough to eat. They are purple  Concord Seedless and they are delicious!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Day at the Washington County Fair

Today we went to the Washington County Fair in Greenwich, NY.  It is the biggest fair I have ever attended.  It is a huge agricultural fair.  Today was the sanctioned tractor pulls along with the children's pedal tractor pulls.  There were magic shows, midway rides, games, food, and many animal barns.  There is way too much to list!!!  Visit the site and visit the fair if you can!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our Gardens this Year

 This garden has heirloom cucumbers, tomatoes and corn.

This garden has heirloom pumpkins, sunflowers and zucchini.

 This is just a fun spot in the garden with a little whimsy.

              This part of the main garden has butternut squash, zucchini, spaghetti squash and cantaloupe.

 This part of the main garden has peas, green peppers, carrots, lettuce, basil, dill, garlic, onions, radishes, more potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers, and cabbage.

This is our Garden Cabin.  It started out as our potting shed and seed starting greenhouse.  We now also use it as a guest cabin when we get visitors.

     This is how we did 18 beds of potatoes this year. they are in plastic garbage cans we cut into 3 rings.

This is another view of our main garden.

These are our grapes this year! It is the third year we have had them....but the first year they are big enough to eat!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Official Geocache in Our Yard

My husband built a rocket sculpture in our yard in Fort Edward, NY.  A local man involved in Geocaching asked if he could put a Geocaching box in our yard.  It is called 3,2,1 and...  (GC3KCB4)
 It is fun to see people stop by and take pictures of themselves next to the rocket after they write in the notebook and trade a trinket in the box.  We do not do geocaching ourselves, but I am sure it is very fun.  Check out the official Geocaching Website to learn more.