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Random farm happenings

It has been so busy here at the farm, as it always is this time of year....

 That is green beans in the bags. I am not canning anything that I don't have to this year!!! Snapping, washing, blanching and bagging was much easier and faster. I did numerous bags of corn too, I guess I didn't get pics of it. Actually, this is just the beginning of the canning/freezing.

 These are the sweet pickles that hubby thinks that he can't live without.

Can you see that I raided Memaw's hydrangea bush?? She said that I could. I need some prettiness in the kitchen as much time as I spend in here.

 My sweet Sophie and I did a 5K in Oxford on the morning of July 4th for the Oxford/Lafayette animal shelter. Those people are the best!! From here on, we will be participating in all that we can to help them out. This was Sophie before the race.......

 This was Sophie after the race. You would think she actually had to walk, but all that she did was ride. I knew something wasn't right because normally she would have been talking to everyone that looked at her, but she didn't. Come to find out, she was sick, and stayed sick for the next two days....poor thing, and I had her out socializing her.

 Now....look at this doll baby. This is Tootsie. She is a six month old mini golden doodle. Oh so sweet!! She was the life of the place. She knows that she is a doll, and she didn't meet a stranger anywhere. She was also very well behaved. She knew her commands, and did as her mom told her, with the sweetest smile on her face each and every time. Yes......I tried to bring her home with me, but her mom just wasn't cooperative!

 She didn't even know this lady in this picture, but she gave her sugars and was so happy to do so.
Just a doll!!!

Yes, I just had to throw this pic in here, as I am huge Rebel fan. Isn't it pretty?? To me, the whole town of Oxford is so pretty. It is full of character, and charming houses with beautiful yards/landscaping. The town is not too big, and not too small. I drooled the whole run/walk at the houses that we went past, but didn't get any pics of them.

I hope everyone had a great fourth of July!! 


  1. Oh those pickles look wonderful! I remember seeing all your jars filled with wonderful, fresh from the garden goodness. I was never a canner, but used to freeze when had an abundance of something. Have to admit tho, frozen green beans was never a favorite - don't know why.
    Sorry Sophie was sick - sure hope she is ok now. The golden doodle must have been loving the attention.
    Hope you had an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.

  2. Teresa... first of all, I showed Chowdah a pic of Tootsie and he said she is a show off!! She sure is pretty though. Poor Sophie... is she feeling better. Love her carriage. Kudos to you for doing the 5k for such a wonderful cause. Have a great week.

  3. So glad to hear from you, Teresa! I knew you would be busy with your garden, but you have been super-busy from the looks of those gorgeous veggies. So sorry Sophie was sick. Is she okay now? What a great benefit you and Sophie participated in, but I didn't know you were a runner -- so that's how you keep your girlish figure!

  4. SO nice to see you in my sidebar:) I love seeing those jars of pickles! My HUBBY would like to have ALL of them! Sweet little Sophie, hope all is well with her! She sure is a cutie! Enjoy your week dear friend and don't stay gone so long:) HUGS!

  5. So glad to see you back! You have been one busy lady! I remember my mom and grandmother blanching all of the summer veggies to put in the big freezer for later use! That was quite a chore! However, when fall/winter came around, it was great to still have the taste of fresh veggies. Sorry that Sophie was feeling bad. Hopefully, she is back to her happy little self! Now, what else have you been up to?

  6. What a fabulous kitchen you have! So jealous!!!
    Hope your dog is feeling better :-) I had a cat that had a "cold".... I never thought animals could catch colds!
    big hugs,

  7. Hi Teresa, Wow, what a great thing to do! I love the idea of helping the Humane Society! Poor Sophie! I'm so sorry she was sick! I hope she's all better now! I also have been thinking of Annie and wondering how she has been doing. I hope her wounds are all healed and she's okay! Your pickles look so yummy! You have really been busy! You know I love your kitchen! It's fabulous and you make cooking look so easy! My blog doesn't notify me when some comment and I didn't get your message; sorry! All is well here! Do take care and don't work too hard!

  8. Teresa, Your pickles will give the hubs lots of pleasure, I'm sure! I'm a big fan of sweet pickles, myself. Kudos to you for doing the 5 K - glad Sophie is doing better! Glad to see a post from ya- maybe I'll get back to blogging one of these days.... Til then,I'm content to visit a few friends here and there! Enjoy your summer!

  9. Oxford is a really pretty place. We haven't been there in awhile. Those pups are just too cute!

  10. Hi Teresa, WOW, you have been a very busy lady. Lots of fresh veggies and pickles. Yumm! Just hate it when our fur babies are sick. She is a cutie as well as Tootsie. Don't work too hard. Your pretties look great in your kitchen. xo

  11. Oxford, my hometown-it is pretty. I will be going up next week for a few days.

  12. I've been slicing and bagging peaches for the freezer. Now we can have peach ice cream and pies for the next year. :) No running for me but lots of Zumba.