Thursday, August 11, 2011

A day on the farm!

I took my camera outside the other evening and took a few photos around the farm while the kids were picking raspberries. It's been hot here and the grain is finally starting to ripen. Rick's been fishing on the St. Joe river in Idaho but will be back today. The kids and I have been enjoying the last days of summer break before school starts.
Our raspberries are finally coming on strong and we try to pick them daily. I freeze them immediately to make jam and other yummy things this fall and winter. Zane and Bailee get $2.00 for each gallon that they pick. I think they eat more than they pick, though so they aren't earning much $$!

Our old tractor is a dinosaur and, if fixed up, might make the antique tractor show at the Spokane Interstate Fair someday or at least the Mule Day's parade! ha ha
These farm coats that hang in the garage look abandoned so I had to take a picture of them.

My mother-in-law gave me family Hollyhock seeds that came all the way from North Dakota! Finally they have taken off and are growing. It's a little piece of family history in our garden!
This was my grandfather's brand. After finding it in one of the barns on the family homestead we decided to make it our brand. It's another piece of family history on the farm!

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