Sunday, September 18, 2016

SATURDAY AT THE FARM

 Yesterday was a good day, probably because I woke up to this...


...homemade pancakes with butter and syrup!  
Now that's what I'm talking about!


 We got to the farm and were greeted by the Texas lilac which is still in bloom.  
Such pretty flowers, and they like our soil and climate, ha!


It was time to harvest what we still have growing, which is okra and jalapeños (and some herbs).


Several of you have asked how big the front yard is....well this doesn't give you the width, but this does show a bit of scale.  The veggies are sitting on the porch railing.  You can see up there at the top, that's what we call "snack corner", where Artax, 2nd Family's horse, comes to visit.  "Ma", who used to own our house, would go to that corner and share scraps and snacks. The area with their horse and fence line is their back pasture.  It's about 2 acres.  That horse remembers, ha!  That corner is a straight line down which is the driveway where we come in, the driveway being about a 1/4 mile long from the road.  

I got some garden stuff done and a few projects as well.  One more day to go, let's see what gets done today!


27 comments:

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

What a beautiful setting! I can see why whiling the time away in a rocking chair on the front porch would be a favorite pastime.

anne marie in philly said...

it was a good day on the farm.

Janie V said...

That looks yummy, fun and peaceful, all in one post. Janie

jaz@octoberfarm said...

my okra is still growing like crazy! i hope you used the good syrup!

Anne in the kitchen said...

Big fluffy pretty pancakes! They look delicious!

Practical Parsimony said...

Do you mean the horse remembers when Ma fed snacks or when you do it? That is a large front yard!

Colleen said...

I think Artax is waiting for it's carrot treat. Have you ever given him an apple to eat just for something different?
Be careful of the heat, as it's a scorcher out there today. It is here anyway. I done what I could do this morning; potting up some plants, etc. but wasn't able to get my pomegranate shrub planted. Hubby bought it for me yesterday and knowing the hummingbirds, bees and butterflies love the beautiful flowers it gets.
Have a fun and enjoyable evening

Gemmagirl said...

Great looking breakfast and fine looking harvest. Being from Canada, okra isn't a dish that is served. Will have to try it sometime.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

When my GK's come to visit they always want pancakes and sausage and our milk and butter. Last year we bumped it up another notch with pure homemade maple syrup from another farmer friend of ours. Last week when their mother took them to Dennys for pancakes they whines about the quality. "Not like Yaya's" Yeah, my work here is done!

Love seeing bigger expanses of your yard. Thanks

Texas Rose said...

Those pancakes look sooo good! A great way to start the day.
You had a really good harvest of okra and jalapenos. Have you convinced 2nd Man yet to like okra?
Great picture of your front yard with Artax under the corner shade tree. So beautiful and peaceful.

Colleen said...

Picture of them delicious looking pancakes looks like it's right out of a magazine. Great photo for your future cookbook :}

Fairtrader said...

Hello!
Just a swedish minister dropping in to see the life over there! I have collected all sorts of contacts in the UK mostly, it seems to be a good time to add some more farms on my list. Yours is a real treat!!! Such colours, what love and joy in your work! Delightful, really! I am overwhelmed by the size of things even in a small farm, it took a while for me to even spot the horse.... Blessings to you!!

Mike Johnson said...

Nice spread. Pancakes and land. Even a great shade tree for you and Artax to share the flap jacks.

Leigh said...

Count me in!

1st Man said...

Amen to that! It's hard to get stuff done when I take a break on the porch, ha.

1st Man said...

It really was, thank you for this!! :-)

1st Man said...

It was all of the above, ha.

1st Man said...

Did you see the post a few weekends back? Check this out:

http://twomenandalittlefarm.blogspot.com/2016/08/sunday-update.html

We had some french toast and I mentioned the yummy PA syrup and there was some trash talk, LOL, amongst friends, ha.

1st Man said...

Thanks they were yummy yummy!

1st Man said...

Ha, I think she remembers BOTH! I'm just carrying on a tradition I guess. And yep, the "front yard" is huge. Lots of mowing.

1st Man said...

Yep, have done apples (cut up of course) In fact, it's been carrots the last few times, I'll bring an apple next time. It was SO hot wasn't it? Ugh, come on FALL!

And thanks for the kind words about the pics. :-)

1st Man said...

No okra? Yeah it's a Southern US thing, and not liked by many. Will have a post or two on it soon. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

You are the best Grandma, I LOVE it!! What a great story to share, thanks!!! And I'll try to get some more pics up like that.

1st Man said...

Energy for the work of the day for sure. Yes, there will be a post or two coming soon about okra. Thanks, it's peaceful out there for sure.

1st Man said...

Well hello! And welcome to our little corner of the internet and our little corner of the state of Texas. Thanks SO much for the very kind words. Blessings back to you. Please stop by anytime!!!

1st Man said...

LOL, love it, thanks!! Ah, sadly, the flapjacks were consumed post haste, LOL! Artax got some carrots so she was happy. And yes, you noticed the nice shade. It was a great way to take a break at the same time. :-)

1st Man said...

Come on!!! You're always welcome. :-)