Saturday, June 30, 2012

Last Load?

 Took what is most likely the last loads of wheat on Thursday and Friday.

This load went to Hostetter Grain at Mt. Pleasant.

Here it is sliding out of the hopper.....
....and up into one of the big grain tanks. 
Another wheat harvest season over unless someone else calls for some hauling !!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Crocheted Jewelry

I had an e-mail from this morning saying they had added my pattern for crocheted jewelry called "A Study in Black & White" for sale on their website.  You can click on it in my links on this page.  I thought I'd show some pictures of some other jewelry I have done also:

This is the same pattern as "Black & White" in other colors to show that there is no end to what you can do to match what you are wearing. 

I love this pansy jewelry.  It is very light and easy to make.  This is worked in size 80 Lizbeth tatting thread with a size 14 hook.  You can't see it too well but the pin has a clear bead in the center.  What is very nice about this pattern is there is no stretching or starching to do.  Just let the pansy curve in it's own way. 

I call this a "scarf-lace".  It's worked in size 10 thread and can be worn summer or winter.  It's more like a necklace than a scarf but it is long and can be wrapped any number of ways. 

I call this "Shell Strips"  It is very easy to do.  A long strip of crocheted shells are worked then a contrasting color is crocheted up the edges of the shells.  I also made a table runner this way.  It's a very quick project that can be made to any length or even a bracelet. 

These "Double Diamonds" are just like "Black & White" with another round worked on them. 

This bracelet is just simple little granny squares but they remind me of sunflowers.  It is worked in Lizbeth size 40 crochet thread.

 This pattern is called  Lacy Flower Jewelry. There are earrings, a necklace, "scarf-lace", bracelet and watch band. They could also be worked in any combination of colors.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Soybean Planting Time

The drill makes a pretty pattern across the wheat stubble.
All done till fall !!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wheat Harvest

Yesterday was a beautiful day to get started cutting the wheat.
First some work had to be done on the little creek crossing that always washes out to be able to get to the field. 

Finally heading across the creek and getting started.

Finished up today.  Now if we could just get a nice shower of rain......

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hauling Wheat

It's been extremely hot and there has been a lot of wheat cut and taken to the mill this week.  This is at Martin's Elevator near Maugansville, MD.

Looks like another red hot sun coming up again this morning !!! 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hauling Nitrogen

We have had some beautiful low humidity low temperature days this week.  It's been good for applying nitrogen to the corn crops.  We each took a load to Berryville, VA this morning. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012


It was a nice breezy day today to cut our neighbors 10 acres of barley

First some last minute preparations.....

....then we headed up the road.  I know I know, don't take pictures and drive !!!!  Not like we were going that fast, tho !!!

Here is the barley field

Just getting started

About 2 hours later it looked like this......

All done and heading home.

Got sunnier as the day went on, too.  Turned out to be a beautiful day.