Friday, June 28, 2013

Thunderstorm Season

We're in the midst of a stretch of showers and thunderstorms.

(With an occasional tornado watch thrown in!)

Those of us with any sense at all are remaining indoors
and watching from the safety of shelter.

Those without any sense....

are wet!

We've had so many inches of rain that the front pasture is flooding.

The pond is full to the brim.

And most of the ducks have headed for higher ground.
(for whatever reason)

I am making good use of this time and taking care of this...

and this...

Every day, I pick a large bucket full of produce from the garden.
We've had a strawberry explosion.
It's a late harvest for these berries, but I suppose that is because the 
first wave of blossoms froze.
The freeze certainly did not hurt our harvest.
I turned this colander full into a batch of jam.

While it storms outside,
I am enjoying fresh picked flowers inside the house.
If I cannot be out in my garden,
at least I can bring some of it inside with me!

I am looking forward to this weekend.
Tyler is coming to stay on Grammie's farm for the weekend.
Let's hope we get a break in the weather.

See you Monday with more Tails from the Farm!


  1. what? your ducks don't like water? the turkeys look so funny! have lots of fun this weekend!

  2. We finally got some much needed rain..Don't know why we had to get it all at once..It has been going north of us until yesterday..I guess you were out getting wet with the Turkeys?
    Your strawberries look yummy...Wish I had some for my cereal today..See you soon. Hugs

  3. I'd say the ducks think the rain makes every place their pond and are loving it. :) Have a great weekend.

  4. Wow, that is a lot of rain. We had a week of that too but now the heat is on. Going to be 110 early in the glad I am heading to Seattle to cooler temps in the 80's.

    Love your gorgeous bouquet and can't wait to see a pic of the lovely strawberry jam!

  5. Lovely photos ! Yes we have had torrential rains and wicked T-storms for two days now . Oh sounds like Tyler and Grammie are going to have fun ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

  6. I'm also laughing at your ducks! I would join you inside, rain forces me to do house work, ugh! Can you say I prefer to be outside, always!! Enjoy your weekend, hugs!

  7. That is a lot of rain!
    The veggies and berries look great! I love to come in each night with my harvest!!
    xo Kris

  8. Those berries will keep you happy during those storms! Love the wire basket in the last photo.
    Enjoy your blessing of rain!

  9. Rain would be most welcome here... It is fire season... Your place is so inviting Bev.. Every time I look at your photos of the farm I have a sense of peace..
    Enjoy your time with Tyler this weekend..
    p.s. Your flowers are lovely!


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