Quilting, Farming, Variety

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hay Season Is Finished -- Maybe?

Shadows stretched long by the time I left the hay field Saturday afternoon. There weren't many bales this time, but many trips around and around the field anyway. This mountain rises on the far side of the creek that borders this field, and many pretty wildflowers grow along its edge.

I have no idea what this plant is; it has little hanging seeds (?) that make it look like a grass, but the leaves look like a weed. I think I'll pick some for a dried arrangement.

Butterflies really like this bright yellow-flowered weed. In a way it resembles a cone flower.

I think this is a tiny-flowering aster.

This delicate little purple flower is an ageratum.

Several deer were beginning to come out to graze when I left the field. It was the first day of bow hunting season; watch out little deer!

Now, if Popa doesn't find another little spot to cut, and when we get this hay hauled home, I'm ready to start quilting more.


I think many of you misunderstood about the comments made concerning pictures of cats. The comment wasn't made to me, but rather it was sent to the blog site that had the post about ways to improve a blog. The comment made me laugh because we do see a lot of cat pictures; however, I like seeing these pictures, especially since my cat was killed and I don't have one I can bring inside anymore. But, thanks anyway for all your kind thoughts for me.


  1. Loved your photos. We had three deer in our yard yesterday: a mom and two little ones. My 8-year old nephew is visiting, so he was excited to see them. Thankfully, there's no hunting near us, so they're safe.
    Hope you get some time to quilt soon!

  2. Loved the photo's! Reminded me of the days of my childhood growing up on a dairy farm, and oh the days of hay seasons!
    The picture with the deer was beautiful also!

  3. HI Charlotte,
    Thank you so much for visiting me at Home is Where the Heart is

    Its a pleasure meeting you!
    What a beautiful farm you have, I have always wanted to live on a farm. I know its hard work but I'd be up for it.
    Your new baby chicks are adorable!

    I look forward to reading many more posts and have become your newest follower.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  4. I enjoyed the photos very much. Congratulations on getting the hay season finished. I hope you have a pleasant Autumn. :)

  5. Glad you got your haying done and had a bit of time to stop and admire the pretty wildflowers!
    Yes, you can bring your dolly for tea anytime!! :-)

  6. Loved your pictures..made feel like I was there..It must be nice to live where the deer come near..We used to see deer around but alas, industry has chased them away...

  7. You have so many pretty flowers and greens around you! Isn't it good to get every thing harvested? Cant wait to see what you are quilting on! blessings,Kathleen

  8. Oh Charlotte~ I've missed checking in on you! The hayfield has been my excuse too... we put the last bale of the year up this past weekend. (YAY!)
    Sounds like you're ready to get out of the field and start quilting...
    I'm hoping things will start slowing down for me so I can start sewing again too... my poor machine looks lonely. (And dusty! *UGH*)
    Why would someone think not posting cat pictures would make for a better blog?
    Some people think they're so smart and have it all figured out, don't they? I think that's what is so great about blogging- if you're not in it for a popularity contest, you can pretty much post what you please and if people don't like it, they don't have to read it... *grin*

  9. PRetty pictures! Our next door neighbor has been cutting the field in front of our house and it was wet! Oh well, I guess he's counting on it drying today with the sun so he can fluff it up and bale it.

  10. The wild flowers are beautiful, love the photos. We rarely see deer, I do so miss the countryside - your pictures help considerably!

  11. Folks around here have been cutting one last field of hay too.