Monday, July 11, 2016

Farm Thursday

We went to the farm on Thursday, mostly to spend a little time with Daddy, and get out of the house for a while.
It is so so so so dry. We need rain so bad. Thankfully, we still have water to irrigate, but some farmers are already out of water. Ben and Bennett were working on irrigation, and Bennett thinks he's so big. :)  Ben also gets so mad at me when I take the kids to the farm in flip flops.
This is what the girls do while the guys work... stay in the air conditioning.
One of my favorite things about going to the farm is driving down the farm lanes. Way away from the road. Way away from people.  I need a cabin back there.
We saw a mama duck with her babies!!
Checking the corn...
Throughout the growing season, they go into a corn field and pick ears of corn to test. He shucks it, and counts the kernels. This will tell him an average of how much the corn will produce. Not looking too spiffy this year without rain for the dry land corn (non-irrigated).
One of the hardest things about farming is how it is never steady. It's usually either a really good year, or a really bad year. Ben and I were talking Thursday how you just have to keep your eyes on the long-term, and the big picture.  When you look at it that way, a drought is just a bump in the road.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Kids Rooms!

Today I am linking up with Kelly's Korner to show my kids' rooms!

Bennett's nursery was my favorite, so I haven't wanted to change a whole lot about his room. (I did a post about it HERE.)  New bed and new bedding, of course, but that's about it. He is still lacking a bed frame, but the mattresses are so tall that I haven't worried about it.
I want to add a few more frames with prints soon, and get him a night stand.
I chalk painted this old dresser, and I LOVE how it turned out!  I love the spicket knobs.
Austin's room is A LOT of pink! :)  She has my great great grandmother's bed, which is so special to me!  It was also my bed as a child.
During the winter months, I have the comforter on the bed, and the quilt folded at the end.  I like that look much better.  The way it is now is just too much pink for my eyes.  :)  The white monogram behind the bed doesn't even show up.  :(  I want to get a painting of a ballerina to replace it eventually.
I love Austin's bedding!  That is a Pottery Parn collection that came out when she was a baby, and I fell in love with it.  When it was time to buy bedding, I ended up getting it new on eBay instead of looking for something else.  This doll house is massive.  We didn't realize how big it would be when we ordered it.  She loves it, but it takes up so much space!