Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm Beat

You will all be very disappointed to learn that we will no longer be watching the corn grow. It's done growing, squeaking and tasseling and whatever else corn does during the growing season. The stalks now stand in the fields waiting for the magic hour. Farmers will monitor conditions including the moisture content of the corn. The decision will be made that the time is right and everyone will spring into action harvesting the crop.

I promise some exciting photos of the corn and soybean harvest but until then we're focused on decorating for fall and hitting the farmer's markets and roadside stands for the final batch of fresh vegetables and pumpkins.

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The weather has been very warm and it allows us to scurry to finish those last minute outdoor projects before winter hits. I mowed the two acres and the Farmer and I did some prep work in anticipation of pouring the concrete pad for the generator. Hopefully the good temperatures will hold and allow us to finish next weekend.

Sometimes I feel like a slave to the house and the property. I feel like the young woman selling corn by the roadside. I feel like flopping down and doing absolutely nothing!

Want to do nothing with me?

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We'll site around and eat grapes and gossip. Who wants to start?

17 comments:

Heidi said...

**waves hand franticaly in the air - while stuffing mouth full of grapes** ME ME ME!!! I like to eat, but the gossip part - only if its posotive!!!! LOL What is some good gosip? Oh, have I told you that Milk Man wants another baby?....wipe that look off your face! LOL

Mamahut said...

Count me in with Heidi, except my hubby wants no more children...in fact heidi he would probably loan one or both of ours out. Just until they turn 30 or so. OK..Pass the grapes please!

chocolatechic said...

Grapes and gossip.

I'm there.

I'll bring in some donuts.


No more children here.

Significant Snail said...

Can we have 'fermented grapes' too?
I'm up for some lazing about!

Lena . . . said...

Come on to my house - Ole makes some dynamite homemade wine if you're looking for fermented grapes - I don't want anymore babies, but I sure could use some grand babies!

BittersweetPunkin said...

No gossip for me...LOL...I've had more than I can take. I will take some grapes...and more of Fall's bounty. Our warm weather has passed...now we are trying to keep warm with comfort food. I love October.
Hugs,
robin

bv said...

i hear ya sista! our irrigation water is done for the season. yeah, no more minding the pastures for the winter. this is exactly why the tiny pink trailer is in our life. escape. shall i bring some wine? antipasta? we even had some frost on the roof and a fire in the fireplace.
bv

Mary said...

mmmm I'll be there, but I'll bring coffee and chocolate too. Sounds much better than the cleaning that is on my list.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh I'd far rather discuss something interesting like the Roman aqueduct John was telling me about this morning and why it's nearly impossible for it to fall. Are you up for that? :D

All that is not to say that I don't enjoy flopping down myself and you sound way too busy! It must be time for a cup of coffee and some pumpkin coffee cake.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

The ultimate day. Raining. PJ's. Snack plates full of nibbles, movies, gossip on the phone...grapes.

Mary said...

Oh yeah, I'm there!
xoxo,
Mary

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Hey!!!!! I want to join in too. I love grapes... really love them.
And I am so good a just flopping down and doing nothing. lol So save me some grapes please.....

Have a great week.
Hugs;
Alaura

Karen said...

I have a bunch of grapes here !!!

No more children here, either. But occassionaly I do get this teeny weeny hankering. I wonder if it ever really goes away???

Can't wait to be a hands on Grandma again ... I have 5 of them waiting in NZ for me..

lifeinredshoes said...

My hand is in the air!

Lori said...

I know exactlly what you mean about being a slave to the house so count me in on the doing nothing thing! ( not the mowing and pouring concrete thing though )

flying fish said...

really really late to the gossip party, but I wanted to tell you that...

Louise said...

Oh, to do nothing.

I'm not much into gossip most of the time, but I could do it one-on-one. A roomful and I'd have to go to a corner and read a book.

Maybe I'll have time for this when I'm 90-something.