Saturday, July 20, 2013

4H Quilt of all Wood County Ohio Barn Quilts and Farming is Interesting

All these blocks in this quilt are real barn quilts in Wood County Ohio!  My Mom volunteered to make the blocks and made sure that all the colors were exactly as they were painted.
Wood County 4H groups painted the barn quilts.
What a neat way to get people aware of Ohio farms and quilting!

Dean and I went to the park in town for a walk.
The ducks were snacking on crab apples.

The wheat was ready the 4th of July, but it kept on raining.
Last week we had a violent wind storm that caused some damage to our corn.  The picture above was what it looked like right after the storm.  We were blessed because the corn looks much better now and has straightened up.
We did lose a field of beans that were flooded and are now an ugly brown color.
Dean is going to plant a ground cover as soon as it dries off.

We did get the wheat harvested this week before it rained again.
Harvest wasn't without problems and the combine was in the fix it shop for a day, but the delay was only one day
Our son came to help and we enjoyed every minute he was there.  
I know we had some wheat loss because it was way past due to be harvested.
When wheat is too ripe, you can just touch the heads and they will shatter so there is wheat loss on the ground instead of being threshed in the combine.
Every farm year is different, but I wouldn't change a thing :)

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

I hung my flags out today and I'm hoping that it won't rain, but the weather radar shows thunder storms are coming this way in a few hours.
The sun is shining and it's neat how it shines through my Ohio flag.

Here is a Betsy Ross flag that has seen better days.
Many years ago I rescued it from my church's basement.
They were going to have the Boy Scouts properly dispose of it, but I didn't have the heart to give it up.
It has been hung on our porch on holidays, but she's too weak to hang so she still is carefully laid on my drying rank for display.
I guess I appreciate this flag most of all because there was a lady that made this flag possible.
I can imagine her sewing the first flag by firelight this flag and the sense of accomplishment she had when it was first hung.
I can also imagine her quilting and sewing clothes by hand.

I hope everyone has a 
Happy 4th of July!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne