is a very busy day for us and hopefully we are on your list of must visit
places. Hubby is proudly stating that he is the FTD man for the day and will
greet on-farm visitors with a warm smile. Be gentle though because all of the
different items, sizes and prices is already stressing him out a little. I do
have a list so he seems a little flustered just ask to see it. He does not
know the difference between a marigold and a zinnia. I WILL HAVE MY CELL PHONE
you are here check out the load of rocks in the front yard. It is my Mother's
Day gift from Tom and the girls. It is the first installment of my new
landscaping project for the front of our house. As Tom put it how do you buy
flowers for someone who literally has thousands of them on hand? I love my
rocks. This particular load has great color and shape.
hubby and the girls are greeting people at the farm I will be at the farmers
market in Manhattan from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. I will hang around a little later
if the crowd holds. I tried to bring a little of everything and hopefully what
I brought will NOT come home. I have A LOT of purple flowers in the
car... GO WILDCATS.
had another t-ball practice and today my Livie knocked the snot out of the
ball. Go Livie!!!! Autie seeing how pleased I was with my load of rocks busied
herself colleting gravel. I tried very hard to be just as excited about the
gravel as I was the limestone. I think the other mom's might have thought I was
nuts. Sitting next to me was a fellow farm marketer and at least she understood
that for some women there will never be a diamond that is big enough to rival a
truckload of limestone. If you come tomorrow ask Autie about the nail polish she
has all over her leg. It is a nice color BUT....
Please come visit us this
weekend. We would love to see you.
Posted by Twilya
@ 11:48 PM CDT
is a beautiful day! You need to come see us. The birds are singing and the sky
is blue. The weather promises a mild day. The flowers are freshly watered and
the tomato, pepper, eggplant and Swiss chard plants are all needing new homes.
Your mother if like me has always loved growing things...that is why she took
such good care of you over the years. Treat her to a bar of hand-crafted soap,
a beautiful hanging basket or a nice supply of bedding plants. While you are
here find something for yourself too! Tom has been busy planting a few more
rows of green beans and I think there are plans for a few early watermelons.
girls and I will be her until 4:00 p.m. today when we leave for t-ball practice
but Tom will be her, just give a call on his cell phone so he will be looking
for you! 785-527-0178.
will be open with Saturday with two locations. We will be open on farm from
9:00 am. - 2:00 p.m. Tom and the girls will show you what we have for sale and
just ask Livie about our stevia plants!!! You will also find us are the
Manhattan Farmers Market at 5th & Humboldt in Manhattan Kansas from 8:00
am. - Noon.
Sunday you will find us at the Old Cheney Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE from
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. I bet if you called Tom he would meet you at the farm
of the day you come out I will warn you that Autie's new fun thing is to wear
two socks that do not match and she is an ace at finding the best dirt spots on
the farm. She is a crazy little thing. Livie is now combing her own hair and it
is a little wild. My girls are too funny!
have to share one more thing. Our wild
Momma Cat had her kittens in the chicken coup in one of the nesters…everybody
gets along. They are up and walking now
and my girls were concerned for the kittens’ safety. Chickens can be quite aggressive. They had to “save” them last night and put
them in a pet carrier for their WILD mother to raise them in. Last night when the girls went to bed I
returned them to their mother and while she is still very wild she seems to
know I am looking out for her girls too! She will not let me pet her, but she
will bring her babies to me if she thinks they need help. Good Momma Cat.
statement of gratitude for the day is for the sunshine and cool breeze. I am
thankful for two little girls who are a little grumpy this morning but able to
hang out with me today! I am thankful for the smiles I cannot hide every time I
see Autie with her green boots, dirty face and miss matched socks. Livie makes me
smile with her wild and crazy hair and her ability to look at the simplest of
things on this farm with complete wonderment.
am also thankful for the customers who will stop by this weekend and thankful
for a mother who as we speak is on her way to Graceland. I trip I wish I could
have made with her. Happy Mother's Day Mom.
Posted by Twilya
@ 08:41 AM CDT