A part of our farm is fondly referred to as "Pa-Pa's place." It was I believe it was the home to the third generation of my husband's family to farm this land. Its a very old house on a beautiful piece of property. My mother-in-law always joke that if we had a million dollars, we would re-do the house because it has great "bones." Right now, I'm sure is has tons of asbestosis and is just used for storing random things.
Anyway, yesterday evening I took the boys over to play with the newly baled hay! They love this time of year. My oldest "judges" his growth against them each time we have them baled.
I love the smell of newly baled hay. Something about it.
I love this old barn - I have no idea how old it is, but the wood is gorgeous.
Again, primarily just used to store old stuff.
My oldest, the scientist, inspecting his latest find!!
I also love dirt roads.....never thought I would ever write those words
considering I grew up in a large city in a neighborhood,
but I'd never move back now.
Again, my oldest, pausing to soak it all in -
boy, did the two of them have tons of questions as we walked all around.
I love that - can almost hear their mind clicking away!!
Get them outside to get the imagination going.
You can play hide-and-seek with the bales - such fun.
Also, boys need TONS of room to run off all of their energy.
A season for me as a mother - brothers side by side. Sniff, sniff......
A very old gas pump - really cool looking.
Hay throwing is mandatory!!
Hubby gathered this wheat field last week - such a gorgeous shade of golden still
there with the cut stalks.
I believe that soybeans will be the next crop to be planted in this
A shelter with an old rusty roof - somehow very "classic and romantic".
Rain on a tin roof - now that is a good night's sleep!!
Rakes to gather the hay for baling. Really cool to watch if you ever get the chance.
We are so very blessed to live on such a beautiful farm.
For me, summer I especially try to SLOW DOWN.
No big plans - no binding schedule.
We do so much
driving during the school year. It's almost a game to see how many
days the truck can stay parked in the garage.
My favorite times are exploring with my kids. We pack a water bottle,
binoculars and a camera.
Try it - you won't be disappointed.
What activities are you doing with your kids this summer???