Friday, April 3, 2015

Farm Love Friday 4/3/15

Whew! Where do I begin with these past few days. We decided to carry some cow/calves to the cattle Auction up in Tennessee. As usual, nothing ever goes smooth for us. We got up extra early, 5:00 am, took care of our chores and were about to load the cows/calves into the trailer when hubby decided to go check on a heifer we had up at the barn that was expecting her first calf any day! Well, you guessed it! It was of course the same day we were headed to the Auction. When he went around to check her, her water had broke. He called me ( I had just changed into clean clothes for the trip to the Auction, so I changed back into my work clothes) to let me know what was happening. The "Weigh " Sale starts at 3:00 pm. After finally helping the heifer deliver a very healthy calf, we left the house with just 2 1/2 hours until the Sale. We arrived with 30 minutes to spare! I carried my camera along and took a few photos out the window as we whizzed  along (I should really say "chugged slowly" along with a trailer full of cattle) ! So over the mountains, across the river, through one "Small town America" after another, passed by a Blue Bird, met a train, past Athens Plow (Est 1921 and my hubby has some farm implements from them), past the City park, past Mayfield's Dairy Farm ( my favorite milk and the school's all visit them each year), passed by the local library with the Barn Quilt ( gorgeous),past the First Baptist Church (beautiful) and finally arrived at the Sale Barn! Since we got there so late, that meant the cattle would sell very late. I was so happy that I carried along some sewing. We have Wild Wood Violets blooming all over the farm and in the yard. So my two Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses blocks are inspired by them! And they are available in the ETSY shop! We finally made it back home at 1:30 am! What a long, but gratifying day!
  How was your week? I hope you had time for some stitching!
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xo jan


  1. Loved your post as this all seems like what I will be doing down the track! Love the violets. They are so pretty but wow those inspired Lucy Boston blocks are devine

  2. Fabulous blocks, such great colours and I'm loving the wild violets you have there too.
    Violets have a sentimental meaning for me and I have the normal blues, from wild seed, myself but have never seen that stunning little white and mauve/blue variety!
    Truly lovely.

  3. Rosemary B here:
    Wonderful fabulous photos, Jan.
    What an adventure. That makes me happy.
    I love the blocks too

  4. Wonderful photos. Beautiful blocks! Thanks for sharing your day.

  5. Thanks for taking me along for your trip to the auction. It was a lovely ride. Loved your Lucy Boston blocks and the violets that inspired them!

  6. Fun to take a ride along with you. Nice to see your part of the country!


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