Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I just finished planting the Rogers Farm Pumpkin Patch.  Because of a healthy congregation of rabbits in the area, these prized and special pumpkins will get a fence added this weekend before they sprout so the rabbits do not eat the plants before we have pumpkins.

So what is so special about the patch at the Rogers Farm you wonder?  It is going to grow some very special pumpkins that I hope I can sell in October.  I will try to take pictures throughout the growing process and with God's help by sparing us from hail storms we will have 3 varieties here at Rogers Farm.

Porcelain Doll (purple) - Light pink skinned and proceeds from the sale of these special pumpkin seeds are going to breast cancer research as we continue to fight this cancer.

Musquee de Provence (yellow) - Chocolate skinned pumpkins with bright orange centers.

Baby Boo (orange) - I had 3 seeds left that were hiding in the envelope so they came down here to help boost the garden and give it a little color variety.  These are my minature white skinned pumpkins I have grown for years.

Sun Tea Season - one of my favorites!

From a secret recipe, the best sun tea brewed is with Lipton gallon sized tea bags, apparently only found at Sam's Club.  I typically make 2 gallons at a time and with me being the only one drinking it, that only lasts me about 5 days so I am doing this procedure once a week at the very least.  Now if there are guests, I suggest one gallon for them and one gallon for me, additional to the regular 2 gallon weekly brew.

Last Monday, May 19 was the first day of Sun Tea Season.  Why so late you ask?  That is because of the secret part of the family recipe and the weather around here not cooperating prior to this point.

Nancy's Perfect Sun Tea
1 glass gallon jar filled with cold well water
1 gallon sized Lipton tea bag

(the secret)  Place outside in a maximum sun spot once the temperature outside exceeds 80 degrees. 
Brew for a minimum of 6 hours.

Yield - 1.5 gallons of the most perfect sun tea ever!

Dilute with more cold well water, do not leave tea bag in the jar, throw away upon removal from sun brewing.  Be sure to rinse the empty glass jar thoroughly.  Once every 3 brews I will wash it with Dawn and Clorox.

Monday, May 26, 2014

32ng Annual Early Rod Run - 2014

One of the best things about the month of May is the Early Rod Run - now having completed its 32nd running.  The weather was less than desirable and the drag races were cancelled because of rain throughout the day.  But that did not deter the classic cars and hot rods from coming and putting on a beautiful show, lining the streets of downtown Atwood.  I was able to take a few minutes and walk about town to take pictures of the ones I liked best, only to find out that one of the cars I photographed won the top prize!

Top Winner!

High school classmate's care

Love the pink!