Saturday, July 31, 2010

Summer Means Iowa Sweet Corn!!

My favorite summer dinner is Sweet Corn, then add what ever else is fresh from the garden.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Farmhouse Crocks

Every Iowa Farmhouse had a crock or two for making pickles or sauerkraut. Now they are wonderful decorative additions... for storing wood by the fireplace, old papers, shoes. or use a glass top and it becomes a side coffee table.

Farmhouse Amish Quilts

These are Amish quilts that are on display at the Kalona Iowa museum. Years back our Quester club was treated to a lecture on these beautiful treasures.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Bumper Crop of Cherries

A beautiful site
These will make a delicious cherry pie or cherry jelly

What a Bumper Crop of Cherries!!

Our Cherry tree in our Orchard

Friday, July 23, 2010

Early Kitchenware for an Iowa Farmhouse

Great 2 gallon crock with swirl pattern

Nice ironstone pitcher
What farmhouse would not have a great selection of mixing bowls.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Iowa Farmhouse Flower Garden

this is the old pump on the side of our house
White Hydrangea

Red Geraniums

Orange Blossom Bush

Pink Hollyhock

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Classic Iowa Farm Auction

Farmers with their bid tickets in their pockets. My daughter Jessica got such a kick out of this that we had to sneak a picture.
The most beautiful summer day for a farm auction.

Just Beautiful!!

Decades of Farm Relics lined up for sale.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Iowa Farmhouse Auction

So many farm wives sold eggs... my grandmother and mother were one of these hard working ladies.
Attended this classic farm auction in rural Linn county on a spectacular summer day.

Wonderful pear tree on the property

this was the classic farmhouse on the farm where the auction was held.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nothing Says IOWA more than the Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair 2006.... What a great Picture
the view high a top the sky lift ride of the Iowa State Fair.

One of my favorite building at the fair is the pavilion high on the hill. It houses all the wonderful contest like fiddling, hog calling, auctioning contest etc., plus antiques, old time crafts and other great treasures.

the Giant Slide ... a Must

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Farm Where I Grew Up

This is the Iowa Farmhouse on the farm where I grew up. It was a beautiful day for our family reunion.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Vintage Kitchen in Reds

This picture reminds me of my Grandparents old kitchen before they built their new house.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sunset at the Farm

We always have the most beautiful sunsets on our acreage. We sit on a high point in Johnson county and we have unobstructed view of both the sunrise and the sunsets.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Antique Shows

We went to several Antique Shows in our Area.
My daughter took a lot of pictures... everything was so wonderful. Isn't this house great!!

Lots and Lots of great treasures were to be had...

Wonderful Flag Displays!!

Love old typewriters!!


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