Monday, July 22

Monday Dose of Farm Color: Double Delight

Double rainbow over the hayfield -
Double rainbow over the hayfield (it was brighter in real life, but you can just make out the second one above the first).

Did you have a good weekend? We were thrilled to get over two inches of much needed rain in the past 48 hours, with a chance for more in the next few days. Woohoo!

I'm loving the break from my daily sweat-drenched watering sessions in the kitchen garden, though they're much more enjoyable since I bought some of these awesome, ultra light (made in the USA!) Water Right hoses two years ago. What a difference. I used to dread watering.

We're slowly getting back into the swing of things after a whirlwind 10 days of plane travel and cross-country road tripping (Joe), stocking up on a ton of groceries in the big city and getting 10 inches of hair lopped off (me), enjoying the company of a hard working houseguest (Joe's older brother, who hasn't been here in 6 years and who managed to squeeze in two fun bread baking lessons in between helping Joe with the enormous job of cleaning out the spring boxes), and stuffing ourselves with lots of wonderful homemade food (everybody). It's been crazy hot and humid, but that's sum, sum, summertime.

Wishing you a wonderful start to your week!

Want to see more of this place?

©, the eyes to the sky foodie farm blog where we're hoping that tonight's supermoon won't be obscured by cloud cover like June's was, but if the clouds mean we're getting more rain, then so be it. We'll just raise a champagne toast to the ceiling and use our imaginations.


  1. We just had our first rainstorm in the sweltering Catskills in about 2 weeks-so tired of watering and the trees were starting to droop! We have had 90-100 degree temps and unbelievable humidity up here-so this feels so good! But I love Sum sum summertime-a great excuse to eat ice cream, take the dogs swimming in the stream, fire up the grill instead of the oven and watch fireflys and the amazing moon.

  2. Beautiful rainbows to wake up to! I know what you mean about the rain! We are in monsoon season out here in Tucson and the thunderstorms have been very welcome. Our humidity is relatively low and but we have only a swamp cooler, so it gets sticky. Nothing ice cream can't fix!

  3. Congrats on the rain! Ours has slowed down to the point that hubby had to water the trees and bushes this morning. I hope you got to see the supermoon last night! I thought it had been particularly bright recently. LOL!!

  4. Wow! That's a beautiful scene. I'd love to see that as my computer's wallpaper.


December 2015 update: Hi! For some reason I can't figure out, Blogger hasn't been letting me leave comments on my own blog (!) for the last several months, so I've been unable to respond to your comments and questions. My apologies for any inconvenience! You're always welcome to email me: farmgirlfare AT gmail DOT com.

Hi! Thanks for visiting Farmgirl Fare and taking the time to write. While I'm not always able to reply to every comment, I receive and enjoy reading them all.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and I especially love hearing about your experiences with my recipes. Comments on older posts are always welcome!

Please note that I moderate comments, so if I'm away from the computer it may be a while before yours appears.

I try my best to answer all questions, though sometimes it takes me a few days. And sometimes, I'm sorry to say, they fall through the cracks, and for that I sincerely apologize.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your e-visits to our farm!