Into the fields we go.

It was a busy week, I tell ya. I had to run to the big city of South Dakota to have the lawnmower fixed, and our yard … yikes. I could lose a dog in there. And of course, I cannot run to the big city without shopping! So in Country Man‘s four-door diesel Chevy, a stud of a pickup, I hauled clothes and a brand new leather recliner in the back seat, pup and I in the front, and a lawnmower and Menard’s goodies in the cab. You know you’re seeing a country girl when you see that.

Calving is slowing down around here, and planting and gardening are speeding up. Country Man has been in the field from dawn til dusk this past week. I miss him.

South Dakota calf
While he’s in the field, I’ve been working outside, looking upward. South Dakota sky this spring has been stunning. I never stopped to notice before moving to the country.

Now I see it all the time.

South Dakota sky

South Dakota sky

It looks to be a beauty ofΒ  day today, as my Mother would say. Speaking of my mom, Happy Mother’s Day to all you mommas out there. Hope you know you are loved.

Time to get out there and mow. I will probably find a family of bunnies among the tall, thick grass. Husband should be getting off earlyish today since it’s Saturday. Yeehaw!

South Dakota couple

PS. I really really really really really really really really really want to hear from you. Yes, you. I know you are there, reading this blog. I see your eyes. And my, they are a lovely shade.

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68 thoughts on “Into the fields we go.

  1. Yes, I’m here. Here I am!! See me??

    I understand what you mean about never noticing the sky before. I’m that way about sunrises and sunsets (as you can probably tell from my blog!). Never really thought about them til I began living here. Sometimes the sky is amazing.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. You and Country Man are like Barbie dolls–South Dakota version. So sweet!
    I laughed at what you said about country girls…and what they haul in their trucks. Yep. I was shaking my head the other day. I hit the grocery store, clothing store, and Tractor Supply. It was an interesting combo of things. haha.

    Love the sky picture!

  3. Wake up garden, here I come!!!! Weeds hate me because I’m viciously attacking them. Hummingbirds and Orioles are thanking me for the sugar water. Gold finches have finally found their way to the thistle sack hanging from the beautiful birch tree in the backyard. My colorful wind chimes are now swinging and singing in the gentle, cool Spring breezes. Recharging solar powered lighting today after a long winter’s nap. Gnomes are finding new homes in my garden after the long move from Alberta to Ontario….and joyously welcoming all the flowers coming up in my new garden.

  4. I just said about two weeks ago that I could not be a country man’s wife, but you do make it sound so wonderful and fun!

  5. Wow, are you two poster children for country life or what?! Funny though how it hasn’t transformed me to looking that good, lol. πŸ™‚ We’ll be pulling out the mower soon too. Have a good weekend!

  6. Yes, the diversity of shopping sometimes frightens me! Normally lists as long as my arm accompany me to town but the satisfaction on getting what I set out to buy is comforting – I have battled the shelves and racks, the variety and models and have won the race against choice.
    Here our garden is taking shape. The trees are almost in full leaf apart from the ash, they too battle against each other – the saying goes ‘Oak before ash we are in for a splash, Ash before oak we are in for a soak’ I am anxiously πŸ™‚ watching which tree will leaf first – good old summer forecast by two trees!
    Raised beds this year will hopefully crop lettuce, beetroot, potatoes, onions, zucchini, cabbage and cauliflower as well as some herbs and garlic, that is if the rain does not soak and we have warmth and sun.
    Enjoy your post – I have blue eyes, sometimes like the sky!

  7. I’m here too, reading away! Can’t wait to see what your garden looks like. I put our container garden in about a month ago and have already harvested the arugula (I admit, the garden is a tad small) and am trying my thumb at a dwarf lemon tree, which already has buds. At the end of the month, I’ll be headed to help my grandparents plant in WY– what would you suggest for the random weather you get?

    Thanks for the pics and the posts!

    • Glad to see you! And I love you are trying the dwarf lemon tree. As for a Wyoming garden… I think your basic veggies should work fine with consistent watering and TLC (and protection from critters if necessary), planted in newly fertilized soil. The only thing that hasn’t grown for us is a blueberry bush, which we learned doesn’t tolerate direct sunlight. Gurneys, the company we order from, sent us a replacement and we are going to try growing it inside.

      Have fun in Wyoming – it’s such beautiful country!

  8. Glad to hear you are finally warming up and drying up a bit. 81 degrees in Central Missouri on Mother’s Day and not a cloud in the sky. Beautiful weather, just finished mowing and saw some baby birds following their parents! Have a wonderful week.

  9. The picture of the sky is worth the visit to your blog! Thanks! So often we forget the miracle that is nature itself!

  10. Your plea has brought out the comments in us all!! Hope you had a lovely weekend; me, I am glad for MONDAY to be here. We work far harder in our free time — LOL

  11. I’m here πŸ™‚ My eyes used to be blue but are now green. How does that happen!

    Fun post; I’m in love with your prairie sky photos… they take me right back home again .. and leave me with a smile on my face.

    Lovely picture of you and country man also πŸ™‚ Cheers! MJ

  12. Am I ever so glad you were on the front cause how else would I stumble on such a lovely blog talking about such earthly deep things!? I am a HUGE fan now, and can’t wait for your next installment! You have a great writing style, a gentle “voice” and you are obviously truly in-love with your life.

    Thank you for sharing- us country girls need to stick together!

    *Baraboo, Wisconsin says hiya!*

  13. I’ve been following your blog for some time now (actually since you were freshly pressed!) and enjoy reading your entries. I’m a Pennsylvania gal, so I’m not far from your old stomping grounds. Just thought I’d say hi and that my eyes are hazel, lol. Keep loving on that man of yours! And enjoy the country–most of us wish we could too!

  14. I was debating about being immune to your pleas. However, the need to tell you that won out, and alas! I complied with your plea. *sigh* Was that a fail on my part? πŸ˜‰

    I have had a truck for what feels like about forever. Well, until we moved here to GA and the tow bar gave way as we were attempting to leave Oregon. My beloved truck had to stay behind and find a new home! *sob*

    I’ve been trying to cope without a pick up for almost the last year and I’m finding it just difficult. My Explorer doesn’t cut it. I can’t haul more than 4 tiny bales of hay in it! Therefore, I think my husband should get me a new truck, don’t you?

  15. I have to agree with everyone else – what a beautiful couple you are! Your country life stories take me back, and I hope to be there again soon… Thanks for sharing your beautiful stories and pictures!

  16. Reading your post makes me wish that I live in the country with my family. I always dreamed of living in a country setting where you wake up breathing clean fresh air, looking outside your window as the sun rises over an endless stretch of greens, the sound of the barn animals greeting you ” good morning, sir!”, while you’re sipping your freshly brewed coffee and waiting for your wife to finish the sweet smelling pancakes with fresh strawberries on the side. And my son running like crazy because several puppies are chasing him playfully inside our living room. thanks for allowing your readers to get a glimpse of wonderful country. the closest I’ve been to was Houston’s Rodeo and Livestock. great post.

  17. I love the color of the sky in the last picture…it’s the most amazing shade of cerulean…is it evening time?
    And what a handsome couple you two make!

  18. I miss the country life….those are lovely pics you have there, which makes me think of moving to the country. But one thing I know for sure, my husband and I wouldn’t look half as good as Country Man and you if we did. That’s a gorgeous photo πŸ™‚

  19. Must be tough being Country Man. Does he put more time in at home with cute Country Man’s Wife or does he spend more time out there under that awesome Dakota sky? Oh well, who said life was easy?

  20. The sky pic is gorgeous!!!

    My husband’s parents have a farm and it is so peaceful just being up there in the summertime. I love the lazy afternoons, sitting on the porch, listening to the breeze and watching the trees sway….Of course, I live in Canada, so that same breeze in the wintertime can give you quite a slap in the face when it’s -20 degrees celsius outside!! πŸ˜€

  21. Hi there πŸ™‚ I really really really really really enjoy your blog πŸ™‚ You and your husband are beautiful ❀

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