Summer in Kansas is in full swing! During a recent trip to my parents house I noticed the cherry trees were ripe and ready to go. Two and a half hours later and five large ice cream buckets later, this pregnant lady was hot and tired. And, I might note, the three trees were only half picked!
As reward for my sweaty work I went home with two buckets of pitted and washed fruit. My most favorite jam of all time is cherry. So after a quick trip to the grocery store for sugar and pectin. I transformed all that fruit into jar after jar of delicious jam. Three hours and some swollen ankles I have this…
I recently stumbled upon an alpaca fiber farm near me!! They are just down the road from my favorite winery, Prairie Fire Winery in Paxico Kansas. I present to you, Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow!
Look at the gorgeous fiber they offer:
I really need to visit this farm and pick up some of this gorgeousness!! It’s very affordable and I love supporting local businesses. They even have an online store for anyone far away 🙂
A girl can never have enough alpaca in her stash!
This fall we have had some great thunderstorms roll through the great state of Kansas. I managed to snap a few photos with my DSLR camera before the the last storm rolled through. I am in love with how puffy the clouds get! The hot air mixing the cool. Grass and flowers waving the breeze. Your skin prickling with the change in energy. Clouds growing and collapsing. The light versus the dark….
Kansas has officially turned golden! Its wheat harvest time baby!! This is one of my favorite times of year with hues of golden wheat as far as the eye can see. Which is pretty far considering the flatness of the prairie, lol.
I snapped a few photos on our drive home from a wedding last weekend. I can’t get enough of golden grain against green grass and deep blue skies. If you listen closely you can hear the combines starting their throaty rumble and lumbering out into the fields…
Just a little cheer from The Wheat State on this Thursday!!
Its Kansas….it’s snowing…..in April….and it’s starting to stick! Oh for Pete’s sake, I give up!!
So it snowed last Saturday….a lot…and it’s officially spring now!!The pups love it of course and we DESPERATELY need the moisture, but still. A girl needs some sunshine and warmth!! Oh and they are forecasting MORE snow for April 1st or 2nd…
Please enjoy my snow pictures while I am pining for spring and flip flops!
I forgot to share the photos I snapped last weekend when I got snowed in at my parents!! While it was aggravating losing half a days pay at work, the snow was so beautiful!
In March in Kansas you never know what to expect, 70 degrees and sunny can quickly turn into 30 degrees and blowing snow!
Happy Saturday to everyone!