The Dog Days of Summer

My Dad likes to tease me when I have good news; he tells me “No one likes a bragger, Rob.” I  have to brag about a little good luck. Tuesday afternoon J and I got caught up baling hay. We spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning machinery and washing windows before putting things away. We got in the house and ate super together; together  and at a normal time. Then it started to rain. We got a nice .70″, what a great way to top off the day.

July 15

J spent the cool Wednesday morning checking cattle or so I thought. He called just before noon to tell me he ran into several neighbors and hadn’t got to the cows yet. One of the perks to being self-employed, taking things at your own pace. I got caught up on skirt work.

This morning we are headed out to move cattle to a different pasture. Also on my list, mow the lawn.

July 15

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I had two projects I was working on. I am ready to share! The pictures below are of an old milk bucket I painted. I used the similar steps as I did when I painted terra cotta pots. The flowers, birds, butterflies and sun were craft foam stickers. I used a combination of acrylic paint and paint that I had on hand. I have the bucket sitting in my bay window. Now the question is what do I do with it? I’d love to hear your ideas.

July 24

I found a couple more terra cotta pots. I sent this pot to my Aunt/Godmother for her birthday. The blue is spray paint. I’m not a big fan of spray paint. After doing a sloppy job on a previous pot, I realized there is a technique to spray painting. Take is easy and paint in layers.

July 24

I am taking a blog break starting this weekend through August 2nd.

I hope all of you are enjoying the summer. Have a great week and we’ll meet you back here in August.

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9 Responses to The Dog Days of Summer

  1. Kim says:

    It didn’t sound like bragging to me – just sharing good news! Enjoy your time away from the blog. I hope you have something fun planned, and we’ll hear about it later. Take care, Robyn!

  2. Buttons says:

    Oh I love those old milK buckets they would be nice for a wedding:) Your Aunt is going to love that pot. I have no idea how you do all you do. Great shots. I am heading to the barn to see what I can paint before I head out to the hay field again. Thanks Robyn. Hug B

  3. kerrie says:

    Love those old milk buckets….I am drooling

  4. Darcy says:

    I agree with Kim – that’s great news to celebrate! Have a wonderful week off – hopefully you’re headed somewhere fun! 🙂

  5. Cheri says:

    Love the old milk bucket, how pretty. Put house plants in it? I like to cut red twigs and teasel and feathers in a vase on the mantle.
    Have a beautiful break!

  6. Great job on the projects! Enjoy your break!

  7. the possibilities for the milk bucket are endless!

  8. Amy Burzese says:

    You all stay so busy. There is always something to do when you farm, isn’t there? Kudos to all of you. Have a nice break and don’t work too hard.

  9. Jen says:

    Love your crafty projects, they came out so beautiful! A bit jealous of your rain, we are still bone dry here… Enjoy your break!

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