Have You Ever…..

Over the weekend I mowed and mowed and mowed some more.

Did you know that locusts do not like lawn maintenance equipment?

Really anything with a motor. Which would explain all the bug gut spots on the windshield of my truck.

Anyway, I noticed when I was using the push mower that they kept flying into it. Then, the Captain, who was using the weedeater, asked me if they were attacking me. It seems that they kept missing the weedeater and landing on his legs. At one point he was chasing them with the weedeater.

No, I didn’t get pictures because I didn’t find out about it until after the fact.

You’ll have to imagine the Captain attempting to wack locusts instead of weeds.

When I mow I do silly things, like mow around the daisy patches that have sprouted up in my yard.

They only bloom once a year and I want to enjoy every last second of it.

Here’s a picture of the yard mowed “around” the daisy patch.

My guys would have mowed them down before I had a chance to say anything.

I’m sure glad I was the one doing the mowing.

So, have you ever chased anything with a weedeater


ever mowed around a wildflower patch?

Happy Tuesday!


Little Bursts

We are going on a South Carolina wildflower walk today, around the farm.

These little bursts of color that catch my eye are all growing here on the farm.

I really should get a wildflower book, cause I don’t know the name of most of these.

Like this one…..


Or this one….


I know it looks like a dandelion, but that is not what this is.

Or how about this one……


So small and dainty, but beautiful.

Could this one be a Black Eyed Susan?


Carolina Trumpet Vine…….


Of course, everyone knows this one….


The daisy is my favorite flower.

And then there’s this….


I know it’s just clover. But this clover is special.

It’s huge…….


I have never seen clover this big. Have you?

And do you know the names of the flowers above?