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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6168 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6168 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2022 :  09:06:09 AM  Show Profile
I've always known fireflies like to hide out in tall grass during the day. With well-kept lawns there's few places for them to go these days but I have found their hiding place. They sleep on my okra plants and don't seem to be bothered when I water or harvest the okra. Growing up in Dallas County with farmland all around we had oodles of fireflies. Now it's just a few that find their way into my yard.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1918 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1918 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2022 :  12:44:06 PM  Show Profile
I never though I would miss bugs but I do. There are so many insects I used to see all the time that I haven't seen in years. Butterflies, crickets, praying mantis, all seem to be extinct here now. Very few ladybugs and bees. There are hardly any mosquitos but I don't miss them. When I was little my seasons were different from the adult world. I had caterpillar season, cricket season, and ladybug season. I used to love watching the cats play with crickets. I have considered buying some from the petshop to amuse my poor deprived modern cats.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6168 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6168 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2022 :  1:06:03 PM  Show Profile
Like you Judith I miss all the butterflies and bees. I see less and less every year. I also miss the big red ant because it was the main food source for the beloved Texas horned toad that I played with as a child. When the fire ants moved into Texas and ate all the big red ants the Texas horned toad was put on the endangered list.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8586 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8586 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2022 :  08:22:37 AM  Show Profile
We are loaded with fireflies, butterflies and bees. I love seeing them. We have this one plant that I can't remember the name but it draws tiny little butterflies and tiny bees. I was watching the fireflies in the backyard while watching the fireworks. I do remember hearing crickets last year. Loads of spiders around here. I hear they are good for keeping down the mosquitos. We have a lot of ladybugs but I'm not sure which kind they are. Many of the orange with black spots. Didn't notice any when we were out roasting our mallows for s'mores.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1880 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1880 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2022 :  06:08:56 AM  Show Profile
We also have lots of fireflies. I notice that there seem to be more after a rainy spell.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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JennRap
True Blue Farmgirl

51 Posts

Jennifer
Sonora CA
USA
51 Posts

Posted - Jul 10 2022 :  08:10:23 AM  Show Profile
Ah summer is is my favorite season! Growing up in the mountains of California it was filled with lots of camping trips into the back woods. Camp fires, reading a good book by the river and taking a dip when it got hot. We would pick wild blackberries and make a cobbler over the camp fire in my Dad's cast iron dutch oven. On the 4th of July we'd drive to the valley to visit my grandparents. Everyone would gather; aunts, uncles and cousins for a huge 4th bar b q and my Dad would make homemade peach ice cream! My Grandma always bought the biggest box of fireworks that the vendor had and we would put on a huge display for the neighborhood! Everyone on the block would come out with lawn chairs to enjoy the show!
Life has certainly changed a lot since my childhood, I'm grateful to have such fond memories.

Jennifer Rapoza
California - Idaho bound in 2023! <3
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2549 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2549 Posts

Posted - Jul 11 2022 :  07:51:12 AM  Show Profile
Reading a book by the river sounds fantastic! What great memories.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5857 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5857 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2022 :  09:45:50 AM  Show Profile
Thank-you everyone for participating in this giveaway! I have enjoyed reading all of these comments you shared. Summer is such a welcomed season for many reasons and it was fun to read about what you all enjoy the most. There were many similarities and also lots of great memories shared. Now isn't that just perfect Farmgirl style??

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8586 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8586 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2022 :  09:46:23 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations Vanessa!!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2282 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2282 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2022 :  10:00:40 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations, Vanessa!!

Thank you, Winnie, for always sharing so much fun and love with us!!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5591 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5591 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2022 :  10:07:24 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations Vanessa.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple !!


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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

661 Posts

Wanda
Monroe NC
USA
661 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2022 :  10:23:47 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations Vanessa!!!

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5450 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5450 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2022 :  2:44:12 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Vanessa!!

Krista
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1880 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1880 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2022 :  3:53:08 PM  Show Profile

Oh my goodness, I am so surprised! When the box arrived, I wondered what it was for. I will enjoy the salt water taffy and bars. The towels and hot pad are going into my kitchen, I will be glad to use them. I'll be taking the tea and the spoon to work, I drink a lot of tea there. We'll use the paper napkins in the little red bin when we picnic on our gazebo.
Thank you so much!

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1918 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1918 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2022 :  6:31:55 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Vanessa! Enjoy all your new goodies.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8927 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8927 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2022 :  04:21:26 AM  Show Profile
Vanessa,
Look at all that fun stuff. Thank you Winnie for doing this.
Congratulations Vanessa.
Nancy Jo



NANCY JO
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5857 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5857 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2022 :  1:28:59 PM  Show Profile
Vanessa, so happy the box arrived and you enjoyed all the summer things!! It was fun pulling it all together and offering it here @ MJF for some summer fun.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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