Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gardening on this lovely Tuesday off

What a beautiful, HOT day today! Just came in for a quick lunch and wanted to post a nice update of our wildly growing garden. We picked some of our greens and some of our delicious (out of control) snap peas. Yum!

  We spent a few hours out there this morning cleaning up a bit. Boy were there some weeds! If we're being honest though, there still are quite a few out there. I was trying to do things one space at a time while Mom ran around pulling weeds where ever she walked. I'm not sure who was more efficient.. But here's my wheelbarrow full of weeds for our very spoiled hens. 

Took a few pictures of our lush garden while I was out there to share. It's hard not to be excited about all of the veggies just starting to show up on each plant.

a little bitty eggplant coming in
A few of our quickly growing squash
 And last but not least, my favorite, the clematis with one of the violets we transplanted in the fall.
Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying these nice summer days. Stay hydrated!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Toy

Went away for a nice vacation at the beach, came home and mom had a nice little surprise waiting. She had bought a nice shiny new John Deere tractor! She is ohso excited about her new toy, hard not to be excited too. And, it's a pretty simple model that has just what we need: a nice size bucket& an auger for all the posts we've been putting in by hand (it's terrible, trust me). Only one picture for now, but I'll take some more as we get it dirty. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Big Fish

I don't think I need to say it, but I will - mom was over the moon excited when she caught this fish yesterday!

Mom went down to visit her sister and fish on the bay at a undisclosed sweet spot yesterday (Sunday). Along with a little help from her sister's good bait and dad's favorite pole, the one he lovingly referred to as "Ugly", mom caught this fish and five others! A good start to the season, I would say ;)

Have a wonderful week, friends!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Around the garden

First off, it is one of my favorite times of the year - the roses and honey suckle are blooming out front.

As soon as you turn into the drive way, past the first field and right in front of the lake, these bushes have been there since we purchased the farm. This time of year and with very little care (they're grown wild all this time), they are just as beautiful as they smell delicious! It is just a absolutely great "welcome" to the farm and spring/summer I think.

As I wandered back to the main garden area, what do I hear? Clucking! These bad little hens are always out! A dynamic (though naughty) duo...

And here are some other great photos as well:

- Some gorgeous perennial flowers Ali bought for dad's memorial garden. We planted them, and all the plants we were given, around the farm to keep them safe and thriving until we have the garden all set up and ready for planting.
- A small patch of some of the mani mint plants we have growing. The mint was from our garden in Wenonah and was originally from Aunt Jean.
- Last photo is how the potato plants are doing so far. These are the potatoes we plants with Annah and Bennett when they were visiting in April.

Happy growing!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

And the sheep in the family have grown with our cousins in Maine now being sheep parents as well :) ~ http://polkadiles.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/

We are so excited for them!