Monday, May 16, 2016


Hello everyone, even though we had hail and snow this weekend I am an optimist and believe that spring is here for good!  I love this time of year when everything is so fresh and filled with promise.

Rain drops on a crab apple tree.

I love photographing this lantern.  Perhaps this year we will finally get it re-installed.  It used to be one of a pair at the end of our driveway but we needed to move them for our contractors.  Right now it is just resting against a fence.

Early morning light on maple keys.

This crab apple in Bailey's Garden is just bursting with buds.  From a distance the tree has a burgundy haze to it.

I have not planted any tulips in about 3 years but have some that reliably return...even coming up from left over construction debris.  I like to order my spring bulbs from Veseys and this year will order fresh bulbs for the gardens.  As none of the colours match I believe that these are part of the naturalizing collection I planted.

This is exciting!  Our first egg from our new collection of chickens.  For those that visit our farm blog you may recall that a weasel entered our hen house and killed several of our laying hens.  Then after moving the surviving chickens into the barn a mink scaled the fence to enter their area and killed the rest of them.  As a result for the first time in many years I have been buying eggs at the grocery store.  I dont know if it is very scientific but I do believe that freshly laid eggs from our own hens are the best!

Next week we will be enjoying a little vacation on the farm and will be using the week to continue with some landscaping and possibly extending our wooden deck.  I will share pictures soon!

~Thank you for visiting!

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