Monday, July 24, 2017

Landscaping Progress at the Farm

Hello dear friends.  It sometimes seems that we are so busy at the farm that we dont get anything done!  I am happy to share some quick photos showing some of the progress we have made this summer.

We love to spend time out of doors.  When we were considering a major renovation to our old stone farmhouse we knew that we wanted to have lots of outdoor living areas.  This is part of a rather extensive deck that adjoins our new kitchen.

At the time that we took these photos friends had just left after we have a lovely dinner together.  This deck has 2 levels...a lower deck which connects to a small gazebo and the upper level with a seating area and a veranda which wraps around our old house.

We always find an opportunity to take a photo of various farm animals.  Here is Horatio the cat.

And of course some of our sheep.

This arbour has a wonderfully rustic feel to it.  

Our barbecue was relocated to our parking area while the construction was going on and has only just now moved to its' new home under our little tiki hut.  We have had this barbecue for many years and it has served us (and our friends!) quite well.  

The koi pond is not quite finished.  It is 5 feet deep at the deepest point which allowed us to successfully keep the koi that were gifted to us last year alive.  We added a selection of annual and perennial pond plants and  have learned that it is not a good idea to dig up and transplant bullrushes from Lake Ophelia and add them to this pond.  πŸ˜žπŸ˜žπŸ˜ž  It turns out that we should have used a special soil mix to avoid clogging the pond filters.  Unfortunately the fine silt has made the water rather murky and it has been a long process to try to filter the sediment out.

I love my little gardening shed.

A view of some of the pond plants and the waterfall.  We have many projects underway at the moment including working on the waterfall garden by the dining terrace and landscaping around the gazebo.  And of course we need to find time between rain to finish cutting and baling the hay.  I hope that you enjoyed this quick update.

Thank you for stopping by!

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