First Hard Frost

We had our first hard frost on the 17th; a low of 31 degrees.  It was cold enough to ensure that the dahlias, coleus, cannas, and other tender perennials were done for the season. I awoke to a world dusted in white and came home after work to blackened foliage throughout the garden. The first... Continue Reading →

The Farm

"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm.  One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other is supposing that heat comes from the furnace."  - Aldo Leopold I believe farming is coded into my DNA.  My great-grandparents were dairy farmers, and I spent many happy days... Continue Reading →

Autumn Colors…and the sheep

Things have been very busy here, but I managed to snap some photos early yesterday morning.  The leaves have started their change and the evenings have been consistently in the 50s.  Still waiting for those really cool nights so I can plant the 500 flower bulbs and the garlic taking up space in my pantry.  But the... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Saturday

Yesterday, although a bit chilly with a high of 50, was another gorgeous, sunny day.  It was also a productive day on the "farm."  I ran some errands in the early morning and was back home planting strawberries in the new planters by 8:30. Jim built the planters using some old wood pallets we had laying... Continue Reading →

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