Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lately..


Busy Busy.  Summer is coming, and the farm will be open soon.  The blueberry patch is full of buttercup.

Though we've had next to no sun, the mock orange has exploded..


...and the peonies are bursting.


Outside of planning my next mojoto soiree using all this mint...


..thinking the rain drops on the garlic leaves look like diamonds..


..and still trying to figure how the hell to tell the difference between dill and carrot..


..we've been undergoing a large project in the back yard.


Down came the 40 foot cedar hedge, up went the split rail fence.  My husband has been harvesting fallen cedars from the woods with our neighbour.  They've split and widdled them into rails by hand. 
Almost done!


My new Japanese maple will look beautiful next to the new fence.

36 comments:

Lady Grey said...

what a beautifully vivid post! I love the dew diamonds and the bit about not being able to tell the difference between carrots & dill... so true!

Iniyaal said...

Very refreshing... Looking at all those mint leaves, rain drops, fresh mpale leaves is like a relaxing therapy. The very sight of it refreshes me.

donna baker said...

Your garden looks beautiful and your husband must be an angel to cut down all those trees and build that fence. I love the design. Most nowadays string barbed wire where I live. I would dearly love a fence like that. I got my first blueberries this year - a pint. Just enough for a small tart but it is going to taste wonderful.

Razmataz said...

As always your photos are gorgeous. I too am growing mint for mohitos this year.

I love the fence, so natural and in keeping with the grounds.

Antique ART Garden said...

Show some more pictures of that split rail fence, looks great ! How far does it go ? Just bordering an area ? Thanks, Gina

Allison at Novice Life said...

Beautiful! I LOVE Peonies!

Southern Lady said...

What pretty pictures! Carla

mise said...

That farm of yours is ever so lovely. All the more for the goat to miss.

Brianna said...

You can just fall in love with peonies, can't you?! How divine they are.... and they always remind me that it's wedding season!

simpledaisy said...

Lovely post! What fabulous photos:)

Barbara said...

I don't think there's anything I adore more than peonies!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I am in awe of the beauty that surrounds you on a daily basis. So natural. So peaceful. I love how you captured the rain drops. And your flowers, wow!

Ok, so when are the mojitos? I'm thirsty :)

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Those peonies look so lovely...and the split rail fence has such charm...love your images.

Mela said...

Congrats for your lovely blog. I like to see your pics and imagine your country life...
xx
Mela

Pinecone Camp said...

H, I can't wait to come out for a visit. the fence is looking fantastic. What a huge change! Well done to you and Kevin. By the way, love those "dew diamonds".

sarah-jane down the lane said...

All gorgeous, we have a mad buttercup explosion here too!

Sarah x

cranberry cottage said...

You got me at "bloody hell" over at Chania's blog Razmataz.....I had to come over to visit....I am gonna go take a look around..looks fun.

pollydove said...

I LoVe your photos today!!!!! My mock orange and peonies are still just thinking about coming out! It's been a little too cold and not enough sun - can't wait!

Robin said...

Gorgeous photos. You have made yourself such a beautiful space to grow such pretty blooms.

Angela said...

White peonies... I'm so envious! Beautiful pics Heather.

Vintage Simple said...

Your farm is such a lovely place as seen through your eyes... Some day, I will have to come see it in person, for I am certain it will be just as beautiful when I see it with my own two eyes.

xoox,
-maria

Alicia said...

My mint went nuts as well. I actually do a mint & cilantro dressing. Garlic, olive oil, champagne vinegar or lime juice, cracked pepper & zoom with immersion blender. Yummy as a marinade too!!!
Served with mojitos too!!!

Rosie said...

There is nothing like the aroma of "Mock Orange" after an evening rain...Ahhh...Smile on Rosie

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your garden is absolutely amazing...so wish your farm was closer...how I'd love to visit Missing Goat farm...and I love that your hubby and neighbor are using what's on the land to build a fence...it looks like a piece of art.

myletterstoemily said...

such a gorgeous blog! your photos are just
lovely, and i adore the robin's egg blue
paint!

DesignTies said...

Your new cedar fence is so COOL Heather! And I'm always loving your photos. :-)
Victoria @ DesignTies

eastwitching said...

OH OH OH - your bathroom! The blue and the white and the Buddha! Instant karma! I love your style. Alison

Dandelion and Grey said...

How gorgeous! I just found your blog & am completely smitten with it, your home & your styling! It's all too beautiful for words!

Moocy said...

Lovely photos! I just stumbled upon your blog recently and I'm enjoying it very much. :)

the southern hostess said...

Such fantastic photos, so full of happiness!

eastwitching said...

Another blissful browse through your nature inspired posts! Your photographs of flowers and dew are beautiful. I am impressed by the log handiwork and the end result is something else. I can almost smell the scent of the flowers. Alison

Amy Paul said...

What a lovely blog. Wonderful to have stumbled upon it. From one Organic Farmer on one side of the hemisphere to another - have a happy day!
xx Amy
Totally jealous of your blueberries and peonies.

Esme said...

What beautiful flowers-the herbs look lovely.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Your photos are phenomenal! I didn't realize carrots that closely resemble dill! You can imagine then how long it's been since I planted either. I'd love to live out there!
Brenda

Leigha said...

Gorgeous photos! New to your blog...cannot wait to explore.

Colleen said...

...oh my goodness ...so in love with your fence!