The red clover in the fields and along the roads is just beautiful:
And the irises! Oh my! This is a banner year for them. I counted 20+ either blooming or about to open:
|They remind me of my mom especially this one...she loved irises and blue was her favorite color!|
|Same tub a week later...now a different colored iris blooming with the wine colored one!|
I love all the different colors! They are such beautiful flowers. :)
I worked on the back flowerbed, cleaning it out and then planting a few new things:
The big metal box is a wood box. Kind of ugly really but convenient.
The front bed got some attention too although for now I'm just adding a few things in and trying to get some of the weeds out. It's going to take a lot more work to get it in shape:
Bruce also got three good-sized blueberry bushes and planted them in the pasture next to the house. We are trying to figure out a good crop to grow so these are our test bushes. They should do well here:
Of course, what's a trip to the farm without an inside project or two? I painted all the window trim in the garage. They really needed it! Eventually, I will paint all of it as we intend to close it in for a den.
I also repainted my etagere we bought long time ago on one of our anniversary trips. There were two of them, painted bright purple, but we only bought one.
|I repainted it right away but now the paint is looking tired|
|If you look close, you can see the purple paint there in the corner|
I can't tell you how many times I wish we'd gotten both of them, but for some reason only bought the one. I've used it for potted plants, however, it's been largely collecting dust the last couple of years. Then I realized the size was perfect for the corner of the dining room so hauled it to the farm to repaint it. I used a sample of BM paint and made chalk paint using white grout. Perfect!
I used old fence pickets to make the shelves:
And stuck it in its corner:
Lastly, I took my ladder from Canton and placed it in the bathroom to hang towels on:
Much better than the chrome racks on the back of the door.
Of course, relaxing on the back porch is a must. We fill the bird feeders and enjoy the show. We have many cardinals. chickadees, tufted titmice, and jays. Hummingbirds too. Then this guy showed up:
He's a beauty!
We also had a Painted Bunting visit. Unfortunately, he was a little shyer and I didn't get a picture of him. They are so brightly colored. I just love all the variety we get - it is pure joy to take in God's creation. I don't think I'll ever get tired of it.
Thanks for putting up with such a long post. There is just so much to share and I'm glad you stopped in!
Buddy and Herbie say "hi"!
Blessings and hugs,