Monday, May 15, 2017

Quick Projects Around the Farm

We headed to the farm on Thursday to check on the bees and water plants.

I am happy to report the bees are doing looks like new bees have hatched and all is going as it should.  And the plants are thriving and blooming (yay).

I ended up not having to water - a storm blew in Thursday evening and we got an inch of rain. Afterwards the weather was just gorgeous with perfect temperatures! And check out the sunset - isn't it so pretty with the sun gilding the edges of the clouds?

The next morning dawned sunny and cool The mowing got done,

 And I planted plants in the new front bed in front of the guest room. Looking forward to those growing and softening the edges of the rain drain.

I placed the little tractor in the flowerbed - when the plants grow up around it, it will look so adorable among them!

I also got a couple of smaller projects done.

One of them was redoing the small metal table we use out on the back patio. I'd painted it yellow a couple of years ago. Here's what it looked like shortly after I painted it:
But now the paint was starting to peel and I was rather tired of the bright yellow. It didn't go with anything I had.

This time I painted it red. Love the way it turned out! hm, I forgot to take a picture of it.

I put the tiered cart with dog art in place of the school desk on the back porch (it looks great there). Oops, I forgot to take a picture of it in it's new spot. Blogging fail again!

The next project I took plenty of pictures of - The telephone junction box stuck out like a sore thumb along the garage wall. (I guess the electric meter isn't all that pretty either but it doesn't have a pole going down into the flowerbed). What can I use to hide it?

Let's see...I have several old fence pickets; I have a new Ryobi circular saw; I have Bruce to show me how to use the little circular saw. Sounds like I have everything I need! So with Bruce's guidance, I cut supports and the pickets to size. Then Bruce used his new Kreg pocket jig to put the supports together and I nailed the pickets to them.

An old garden fork head screwed into the pickets hold my cute chalkboard sign I picked up in Canton.

Isn't it wonderful? I like how it hides the telephone box and gives the flowerbed a focal point.
(I still need to put the supports on so it will stand up straight. )
Plus, I got good practice using my circular saw!
Soon it was time to head back to the city. But that's ok. The kids were taking me out for Mother's Day Saturday night and we were honoring my mother-in-law on Sunday.

I'll see you soon, sweet B Farm!

Linking up here:
Vintage Charm Party


  1. Lucky you ! You got rain! I'm hoping we'll get some this week. Just an inch or so.... don't want no 4 inches! Are those my bee balm? wow! they are looking awesome! (patty)

    1. That is your bee balm! It's so pretty! There are other plants too that are blooming or have buds. They are all very happy! Hope you get rain soon!

  2. Looks all so pretty Cecilia. Love the little tractor in the garden. Just too cute. Enjoy the new week ahead.

  3. Cecilia, everything looks beautiful! I love it when I plan to water and we get rain instead! Hugs, Cecilia

  4. Your bee balm and hydrangea are thriving Cecilia, and the photos of your farm are so beautiful. It's easy to see why you love it there.


  5. you have a gorgeous start - your gardening season is way ahead of ours. one of my neighbors put a little tractor like yours pulling a cart (looks like a grain cart) in a flower bed in front of their front porch and entry this year. it's in allis-chalmers colors and fits really well with their plantings and the style/coloring on their home, as yours does. --suz in ohio

    1. We are headed into Summer already but we did have a very mild winter this year so spring started about 2 weeks earlier than normal. I really wish we could keep these mild temperatures around but we are in Texas so it is what it is. :)
      My sister has a cart for her's really cute. I found this one at Canton for a really good price. I love it and am really liking it in the flowerbed! Thank you for visiting, Suz!

  6. Thanks for sharing your fun projects and beautiful photos at Vintage Charm ~ I visited twice and enjoyed them just as much the second time--pinning your fun fence sign!


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