Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The GOOD, but not the bad or the ugly.

Look at me posting two days in a row! Just who do I think I am?!? Motivated. I am motivated. To be more positive in my thinking. Sure, call it denial. Today, it's working for me.

Jenn, over at Coffee On the Porch With Me got my optimistic ball rolling by posting  some wonderful pictures of her garden recently. My old Blog buddy Cro often does this as well on his space, Magnons Meanderings, as does Kev at An English Homestead. Even Rain who has only a rental property to work with rocks it with her container gardening on her blog Rain's Garden.

For even more fantastic garden photos be sure to check out Two Men and a Little Farm (Thursdays! I love visiting him on Thursday!) and finally the amazing photographer behind A Brit in Tennessee. I wish I had her eye, her camera, her gardens.

They, and so many others I follow, have inspired me today to post some pleasant pictures of our Poor Farm instead of the usual barn rubble piles, cracked earth, clay bogged fields and other challenges. I think the recent rain has softened my brain as well as the soil. Here goes. No words, just garden photos all taken recently.  Have a fabulous day!






























15 comments:

  1. You've captured something I needed in my day today....peace and serenity.
    Inspiring pictures that remind us to enjoy the surrounding beauty, and take better care of this planet we call "home".
    Thank you for the kindest compliment, I'm humbled dear friend.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Every time I open your blog I think, how pretty, one day mine will look that good. Hugs back at ya!

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  2. Thank you for the mention! I love your foxgloves - I only had a good bunch of them one year - they were spectacular, but never again for some reason. (I know they are biennials, but I have purchased more plants, still no luck). I think gardeners sometimes have a tendency to see their weeds, rather than their flowers. -Jenn

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    1. Truth be told this is my THIRD go round with the foxgloves. I plant them in different areas each year but never see them again. Maybe this time they will stick!

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  3. oh your place is wonderful! i love all the little artistic touches. the butterfly hinge and the lunch bucket are so cool! you named so many of my favorite blogs!

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  4. Thanks for the tour around your home and yard. That garden looks fantastic, Donna!

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  5. I love those 'white' foxgloves. Everything looks great, filled with things than mean something and not trinkets from the garden centre!

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    1. Yes, Cro, I love to use the inventory we already have on the farm. It's already rusted and antiqued via Mummy Nature. Lots cheaper too. We have some 50 year old wooden ladders I'll be putting up for a morning glory trellis soon. As soon as I can pry them out of Keith's hidden stash.

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  6. Great pictures. Will you be cutting the garlic scapes. I just did a post about this. https://donteatitsoap.com/2017/06/15/a-year-in-growing-garlic-part-viii-garlic-scapes/ if you want to check it out.

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    1. I will Ruth. I've not cooked with them before and this year I am planning to. Thanks so much.

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  7. Those are beautiful photos Donna! Glad to see them!!! :) Thanks for the mention! :) I love that butterfly hinge too, it's so quaint and cozy. Keep posting photos, you inspire lots of people! :) Is that an outhouse?

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    1. It is an outhouse! Our oldest son built it for us three Christmas's ago. It has a composting toilet inside because our county does not allow just good old holes in the ground.

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  8. What a beautiful place! Lovely photos too.

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