DASH HOME FARM
my husband and i have always dreamed of living in the country, in a victorian farm house. i think we talked about it literally on our first date in july of 1986. well fast forward 23 years later and we finally made it. albeit, 22 years of marriage, 4 houses later, after 6 children arrived, moving to tennessee, and 4 grandchildren thus far, we are living that dream. of course on that same date, we said we would love to have a log cabin as a second home, on a lake, in canada (this is still a dream). yes i am a dreamer! but dreams do come true.
so we talked many times over the years what we would name this place-everything has to have a name, right? this is how dash home farm was born:
da-david (my husband)
home - the place we always want to rush to from the world and have sanctuary!
farm- we live on 7.24 acres - it's a small farm but we love it!
a few years ago we went to a celtic celebration and we had this sign made and hung it on our barn.
the wildflower garden is adjacent to the barn. it is doing quite well in spite of the drought we are having. my coneflowers haven't faired well at all but i am leaving them to hopefully feed the goldfinches come fall.
we are still having plenty of wild life visit here but it is a daily process of filling the many bird baths and watering containers to keep them all happy.
my garden angel is intently watching over my wildflowers and she seems to have an eye for this yellow bloom.
this stick bug is trying to stay out of the sun on a shady post.
the drought has most definitely hampered my garden enthusiasm. it is dry, ugly and effecting so many of our plants.
this is our very dead grass. i usually enjoy getting on the tractor and cutting but haven't had to in weeks.
our corn is done and looking very wilty. it was good while it lasted.
the gigantic sunflowers are all spent and turning there heads down. i harvested some but wanted to leave some to feed the birds. they have become the breeding ground for this bug. anybody know what it is. we have sprayed with an oily substance, shaken them off, sprayed with water to get them off. there are so many of them and nothing we have tried works.
also our raspberry bushes are still producing but are in desperate need of rain.
an antique urn on the front porch. the ivy is the only thing that has survived the heat.
last of the sunflowers. they are planted on one side of veggie garden.
our first watermelon that has made it. several have rotted on the ground side.
we are still harvesting our heirloom tomatoes. these are been a pleasure and so good to eat.
last of the corn.
even in the midst of this drought i have made a trip to our local garden center and brought home these(2) crepe myrtles. i love the fiery red blossoms. the ground is so hard and crusty i haven't planted them yet so they need a daily dose of good watering.
i found these lantana for 50 cents so i brought them home and put them in my chocolate pots.
i went ahead and planted some pumpkins in this wheel barrow next to the barn. i have a few leaves poking thru the dirt. yippee!
even though my periwinkles aren't doing so well i do have a few gorgeous blooms. i love anything white!
here's to anticipating the rain! what a relief it will be.
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK ---9/12/17
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