the weather here in middle tennessee has been spectacular.
the violas were a gift from my dh. they came in two cute faux watering cans.
he got them at the franklin farmer's market.
i've had little time for blogging and there are so many things
going on around dash home farm.
we did get our new little ram.
he is an olde english southdown babydoll miniature.
he is fitting in nicely on our little farm.
beatrice has taken to guarding him like we knew she would.
two(of the four) new raised beds with seating have been built.
we have planted some cool weather veggies and fruit.
are in the dirt.
as always we have lots of curious faces watching us wondering
what in the world are those guys doing.
here's hoping we will have nice weather for that day.
sometimes it is very cool and rainy on easter.
our ground cover is blooming although it is not in the ground
but in a lovely old yellow enamel container. the dogs would have
it trampled if it were in the ground.
my favourite flowers.
viola x wittrockiana 'delta' pink shades
i'd like him to be in the leiper's fork parade in december.
i think he would make a great addition to the quirky little
christmas parade in our town.
the front yard is finally getting a makeover. we gave mcgruber
the back yard picket~fenced~in area...which is where we have
had most of our raised beds for the last several years.
so we decided to put our new raised beds in our front yard
picket~fenced~in area. i think it will be much more convenient
to keep an eye on and take care of. we will see it every morning and
have water readily available.
the dogs are used to being able to use the front yard so we had to put some new fence boards
up to keep them out and will only let them in when we are out there with them.
i have dubbed it our victory garden. partly, in tribute to the men still
fighting the war and also to be as positive as we can about the success of our garden.
my dh agreed to make me new raised beds with seating.
i am sure glad he did...it will be much easier on the back.
we picked rough hewed wood like the barn as a nod to the farm life.
i am loving the results.
this is the first of four beds we have planned.
we talked about more but...i don't want to get
too many things going so they can't be cared for.
the green watering can is an antique galvanized can from
england i found at a local antique store.
buster brown has taken to the new puppy...barrette.
mcgruber chilling in the front yard.
winter jewels cherry blossom lenten rose
i am blessed to have both sunny areas and very shaded areas.
freshly planted columbines on the front porch.
coral bells black currant planted in black glazed pot
on front porch steps with bunny.
the urn has a new iris.
iris african butterfly.
since we starting sprucing up the front yard
we added some handmade garden art from
the franklin's farmer's market...
we got the second raised bed in and planted last night
just around sunset.
after our hard work outdoors, we opened
up a bottle of one our favourite pinots...
and enjoyed a glass on the front porch
admiring our work and of course the
amazing sunset God had provided us.
back in the garden and welcoming in spring.
don't forget earth day is approaching april 22nd...but don't
you think everyday should be earth day afterall it is our planet.
also jan at thanks for today is hosting a wonderful give~away.
she is promoting sustainable living.
here is the link to join in: