Friday, June 10, 2011


It has been quite a week here on the farm.
Lots of work... lots of satisfaction.

I wanted to let you know that it has been one week since our 
18 tiny ducklings hatched...
and at the end of one week we still have 18 ducklings!

Amazingly, they have doubled in size in one week!

In spite of those few showers we had during hay harvest,
the ground remains significantly dry.
Watering the garden boxes is a daily task.

Watering and weeding are paying off, though.
We are still harvesting asparagus.
Strawberries are ripening daily.
Our second batch of radishes are up.
There are tiny cucumbers hanging on the vines.

Sugar peas have just started.
Oh, I could go on and on.....

I planted sunflowers in a few of my boxes.
They give the garden such a cheerful look...

All of the vining flowers are climbing up the garden fence and beginning to bloom.

By August the fence walls will be breathtaking!

I love spending time here.
My garden is like a whole separate world,
teeming with life,
both obvious and hidden.

Hidden in this bramble of dead vines from last summer,

is a teeny tiny nest,

with a teeny tiny baby bird inside...
an "only child" for two dutiful parents.

I will keep an eye on this little fellow in the upcoming weeks.

And so another week on the farm comes to a close.
It's been a wonderful week....
hope your's was too!

See you Monday with more Tails from the Farm!


  1. I can just imagine how beautiful it will be with all the vines full grown and blooming. Is that a black-eyed susan vine? I love that, but have forgotten to plant it for a few years.

  2. It certainly does look like your work is paying off--beautiful flowers and lots of veggies. I'm so glad you still have all of your duckies. We found a wild one that got abandoned in my mom's yard, so we took it to Iowa State for their rescue services. Hope you get some more rain. We were getting dry, and then we had five inches of rain in about 24 hours. A bit excessive there.

  3. What kind of bird is in that teeny, tiny nest?? Have you seen your hummers lately??

  4. Momma is so proud of her family!! I want to hold them all !!


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