Friday, June 1, 2012

I Am Finished, Finally....I Think!

Happy First of June!

I'm not sure, but I think my breathing has returned to a healthy rate.
For the past week I have been hyperventilating I am sure....
racing around this farm like a madwoman...
mowing, trimming, painting, weeding, planting, watering,
grooming, clipping, rasping, bathing,
until everyone and everything is pristine.


Now if we can just keep the rain away so that everybody and everything does not get mucky again,
I will be one happy little farm gal!

I wanted to show you how spiffy everyone and everything looks,
so today's post is mostly pictures...

The vegetable garden...



The barn...


The grape arbor and field and pastures...


The horses and donkeys... (ok, they still need a little work)


The dogs (with fresh summer haircuts)...
(Did I mention that between 5 horses, 2 donkeys and 3 dogs, 
I burn through a set of clippers each Spring!)


The pigs...


The goats...

The turkeys (wouldn't let me groom them if their life depended on it!)


All of my gardens are in full regalia...


every flower is showing its lovely face!


Now if I could just freeze it all...
and have it stay just like it is at this moment...
oh, how much easier life would be...
and how splendiferously beautiful, too!


PS:  I just love old fashioned roses,
but I've got to say, those "Knock-out" roses they sell now
sure are nice landscaping additions.
And they just keep giving and giving...
taking nothing for themselves!


And PPS....I am totally in love with this flower...
the Delphinium.


Such an old fashioned flower.
Have you ever seen such beautiful color?
Sadly this plant is a biennial.
It has a two year lifespan,
and only in one of those years does it bloom.
I can only hope this lovely creature re-seeds itself for us to enjoy in years to come.

I hope you have a perfect weekend.
Ours will be filled with farm visitors and hay rides and good ole fashioned picnic fun!
See you on Monday with "tails" from the weekend.

15 comments:

Karen said...

It all looks wonderful!! We're at about the same place here now too... although I did such a bad clipper job on our newest adopted dog that I had to have a groomer friend FIX it. And I just planted Delph's... didn't know that about them and now I'm a little bit sad about it. They look so pretty in my perennial garden, thought they would be permanent. *sigh*

tami said...

Lovely pics...you're such an inspiration! You make me want to get out and "spiff up" too.

I have a 20 minute rule. After going on a whirlwind cleaning bender, I announce to the hubby and critters..."Give me 20 minutes. I just want it clean and nice for 20 minutes, then you all can dirty it up."

Anke said...

Everything looks absolutely wonderful Bev! I hope the rains hold off and you have a great weekend. Enjoy!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

WOW... what a gorgeous farm. Even your barn looks as though it has been power washed!

JudiB said...

I hope the weather is excellent for you this weekend Bev. It seems around the farm that perfect is just a dream. I swear if I think things are finally looking great I can turn around once and find more to do...lol. As always your farm lookings just perfect and all your hard work shows in every post you do. Now to relax and enjoy your weekend. You must be exhausted!!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Everything and everybody looks great. Have a wonderful weekend and here's hoping the rain holds off.

Dawn Dutton said...

Bev, it looks wonderful! Have fun this weekend with all the activities!
I'll be thinking about you.

Country Gal said...

Oh every thing and every one looks awesome . Have a great day !

Tracy said...

Everything looks beautiful- thanks for sharing! BTW- here in the Willamette Valley my delphiniums return every year...blooming as we speak for the 5th year in a row. Perhaps your will too?!

Fran. said...

Thanks for sharing your pics!! Your hard work will pay off! I am using rasied garden beds too! And just got some knock-out roses already bloomimg for me!!! XOXO Fran.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so pristine and beautiful..Just remember..You did EVERYTHING you could and we have no control over Mother Nature..I feel sure that everyone will have a wonderful time and enjoy every bit of the farm because of your warmth, hospitality and eagerness to make everyone feel at home..."Don't worry about things over which you have no control". I never said that..but a good time will be had by all..no matter what...I did say that..

Kris said...

Everything looks ship shape! Wishing you a fabulous family day this weekend!!! I missed the last post. Loved it!
Kris

missy max said...

Everything looks so pristine and beautiful..Just remember..You did EVERYTHING you could and we have no control over Mother Nature..I feel sure that everyone will have a wonderful time and enjoy every bit of the farm because of your warmth, hospitality and eagerness to make everyone feel at home..."Don't worry about things over which you have no control". I never said that..but a good time will be had by all..no matter what...I did say that..

Jeri Landers said...

Great fun and the place looks grand! Your lucky visitors are in for a treat. SO you shave the donkeys? I was going to shear mine when I did the sheep, but I wasn't sure if I should. Guess it's a okay if you do it, farm queen!

Christina said...

Everything looks picture perfect! Here, it's not often that the entire farm looks fantastic all at the same time! Good work, hope you enjoyed your weekend and had some time to relax...finally!

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