Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Has Sprung!

We enjoyed a wonderful spring weekend...
temps in the 50's and 60's,
blue skies and sunny,

It was the perfect weather for getting Spring projects completed.
The bunny fence is in place in one of the perennial flower beds.

The violas are blooming.

Lovely little smiling flower faces...

that make me smile!

The animals are all enjoying the temperate days.
The pigs are finally out and about.

Here is MaryAnn's greeting when she sees us....

and the progression....

from standing to...

lying down happens very quickly,
to accomodate this...

There's nothing better than a warm afternoon belly rub.
Or a tete-a-tete...

Everyone wants to be a part of the lovin'!

I had almost forgotten the joy of a warm, lazy afternoon...

in the company of friends....

Saturday night we had a real treat.
Our favorite little local cafe hosts a Farm to Table event once a month.
Saturday night they featured an Italian night...
Fresh local micro greens in a Caprese salad with homemade mozzarella from a local creamery,
homemade bread, homemade pasta...cannelloni with local ricotta,
and for dessert... cannoli with local ricotta and pistachio cream.
To top the evening off, there was a local group playing Appalachian music...
great fun.

If you, dear reader, are local...
you really must make a trip to the little town of Newport and visit
the Espresso Yourself Cafe.
Chef Cheryl does an amazing job of bringing delicious locally sourced faire
to her charming old-world style cafe (breakfast and lunch Tues. thru Sat.)
(They are also open til 6 PM on Thurs. and Fri....for dinner.)
I promise, you won't be disappointed!

And if you are in the area on the first Saturday of any month,
put in your reservation for the Farm to Table dinner.
It's a blast!


  1. Animal hugs are the best! Glad Spring has arrived for you, it was hailing and blowing yesterday and getting colder but the grass is green! Yay!

  2. Enjoy you, (and friends) with the animals . . . Cuddles too!
    The fence is wonderful!

  3. There's nothing better than a lazy afternoon in the company of beloved four-legged family!

    Sounds like a lovely restaurant and what a great idea to 'celebrate' local foods. I wish more places would start doing that.

  4. We are driving through Pennsylvanian a week from Friday on our way to DC to visit our son. Not sure if we are going by your way though. Sounds like a good place to check out.

  5. I am simply in awe of your bunny fence.

  6. So glad you are having Spring like weather. What a mood booster being outside with sun and lots of animal hugs! That little bunny fence look wonderful!!I still haven't worked on my idea for the fence. Geez, procrastination here! Enjoy your weather it is pouring here, ugh!!

  7. I want to cry with envy over your posies. Colorado gearing up for major snow storm tonight. Cynthia in Denver.

  8. So in deep like with your cute bunny fence. It could not be any cuter. xox

  9. I love the fence too! I sure am happy for you that spring has finally sprung! Love the snuggles you received. Hugs, Meghan

  10. OH. My. GOODNESS!!!

    I think I just fainted, and screamed all at once.

    Those babies!!!

    ALl of them.

    And the piggylove!

    Oh my heart.

    Wish you were closer, you'd have ahard time getting rid of me ;)

  11. I wish I had those kinds of friends! The bunny fence is just so sweet!

  12. Looks like all have a lovely weekend ! The weather here is getting better as well and spring is popping up everywhere ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  13. Love that fence, and love all the animals being loved on... but the farm to table dinner sounds great!

  14. I loved seeing you lying on the ground giving love to the animals! You are so like me!!!!
    That dinner sounded so delicious!!!!
    xo Kris

  15. Aw they are so cute - just love all of them but especially the piggies!

  16. Nothing like a warm, sunny day and hugs with our furry friends/family members. Your cafe sounds wonderful, good food and fun, who can beat that! Patty/BC

  17. Spring looks like it has arrived at the farm. before you know it Ginger and Maryann will be wallowing in their mud puddles.

  18. Your post looks very familiar :)..Your fence is adorable..You did a great job. Looks like the Farm to Table was a great success..You have a nice life up there..Warming up really fast as usual..

  19. i am so glad you have finally found spring! i love seeing all the animals outside! i always mean to ask you, do the turkeys get petted?

  20. Awww, Bev!! Everyone is so sweet!! I do miss living on the farm...someday, maybe, again ~ I want hens so badly!

  21. Good job on the fence Bev. I like the corbels you used. Is that Lavender or Russian Sage in the foreground?


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