Friday, May 29, 2015

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, It's Off To Work I Go....

Yesterday was one of those days....
those non-stop work days that seem to go on and on and on.

It all started at dawn when I headed out to feed the animals, clean and refill water tubs,
and scoop poop.  Those items took about and hour and a half.

Next on the list was watering.
We have been having a little dry spell here, so daily watering of gardens, pumpkin patch and a  boatload of containers is a necessity.  That takes about 2 hours.
(It's a good thing I start bright and early!)

The rest of the day was filled with...
 *chain saw work...removing dead limbs from the trees in our yard
*trimming suckers (low lying shoots that suck the life-force) from young trees

*mowing our front yard, the horse pasture, the bee yard
*weeding the garden
*installing a new garden umbrella...had to saw about a foot off the end
*and painting the table and chairs

*hanging 4 sets of fairy lights

*cleaning the horse pasture (manure)
*picking veggies for our supper

While I was passing through the orchard, I stopped to inspect the trees.

I just might have enough cherries this year to make a pie!

And blueberries.... 100 bushes just loaded....bazillions!

As I travel around the farm tending to chores
I keep an eye on what the animals are up to.
I love watching them do what comes natural...
eating, sleeping, cooling off, etc.

Gracie and the girls are spending a large portion of each day in the pig pen
working on the undergrowth.

The pigs spend their time mowing the grass in the orchard.

Everyone takes time for a nap in the shade.

It's a good way to cool down.

What I don't understand, however, is why three sheep crowd into one little house...
it has to feel like a sauna in there.
And yet, there they stay with their wool coats on...

Ok, I just have to say this....
I don't think there is anything cuter than this little girl...
especially when she smiles!

Hope warms my heart every time I look at her!

And although Faith is just as cute, her features are not as well defined 
because she is entirely black... eyes, coat....everything.

Well another Friday has arrived.
We are just 3 weeks away from the wedding day.
The countdown begins.
I can hardly wait to share photos of the day with you!

Make sure you stop back tomorrow as I will be posting another in our
"Walk on the Wild Side" series.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!


  1. i love the white umbrella and furniture in your garden! your place is going to be stunning on the big day. hope is the cutest little lamb. hopefully we will get rain this weekend. all of the rain that was around went north of us. i'm sick of watering and i have a lot less to water than you.

  2. Just reading about your day makes me tired. ;-) You got so much accomplished and everything looks great! I love the fact that you have this little sitting area in your garden. Our's isn't fenced in, but I've been thinking abut adding a bench somewhere to be able to sit and enjoy or take a rest from weeding.

  3. Hope Smiles . . . very sweet . . .

  4. I know your yard will be beautiful for the wedding. Now how to keep you from working and not being totally exhausted by then! That sweet smile of Hope sure does capture your heart! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS!

  5. I have always said that about black labs vs yellow ones..Because they are all black , you can't see and appreciate their expressions and features as well...Everything looks lovely and it will be perfect for the big day..Cherries and peaches and blueberries..Oh my!!
    All your hard work is paying off big time..Have a wonderful weekend..

  6. The chairs in the garden look so cute. I have a set I plan to do this with, no umbrella though since it's my front yard and because of my work schedule I garden in the evenings. One hundred blueberry plants?!?! And here I am thrilled with my four! LOL!

  7. I just wanted to say --that I love your site--love all your photos and the sharing of your chores--
    thank you--
    Smiles, di

  8. Faith looks like a little bear in the woods. And the picture of Hope is just too cute!

  9. Dear Bev,
    Boy have I missed everyone. Have been away from the computer for weeks. It is so nice to come visit you and the farm... You are so right about Hope. It does look like she is smiling. What a doll she is.
    I wish I had that blueberry bush in my yard..
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

  10. You are certainly ambitious! Makes me wonder what kind of vitamins you take?! ;0D
    Enjoy your weekend.

  11. You have what seems to "us" such an idyllic life---of course, coming from a farm myself, I understand the cost to that idyllic life! LOVE that little Hope. She is just such a sweet baby girl!!!! xo Diana

  12. Everything is looking so good. The little girls are so darn cute...I love her smile. So fun to see them working through the brush. Can't wait for the wedding pictures of your beautiful farm.


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