Tuesday, June 20, 2017

First Day of Summer Garden Tour

Happy first day of Summer!
Shall we spend it in the garden?
My garden is one of my happy places.
(one of many)

Arriving at the garden each morning,
while the dew is glistening like crystals in the rising sun, is delicious.

With the sun low in the sky, the green of the growing veggies
and the vegetation on the ground is intense... almost electrified.

Just across the lane, in the woods is a Baltimore Oriole singing its sweet song...
my morning serenade.
A chorus of song birds provide back-up, while our resident mockingbird
tries to out-sing them all.

It's hard to believe...
but, overnight things have grown just a little bigger than they were the day before.
The perfect mixture of sun and rain (and a little watering to help out) has made
this the best garden yet.

It's heaven, I tell you.
I wish you could come with me on my morning tour through the garden.

This year I am having a love affair with my garden.
In previous years it was a cross...sort of a love/hate relationship.
Previously it was always a losing battle with weeding.
This year....ahhh, what a difference.

Planting grass between the boxes (along with the weeds) has been a God-send.
No longer do I fret about what is growing on the ground.
Now I only concentrate on what is growing in the boxes.
And, oh boy, are things growing...
good things!

I have so many vegetables, I swear I could open a produce stand.
Sadly, though, with only 2 or 3 cars on our road each day...
I would not have many customers.

I made a little video yesterday afternoon after a storm
just to show you how things are looking...

Luckily, those storms held off til afternoon.
We had special farm visitors in the morning.

We love welcoming our farm friends here to enjoy our animals and our beautiful land.

You can never start little farmers out too early!

It was obvious throughout the morning that Tom and Fred thought
everyone was there just to visit with them!


  1. Wow .... Your garden is looking incredible!! Just don't know how you do it all, but all your hard working is definitely paying off. It's an absolute credit to you. Loved the video - thanks.

  2. It's a beautiful thing! The grass between the boxes adds even more green beauty and the little booted visitors are adorable! Thank you for the video!

  3. I'm sure kids just absolutely ADORE coming to your farm!

  4. No doubt about it . . .
    Beautiful . . .
    Happy summer . . .

  5. Wonderful scenery and garden, the kids must love playing with the animals. Great photos and thanks for sharing!

  6. Looking at your beautiful garden photos is a wonderful stress reliever! Thanks for sharing them.

  7. Your garden is amazing..looks wonderful..I'm sure the kids just love visiting the farm..Perfect day..

  8. Oh those kids are too cute! I loved my garden. I worked hard this year and we were blessed with beautiful weather until...June 16th. When all hell broke loose with 109 degree weather. And there is no letting up for another week. I am now in panic mode every evening watering. And who really wants to water when it is 101 degrees outside at 9pm? I love your garden. All the shades of green! Splendid!!!!

  9. we just sat here and watched the video. i had to keep reminding myself that two people live here. what in the world are you going to do with all that food! haha! i would be canning like crazy! it looks just wonderful. i love that the bugs are eating the radishes and leaving your squash alone. and those kids must have the time of their lives visiting your place!

  10. diane in northern wisJune 20, 2017 at 9:53 PM

    Oh my....I just loved your garden tour...wow ....everything is looking for healthy and good....and isn't it wonderful all the green space you have in between all the boxes!!! So glad you don't have to be weeding that part any more. Wish I lived close by....I would buy some of your extra vegies from you!!!
    Everything looks just wonderful Bev. and so great that you share your joy with others too! I surely enjoy coming to read your blog each day. Thanks for the tour. What an awesome place you have.


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