The day started with a trip to the next town over to get a couple begonias -which I didn’t find. Stopped at the local grocery store to pick up a couple of specials – of course they didn’t have any! How can a store advertise specials and then have a very small supply? My day had to get better. I started moving plants outside – here’s my “before”picture.
Boring – very boring but getting better.
Some of the plants are pretty heavy – no wonder my arms hurt. Then I cleaned some more – under this “original to the farm” lilac bush. It’s in full bloom right now – such a heavenly fragrance!
The tree next to the lilac bush is the favorite squirrel tree – Hazel and Telly bark up at this tree many times a day. The squirrels love to eat at the feeder.
I keep walking towards the barn – chickens and geese greet me.
If you’ve ever considered planting a hops vine – DON’T DO IT! This is a volunteer, one of many, that has taken hold many, many yards across the farm from where the original is planted. Invasive hardly describes it!
And right on the other side of the fence is one of my all time pet peeves on the farm – weeds in the parking area. These need to be sprayed continuously all summer. I just happen to be the only one that it bothers! And I have sooooo many other jobs!
Goats and geese in the pasture.
Goose on a nest – don’t want any goslings!
Goat pen – the minute I open the door, about a dozen barn swallows fly out.
Someone asked if I was planting a garden this year – I’m not but Rick is. Here are three tilled up areas waiting for seed.
We’ll enjoy asparagus next year!
And guess who helps me in the barn – COLTON!
And that’s the farm tour for today – a calm, quiet day making it almost unbelievable that we are experiencing a pandemic throughout the world. This was a glimpse into the life on 10 acres in North Iowa, May 16, 2020.
Be Still, My Friends.