Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Egg Hunt on the Farm

Bowes House Easter Lunch!

So, I'm going to go against conventional wisdom and start this post with dessert :-)
 Valerie's amazing Strawberry Cake!
 "Which glass is mine?"  Cassy wonders...
 Lovely table setting
 Benny Bear!
 Joe with his AZ lizzard
 Richie's keeping a good eye on the dilly beans.
 Oh boy!

 Mr. Tevis always has interesting stories to tell! 
His captivated audience~ 
 And then there's Richie, doing what he does best...talking with his hands :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scenes on the farm 4/15/14

 It was a lovely evening to relax and walk around to visit animals and take pictures after a couple busy days of tilling and planting! This must be one of the most beautiful times of the year here on the hill. Praising the Lord for the amazing (and always exciting) life He has given me and Richie!!! 
 Sheeps coming to say "hi!"
 "It's not an argument, it's a discussion!"
 "I wonder if momma's ear tastes as good as her udder?"
 Richie's favorite flowers

 Fruit trees in bloom!

 My tiny boy!!!
 Handsome Danny boy

Valentine's day present from last year, a Victoria Plum :-)

Part of the garden tilled and planted with lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kohlrabi, and broccoli.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What's GROWING on around here!

 Pansies seem to do grow well up here on the hill, even with the cool weather.  Of course, it ended up being really windy when I planted them today, so they're getting a harsh start to outdoor life.
 Lovely spinach and a just planted tub of lettuce!
 White Romaine
 Tiny little Basil
 Janet's strawberries are already flowering inside the greenhouse!
LOTS of onions!
Aloe Vera sure does multiply fast!  The four terracotta pots all came from the big plant in the back right corner.  They seem to like it here on my sink :-)
 Started some Mountain Rose and Yukon Gold  potatoes
 in these totes about a week ago.
New little Meyer Lemon tree from Kaija's in Chehalis
Well, Hank isn't growing, but he is learning some tricks!  
He's getting good at "lay down" and stay.  
He's such a good doggy...most of the time!
 Today I picked up some Black Copper Marans from my friend Audrey.  She hatches lots of chicks this time of year.  This breed lays beautiful, dark-chocolate eggs with thick shells.  The thick shells make the eggs excellent keepers.  Marans are great free-rangers on rough terrain, and they're know to be disease-resistant.