Things are generally quiet around the farm this time of year.

So I thought it would be a good time to share a few bits of the farm.   

It has been unseasonably warm here during the past few weeks.  Everyone (and everything) has been enjoying the sunshine.  

This beautiful boy seemed to savor his lazy Sunday afternoon stroll...

Heirloom Flower Bulbs

These little guys are confused...

My grandmother called this type of flower a jonquil.  I have heard others refer to them by other names.  

 I transplanted these bulbs to their current location a few years ago.  The original "home place" on this farm is long gone.  However, in the Spring, it is possible to see where the flower beds and gardens and walkways were located, thanks to the old flower bulbs.  

One Spring while they were still in bloom, I journeyed to hilltop where the old home place once stood, and flagged the flowers I liked.  I returned in the Fall, dug around the staked flags, located bulbs, dug them up, and transplanted them to my flower beds. (Perhaps I'll do a tutorial on transplanting bulbs in the Fall...)

The flower bulbs were originally planted over 100 years ago.  

Return to winter

The jonquil photo was taken two days ago, when it was 60 degrees.  Today is a different story.  According to the local weather expert, winter is here to stay. 

 I don't know about you, but I'm secretly hoping it snows.  


  1. WOW! My first visit to your blog (thanks to the comment you left on mine) and I have to say I'm completely blown away by your upbringing! How amazing to have learned so many skills! i have a LOT to learn! Feeling very much like a city slicker some days...in need of someone to show me the ropes on this little farm!

  2. I just love reading about the farm. The pictures are amazing. You are doing such a great job.