Category: Flower Garden

Water in the garden and an important discussion.

I have always been fascinated by water in the garden. And butterflies, bees and birds, not to mention toads, frogs, snakes and our collection of  little garden inhabitants share my fascination.  Water adds a reflective shimmer to the ruffled, vibrant, undulating collection of colours…

Local food love and a few pages to visit.

Look who came to visit the Kitchen’s Garden.  Milkweed is a protected weed in our gardens but it is not flowering yet Miss Monarch. You will have to settle for salvia. Today being Saturday, I would like to introduce to a few new blogs….

Back to work – Piglets are coming tonight!

It is funny how when we are focused on a big event,  like the birth of the lambs, this event becomes very clear in your head and everything else goes really fuzzy. Now all of a sudden it is Friday morning. Two piglets are…

Kupa finds his voice

Yesterday morning I did half the chores then drove in the cooking oil car to the village, picked up my Mother-in-Law (The Matriarch)  and drove her to a bigger town to catch the bus to Chicago for the weekend at 7.30am. Before I left…

Mama takes the High Road.

Yesterday was sunny and windy and hot.  Mama finally had her photo taken without TonTon but she had to go the high road. Still waiting.  Still no Lambs. This Sheep is the most frequently inspected animal on the farm. Even the carpenter spends his…

Winter left without saying goodbye.. no manners

I am back.  And so relieved. Not having you to talk to at the beginning of each day was just plain lonely. I would see a picture and have no-one to share it with.  The animals would do something silly but no-one to tell….

The 7 Links Challenge is well met

I have been writing in the world of Blog since July 4, 2011. So you can imagine my surprise when I was asked to join the illustrious cast of the 7 Links Challenge and have a go myself.  It is really hard to describe…

Flowers in my garden that the bees love the most

Bees need flowers all summer long.  Millions of them. So we need to plant flowers we know will flower in early spring, right through summer and as late in the fall as possible. The wonderful thing about growing flowers for bees is that it…

First : plant flowers for the bees and butterflies

 First:  When we began to develop  the place I planted flowers. The flower garden is such an important part of ANY property.  Especially any place that I am. I was new here so I had to do my  homework and find the flowers that…