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the farmhouse grounds, an introduction

Note: Of immediate concern: antique brick walkway and stained river rock. I’d like to think we at least knew what we were getting into when we purchased this property. I was just having a conversation with one of my clients and we were talking about how owning this house adds another full-time job to the…

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farm update

I have not been a very good blogger these last few days, have I? The weather gets nice and my cell phone shots of the day start stoppin… ;-). Believe me, I have good reason. When I’m not working these days I’m gardening / doing extensive yard clean-up, weed control, and even found some poison…

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cell phone shot of the day

Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?  It was gorgeously green!

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  • Maybe I am right? Look at these….

  • your blog doesn’ t like me so much lately! It said I had a dup comment, but it never posted my first one. Anywho! I originally thought it was a Norway Maple, then second guessed myself, but now seeing the images on Flickr……….maybe??? So that “maybe I am right” was really my second thought of the day!ReplyCancel

  • Who knows what’s up with the blog. It’s time to upgrade to WordPress 2.5. On the back end the blog, well, lets just say it has not been nice to me either – time to upgrade.

    Dawn – I think that’s what it is, any other defining characteristics?

    My Azaleas are in full bloom right now…images coming soon!!!ReplyCancel

happy earth day!

Today was Earth Day! No better day to describe what’s happening on the grounds here at the Farm I suppose! In case you didn’t know anything about Earth Day, it’s the official day of the year where you’re actually supposed to do something good for this amazing planet we live on. Plant a tree, a…

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  • Oh you have a pond! And a waterfall! I sooooo want one! We just didn’t have any more energy when it came to planning the backyard to include anything but a simple bed. I will have to live vicariously through you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ha! Yes! I do, it’s a mess currently but we love it.

    We actually bought some Koi last year – but we gave them away to another Koi owner as it was just one more thing we really didn’t need to take care of, in addition to attracting more-than-desired attention to it from the little kids. The Koi joined another school of Koi.

    sidenote: Speaking of Koi, I’ve really gotta hit Koi one of these days!

    Hopefully I can make this little area photo-worthy!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Happy Earth Day (a day late) to all. Every day is earth day. I recently came across a picture of myself and a friend and I’m wearing a t-shirt that says “Save The Planet” I got it at the very first NYC Earth Day celebration. I had to beg my parents to let me go on my own. I came home and threw away every aerosole can!!! Even my beloved Aqua Net. If you knew me back then, you’ll remember my hair!!! Strive to remember our earth in your decisions EVERY DAY and we’ll all benefit. Be well, MichelleReplyCancel

  • I have them on the side of my house and they THRIVE and get HUGE! LOVE THEM, just disappointed that I planted them where I can’t see them, I make sure to walk over that way to enjoy them. Every year for Mother’s Day I ask for a flowering shrub, I have 2 lilacs, 4 Nikkos, a white/green hydrangea (not sure of the name). This year I am unsure of what to try! Any recommendations? I love to garden.

  • […] of you may remember my Earth Day Post last year, when I spoke about the new planting bed beside the […]ReplyCancel