Well after a few hours of thick fog this morning, which you can see in the above photos, the sun finally came out! Me & hubby took the dogs for a walk around the neighborhood which was thrilling for them. I’ve been meaning to share photos of this farm that is situated right in the middle of my neighborhood. Our area was all farmland about 40-50 years ago and this is the only reminder of that history for miles. Twelve years ago when we first moved into the division the family that owns this plot use to have a pick-your-own strawberry field with a produce stand out by the road. And behind the barn was a decent sized herb garden where you would see the Mrs of the house harvesting some of the plants occasionally. Of course it has been many years since I’ve seen any signs of either of these ventures. Back then the couple who lived there were already in their late 70′s or early 80′s. The buildings are in great disrepair and I’m not sure who lives on this property at the moment. But it is kind of quaint to see a bit of our farm history in the middle of a surburbia. I spent the remainder of the day in the garden of course planting my new additions that I showed you yesterday. I’ve started raking out the bulk of the leaf mulch since the emergining perennials are being trapped underneith the soggy bulk of them. The more I raked out the more signs of life I spotted poking out of the soil. Some of these included Hostas, Astilbe and Ferns in the shady beds. In the new garden the Mystic Spires Salvia is sprouting along with the Dr Ruppel & unknown Clematis on the shed’s trellis. It was productive day and I came in tired and dirty but happy to be outside again with blue skies & sunlight shining on my face. I’m dead tired now and need to get off to bed soon. Yep I earned a good night’s rest!
Archive for March 18th, 2009