I apologize for not writing regularly lately. Life has gotten extraordinarily busy, with the completion of the renovations at the bed and breakfast nearing site, and the tasks of the farm, plus gardening. I had to replant some of the garden because the chickens scratched up the seeds and destroyed half of it. Darn chickens. The new beans are coming nicely and I am hoping we will have enough days before the first frost to actually glean a harvest.
The pink painted window boxes have all been planted with a variety of pink and other flowers, but not hung. Try as I did, I could not get the hangers to screw properly into the wall, so will have to wait for a carpenter to hang them. At this point they are planted and beautiful, but in a month they will be stunning.
There are many many planters all around the farm of different types. The old Victorian metal crib has not only flowers in it this year, but also some squash vines which have begun to trail. The mamma turkey chose to hatch her babies under that crib this spring and returns there for the night currently, so I dare not disturb it just yet.
One sweet deal I have managed to find, is the acquisition of 10 Hansa Rugosa bushes that are mature and 8 Potentillas, also mature, from a neighbour. They are wanting them removed from their yard and plan to dig them out tomorrow. I just have to drive over and pick them up. Fortunately I have the skid steer and can predig the holes for them, then just cover them with the dirt thereafter. Both of these species are very hardy and can withstand the cold winters here. Rugosa roses produce large beautiful fragrant flowers and huge rosehips. Both the flowers and the hips are useful for tea and herbal preparations and are a great addition for mature skin. Potentilla has similar herbal benefits as well, plus these are stunningly beautiful bushes. I am so fortunate to get them.
Whe time permits, I will take some more photos of the actual planters around the farm, and the newly planted bushes. You will wish you were here then for sure, right?
Oh, I forgot the painted door. I have been busy adding some artistic touches to the farm too. The door to the bed and breakfast is the first of many. Hope you like it!