Friday, May 7, 2010

May On The Farm



This is our first time experiencing the month of May on the farm. It's been a very busy time clearing over grown tree's and cleaning up piles of old wood and junk from years of neglect and JUNK collecting. I don't mean the kind of 'junk' that most of us like to find either! We haven't even touched the inside of the barn yet but I'm sure that won't get done until winter just to make sure there are no wasps nests or snakes in there (farmboy is afraid of snakes).


 There's been lots more to mow now which keeps me busy and out of trouble...so farmboy says.


The people who own the farmland around us brought in more cows and took some away so there's been lots of desparate mooing going on...probably momma's calling for babies. It's sad listening to thier desparate calls but thank goodness it only lasts a couple of days and then it's quiet again.

Peaches

Apples

Cherries

The fruit trees are starting to produce fruit. Hopefully I'll get enough to make jam and can a few quarts of fruit.
There are two blackberry bushes and this year I planted 75 strawberry plants although
we did loose a few plants. We're looking forward to eating lots of strawberry shortcake!







This is our corn crib...it's old.
At one time they had it covered with tar paper but I'm trying to pull it all off so I can paint it the original color of barn red with white trim. Eventually I hope to do that to the barn and chicken coop too.
One day.


This is the door to the chicken coop/garden shed
I love these old buildings.




One of the barn doors





Priscilla and Percy


Left to right...Licorice, Romeo, Chicken Little, Miss Betty Hen and Extra Crispy
Buttercup and Henrietta are in the coop laying eggs.


Foreground to background....Chelsea, Bubba and Shep
heading home for a treat.



Olly and Lizzy
'Chillin'

I hope you've enjoyed a little walk around the farm.

Have a wonderful weekend!

17 comments:

Manuela@TPOH said...

I did really enjoy it! I do believe you're living my dream! I've got a cup of coffe and I'm going to have nice stroll through your blog. I think I'm going to love it!

Manuela

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Manuela..welcome to the farm! I hope you enjoy your stroll... good luck with your dream and NEVER give up on it. I hope you'll come back and visit again...we'll be here with a fresh pot of coffee! ;-) Take care...Maura

Pondside said...

I could feel the sunshine on the top of my head as I followed you around your piece of paradise. Those old buildings are special - I especially love that rustic Dutch door.

Rural Revival said...

Have a wonderful weekend Maura. Tell farmboy he's not alone..I'm not fond of snakes either!

~Andrea~

Catherine said...

Hello Maura! yes you should paint the barn in this special red, it would be nice! it's a pity we are living so far , i could help you!!! Your animals are as peaceful as mine.The trees are just in blossom here and it is still cold! tomorow i'm going to get some plants at a flower show. Have a nice weekend. HUGS Catherine

Beatnheart said...

Paradise!!!.....Lucky,lucky you...It couldn't happen to a sweeter gal...You deserve every happiness. Hey come on over for a visit...I'm having a giveaway!!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

what a lovley blog. glad i found it

greetings from john in wales uk

Millie said...

Things are looking so beautiful on the farm. It's easy to tell you've spent a lot of time caring for the farm. The goslings are getting huge! We just had seven hatch last weekend.

Olga said...

What a lovely post. It brought memories of my grandparents' farm and the times when I visited them. Life on a farm is so peaceful and tranquil.
Thank you and have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Cynthia! Oh man I'm really behind in getting to all the blogs...I'm sorry! Congratulations on your first GIVE AWAY...way to go girlfriend. I'll be stopping by later this evening to check it out. Have a wonderful weekend!! MauraXX

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Andrea I'll be sure to tell 'farmboy' LOL! You have a wonderful weekend too...take care...Maura:)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello John..thanks for stopping by today..it's nice to 'meet' you! I hope you'll come back and visit here at the farm again...take care. Maura

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Millie...you have a gaggle of geese! You'll have to take pictures..I'd love to see them. Congratulations!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Olga! Thank you for stopping by to say hello...I'm glad reading my blog brought back happy memories for you. We are loving the peace and quite of living in the country..it would be hard to go back to living in a town again. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day to you too! Take care..Maura

Debbie said...

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the shots of the old out buildings. My family laughs at me because I'm so drawn to weathered old buildings like that.
What you are doing with your cottage in the country is the desire of my heart. I hope some day to be doing it too! In the meantime, I will enjoy reading here so I'm definitely putting this on my reading list.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Debbie, nice to 'meet' you! Isn't it funny how others just don't 'get it'..when it comes to our love of ...old things especially buildings. I really can't explain why we love them but we do. Never give up on your hearts desire...I hope it won't be long until you're living in the country with a big old barn. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again. Take care.... Maura:)

Amy Kinser said...

So excited to meet you. I came over via Debbie and certainly understand her excitement about finding your lovely home.

God bless you, Amy

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