Friday, October 1, 2010

September On The Farm

It's finally starting to feel like fall
here on the farm. The nights are cool and our days
have cooled off but are still comfortable in the 70's.

The tomatoes are still producing although we'll
be covering them soon to try and keep them going
a while longer.

The stawberries are still plucking away.
Not bad for their very first year.


The pumpkins and squash died before they
produced anything really usable
but they started up again.
I doubt they'll have time to do much
before the first frost.

The Basil is doing great!

Same with the Sage.

Old Socretese still guards the garden.
You can see the foundation of the old barn
that burned down in August.
We still have to cut the trees down
that were destroyed by the heat of the fire.

The last of the berry looking thing that grows
around the farm.
I think it's a weed that can be used for something
but I don't know what!
Can anyone fill me in on this?

This is the building that we have sold
and must be taken down and removed before the end of the year. I'm REALLY looking forward to being able to see
out into the fields beyond and to the trees along the creek.

My garden helper Olly

Lolly Gags I call him sometimes.
He's such a nice cat.

Romeo strutting his stuff.

He's on the lookout for Mr Lucky our
Buff Orpington cockerel.


My favorite and my oldest hen
she loves me.
I lift her off the roost every morning.

Percy and Priscilla
Can't wait for that building to be gone!

The sad remains of our old barn.
It still hurts to see it like this.

'Soc' at work

Olly's Sister Lizzy

This is all that I was able to pull out of the barn
during the fire.
We had at least 50 antique bird feeders in there
that I had planned on selling.
I saw one at the flea market for $75...I nearly cried.

The old coop/garden shed

The trees are starting to turn now with the cooler weather. I'm sad to see summer go
but there's something very special about fall.
It's time to 'nest'.

So with that in mind I am off to start
working on the piece I found
for the bathroom vanity!

What are you up to this weekend?

Maura :)


Pondside said...

I'll look forward to seeing your finished project, Maura! This weekend I'd like to tidy the garden and plant out some winter pansies -then maybe tackle the guest room that is supposed to be my sewing room.

Verde Farm said...

Maura, your place is just beautiful. Are you keeping that coop/garden shed? I hope so--it's so pretty and old and perfect :) I am going to pick up two sheep this weekend. Our first here at Verde Farm--wish us luck. ~:>-

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

Maura it looks so beautiful there! I love the shed photo... frame it! ;)

Unknown said...

Always a joy to visit your farm Maura. I think it will be a long time before the pain of losing the barn tames down some. Fortunately, you still have plenty to be thankful for and I know that will keep you going!

We're splittin' wood this weekend. Hope my arms survive!

Be well ~Andrea~

GardenOfDaisies said...

I always enjoy seeing your pics of Olly, Lizzie, Percy, Henrietta, etc.. Very sorry you lost so much in that barn fire. I bet you can't wait til the building is gone and you have your view!! It's going to be lovely!! Your basil and sage look great! That is one of the reasons I enjoy herbs so much, they grow through 3 seasons!!

Catherine said...

Hi Maura! you still have got some strawberries!!! your basil and sage are quite big. Nice to see the animals! here today we had a storm...a little one, but a lot of rain! nice week end, i'm going to see Romain in Paris. see you later Catherine

Anonymous said...

Hi Maura, The farm looks great!!It must be really beautiful when all the leaves turn.Have a great weekend...Kathy

Linda said...

MAN GOTTA LOVE THE COUNTRY. Our cherry tomatoes are still producing.. They call for frost maybe Sunday night. I hope not too soon for me. We are going on a mistery tour with our vintage cars this weekend. Should be fun..

NancyO. said...

First time reader here. Love your blog, especially the sweet.

Please check out poke weed on Wikipedia...your "berry weed", as it contains poison.

Your church photos are great.

Celestial Charms said...

What a delightful home you have, filled with such beautiful little creatures, and some pretty flowers and herbs. Peaceful and tranquil are words that come to mind. Nesting...yes, that sounds nice!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Maura, I can tell how much your heart still hurts from losing your old barn. Do something special with all the things you saved from the fire. In memory of a grand old building! It will ease the pain. I know :)

Have a lovely Saturday, friend! xo, misha

p.s. When are you coming to Pigeon Forge?

Rural Rambler said...

Maura heartbreaking about the barn. I would have cried too and still be crying. So many beautiful things there at your farm. I want to give Olly and Lizzy a scritch. Someone else already told you about your weed :) I love coming here!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I am so sorry about your barn fire. I'm sure it must constantly tug at your heart. Your farm is so lovely and I imagine all the trees turn beautiful shades of fall colors. Your tomatoes seem to still be going strong. I love the pictures of all your animals. It looks like they are all very happy to be living on that farm.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Deb said...

Love your new header. Give Ollie & Lizzy a hug for me. I so enjoy your blog. Deb =^..^=x5

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

What beautiful photos! Isn't Fall a lovely but busy season? We are busy as well - Jay is finishing the installation of our new front door. He had to complete the interior. We have garden beds to cover with straw, leaves to rake and rake and rake....and goodies to bake. Have a great week!

Teresa said...

What a lovely farm you have! Your pictures are beautiful. (As is your basil - I always struggle with basil:)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I always love seeing your photos of the farm. Ouch - I know it hurt to lose those antique birdfeeders in the fire (as well as the barn).



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