Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Things Are Starting To Happen Around here!

Have you noticed it yet?
Do you see something in the background of this picture?

It's the picket fence that's finally going up!

To keep THIS guy out!

I'm so excited.
I've been waiting for this almost since we moved
onto the farm over a year ago!

There's still one more side to go up but I think DH will
finish off with just wire fence up to the house
until we build the screened porch.
He'll need to get in with the truck
to bring lumber and
other supplies.

I decided to leave the short stone wall up
as the former owner of this little
farm built it after coming
back from Iraq.

not perfect
but it gave him somthing
to do and I'm sure helped take his mind
someplace else other than where he had been.

I love the character it will bring to the finished garden.

This area will be partly for my shade garden
and at the end between the far tree and the tree to
the left...there will be a hammock.

The tree's below are where the shade garden will be
and I have big plans for this area....
Fairies will have a
place in this

Can you picture what I have in mind?

We have a lot to do before I can get creative but it will
be a fun project that I'm sure will get my
creative juices flowing again.

We still have lots of this to do yet...but it's
getting there.

Hubby has been asking for pictures of arbors and fences
and has been on the internet finding ideas.
He made a beautiful gate and arbor
in a previous garden so I know
this one will be

This winter I will have plenty of time to draw up
plans for the garden and sit in front
of the fire dreaming of flowers
 and fairies.

What will you dream about this winter?

Have a wonderful day.

Maura :)


Verde Farm said...

Oh Maura, I can see it, I can see it!! I love your vision for this spot. The fencing is perfect and I love the above picture of the arbor. I love to garden and dream up plans. I spend a lot of my grey winter hours doing just that. Shade gardens are some of my favorite! I love ferns, hostas, astilbe, bleeding hearts and more! I can't wait to see and hear more as your garden unfolds :)
Amy xo

Sherri said...

Hi Maura, you have wonderful visions for your Farm! I can't wait to see your dreams come true!

Toodie said...

I love it! I can visualize your garden. I made a gnome door for a friend with miniature knocker and handle to adhere to the bottom of her front door. Too cute. I wish you success.

The Bear's Blog said...

Dearest Friend,

I love the new fence and your plans for a shade garden. The thought of leaving up the stone wall warms my heart. Just a little more history to preserve.

I love the picture of Shep, poor guy will have a "restricted" area but I am sure he will find a new spot. (o: GO SHEP!!!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Dreaming up new gardens and projects is SUCH FUN! I love your palate and I'm anxious to see ALL your results...Hmmmm, I think your tree is a perfect place for the Kebbler Elves to make their scrumptious cookies!
Hugs to you,

John Gray said...

your house is so American!!!!
I could spit

Tara Dillard said...

Will be dreaming in my dream this winter. Building my conservatory, a dream, this fall.

Looking forward to your new cottage garden evolving.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Kath said...

I do indeed remember your gorgeous gate! This was interesting to me, because I want to have a similar fence at the front of our house. There is an ugly red brick wall, which I am wondring about reducing and maybe putting the fence behind.
I am eager to see what you do with your tree, in fact the whole garden. yes I will also be dreaming about gardens this winter!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I can see it perfectly Maura! It will be beautiful!

Anonymous said...

dear Maura, I'm very happy to read a comment on my blog.Your garden is very beautiful.I have seen your grandkids.......WONDERFUL!!!See you soon,kisses,Kiki(Chiara)

Anonymous said...

Hi Maura, The fence is looking great!! I just love a picket fence.I know your garden will be beautiful.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your ideas Maura!
And the arbor will be wonderful!
I have always wanted one too.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

The fence is going to be perfect, especially when the Morning Glory starts to weave it's tendrils throughout, and those spectacular blue flowers make you smile every day !

Rural Rambler said...

Oh Maura it just doesn't get any better than a picket fence! Unless it's a SCREENED PORCH!!!!! It will be fun to see things unfold at Lilac Lane Cottage.

This winter I will be dreaming of warmer weather and getting back outside under the Oaks and about what a beautiful Fall we have had.

Catherine said...

I'm glad you have your fence to ptotect your garden from the dog!have e nice day, hugs Catherine

Rural Revival said...

Oh a fairy garden, I love that idea! The second last photo is a favourite of mine, I have it in my bathroom!


Da Momma said...

I can just imagine how wonderful and enchanted you're going to make this area. I'll definitely be even more anxious to get down and share it with you. Do I notice a pair of "lips" on your tree already?? DH is doing a wonderful job on the fence. Poor Shep won't like it too much but what can you do? DH did a great job on the first arbor in Wichita so I know he'll do a super one with the new one, too...enjoy watching it appear! Love you...Scufty


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