Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cats and Blossoms


Spring is finally here on the farm.
We're a little further behind than
this time last year but not by much.



The cats are enjoying the sun and the
nice warm weather.
The only  bad thing is the wind...
it's been so windy here for nearly 
a week!


The fruit trees are starting to bloom.


Olly watching out for the dogs...especially 
our 'horse' Shep.
He likes to play with the cats


The cats like to climb the plum trees
especially now that the bird feeder is there.


Lizzy looking to pounce on her brother.


The lilacs will be blooming soon!


Our Lilac Lane will soon be in full bloom.
I was looking at the lilac grove today
and I don't think we're going to have
as many blossoms this year.


One of the plum trees in full bloom...
the other is a little behind.


The garden shed waiting for action.


The compost pile.
It will soon be in my new flower bed
...I can't wait!

Today hubby started tilling up the
new garden in the picket fence area.
He also did a quick 
'till' where we'll plant the new grass.
FINALLY we will have a 
fenced in yard with more
than just dirt! 

I'll be taking pictures of our progress
soon. 

What projects are you taking on this spring?

I hope your week has been a good one so far.

Maura :)


27 comments:

Deb said...

Nice to see the blossoms and of course I love to see your cats. They look so happy to have Spring back. I'm going to check our lilac bushes tomorrow and see how they are coming along. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Scrappy Grams said...

Wherever you live, spring blossoms are ahead of where I live. Beautiful shots of the trees. Love your cats!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Blossoms & kitties....Looking forward to seeing your new garden bed! You must be just so excited!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Can't wait to see your lilac's. I noticed mine is budding out

Amy Kinser said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. And, that compost pile looks great!!!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You amaze me with all of your projects, such energy :)
The buds are blooming and all looking so pretty, I can't wait for the new garden bed, and the lilacs, the bees will be happy !
Gorgeous pictures, thank you for the smiles .
~Jo

Dawna said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your lovely lane in blossom...I have a lilac bush right under my kitchen window. With our kitchen reno, I got a deeper kitchen window put in , so I will be able to see the lilacs even better this year. :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Things are looking very springy there! The plum tree is so lovely. It's one of my favorites and we don't have one. (how did that happen?) My lilacs look like yours... hope they will bloom soon. I bet you are getting excited about getting your fingers in that dirt to plant some flowers!

Catherine said...

I have many things to do and i don't know where to start! this week we will have summer weather so i will certainly work in the garden. Today i am going to the charity shop to give them some stuff, spring cleaning! i love your pictures and i wait to see the lilacs in bloom. Hugs catherine

Pondside said...

Wow, Maura, you are going full tilt! Your lane is so lovely - like something from a movie about rural USA. Soon it will be lined with lilacs - bliss!

Midwest to Midlands said...

This is a great time of year isn't it? Your blossom pictures are beautiful.

Rural Revival said...

Too many to count! It's more a question of which will get done and what will have to wait another year. Chickens and bees are a certainty. At least they better be!

I'm sure those lilacs of yours will still be a sight to behold!

~Andrea~

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos. We have been having rain mostly but April showers bring May flowers. We are just waiting for our flowers all to bloom still abit chilly here and we get alot of windy days as we live close to Lake Erie and get the wind off of the lake. Have a wonderful day !

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Maura~ ~It's nice to meet you you have a lovely blog. Your Olly looks so much like my Babaje. He was the greatest cat in the world in our eyes and we lost him last fall. Miss him. Glad that I stopped by.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Amy Lagerquist said...

I was just thinking this morning that our lilacs (much younger than yours) don't look like they'll have as many blooms this year, either. i wonder why that is? As for projects, we're about to put together our very first hoop house, and will be rearranging the veggie garden to make room for a smaller version for the tomatoes. I can't wait for our dreary Western WA spring weather to go away!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I adore lilacs and their heavenly scent. But I don't think my lilacs will be as full this year. The red bud trees aren't either. And projects? I have too many going on and I'm getting overwhelmed. It takes us a lot longer to get things done since we're near retirement age! Have a good day.

Julie Harward said...

I just happened to find your blog and I just love it1 I grew up on a farm so I can really relate, it's a lot of work but there is nothing like it! Come say hi some time :D

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Maura,

Once again, thank you for the lovely pictures, and for the sweet kitty pics. Love all your animals.

Hugs,
Joyce

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

your pictures are so pretty maura! i love olly! no signs of spring here... so i will live through you for now! : )

Beatnheart said...

Hi Sweetie Maura, Just popped in after a bit of a lapse(sorry!) your new bathroom is absolutley wonderful...how greatful you must be. And the Lilacs ....about to bloom. wow..we have known each other two seasons now...one day I hope to get to see those lilacs in person. all the very best to you and yours, Cynthia

from my front porch... said...

I love this post!
All the pics of your place, and of course,.....kitties!
They are so sweet and are lucky beyond words to have such a wonderful home!
I cannot wait to see your Lilacs!
xo, misha

Shabby soul said...

Your places tell something special to my soul.
I know I should live in a place like that to have a much better life...
You're a lucky girl, my darling friend! :)
Have a nice day
Silvia

Red Gate Farm said...

Maura I cannot wait to see those lilac in full bloom!!! We only have one very old bush, last year we had a late frost that killed most of our lilac "buds" as well as our cherries :( I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this year!

And the projects... too many to list but hopefully a new floor for the back porch/laundry area and a railing for the basement stairs. As well as lots and lots of painting projects.

~Chris

Γλυκό - Κερασο - Ζουζούνα said...

Hi, from Athens, Greece (faaaar away)!!
It's nice to be in your house and blog !
You are living in a splendit place!
I wish all the best for you and family!!
I am sorry, but my blogs, are in greek language, but let me be here as a guest!
regards from the sunny Athens !

Γλυκό - Κερασο - Ζουζούνα said...

I forgot to translate my name! Sorry !
"Sweet bug of Cherry "!
goodmorning!

ANNEMARIE said...

Beautiful piccies! I imagine the lilacs smell heavenly when they are all in blossom! Wish we could have 'fragrance blogging'! Have a great weekend! Lots of love xxx

Diane said...

You have a lovely blog. Gorgeous photos and kitties.

Greetings from Canada.

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