Friday, February 10, 2012


 Our weather changed 
dramatically this week
from the beautiful warm sunny
days of last week. 

They say the sun will shine today
but I'll believe it when I see it! 
We've already hit our high for the day
which is a chilly 30'F.

Since these dull days don't make
for good picture taking 
I have gone through my older photo's
to find some I thought you might

This week I'm joining up with 
Jan and Jer

Here are some old photo's of the fences
that we have here 
Kisiwa Creek Farm

Above is the fence along our
lilac lane
which was the inspiration for this blogs name.

This is the pasture where the horses
reside at the moment.
Wish it looked like this now!

Above and below is the fence that
kept the geese and still keeps
the chickens out of the garden.

The old wooden fence is no longer

Our young chickens enjoyed roosting
along it and Romeo
our rooster and the older hens usually
took top spot along the upper rail.

This isn't our fence but it belongs to the 
farmer who owns the fields that surround us.

All these photo's were taken in the 
spring and summer of 2010.
This was the last year we received
a typical rainfall. 
Since then we have been in a drought
in our area of Kansas.

See the dark trees in the distance on 
the left side of the road?
That's our farm :)

I hope you'll check out
to see 
some great photo's.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!


Beth said...

ok, in my mind it is spring. what great photos. i'm loving my happy place right now. it is the perfect temp & the sun is shining. the fences. so pretty. well, sorry to say it is 43 here & a possible change of snow. not cool. come on spring where are you? (:

FlowerLady said...

What lovely fence shots there in your part of the country.

Hope your drought will end soon. We were in one for about 5-6 years.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Anonymous said...

Hi Maura,

Beautiful views there on your farm, but that 2nd shot is it on a stick! WoW! I love all the flowers along the lane there!
I'm lovin' the geese, too, & the 'Don't Disturb Weeds' sign is a hoot! LoL!
Great shots... Thanks so much for the well wishes! =)

Happy Weekend

Kath said...

Oh I love the sign which reads "Experimental dandelion farm" I must make myself one!!
or maybe "National bramble collection" :-(

Anonymous said...

I am here Maura! Oooo the speed of the intersweb :) Love your fences, especially the one with the knot holes that the girls are resting on. It's not there any more :( Kisiwa Creek Farm looks lovely! Lilac Lane always takes my breath away. 39 degrees here~Brrrrr.

Amy said...

Oh I want that sign!!! Experimental dandelion farm!! LOVE IT! Never seen that sign over here. I´ll be yáll have tons of signs we can´t get in Europe..but that was perfect...I love dandelions...they are pretty and grow by themselves!! HAHAHAHA!

Beautiful fences..your farm is so charming!!! I love the geese and could send them over with the sign if you´d like ;-))
Have a great evening! Amy :-)

TexWisGirl said...

these are all so beautiful! the experimental dandelion sign cracked me up!!! :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Jan n Jer said...

Great fence pics...I adore your Lilac lane shot...I can just smell those lilacs now!

Rose said...

Oh, Maura I love that first one of the farm...the one with the old wheel....

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful are these pictures. So much in the country! I love them!

Lynne said...

Beautiful Maura . . . I loved the old, weathered wooden fence which isn't there any more. The color of chicks against the gray is lovely . . .

My Little Home and Garden said...

Maura, you certainly have plenty of beautiful places around to rest your eyes!

Judy said...

Maura: You are my inspiration. I read your blog and wanted so badly to make one. So I did! Peek in and see if you approve. It's still in the learning process. Long way to go to match yours. The fence pictures are just beautiful. Your camera speaks volumns and your subjects are picture perfect. Thank you so much for doing what you do. Enjoy the rest of your wonderful day....Judy

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I have a "thing" for fences, the older the better :)
Yours around the farm are just gorgeous....
Love that little sign about the dandelions, it would fit right in around these parts !
We have snow tonight, the second of ther season, all the spring bulbs are up out of the ground, and now snow and freezing ;(

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Kerin said...

Beautiful pictures.
It makes perfect sense to call your blog Lilac lane~~ seeing your beautiful lilacs :)

Hope you have a great weekend.

Faye said...

Your "homestead" is just lovely. Do you find it hard to leave? I would want to stay here and work all day long. Your blog reminds me of another all time favorite about simple living and the joys of homekeeping. Homespun Living

Marie said...

Really great photos of a wide variety of fences...loved the first one's unique vantage point the best, though! Funny Dandelion sign! :-)

Shabby soul said...

I love your farm images! And these make me dream about spring...
Here we have a great chill, and snow don't stop falling since too many days...
Have a nice weekwend

Rebecca said...

LOVE the weed sign.

Catherine said...

We are freezing here! -14°C and next week 30°C that will be very different for me! i am soon leaving (on wednesday) hope you will have better weather. See you soon , Catherine

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love your fence photos. Who would've thought that someone would have a linky party about fences but when you stop and think about it, they are extremely interesting and beautiful in their own right, aren't they?
I love your 'experimental dandelion farm' sign. That one made me laugh out loud!!
Aahh...the warm and wet days of last spring and summer. Seems so long ago.

CHERI said...

What gorgeous photos! I am still trying to figure out how to make my blog pics stand out more. I have a great new camera but I think it's my lack of technology know-how. I'm off to check out some more of your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Great pics, Maura!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love your photos, the green is a lovely sight. Can't wait to see it for real again. Love the dandelion sign...I think I need to have a Mole Farm sign made up. We've got them in abundance right now.
Have a wonderful week! Stay warm.

Scufty said...

I'm veery much looking forward to spring, too. We do have some wonderful sunshine up here today and it's going to be -3 C so a lovely day! Maybe even time to go for a walk and see other fences! Enjoy your day! Love and miss you...Scufty xoxoxoxoxo

John Gray said...

love the chicken shot on the fence....... warmed my heart

val's alentejo said...

What an absolutely delightful blog.
Captivating and beautiful.. your farm looks divine.. something from a dream.
I found you through links on My Wild Eden.

I so enjoyed reading about your happenings.
look forward to passing again and hope that you will pay me a visit.

val's alentejo.

Tanya said...

nice pictures and warmer weather will be here soon! ha, i love the experimental dandelion farm ;)

Jan n Jer said...

Simply beautiful photos of your place. Love the bokeh in the first one!

Riet said...

You live in a beautiful place. Your photo's are so opretty. the top one is my favorite

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That second photo is simply charming--picture-postcard perfect!

Fence Song


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