Sunday, June 17, 2018 / 27 Comments

What's Happening Around the Farm

Hello friends, Thank you for all the lovely comments and the warm welcome back. It's much appreciated. I have to tell you the farm season is in full swing and I think this year will be the busiest and most challenging season but I'm ready to knock it out of the park.  

We have so many home improvement and yard projects going on I can't even tell you.

It's makeover central here.

The deck decor is taking shape and I'm loving it. I would love to add pillows and outdoor carpets for color but I have to be practical people,, we live on a farm. The outdoor cats or the goats would eat them the first night I have them out.

Farm problems * heavy sigh*

I'm becoming the queen of dividing and propagating.

 That's right lots of how- to articles coming up on how to multiply that stuff so it saves you money and beautifies your yard.

Think colorful plants everywhere.


The goaties have been naughtier than ever. The lil turkeys refuse to stay in their pens. They keep hanging out at our neighbors who haven't mown their fence like in forever so the goats think it's a lot more fun over there. Waaaayyyyyy more to chow down on.

I was late to a birthday party last night and was late to church a few Sundays ago.

Let me tell you how fun it is telling your preacher I was late because I was chasing my goats. Really. I was.

I had to tell them a few months ago my dog ate my work. My dog really did eat my paperwork.

                        They just roll their eyes at me and smile.

                                        * heavy sigh*

Now if you've been around here much before you know my dad is like the King of Moonflowers and they are FINALLY starting to spread all over the farm.


If you don't have any. 

Try them.

You will thank me.

BBQ season is in full swing. Just had our 2nd one we hosted here at the farm today and have already attended one.

I have so much to do outside.

So many new recipe ideas too. Stay tuned.

See these funky leaves below? As soon as they are finished blooming these over the top tropical flowers.... I'm finally going to divide them. They are a special variety of lily. 
Very elegant.

A sweet friend gave me a bulb a few years ago. Her son grew them in his high-school Ag class. Sadly, he passed away and gardening was a refuge for her to get through his death. 

She was kind enough to share one with me to celebrate our friendship and I will treasure them always.

Garden people are the nicest people.

Even if you don't garden and like flowers and only live in an efficiency apt. start with a few pots and meet other people who garden .

They will be friends for life.

Now if you'll please excuse me I have to get back outside. We are getting a new pool soon and where we are putting it has been abandoned for like a year and I need to fix it.

* heavy sigh*

Happy Father's Day weekend to those of you who celebrate it.
I got to spend time with my favorite fellas, my daddy, my hubby and my son.

My heart is thankful.

Now seriously go buy a plant on clearance and start gardening.



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  1. Valerie,
    What a great post!! Sounds like you are off to a great Summer!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am glad that you enjoyed my Patritotic Tree. Soon I will be posting 2 more (smaller) Patriotic Trees that I have decorated!!

  2. Oh yeah! I can't wait for your posts on dividing plants! I desperately need to do it but I am too scared to kill them.....really. Cute and funny was fun reading it :-)

  3. Hi Valerie -- nice to a new post from you! And that dividing plant post will be just in time for me. I need to divide some hostas from home to take up to the cottage. There's plenty of shade of there and I think they'll do well.

    It looks like all is well on the farm. Love the goats! And also that your friend shared her special plant with you. Thanks for coming by Marmelade Gypsy -- lovely to see you again!

  4. Hi Valerie, Love your farm.....moon plants , I don't believe I have ever seen them before I wonder if they would grow here in Fla. I guess you could say Im on a wild farm bears, alligators, black panthers , huge snakes coyotes etc... nice to see you enjoy the summer Lisa@ sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  5. What a cool farm. My daughter would love it here. She's a huge fan of animals and would want one of those goats. Your plants look great too!

  6. I love the country lifestyle. And I laughed at your goats lol

  7. The goat struggle is real! I had a few a couple years back and what a pain! Lol. As far as my garden, we started a little late but it's getting there...

  8. Thanks for sharing some great gardening tips! I am a new gardener so I need all the help I can get. :)

  9. What has been happening around the farm looks really exciting! I've been dreaming of living on a farm as well, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. You have such a beautiful yard, dear! Can't wait for your next post!

  10. Wow that sounds like a handful of tasks but very rewarding. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your farm life. II really want to get into planting but I can't seem to keep things alive :(

  11. Sounds like a lot of tasks but equally satisfying.
    This males me want to stay out in the sun instead of my cubicle.

  12. Oh BBQs! Love your farm. Will make one of my own someday.

  13. That's a great farm you have there. I like that the things you do for it are simple and easy to copy...

  14. Goats are hilarious! My husband has tons of funny stories from his childhood.

  15. Love this post! I am laughing about your goats and the dog eating your homework. Can't wait to read the next adventure. We would love to start a homestead and join in the fun one day.

  16. Plan to visit more farms this year since my son loves animals an I am encouraging being outside more than indoor with video games.

  17. I miss living on a farm. It's so peaceful.

  18. I have to admit, I'm the city mouse who knows little about farming, but I cracked up reading about your goats! I do know enough to appreciate all the beauty nature has to offer, and your blog shares this.

  19. Your farm is so beautiful. This is also such a perfect time to enjoy everything you worked for, yay summer!

  20. Farm life is the best. I love the goats lol. I had one when I was a child and he got out and ate my teachers prize roses. It sound like you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

  21. Can we trade places please. Ok j/k but really nice. I love plants and my yard. Looking forward to your articles on saving money because I have a balcony I want to decorate

  22. Wow. I liked reading this. Th pictures are amazing! My brother-in-law had a farm, it was a magical place. Thanks for sharing! :)

  23. Very relaxing place looks very comfortable to go around and explore inside.Plants really makes the yards so beautiful.thanks for sharing

  24. this looks like a refreshing, relaxing and comfy place to visit and explore:) i love gardening and your farm is beautiful

  25. Late because you were chasing goats! That's a hoot!

    Do you sell your animals for meat? Do you guys eat them? How did you get started in farm life? Did you see that video with the goat that took all the pillows and dumped them into the pool?

  26. Well look at you Ms. Busy Bee! Gardening, farming, chasing goats ;). And a new pool?! It’s all good.

    You’ve inspired me to start gardening, something I’ve just not focused on at our new place. And dividing has never been my strong suit so I’ll be on the look out for that post.


  27. WOW! I thought I was busy, i think I have found someone who is busier, I can relate to chasing animals who don't like to stay in their place. We have been late many times chasing a cow,donkey or horse. I think the bulb your friend gave you in remembrance of her son is so precious.


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