Thanks for dropping by today..
Hope all is well in your part of the world..
Summer is on it's way here and we have decided to spend our second summer at our old farm up in the Kent Hills..
The dear old cottage in St. Martins will only be visited occasionally as we are again going to raise a few animals and have a bit more garden then last summer..
When I blogged about the farm stay last year, I called it Farm Diaries so this year I am changing it up a bit and calling it Farm Journal...
Here is my first farm journal for 2017..
The pic above was taken on the way to the farm ..
Spring has arrived here in Eastern Canada and it makes us all so happy..
One of the first sweet sign is of these flowers..
Some call them Dog Tooth Violets but my Mom called them Adder's Tongues ..
Love them whatever they are called..
Then a little hall decked out in Choke Cherry Blossoms..
As I posted last time my first day at the farm consisted of washing cupboards and dishes ...
Well, this day I only had a few more to do and then we had lunch..
Tried out this new salad dressing and it was excellent..
You could change up the vinegar and oils to suit your taste..
I used cider vinegar and canola oil..
Very simple and very easy..
We try sometimes to eat our bigger meal at lunch and then just a light supper..
So as Terry had left chicken in the fridge I decided to coat the legs with a Montreal Chicken Spice and a few oven fries baked in the oven all at the same time..
And lemon juice..
Terry decided he had to do his start of the season ritual by scaring me to death.. (as usual)..
I went out on the stoop to call on the Lord to please protect him one more time..
Charlie kept me company...
Terry was sure he had a belt there at the farm for climbing the flag pole but forgot he had brought it home to cut down the pine tree..
Well, even though he did not have one..
Up he went..
No belt and the old flag stuck on the metal pole ..
So he is up there yanking and trying to get it off..
Letting go of the pole and trying to get this long metal pole down and it spiralling way out..
It is a long way up there as you can tell by the barn roof..
I was so scared!
Why anyone needs a flag pole this tall is beyond me..
And our kids wonder why Mom is so nervous!!
I know you girls who have been reading here for awhile understand why I am!.. grin..
I have this huge fear of heights so even looking up at him makes the back of my knees go weak.. Really...
I find it hard to believe that a man so smart at times can be so ------ at other times.. You can guess what I am trying to say..
Well, at the end of about half an hour he somehow got it all unstuck and the flag hung although not to his liking and he says he will finish it the next time when he finds his belt...
God love him!!
Thank you, Lord..
I was so weak I had to go in and make a cup of tea....
Some of you understand, eh? grin..
Our garden this year is 3 times as large as last...
We had one here at home but this time we are only going to do the one there...
I have a few plans for new herb and flower beds ..
Was so excited today to see that lavender seeds are up and growing in the sun room...
Hopefully they will grow quickly for the next month..
See my thrift store find..
Six beautiful Chowder bowls for only two dollars each..
We love fish chowder during the summer, do you?
I have to do the pantry next...
Trevor gave me a nice large set of old fashioned Snow White dishes that they had and weren't using anymore..
I love them..
So much to do before we can move up there but hopefully by the middle of June...
Some of the herbs that came up again are..
Lovage, Comfrey, Chives, Sage, Oregano, Catnip, Yarrow and Tarragon...
I have Parsley and Basil in pots growing here to take out..
Still have a few to buy, though..
I also have some flowers growing from seed..
Well, dear hearts thanks for dropping by..
So glad to hear from you and thank you for your sweet comments here on the blog or on the Face Book page..
Have a great weekend and God bless..