Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Garden in May

Dear Friends,

We have been having fun with blue paint around the garden, wanting it to look like the South of France. We may not have a stone mas to live in, but it does look prettier than before!

We splurged on these allium bulbs last fall, and now they are the queens of the show. Even the foliage is attractive, with big, strappy leaves.

The girls have been practicing to perform at the local farmer's market, and our cat Ginger made sure that the bodhran was properly tuned.

Hickety Pickety decided to check out the chicks' pen whilst they were elsewhere, to make sure it was properly outfitted. Doesn't she look lovely amidst the irises?

Radishes have been our best crop in the garden so far, other than the wild greens that are running rampant throughout the yard. These are from Tasha's personal garden spot~

Hyrum just keeps growing and growing (as does his bushy hair). He loves being out on the trampoline!

The peony in back is now in bloom, and it complements the irises perfectly. We put in four more peonies out front, and will have a hard time waiting till next year for them to bloom.

Peony bud.

Last but not least, we planted this catmint and false blue indigo next to each other last spring, not knowing that they would match perfectly this year. I love it when things work out this way, seeing the faeries at play! Now where are all the bees and butterflies they are supposed to be covered with?

Until next time.



"A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly."

-  Rhyme from England

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Welcome, May!

Dear Friends,

May is such a wonderful time of year, when Spring is finally settling down (for the most part!) and the garden is starting to show forth great promise.

Each year the children make May baskets and take them to the neighbors. So far no one has mentioned anything, but we're pretty sure they know who does it. :)

We had a fun family-sized backyard festival on the first, and Frankie was the May King. We all had fun posing with him on his throne!

Frankie cut down his own May Pole from the woods near our home, and directed the ribbon dance around it.

The black locusts are in bloom here, and they make wonderful drinks, ice cream, and fritters. If you have some near you, go out and find some and give them a try!