Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday on the Homestead - Take A Look Around

I know it is now afternoon, but I was busy this morning.  Good busy, had some ladies over for a book discussion.  I love to talk about books almost as much as I love to read them.  We had fruit and yogurt parfaits with homemade granola, and I made spinach quiche biscuits.  And we discussed.....The Hunger Games trilogy.  Good mix of ladies, ranging from early 20s to late 50s. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I really need to do this more often.

I took a whole lot of pictures over the last few days.  The homestead is looking particularly nice this spring.  In a month or so, when all the flowers are blooming and the garden is going full-blast it is really going to be something.  But for now, how about a little tour:

Looking to the left from the front porch, you can see the shop, and all the way on the left, up against the house is my butterfly bush.

If you look at the top of the purple flowers, you can see bright orange butterflies.  Sometimes this bush will have 10-20 at a time.  The kitten found them very fascinating.

Isn't she darling?  I'd love to find a home for her and her sister, since I already have four cats, but so far I cannot find any takers.

The mums are coming up nicely.

Next. the garden and the shop.  There are a bunch of wildflowers coming up, but nothing near ready to bloom yet.

That's the henhouse, behind the big hostas.

And the kids' playset.  Nevin designed and built this himself 9 years ago.

I love day lilies.  Nevin dug up a bunch for me this year and planted them. Next year I expect a veritable forest of them in my yard.

In the cabinet shop, the cabinet maker.  I am soooo glad we were able to sell the shop in town and build this one.  It is so good to have the whole family together.

From the road, looking back across the yard.  Behind the house is another 22 acres or so of woods.

And that is it!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Can the kitten travel via UPS? We want her very much. Thanks for sharing your homestead. There's so much love and it comes straight through the pictures. Belle

  2. Beautiful butterflies. We planted a butterfly garden of all native wildflowers at a Wildlife Refuge this past year. I hope the butterflies come!


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