I know I am terrible but I am so very busy these days. Right now I am watching a really great lecture series from The Great Courses on Renaissance art history. But I have been meaning to just up date you all just a bit on what goes on here on the farm. Most of the work getting set up here has been done. We are still working of course on getting the expansion of the shed done but other than that and of course the greenhouse which is being putt off to a later date, we are mostly finished now.
In time, all the plants we planted along the fence will fill in and this truly will become a secret garden…. The home of the vegetables, raspberries, blue berries, and perhaps next spring we will put in a flower garden and a proper pond for the ducks that have made their home here. In the spring too, we will add some grapes and allow them to fill in all over our lovely entrance way.
Inside the Secret Garden, wonder blooms and grows… It is so real and full you can taste it by pulling it from the ground and eating it. And oh it is delicious!
A special spot, for official star watching has been created. Stargazer’s Landing, still needs a bench and perhaps a few flat stones for proper set up of the telescope…. But it’s core shape has come into being. It is a flat space for watching the romance of the sky at night, laying on a blanket on a clear night…. Or looking through the telescope.
Clearly marked and lined with fragrant flowers, that will fill in over time, Stargazer’s Landing is another magical spot in the yard waiting for night time visitors….
Stargazer’s Landing is a wonderful magical spot to watch the night sky. We look forward to a life time looking into space from our little spot on the earth set aside for this purpose.
Back, behind the house, the pergola, stands over the patio which is all decked out for autumn. A great place to have a meal, or read a book surrounded by our fragrant kitchen herb garden, this too is a magical corner of heaven where you can watch the goats. Jasmine too can be smelled on the wind as well as wisteria, which was planted over the summer and every year will grow more and flower more turning this area into perhaps the most fragrant and blissful corner of the yard, to enjoy the sun shine and a cup of lemon grass tea made from the lemon grass in the surrounding herb garden.
Elsewhere in the yard, we have put up a romantic old fashioned rustic country swing a great place to enjoy during the evening under some twinkle lights… A glass of champagne, and the memory of childhood haunt the little tree swing that sits right by the edge of the strawberry patch, where the strawberries can be gathered and enjoyed with the champagne, or just the smell can rise in the air you fly through moving back and forth on the swing, like a bird.
On the side of the house, we have another spot that could use a bench or two…. A small fire pit, for camp fire songs and marshmallow roasting. We look forward to burning some autumn leaves later in the fall and using them to cook some smores… A great little spot for some camp fire songs and the magic found in campfire smoke.
The side garden, has been cleaned up courtesy of a friend of mine and her dad who worked very hard, and then Raining Comet Garden Design, came in and added a few things to add some more life to a clean canvas. What was there already will return in the spring as well…. This garden just gets nicer and nicer and it is one of the first things that greets us when we get home.
My apologies for not keeping up much these days, but often I am so busy…. So much has been going on. We are creating a magical special place and I love sharing it. I am just sorry I don’t have as much time to up date this blog as I used to. But I am not ready to give up on it either. So when ever I have the time, I look forward to sharing the magic with everyone else. Now, I really need to focus more on my lecture as the Pazzi Chapel is beautiful too, though very different from my secret magical little home here at Wildflower Farm.;