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Farewell Magnolia

1 Sep

I absolutely loved my magnolia tree.

When it was in full bloom, there was nothing more beautiful.

The scent was heavenly.

Although, I’ll never understand why anyone would plant a tree in the middle of three buildings with the electric lines strung between them.

It served as the backdrop for one of my favorite pictures ever.

Millie Ann Saanen

It breaks my heart that the derecho took it out.

My dad and nephew came out this past weekend and finished removing it to have it out of the way when they come to do my electricity (Yeah, I still don’t have electricity to the house, but they have a plan for when they get to it.).

Dad with his trusty chainsaw

Having the tree gone definitely reveals why replacing the greenhouse is on my list of things that need to be done around here.

Now that it’s mostly cleaned out, I’m thinking ahead.  I liked it as a shade flower garden, but I think this might be the solution to me missing my herb garden. I think it has potential for some sage and oregano and strawberries and dill and chives and…

potted sage plant

Sigh. That might make me miss it a little less.

Maybe.

Real Spring!

2 May

After several days of really warm weather and some thundershowers, I think we’re really in spring!  My magnolia tree is blooming.

The bleeding hearts are also opening.

Look at how green the pasture is turning behind Pistol and Antigone.

Pistol and Antigone

She’s awfully cute too.

I might actually be brave enough to turn the heat off in the well house now (Really, I haven’t done that yet).

Friday’s Hunt v3.16

21 Apr

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be:  Starts with Q, Week’s Favorite, and evening.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with P:  All the P goats on my farm–Pam, Patch, Patty, Paul, Peaches, Peanut, Pearl, Pebbles, Peg, Penny, Peppermint Patty, Peter, Pippen, Pistol, Pixie, PJ, Polka Sallie Annie, Pooh, Poppy, Potsie, Precious, Precious, Prince Charming, Princess, and Princess.   I’m featuring Pearl this week (shown below with her mom, Hilda).  I’m thinking I need to give Pearl the sweetheart treatment to make her tame.  After all, she’s Helen’s granddoe and Betty Lou’s great-granddoe and she is named after her great-great-grandmaa, Minnie Pearl.

Hilda and Pearl

Week’s Favorite:  The magnolia tree is blooming.  It doesn’t have a lot of blooms, and I’m glad I took some pictures earlier in the week. Although we didn’t get the severe weather they had west of here, we had plenty of winds to mess with the flowers.

Foot or Feet:  My Gypsy kid has dancing feet.  She’s always standing on her back feet hopping around.  Although, she doesn’t seem to think I make a good dancing partner.

Gypsy

Now it’s your turn!