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Surprise Lilies

27 Aug

One of my favorite flowers here on the farm are the surprise lilies.  They are such a pretty flower, but they are poisonous–every bit of them.

That leaves me a little concerned because they are planted along what used to be the garden.

Now I have goats up there.

Can you see Snow White, and Vinnie’s kids?

Most times, they are smart enough not to eat things that will hurt them if they have plenty of food.  While the garden area is eaten down, I am also giving them hay and sweet feed every day.  You can see some of the left-over hay in the picuture below.  Hopefully, it will start grass growing there next spring.

Tink and Angela

I’d dig the bulbs out and move them, but I can’t dig that deep.  I’ve tried moving them before, and I can’t get down to the bulbs.

I’ll just keep hoping they are smart enough to leave them alone.

So far, in all the years I’ve had yard goats and now with it as part of the barnyard, that’s worked.

Blooming

11 Aug

I’ve had too many yard goats and dogs over the years for my flower beds to, well, exist anymore.  I have two mallow plants growing, and they are considered invasive in some places.

I like their bright color, and they will bloom late into the fall.  It takes a hard frost to stop them.

I still have a lot of surprise lilies.

They’re another favorite.

Even if my okra didn’t produce yummy pods to eat, the flowers are pretty.

I have one or two squash vines that have so far escaped death by squash vine borer.

That’s about all that’s blooming around here.

Friday’s Hunt v4.6

11 Aug

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.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with G, candy, and latch. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with 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 F:  Fionn, Sam and Xerxes behind the fence standing in flowers.

Fionn, Sam, and Xerxes

Self (portrait):  I love my Maybeline.  I think she is the sweetest llama ever.

Me and Maybeline

New: Just like their name implies, almost overnight the surprise lilies burst forth and gave me some new blooms.

Now it’s your turn!