I noticed that Joyce does a Sunday Stroll on her blog, and after watching for a few weeks, I’ve decided to join in. Since it’s my first stroll, I’ve got some more general pictures to give you an idea of the layout of my house and gardens (if you’ve never been here!). In the future, I’m sure I’ll have more close-ups and updates.
Here’s a shot of the front of our house. Note that “brown is the new green” when it comes to our front lawn… we don’t water it but every time I look at it I think we need to start! Ed and I designed our home to look like a cute little cottage, with the dormers in the front and on the garage. They look so good with Christmas candles in them. The walkway in the front is stenciled concrete, done by my dad and brothers. In the garden, we have blue hydrangeas and white and yellow petunias, along with a few pink roses and pink peonies thrown in by the porch. If you want a close up of the hydrangeas- just look up at the Farmer’s Daughter title bar. Ed built the archway (by the garage) for our wedding.
Here’s our vegetable garden. In it, we grow lettuce, peas, carrots, green beans, tomatoes, yellow squash, pickle cukes, pumpkins, butternut squash, spaghetti squash and sunflowers. It’s kind of a tight fit… Today I ripped out the peas and planted some new ones, along with some more carrots and lettuce for the fall.
Here’s a shot of the back garden. I have morning glories, bleeding hearts, white, pink and blue hydrangeas, a peony, white petunias and white impatiens in this garden. The impatiens love that they only have morning sun here. That walkway is also stenciled concrete.
Here’s the back view of our house. For some reason, the back yard is much greener than the front.
Here’s the hay field on the side of our house. My brother Nathaniel came up in the big tractor to mow the hay. Boys will be boys and Ed and Nathaniel lined up the tractors and asked me to take a picture for the “blob.” I guess since I was doing a Sunday Stroll, it worked out perfectly. The tractor on the left is my family’s and the tractor on the right is Ed’s and mine.
To see who else is strolling today, head on over to: http://quietcountryhouse.blogspot.com/
Oh, and I know I said “Corn Week” will begin today. It will! I’ll post a picture of our supper later on.