Farmlife,  Garden

Garden Journal – May Week 4

I value this delicious home-feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow.

Washington Irving
Swinging on your own little farm makes any day sweeter.

The last days of May have been filled with mostly sunshine, which is making the garden grow and my little girl happy that she can be out on the swing set. We lead busy lives so the moments that we get to share together on our little farm are special. Watching her hair blow in the wind while she sings songs and chats away about her plans for her little garden is such fun.

This picture does not do these gorgeous lupines justice. They are stunning!

From her swing set we have the perfect vantage point of the garden. Even though it’s early in the growing season the lupins, bachelor buttons, delfinium and columbine are putting on a show of color.

Look at that jewel toned bachelor button. Dreamy!

Such a treat for the eyes. This impatient gardener can hardly wait till it is all in full bloom.

Homemade strawberry rhubarb custard tart – yes please!

Some of the edibles are starting to come alive as well. Honeyberries are ripe and I made the first of the rhubarb into a strawberry rhubarb custard tart. It was simply scrumptious! The secret to it’s decadence: cardamom. Oh my yum!

The cut garden is still a long ways from being in full bloom. But that didn’t stop me from picking mini boquets from the balcony garden. Who knew lemon balm lasts so long cut in a vase. Also lamb’s ear. They both outlasted those hardy little carnations.

Sweet, red dianthus, lemon balm and lamb’s ear make a charming posy.

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends.”

Spring bounty in a tart!

Recently we had a long time friend that came over to talk plants and also so that we could meet her hubby and kiddos. We had a wonderful time sitting around a campfire (that proved stubborn to light) and chatting about life. How is it that we live 20 minutes away and we had not taken the time to see each other in 16 years?!? Craziness I tell you!

The remnants of a sweet time of sharing.

We enjoyed reconnecting and their kids had such fun with our daughter in the chicken run feeding the hens, hauling them around and desperately trying to get them to go to bed before the sun went down. The chickens protested heavily on that last one!

Farmhouse Chic is what we call our style.

As summer approaches it is time to freshen up my farmhouse decor with summery elements. The light pinks and peaches in the main part of the house were tucked away and out came the geranium reds, milky whites and lemony yellows.

My home is my playground. And I love changing it up!

Do you decorate for the seasons? I’d love to know or see pictures of you pretty decor!

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are taken by yours truly and are exclusive content of this blog.

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