Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

June 7, 2012

It Doesn't Get Much Better!

All the grass is cut and trimmed between monsoons, heavy downpours. This took around 4 hours to do.
 The gardens are all planted and the peas just poked their heads out today. The rhubarb ( to the left of the door) is now up to almost 4 feet high. The honey berry bushes in the fore ground have lots of flowers and most appear to have taken.
 The apple trees all have a humongous amount of flowers. We are hoping that they all take . That would allow for many, many apple crumbles for the winter, and apple cinnamon jelly.
The driveway lawn is being cut by the horses again under the watchful eye of Boots.

The horses tend to be very lazy after an afternoon of munching fresh grass.

Now that everything is caught up it's now time to sit back and relax for a while.


Bernadine said...

You have a beautiful house setting. It would be hard not to relax. I love the wooden posts and wire around the garden. I think one day that's what we'll plan to do around our little circular pasture area. I hope you get lots of apples this year. I miss apple crumble in the fall. That was a staple in New England.

TexWisGirl said...

sounds pretty great! yay, boots for being such a great watcher!

Alica said...

Looks nice! I guess those high fences around your garden are to keep out the deer?

Michelle said...

So nice to see all of that green for you! I do hope all of those apple blossoms take. It is always nice to have fresh fruit from your own farm.

S. Etole said...

You have such a wonderful yard.

Terry said...

Lookin' good!

Margaret said...

A slice of heaven, to be sure.

joyce said...

okay, but what are honey berries??

forgetmenot said...

Ian, Looks like everything is "in ord" at your place--nice feeling, isn't it!!!! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Ian said...

They grow on a bush about 4 feet high and 4 feet in diameter. They look like an elongated blueberry, but taste much sweeter. They are almost impossible to kill off and need very little attention. A good honey berry is about an inch long and a half inch in diameter. There are several types and you need at least two different types for cross pollination. Your plant nursery should know what they are. Oh, yeah, they are also hardy to Zone 2.