|Part of my back yard.|
After being hospitalized with pneumonia in June last year, I didn’t get much gardening done, either, and I decided then not to worry about it. Instead I decided to let nature take over in the several acres of the twelve acres my small farm has with half of it in woods and a nice sized pond out near the woods. My son mows the large open area behind my barn, but I do mow my lawn around the house and on the other side of my driveway where I have gardens, too. And I don’t have a riding mower so I consider that my exercise.
|The gate leading into my sad Veggie Garden|
|The hanger for pots my daughter gave me in front of the barn door.|
|This is only part of my little goldfish pond.|
|My Saint Fiacre bed before I mowed the grass around it.|
|Just a few of the many, hostas I have in front of the old orchard.|
|Hydrangeas against the north side of my house.with a hen|
I love my small farm with two ponies, four hens, two barn cats, and of course, my beautiful collie, Maggie, my house cat Brat Cat, or Pixie, as my daughter wants to call her, my two old African Ring Neck Doves and Pavarotti, my canary who loves broccoli. I love it even more since I’ve decided to let nature pretty much take over. Yes, I’m still doing some weeding around the edges of my gardens and pulling out weeds that are taking over here and there and mowing my yards although sometimes my son comes down the road on his riding mower to mow my front yard and the old orchard beside my house. Most of the time I mow the front yard before he comes.
|Roses and Clematis on an arbor leading to the side yard.|