It is a spectacular spring day on our farm on Grange Hall Road.  I love this time of the year and watching the outside come to life with beautiful bright colors, extraordinary floral smells, and the spirt of hope and renewal after a long, cold winter.  And it is even more meaningful for me as I continue to gain back my strength and stamina after a bout with pneumonia for most of the month of April.


The front porch is one of my favorite spots.  The mason jars painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint are perfect for displaying flags in honor of Memorial Day and July 4.  And how can you go wrong with a birdhouse, rustic bench, and of course old watering cans!

2 These are the most comfortable rocking chairs.  We bought them at Cracker Barrel several years ago.  I think it is time to give them a fresh coat of paint.


Another view of the porch.


And another view of the front porch.  Did I mention that I love the front porch.  And did you notice the old gate?


Here is something you don’t see every day.  This is an antique portable pump.  I found this in the barn at my husband’s childhood home, which is where our oldest son and his family now live.


You might have noticed this in the previous picture.  The old wheel barrel makes the perfect place for the old tub.  If you look closely, you can see hints of green in the tub.  I am hoping that this will soon be filled with beautiful flowers.


This year, I decided to plant more heirloom flowers using seeds.  I am very anxious to see how they turn out.  I also planted a large area of heirloom flowers, which I will share in a future blog.


I believe I can see green sprouts!


This sink was in my childhood home.  It makes a perfect planter for wave petunias in the rose garden.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Memorial Day

Until next time,



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