Saturday on the Farm

The Butterfly Bush is blooming!

Butterfly Bush

I just love this flowers. I can’t wait until this bush and the White Butterfly Bush are in full bloom. Here’s the whole Purple Butterfly Bush.

Butterfly Bush

My daughter planted flowers in this planter.


The Rose Bud from last week is now fully opened and beautiful.


I thought the Day Lilies were done blooming but found a couple of small ones.

Day Lily

We sold all our goats last December. Now the field and barn are showing how much work the goats really did. We’re thinking of getting sheep next.


Here are some pots I’m trying to start herbs in. I’m having an awful time this year getting herbs to grow. Hopefully these take off!

herb garden

To the right of those pots, in the herb garden behind the house, is the Peppermint. It’s spreading, of course, and I’ve been enjoying putting leaves in my iced tea. I’m planning on trying homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream soon. yum!


To the right of the mint, are the Purple Cone Flowers, and Chives.

herb garden

Peppermint, Purple Cone Flower, Chives

To the right of those, are Wild Strawberries, and Plantain. Yes, I have Plantain all over the yard, but I like having some in the Herb Garden, too.

wild strawberry plantain

And wasn’t it nice of the Wild Strawberries to start growing in the Herb Garden?

My daughter picking Red and Black Raspberries.


We’ve been getting about a half a cup the past few pickings. A few have been eaten, and we’re putting the rest in the freezer. When I get enough, I’ll make jam.


Here are a few links I found interesting and helpful:

Chocolate Mint
Comfrey as garden fertilizer
Lambs Quarters
Soothing Calendula Chamomile Salve – video

Simple Chamomile Healing Salve
How to Make a Rain Barrel
How to Make an Herb Infused Medicinal Oil
Confessions of a Messy Gardener
Garden tips

For more Farm & Garden posts, please visit:

Homestead Barn Hop
Bloomin’ Tuesday
Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers


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  1. Everything looks great. Your beautiful butterfly bush is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.
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  2. I enjoyed my visit here! The purple butterfly bush is beautiful!
    Deb recently posted..Bloomin’ Tuesday ~ Coneflowers & YarrowMy Profile

  3. Love the different combinations of “domestic” and “wild” plants. Good luck with teh potted herbs.
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  4. Your garden is looking lovely. I really like the containers you used in your tipsy pots.
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  5. I am just so happy to see that you have linked in this week…and to have the chance to visit here today!! I thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
    I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
    Have a wonderful week…what is left of it! lol
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