Saturday on the Farm

We’ve been picking red raspberries, black raspberries and blackberries just about every day. We found this:

baby birds in next

in a black raspberry bush. There are three babies in this picture, and the two eggs have hatched since this picture was taken. Co cute!


The Glads are blooming!


Now, for the view from my front porch rocking chair:

butterfly bush

The White Butterfly Bush is in full bloom! So beautiful. So relaxing to sit on the front porch rocking, watching the butterflies on the bush.

The smaller Purple Butterfly Bush is in full bloom, also.

purple butterfly bush

Little green bean seedlings!

green bean plants


And our new addition:

outdoor water spigot

A water spigot!  It’s out near the barn and the vegetable garden. No more running 4 hoses from the house to the garden! They were still working on filling in the hold when I took this picture.

The mystery plants in my lettuce and spinach raised bed are blooming. I’m pretty sure they are watermelons. Whatever they are, they came from the compost pile. They both of lots of blossoms.

The Jewelweed is blooming! I’ve had poison ivy for a couple of weeks now, just small spots, but still. So now I have to look up (again) how to preserve it to use the next time one of us has poison ivy. We have this all over the property. This one is in the back yard by the creek. It’s really shady there, that’s why the picture is so dark. I could have used the flash……..but because I was out in the SUN taking pictures, it never occurred to me to turn the flash on. lol




Here are a few links I found interesting and helpful:

How to Make Your Own Liquid Stevia
Brick Herb Markers
Comfrey – Homegrown Fertilizer
Grow Your Own Bee Garden
How to Infuse Herbs

Using Ragweed and Wingstem as Mulch
Prickly Wild Lettuce
Calendula Chamomile Salve – video
New Plant Markers from Old Items

For more Farm & Garden posts, please visit:

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


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  1. Awwww, cute little baby birds =)
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  2. ah those little baby birds are darling!

  3. Congrats on the spigot! It’ll make your life so much easier, eh? Enjoy the rest of your week!
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  4. Farm life was not as pleasant when I was growing up. Farming has come a long way. Enjoy he view.
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  5. What a treasure you found while out picking berries! Sweet little mouths waiting for mom to bring a meal! Love your butterfly bushes!
    Happy OW,
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