The Farm in August
Come for a tour!
The laneway...which our neighbour plows for us in winter. There are ten silver maples, planted years ago by the man next door.
Next to the lane is the alfalfa field which we let the neighbour use in exchange for the plowing. Good deal for each of us!
Yesterday one of the boys did some baling.
The lane crosses the bridge over our creek, the only access to our place.
This is the island bed near the bridge...mostly oranges and whites.
From the bridge you can see our house on the left and the barn to the right.
The creek, looking left toward out fire pit and beyond that "the flats".
Looking to the right, toward the "swamp" and the Grand River beyond that.
Here's the barn as seen from the "swamp".
The pond is in front of the barn and is spring fed. It was dug deeper in the 80s for swimming. Before that pigs wallowed there. Now, there are water lilies and snapping turtles there and I prefer NOT to swim with those.
Here's the house as seen from the pond:
Beyond the barn is the end of our property, and then a farmer's field, and then the borrowed "view" of the gravel pit, source of much annoyance.
The lane brings you to our front entry and garage.
Then on to a path to the back door and the "Yellow and Blue Garden".
Looking back from entryway toward the bridge:
Here you see the vegetable garden fence and a view of the house addition built in the 1980s. The yellow & blue garden is on the left here. (I am standing by the circular garden, Reed's memorial garden.)
Between the house and the veg garden is this path of grass. On the left is a walkway leading to our patio.
This is a peek at the patio from the front verandah of the house:
And this is the hellebore garden next to the verandah.
The bathroom window upstairs!
A view toward the flats and an island bed from the verandah.
View toward the right shows trees and a cement table and benches.
That's pretty much the tame parts of the place. There is wilder stuff too, but that may be for a different time.
Thanks for joining me!