Friday, September 4, 2015

Late Summer on the Farm

 View from the porch early this morning just before complete sunrise:

Well, thanks to herbicides and prednisone, I am  slowly catching up on the yard and garden work and am feeling like I might be able to handle it once again.  Let me tell you, it is a great feeling!

This morning I did some  more  trimming:  This won't be appreciated by anyone but me!

This is the used to be driveway border.....slowly getting rid of maintenance but will leave the shrubs, pear tree and the rugosa rose,  Blanc doublet de coubert  which so far has resisted rose rosette disease and it very fragrant.

The area around the well house where the mower won't go:

and this is the Well  House Bed:

I can mow most of this one now.  I am leaving  my oldest rose, a China rose 'Old Blush' which has persisted for many, many years, and a scraggly Mme. Plantier that I hope returns much better next year and a couple clumps of peonies.

Old Blush:

P.S.  Negative of prednisone is I no longer need to sleep........................


  1. What a beautiful sunrise sky!!!

    It feels good to make headway in our gardens, I made a little yesterday.

    Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

    1. Little jobs finished count up! Good for you.,

  2. Wonderful photos.

    Don't over do the work in this heat.

    1. Gail, I usually quite by l0 am so beat most of the heat! I never overdo!

  3. Trust me - I appreciate your clearing efforts there. Less IS More! Sounds like you're keeping some sturdy, low maintenance plants and shrubs too. Sorry about the side effects. And it's not like you slept very well before you started taking it. But at least you've got a more positive attitude and getting gardening/cleanup done also makes you feel accomplished. The stonework on that well house is beautiful.

  4. Kris, I knew you would since we both seem to have some health issues and need and want to cut back. I slept a little better last night.

    I like the old well house too, even the sloppy white painting betweenn stones the previous owner did.

  5. Glenda,

    Good to see you slept better. Dealing with taking meds is no fun, I always react to many medications making sleeping, and functioning difficult.

    Your well house is lovely......I love stone buildings. Don't over work yourself sweetie!