Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Cold, But Sunny Morning

I think the rains are  over at last.   We got  5.5 inches and are  not really complaining.  This is a wonderful time of year to get lots of rain to get the grasses going.  The cows will appreciate it.  I am not so happy with the temperature.  It was 39° this morning!  I was worried about frost so I recovered my strawberry row which is looking very promising with lots of large blooms.

The yard is way beyond needing mowing.....but between the rains and family obligations we are way behind.  We hope to correct that soon.  I finally gave in and got another mower.  I just got the Gravely out of the shop, all tuned up and ready to go and had actually mowed twice but made the mistake of trying to mow very tall grass at the edge of the garden wet.....threw a belt (I hope that is all it was).  When we took it in for repairs, I checked on a new model that is slightly larger and we decided to buy it.  Surely I will not be without a mower now!  It is frustrating to not be able to try it out......

Lots of things are blooming now.  I was surprised to look at the yard a couple of days ago and see it.
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 photo light pole bed with peonies and iris just starting_zpsvgjdxjrf.jpg
 photo Well house bed with oldest rose a china_zpsqc0sbrxs.jpg
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  1. I know I've said it before, but I never tire of looking at pictures of your yard/gardens. A true "Grandmother's Flower Garden" of days gone by, for sure!

    Would love to see a picture of your old Gravely (if you still have it) and the new one you just bought for mowing. My husband is a dyed-in-the-wool Gravely man, but prefers the "older" models.

    1. Mine is still in the shop but will send pics when it is home. I love it. It is a 40-inch mower and they don't make it anymore. The new one is a 42" which is the maximum I can use with all my 'stuff' in the yard and garden.

  2. What a great looking place. Looks so "country comfy"!

  3. As always dear Glenda, I enjoy seeing photos of your farm and gardens. That white flowering shrub by your house and your pink roses are just wonderful.

    Have a nice week and I hope you get to try your new mower soon.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

    1. It amazed me after all these years, seeing how things had bloomed while we were gone most of the days. Even my yard 'men' commented. My grandmother got me started with the snowball bush.

  4. Glenda,

    I always love looking at your garden pictures. You place is just so pretty!!
    It seems like this time of year the grass just doesn't slow down, it grows like crazy. Hope it's just the belt on the mower. Having more than one mower does really help when dealing with all kinds of grass to cut.