Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Working around the teeny tiny farm




Can you believe how time flies! Didn't mean to stay gone so long again...and I've been right here...well I did go to the beauty shop and get a new perm. Lots of curls. I've got lots of curls! Gosh, every time I pass a mirror, I have to stop and have a second look, make sure it's me. You know what Poppy said? "And you paid $65.00 to have THAT done"!! He has always been very complimentary that way.


Some of the comments on my last post about that long legged tower we built in front of the teeny tiny greenhouse made me smile. Seems there are some doubts as to whether or not it will ever look right. Well, I've been mighty busy planning and thinking and well, you know, laying awake at night, that kind of thing. Even done some bartering with our nice neighbors, Fred and Ann, and wound up trading them four knockout rose bushes (rooted by me) and a dozen eggs for some shingles for the roof on the little tower.


Then plundering around, I found and drug up from the woods, two old wooden flower boxes Poppy built for me way back in the early 90's. The bottoms had rotted out but that's okay. The little red Impatients should do good in this shady spot. See, moving right along with this project, making things pretty! (hopefully)

Lots of Dill in the garden, from last year. 


and a big patch of red clover that I can't bear to dig up and throw out. I LOVE clover. It found a place in the teeny tiny garden and it can stay.


Better finish up here in case Poppy wants to get on the computer. Check back for updates on the long legged tower...you just may be surprised at the results. :) 

Love,
Henny








19 comments:

  1. I just love seeing all the pictures of your Tiny, Tiny Farm, everything is growing and looking beautiful, you spend so much time giving it all lots of TLC.
    Can't wait to see the greenhouse entrance, I'm sure you've got big plans in mind.
    ~Jo

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    1. Lol, I meant to call it the Teeny, tiny farm :)
      ~Jo

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  2. You are so creative that I'm sure by the time you've finished with that "long-legged tower" it will look lovely.
    I love Dill that pops up in odd places. It is so hardy but I've tried actually sowing it in a row and it was puny. So I let it grow with the flowers and I always have enough to share. ( I try to remember to freeze some too).

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  3. Hi Henny: Nice to see the little farm today. I love that you are using the old boxes from the back for your flowers. I keep finding things around here, too, that I am using in gardens. I even found an old nesting box from my granny's hen house. I remember them all so well. Looking forward to your reveal of the tower. And do remind Poppy that he is lucky to have you, curls and all. :))

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  4. Will be watching for reports on the long legged tower. Should be fun. When I retired I said, "no more permanents." I've always had short hair but it's fine and limp. Today when I got my hair cut I said cut it as short as you can cut it with scissors without having to go to clippers. Blow it and go is my way these days.

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  5. You're one of those people who just can't leave something alone. You just keep adding until you get what you like.

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  6. I like your idea and I am positive you will make it work! I love the kettle sitting on the chair. I just got me one Sunday at a junk store in Troy NC. It had mosaic all over it that was falling off so I have got to figure out how to get all of the grout off of it.
    Love you!

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  7. I love the blue-purple flowers in that very first picture.

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  8. Looking forward to the big reveal. The clover certainly looks pretty, such a lovely colour. Take care.

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  9. Men are so amazing with their thoughtless comments, at times! Your clematis looks amazing!

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  10. The clematis is so pretty, and I have no doubt you will make your new greenhouse entrance a thing of beauty! I already like the old chair and tin pail. I just love to paint old chairs bright colors and let them weather and then use them to hold plants held in old enamelware and tin.

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  11. Shingles? I can't wait to see them on it! I love a good barter story and sounds like you did well with your swaps. Tell Poppy I'm disappointed in him and remind him: Happy Wife Happy Life

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  12. Great photos, love the blue flower in the first one. Your Impatiens should flourish in the shady spot. I wait with baited breath for the next tower reveal.

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  13. Beautiful! So good to visit your blog today. You have a beautiful little farm.

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  14. Your sense of humour is giving me a chuckle! Can't wait for the reveal:)

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  15. Your sense of humour is giving me a chuckle! Can't wait for the reveal:)

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  16. Did you know you can freeze dill before it goes to seed! Up here the Dill is ready before the cucumbers are ready to pickle:)

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  17. I was so glad to see you'd stopped in to see me! thats neat you grew up in summerville!----its a neat little town and we love the old fashioned drug store soda fountain there. We are at Folly all the time too. I do love reading your posts and love the big purple flowers on here today.........is that clematis vine? I bought one this year and planted it and .......NOTHING. Not sure what I did wrong. I do love them!I do love that big white soft fluffy huge white doggie of yours (name Eli?) and do you still have the Smokey cat? I ask because we also have a russian blue kitty named Smokey! Glad to get to know you, new friend!

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  18. I was so glad to see you'd stopped in to see me! thats neat you grew up in summerville!----its a neat little town and we love the old fashioned drug store soda fountain there. We are at Folly all the time too. I do love reading your posts and love the big purple flowers on here today.........is that clematis vine? I bought one this year and planted it and .......NOTHING. Not sure what I did wrong. I do love them!I do love that big white soft fluffy huge white doggie of yours (name Eli?) and do you still have the Smokey cat? I ask because we also have a russian blue kitty named Smokey! Glad to get to know you, new friend!

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