A Look Down the Lane

We have a beautiful canopied lane that stretches from the from just behind the barn to the middle of our farm. It borders the top crop field and leads the way to the middle pasture. Beyond the middle pasture lays the lower crop field.

As we often walk along the path, I recall the poem by Robert Frost titled “The Road Not Taken.” I like to think that he was not only inspired by his life circumstances but also by a lovely sight such as this.

Landscape, Down the Lane 1

Landscape, Down the Lane 2

Landscape, Down the Lane 3

Landscape, Middle pasture

The middle pasture

Landscape, Sunlit tree

The Creek is Risin’ at the Farm

Rain. Rain. Go away… I need to plant hydrangeas today!

We have had a lot of rain around here in the last week. The creek that surrounds nearly 3/4 of the farm is brimming over. Luckily most of the farm in safely situated far above the creek with only the lower soybean field in any danger of flood. As of yesterday, it was not flooded but that may change depending on when the rain decides to stop.

Landscape, Creek's up 2

Creek is rising

Lanscape, Creek's up 1

Creek is rising 2

At Day’s End: Sunset on the Farm

Day’s end on the farm is a beautiful thing. The farm sits on a bluff and has a low view of the horizon. Quite often, the sun’s rays dance and bend giving us the gorgeous hues pictured below as it says goodnight to another day.

Sunset on the Farm

Sunset on the Farm

Winter Wonderland

We closed on the farm on Friday, December 14 and took possession late in the day the following Monday. Since then we have been working hard washing cabinets and drawers, removing wall paper, patching walls, sanding, painting, adding locks to the bathrooms and master bedroom, and changing out a few light fixtures. I will be posting “before and after” pictures very soon, but for now I wanted to share some lovely winter wonderland pictures. We have already gotten more snow this year than all of last winter combined! Its beautiful here in the country!

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Back Fields

Back Fields

Winter Deck

Winter Deck

Winter Woods

Winter Woods