Powered by Blogger.

~To live, love, and journal our days at~

Outdoor Wednesday


Written by Sue, October, 11, 2017            Very humid, temps. 80's.still looking for Autumn temps.

As the flower beds are finishing their season, the fall vegetable garden is beginning to produce,here we see the green beans, and garlic beds.

There is kale, broccoli, english peas, and little snaps, planted in this bed.

Last week we had some  perfect fall days, Mr P decided it was time to trim most of the summer plants and perennials, and put them to bed for the winter!
BEFORE!

AFTER!
 Makes a big difference, doesn't it!



By this time each year, the flower beds have become somewhat overgrown,



He trimmed, I loaded, and put the straw out!


AFTER!


I also planted pansies, one of my favorite flowers, they will bloom from now till June of 2018! I love their fragrance, not to mention those sweet faces.



I was also  busy canning, this is my first try at fruit cocktail, I was so pleased at how it turned out, so much so that I opened a jar for dessert before it had cooled. It wasn't complicated at all.

There is always something to do around the farm!

Thank you for visiting,
Blessings,
Sue

Joining Susan at Outdoor Wednesday,Thank you for hosting!

[Outdoor Wednesday logo[4].png]

11 comments:

Kalantikan October 11, 2017 at 10:49 AM  

Your garden is so very organized. And those pansies, oh the first time i saw them in Sweden i was smitten as i only see them in photos before. I even had cross-stitches of them in hand towels before seeing them in person. However, i didn't know they have scent! Next time i see them again i will definitely get closer, thanks for that info.

Patsy October 11, 2017 at 11:26 AM  

Lovely !
I need to get my pansies out soon.

Debbie October 11, 2017 at 11:57 AM  

Good morning Sue! How I love pansies too. Don't have any right now. Might have to fix that. Just curious...why the straw? Fruit cocktail looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Mildred October 11, 2017 at 5:09 PM  

Hi Sue, Everything looks so tidy. Spreading the pine straw is hard work - all the bending, and it makes me itch, too! Your fruit cocktail looks delicious. Oh, you are so smart! You commented on my blog about collecting your marigold seeds....all during our summer, my husband had been pinching off the old blooms and scattering the seeds around the plants. Just in the last couple of weeks, the seedlings have grown and are blooming! The colors are so perfect for fall. Wishing you a blessed evening.

ellen b. October 11, 2017 at 6:08 PM  

Such a lovely garden and I love how you take advantage of your bounty. That fruit cocktail is beautiful. You are a hard working couple! Pansies always make me smile. Hope the rest of your week is a good one!

Barb October 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM  

Hi Sue!

Your garden is so lovely! I'm so glad you planted pansies, they truly are the cutest flowers ever. I'll bet that homemade fruit cocktail is so much better than store-bought, it looks wonderful.

Hugs,
Barb

Lea October 11, 2017 at 9:47 PM  

Oh, your gardens are just beautiful. We'll plant our pansies when we get back from Oklahoma. We love pansies and they are so colorful and showy. Always a joy to stop by!

Cheryl October 11, 2017 at 10:54 PM  

Honestly, Sue, you and Mr. P have some of the prettiest gardens I have ever seen!! Beautiful!!

Your fruit cocktail looks mighty tempting sitting there on the counter. No wonder you couldn't wait! :)

Katy October 12, 2017 at 12:51 PM  

Your gardens look absolutely fantastic!!!

Angie October 12, 2017 at 6:14 PM  

It is hard work clearing out the summer growth, but I always feel better after the garden is ready for winter ... it all looks terrific! Enjoy that fruit cocktail!

Vee October 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM  

Oh your gardens just look so nice. They take a lot of work, I know. Looks as if you will have herbs right along as well.

Post a Comment

Sharing thoughts from my heart with you,

The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

About This Blog

It's just me

Labels

garden and farm scenes (26) sunday thoughts (21) Giving thanks challenge (11) gardening (5) savoring moments (5) Vee's notecard party (4) days on the farm (4) family (4) farmhouse news (4) making family memories (4) simple pleasures (4) expect the unexpected (3) farm animals (3) "Home" (2) Christmas 2011 (2) Farming (2) Gathering the Moments (2) New Year thoughts (2) Note card party (2) Thankful Thursday (2) Thanksgiving (2) autumn (2) cleaning (2) farm news (2) farm photos (2) gardening with herbs. (2) gathering garlic (2) memorial day (2) April Notecards (1) Beautiful Blue Day (1) Christmas Blessings (1) Cperaton Christmas child (1) February thoughts 2011 (1) Herb gathering and preserving (1) March notecards (1) Maw Maw's chocolate pie. (1) Merry Christmas (1) Monday meandering (1) Mother's Day 2014 (1) New Years greeting (1) New year's eve (1) Notecards for May (1) Palm Sunday (1) Photo Friday (1) Resurrection Sunday (1) Spring walk (1) Sunday thaoughts (1) Tea Cup and Mug Exchange (1) Thanksgiving wishes! (1) Think on these things (1) This journey called life! (1) Updater on Mother's surgery! flowers (1) Valentines Day (1) a journey called life (1) a note (1) a personal note (1) a ride in the country. (1) and baked spaghetti (1) and gifts (1) and gourds (1) antiquing (1) aprons (1) before and after (1) berry picking (1) birthday cake (1) blueberry hand pies (1) canning (1) canning tomato meat sauce. recipes. (1) canning English peas (1) canning apple butter (1) canning beans (1) canning beets and peas (1) canning clementines (1) canning peaches (1) canning peas and spinach (1) canning squash (1) catching up (1) chickens and painting (1) chicks (1) childhood memories (1) dancing in the rain (1) decorating/sheers (1) family dinner (1) farm memories (1) farm surprises (1) farming hay gathering (1) february 2011 (1) flowers and shopping (1) food preservation (1) food preserving (1) friends (1) garden (1) garden projects (1) gardening. (1) gifts from friends (1) gifts from sister. (1) goody box (1) hair cut (1) hert talks (1) holidays (1) home (1) just another day at the farm (1) kindness (1) laundry (1) linens (1) making pumpkin puree. (1) memories (1) my day (1) my escapades like (1) nature (1) notecard party (1) our day (1) patience (1) personal note (1) porch (1) porch decorating (1) porch re-do (1) potting plants (1) project~ painting planters (1) promises kept. (1) putting Christmas decorations. away (1) rain (1) remodeling project (1) repairs (1) sister love (1) snakes (1) snow days (1) spring decorating (1) spring. (1) storm damage (1) strawberry jam tutorial (1) strawberry picking time (1) summer fun with grandkids (1) summer time (1) surprises and farming (1) the blame game (1) things mother said (1) thunder storm (1) treasures (1) trip to garden center. (1) weather (1) working girl (1)

Blog Archive

  © Blogger template On The Road by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP