Blessings At The Farm

In spite of the state of the world right now we continue to count our blessings each day.

Inside The Hoop House

Saturday April 4, 2020 – around 2:00 P.M.


The outside temperature was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 C) while the temperature inside rose to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 C). The sun had been  shining earlier but the clouds had covered the sky. Rain showers were on their way.


The seed trays on the left are cabbage seeds that my husband planted this past week and the boxes on the right are lettuce, spinach, beets and swiss chard. I expect to see all of them sprouting soon.


My husband bought me two flats of pansies from his former employer and I happily potted them. He knows how to make me happy. 🙂


I find pansies to be such a cheery flowers.

Sunday Afternoon 

Snapshots of the farm.

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We discovered another crocus

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and another. 🙂


Lilac buds


and Forsythia wanting to flower.

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A lovely spring day.

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Just a bit too soon for swimming.  LOL!

How have you been blessed today?

What are you grateful for?

31 thoughts on “Blessings At The Farm

      1. Yes the same pond. We have mostly perch, some walleye but they do not reproduce and some cat fish but I don’t think they are reproducing either. So far we have just catch and release but I am looking forward to some perch dinners this year. 🙂

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      2. We don’t eat crayfish but I suspect they are part of the food chain in the pond. We also have racoon that come to the pond and they crayfish might become dinner for them.

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  1. We are blessed that our Families and Friends are safe. Continued prayers for our world!
    I am so thankful over a month ago we bought our seeds for out little Victory Garden aginst the Virus. They are in pots outside as of yesterday but we will cover with plastic and blankets when needed. Where they are is sun all day aginst the house. Green onions, Cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumber, 5 containers of lettuce Romain, Itilian mix, Speciality mix and leaf. Violas, Nasturtiums a few other flowers.
    Yesterday I picked a small bouquet of Hysaants and 3 Daffodils. I can smell them every time I walk through the dinning room. Oh and my little Herb garden from last year is growing!!
    I love your blogs! It’s a ray of sunshine for the day! Thank you! I’m also Happy that KC and RC had their closing when they did. I am thrilled for them but miss them in the neighborhood so much!

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    1. Hi Cheryl. Thank you so much for your comment. I am happy that you enjoy my blog. It’s good to hear that everyone is safe.
      I’ve always thought that gardening is a healthy activity and have often referred to it as garden therapy.
      Just in the last two day our veggies in the hoop house are starting to pop up. 🙂 Perennial herbs are wonderful! My thyme and oregano are getting green leaves and I have chives and green onions that can be picked any time I need them.
      I can imagine the you miss KC and RC. I know I do.


  2. Beautiful signs of spring on the farm. We are adjusting to our temporary city life( although I’m not sure if the dogs will ever walk properly on a leash ) We count our blessings that the house sold when it did and we will be free to continue on our journey when he retires.

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    1. It can’t be an easy adjustment especially for the dogs. The sale of your house was perfect timing. God is good. I believe you will continue to be blessed.


  3. You are the Welcoming Committee for Spring Ruth. Good thing for the covering/hot house because we are now headed for a chilly few weeks – Michigan weather! I like pansies as well – I am amazed at a house that has the hardy pansies out front of his house every year – I walked by there last Friday, he is down the street from the house with the chalk art, and he must be hesitant to put them out too early. I looked on my blog and I wrote the post on April 24th about the homeowner with the Weeping Cherry and the colorful pansies – so a few weeks off, but we were having some cold weather and snow in early April. Sigh – we’re not quite ready yet it seems.

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    1. I always welcome spring! Pansies are cold hardy, I have read that they can survive frost and even freezing temperatures though I am being careful to protect mine from a heavy frost.
      Spring is that transition time that we just don’t know what to expect but so far so good this year. If we warm up too quickly a late season cold spell could be deadly for fruit crops.

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      1. Yes, I remember that year for the apples and cherries – they had to bring in apples from other states to have apple cider at the cider mills and the same for the Traverse City Cherry Festival. What a shame that was. I looked not long ago on Accuweather and it said heavy snow this evening and overnight – the weather will be very rainy for Easter. I guess that’s okay – no one will be getting together for Easter this year anyway. No Easter egg hunts either.

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      2. We had a mixed bag of weather Thursday. Continually changing from sunshine to rain or sleet or snow or ice pellets and lots of wind. “If you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes” eh?

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  4. Grandson David, John, and I went to church to tape part of the Good Friday service. The group adhered strictly to the rule of having no more than ten people in a room together. We carefully stayed six feet away from others. The singing was difficult to tape, but it was very rewarding.

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