Friday, April 24, 2009

Around the Homestead

The first sun tea of the year. There oughta be a parade. Come to think of it, there was: A parade of my children (with neighboring farm kids, of course) while I kicked back in that there Adirondack chair and poured.

Still a shaggy pony, shedding winter's coat.



My all-time favorite wildflower. Anyone know this plant? My brother and I used to pick it for my mom in the woods where I grew up. I was so happy when we discovered it in my new shade garden spot. It's deep under the native rhodies and is sort of a rangy climbing bush. The hummingbirds love it.



A few seed packets laid out for this past week's planting festival. I have a new favorite guilty indulgence... "seed balls." Little clay spheres filled with seeds. Throw them out in the pasture, in the corner of the garden, in a 12-inch pot, keep watered (or the squirrels will take off with them!), and watch them bloom.


6 comments:

Carolyn said...

Sun tea looks divine.

I wish I had some seed balls...except instead of sprouting flowers I wish they would sprout chocolates. Foil wrapped and preferably foreign

QuiltedSimple said...

yummy sun tea! looks like you've had some beautiful weather!
Kris

Misty said...

i live on suntea in the summer! I modify it with boiling water in the winter but it's just never the same...

Amydeanne said...

awww i'm jealous, it's snowing here today... bahh!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Mmmmm... sun tea.
Seed balls? Sounds interesting!

Jami said...

I've been wondering about that plant, too! The leaves look like red currant - do you think it's native red-flowering currant?