The fields around us are buzzing with farming activity. In fact, as I write this a huge, slow moving tractor is cultivating (?) our field for potato planting. I hope he's done by dark.... I'm not one to sleep to the sound of a tractor outside my window. But I guess everyone is in a hurry to take advantage of the fair weather.... and I do live on a farm.
As I was walking the yard and gardens, I noticed this little beauty popping up out of the weeds at the end of the chicken coop.
And I'm sure you don't know what this is... glowing orange and rust in the sun.
Why it's the walnut tree... the HUGE tree that is a fixture in front of our barn. It graces us with a large shady spot for the summer and of course, walnuts in the fall.
The Black Lace Elderberry or Sambucus nigra is beautiful against the sky and field. In the fall you can harvest the berries for jam or even homemade wine.
We've been blessed with lots and lots of hummingbirds this year. I finally captured one with my camera. This window is where I sit and write my posts... right now the hummingbirds flit back and forth from feeder to feeder and back to line up on the old electrical wire that goes from the house to the garage. We've really been going through the food for them this yea
A surprise Lupine. This seed traveled pretty far. My Lupines are planted at the end of the driveway!
Colors beginning to show everywhere.
A new calibrochia named Blackberry Lemonade. With the dark purple, pink and the yellow center the name kind of fits.
Thanks for joining me on an evening trip around Red Gate Farm. And maybe, as the evening approaches you may wish to join me here....
or here... I have no blackberry lemonade or elderberry wine to offer you...
but we'll have a front row seat... of the sun going down, while my husband mows his lawn with that big beast of a mower.