Friday, May 29, 2015

Spring Photos from Around the Farm

Spring is really moving along here in western Massachusetts. I can't believe the school year is almost over for Julia. Soon, we will be moving along into summer activities. The plants are finally all leafed out - including the hostas that I love for their carefree foliage. This year, the bluebells were gorgeous. 

I love lilac season and can't help but bring armfuls into the house. 

I love this dark purple lilac that stands close to the farmhouse. 

During lilac season, there are always some on the windowsill in the kitchen. 

I was inspired by the newest Martha Stewart Living where I saw Solomon's Seal in a vase in the opening section. I ran right outside and picked a giant bunch for the living room. I'm going to do this every year from now on in. 

The crab apple tree was loaded this spring. I think I want to plant a second one of these since this one is inside the sheep pasture and there is danger of the sheep killing it. 

Spring is such a great time for wildflowers blooming amongst the hayfields. These little bluets look like they could become a ditsy fabric print design

I have been watching these ferns unfurl as I drive by everyday on the way to the sheep barns. 

Next to the ferns, I found this sweet little weed getting ready to bloom. 

The sheep have been enjoying the gorgeous spring and are happier now that the leaves are out on the trees. It makes it much easier for them to find a patch of shade to lay under in the heat of the day. The following two photos were taken just as the sun was coming up over the mountain. Lovely light pouring down. 

For all of you locals, it is opening day at the Bernardston Farmers Market tomorrow. Julia will be manning our stand from 10 to 1 in the Parking Lot of the United Church. Stop by and say hi if you are passing by. At the Unitaraian Church in Bernardston, there is a special event called Agriculture - The Heartbeat of the Valley. Check it out here

I hope you all have a great weekend, wherever you live. 


tjf said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of spring in Massachusetts! Today is beautiful here in Colorado, too. - Finally! We've had so many cloudy, rainy days, we weren't sure when it would warm up and be sunny. I went hiking this morning with my son and the mountain flowers are blooming, too, including bluebells. Yay spring!


Frances said...

Kristin, I've been enjoying all of your spring posts, but have not always found the time to thank you for sharing your farm and your creativity with us.

Isn't it grand to finally have the warmth of these days help banish all those chilly winter times. Of course, even those frozen times did have their own beauty.

Nature is the ultimate artist! xo

jennifer.auroradesign said...

I love your post with all of the spring photos. It is hands down my favorite time of year. Something about the world coming back to life one plant at a time is mesmerizing. I had a good chuckle when I read about the solomon's seal. I did the EXACT same thing when I saw my copy of MSL. Happy June—and here is to hostas, irises and sun drops.

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