We had a quick weekend visit to see the family over this past weekend.
While at the farm I snapped a few shots with my cell phone.
This split rail fence sets next to a little area that people frequently park when visiting.
My mother in-law just turned 90 this week and can't do the garden work she used to so things aren't kept up too well but you can use your imagination as to what it could look like. The big wooden planter was created last year to put things up higher so she could reach them.
Zooming in to the middle of the fence you'll notice a metal accent pieces is mounted there.
The red shed has it's own share of flowers and garden art.
Dan's sister Clara creates little art pieces for their mom.
One of the three cats that were running around decided to take a nap on this little bench.
She got nervous when I came near to take a picture but then decided to follow me when I moved towards the fence and gate area. I showed this gate at the last Good Fences party as seen "here"
Old and new...the barn is old the (red) self loading hay basket is new. Dan's brother Stan put up several hundred bails of hay in the barn and sells them off to locals little by little for horses and other smaller farm animals. While we were there a couple arrived and bought about 60 bails.
These old Hollyhocks keep coming back each year.
The unused fields are taken over with goldenrod quickly.
Do you know that most people think the Goldenrod causes the late summer allergies but it's actually Ragweed that does it. Did you know that Goldenrod has been used to make synthetic rubber for tires too? Just for the heck of it here is a "link" about goldenrod.
Back on the deck Buster has his own fences. They keep him gated in because he thinks he's some big tough guy and will go out in the field and challenge raccoons and just about anything else that's out there. Raccoons are cute but they can be vicious. He thinks he's a herding dog too and playfully chases the cats. After they cluster together in the weeds he skips off and goes on his merry way. Fun and games.
The house is tired and needs a desperate makeover.
The Coneflowers (Echinachea) and Phlox were buzzing with bees although I couldn't capture any quick enough with my cell phone.
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