|Starting with the front yard, this is a flower bed alongside the house.|
|A big jumble of mint, chives and a mystery plant that comes up every year.|
|A baby sassafras tree my in-laws brought us from Pennsylvania. |
Sassafras is not supposed to grow around here
but maybe this little guy is willing to make an exception.
|My mesh dehydrator, hanging from a tree, |
with morel mushrooms and parsley drying in the breeze.
|Two little redcurrant bushes that I bought this year...|
|... and two bigger ones that my in-laws brought |
from their land, which are cuttings off a plant
that once grew at Barry's grandmother's house
|One of our two ponds. This one is leaking this spring |
and so Barry has not been able to let the fish loose in it yet.
|The 5-in-1 apple tree that was Barry's Father's Day gift last summer - going strong.|
|Walking onions from my parents' garden.|
|No chickens in the chicken pen now - just tomatoes.|
|Sugar snap peas.|
|Lettuce on the right and center and spinach on the left.|
|A whole clump of tomato volunteers, probably from one tomato that fell last fall.|
|And here's our new rain barrel! I found it in a ditch.|
|This diverter pulls water out of the center of the steam of water |
going down the rain downspout and puts it in the barrel.
|The water comes out the bottom of the barrel, goes through the hose...|
|along the foundation of the house to the laundry room window...|
|through the wall into the laundry room...|
|and finally into the washing machine, if I'm doing a cold water load.|