Thursday, April 21, 2011

Farm Friend and Farmgirl Friday #4

Hello everyone, can you believe it’s almost Easter? April is flying by so quickly. I’ve been on the road again this week in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. It was gorgeous and so many trees and spring blooming bulbs to see. I’ve seen very little of Verde Farm lately but I captured a couple of pictures last weekend of my tulips and dogwood trees from our upstairs window. They have been spectacular.



Farmer says he is going to write a few posts to share with you to keep everyone up to date on farm happenings. Until then, a few points of interest:
  • Porter has become a man and although he is still much smaller than Pansy, he is in love! Piglets may be a reality in 2011!
  • Our calico-cochins are sitting on their first nest, so we will have chicks sometime in the next month.
  • Zephyr, the peacock is in full plumage and boy has he found his voice. Chloris, his peahen, is playing “hard to get” and he is not happy and tells everyone about it. Our poor neighbors.
  • We have our first weddings officially booked for summer 2011. Can’t wait to share all the plans with you as we get closer. 
  • Farmer started his garden this week and built some raised beds for the first time. He painted them periwinkle and they look so pretty. His garden is going to be fantastic. 



So, spring has been good so far and we hope the same for you!

It’s time for Farm Friend and Farmgirl Friday and we can't wait. Let's see how many farm life lovers drop in this week.

Let the farm friendzy begin...

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Happy Easter

31 comments:

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Oh my, your place is gorgeous! Lucky wedding couple! And lucky YOU ~ I am so jealous of your gardening hubby who chooses periwinkle blue for his beds! Will follow your pig n peacock escapades as we've been interested in both. Thanks for havin' me over! Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Easter!
hugs,
Leslie
ps- so so sorry I seem to have double entered myself in the hop. :-( If you can remove my second entry I'd be most grateful.

Teresa said...

The farm is looking beautiful! I really look forward to seeing how you do the weddings. I'm hoping that will be coming down the road for us at Eden Hills.

TexWisGirl said...

Amy, these shots are so beautiful. I know you must wish you were home more this month! Pansy & Porter are so cute!!!

Looking forward to more posts from your sweet hubby!

Alica said...

Your dogwoods are beautful! Talk about giving me spring fever!! Ours are just beginning to show a hint of color.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Everything looks beautiful! I can't wait to see the Spring blooms on the trees. I love the color on the raised beds! They'll look beautiful! Happy Easter!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for hosting - you need to share your gardens at Cottage Flora Thursdays!!! xoxo

Dog Trot Farm said...

Verde Farm is just so lovely this time of year. Happy to hear Pansy and Porter have made it to the alter and potential little ones possibly on the way! I happened to watch a most impressive peacock strutting his stuff and doing his best to attract a very pretty pea- hen, unfortunately she was having nothing to do with him. I said to my friend "I think Miss Peahen needs some wining and dining along with sweet nothings whispered in her ear. BTW Pea pheasant sure are LOUD! Not only am I impressed with Mr. Verde Farm's blog post, but his choice of "periwinkle" blue for the garden beds! Very creative choice. Easter Blessings to you and your family and critters too, your friend from Maine, Julie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm pretty close to Roanoke.

Baby piggies! I can't wait :-)

Lynn said...

Your raised beds are going to be great! Can't wait to see the piglets:@)

The Little Red Hen said...

gorgeous photos. Wish spring would come again here.

Jen said...

Yall got lots gonna on... so exciting! Awwww, lil piggies are gonna be so cute, hope to see some in the future :)

goatgirl said...

Amy, I can't wait to see baby piglets on your farm one day. Your place is beautiful, especially the periwinkle raised beds.

Dreaming said...

It certainly sounds like spring is in the air in your neck of the woods. We have lots of air (at 20 mph) but not so much spring, yet!

Missouri Gal said...

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter!

Donna said...

All the blooms are so beautiful! Love your farm....love those periwinkle raised garden beds!

Hugs,
Donna

Meg said...

I just stopped over from Farmgirl Kim's blog and I have to say you have a beautiful property! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy C said...

Love the periwinkle beds. That is going to look fantastic! :)

Country Gal said...

Soo pretty ! All our plants and trees are slow this year cause of a slow ariving spring. Love your photos. Have a wonderful Easter.

Lori Skoog said...

What I would give to have trees in bloom. We had more snow flurries yesterday!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow Amy, everything looks gorgeous. I can't wait to hear about the weddings that were booked. I love weddings. Good for Porter:)

A Baker's Dozen Barnhouse News said...

Oh, what beautiful pictures. And I love your periwinkle blue garden box. I never thought to paint mine:)
Thank you for hosting the hop!
Blessings,

Sherry

Tammy said...

Sure wish we could start planting...still too cold here.

Happy Easter.

JoyceAnn said...

Your farm looks so beautiful with the blooming dogwoods and I love the periwinkle boxes , what a beautiful garden that'll be.

~ Happy Earth Day ~

Unknown said...

What a beautiful update! Spectacular photos indeed. Heavenly! Trying not to be envious of those dogwoods!

Laura said...

It's so green and beautiful there! We still have dry and brown - I am so ready for springtime!

Michelle said...

It's all so beautiful! I do hope you have some piglets!

ergonomic chairs said...

what beautiful cherry blossom trees, the place looks magical

Samantha said...

I now have the raging desire to paint my raised beds...those look fantastic!

Teresa said...

Your farm is beyond gorgeous! I want to go on a garden stroll. And then stay in the guest house. Then play with the new (hopefully) piglets. Get to work Porter! Are there any baby donkey's on the way?
It looks dreamy, Amy!

Bee Lady said...

I love your farm!

Cindy Bee

John Going Gently said...

those trees are absolutely LOVELY