THE FLOOD-SWEET CICELY-THE STORE

31 05 2013

Hello,

I thought I had time to fix the drainage problem in the barn and now drainage problems down the hill.  Mother Nature showed up and Last night was a night of violent thunderstorms and a deluge of rain.  All coming into the barn with mud or going down the hill.  Now I am very sorry that I didn’t get someone right away to fix it.  Now I face days of heavy clean up when I have a mountain of other chores to do. This is part of running a small farm.

Sweet Cicely

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Someone gave me a plant of this a long time ago.   If you need a herb to spread this would be the one to get.  I am now trying to keep it contained in three different places in the yard.  I do love the flowers and have lots of bouquets of them at this time of year around the house.  If anyone wants seeds please e-mail me and I will send you some at the end of the summer.  But remember you have been fore-warned!!!!!!

The First Rose

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Today I found my first Rugosa Rose of the summer.  I do love them so, the delicate flower and fragrance.  They are easy to take care of and bloom all summer.  In the fall there are the biggest rose hips.

THE SHOP

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My neighbor is opening a shop in Turners and has asked me to put a few of my things in it.  I will be renting a small hutch with shelves.  It will be great to have my things there all the time.    This is a picture of the space, it looks so cute.  I don’t know the name yet.

 

CRANBERRY MOON FARM

Tomorrow I will visit this farm in Cummington.  The owner Lisa and I talked at the fair.  My favorite sheep in the whole world  are Border Leicesters.  I only have one now, Sadie, but at one time had a whole flock of them.  They are easy keepers, easy to handle and are intellegent.  Their fleeces and despostions are wonderful.  They also live long lives.  I am going to look at her farm and some curly locks which I need for Camp Wool.  Pictures tomorrow.

Many thanks for taking the time to ready my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.     Carole


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4 responses

31 05 2013
Rita Kay Bergeron

Carole tell me more about “Sweet Cicely”. How invasive is it? I just purchased a plant at our annual plant sale. Now I’m having reservations about having put it in my herb garden. What would you recommend I do?

31 05 2013
Anne Wilson

We love Sweet Cicely and don’t find it too invasive here, we use it when we cook Rhubarb, it reduces the acidity of it and give a lovely flavour as well.

31 05 2013
wspines

Its a beautiful plant but when I left the seeds on it thats when it got away from me. Thanks for sharing info about it as I don;t know too much about the,. Hope all is well with you, give Tess a hug for me.

11 06 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

I agree about the Rosa Rugosa…they have amazing hips that last through to about Christmas in a sheltered spot.

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