Mid June – Pick Your Own Flowers, Kitten & Robin Update

Bouquet of Sweet William, Lady's Mantle, Tea Rose and Lavendar

Our opening weekend for Pick Your Own Flowers was a success and a lot of fun. Thanks to all who came out and your wonderful encouragement! Some long 18 hours days went into getting this off the ground and it was so nice to get some great feedback! All the hugs were sure appreciated, too. I think people who enjoy flowers are a wonderful and kind group of people.

There wasn’t a lot of variety in bloom, but we sold almost all of our ready made bouquets. People had fun walking the fields and visiting with Mrs. Robin. Her babies flew off, one at a time, until they were all out of the nest on June 17th.  We sure enjoyed their stay.

Pacific Giant Delphinium and Ornamental Grass
Pacific Giant Delphinium and Ornamental Grass

There will be much more in bloom this weekend including Shasta daisies, yarrow, verbena, lilies, amaranthus, blanket flower and bachelors’ buttons. The ammi and cosmos are just starting.  For filler we have hops, fennel and grasses.

Newly Hatched Robins
Newly Hatched Robins


Robins ready for feeding
Hungry Babies! Mrs. Robin brings in enormous clusters of cabbage and tent worms for her babies. That sure works well around here!
Robin and babies
Mrs. Robin with her babies












Kitten update. The kittens are weaned and ready for homes of their own. (these kitten were brought here in the baler and we couldn’t find their momma) There are 3 little gray tabbies and one all gray.

They are so very sweet, precious and extremely social. Dog and child tested and approved! If you or anyone you know would like to adopt a kitten, please contact me.   (we do have an adoption contract. NO declawing, kittens must be spayed or neutered, etc.)

Humming Bird in the house

Yesterday a baby hummingbird came into the house. I couldn’t believe how friendly she was and thought she was injured or sick. She sat in my hand with her little tongue licking my palm looking for food. After a bit she got restless and I took her outside where she flew off.




Pat got our hay up, singlehandedly. The bale count was way down due to lack of rain. Hopefully second cutting will be better.

The fireflies are out, birds are hatching all over and there are a lot of baby ladybugs, all wonderful signs of summer. I’ve already put up a bushel of broccoli, one of the early crops that is doing fine!

Until our next rain day, God Bless