Good Friday Morning

(I mentioned Lemon Balm Sugar Cookies last week.)

I’m looking for beautiful on the homestead this year and thought I’d share photos for Five on Friday with Amy. There isn’t a lot of beauty here but there will be. It’s a work in progress, and my mind’s eye can’t see what it’s going to look like in the end, but I’m getting closer. There are trays of seeds and seedlings and lots and lots of photos I study. The looks of our backyard change tomorrow when I start the tractor, lower the bush hog and mow the food plot and field. I’ll rake the mown grass and use it as mulch in the garden. Until then, this is a bit of beauty in the backyard, compliments of the sun.

Two of the three high tunnels through asparagus. A robin has taken to sitting at the top of the tipi to sing off and on during the day.

sun asparagus
The timothy will be mulch by the end of the weekend. Garden shed and barn on the right. To the right and behind the barn, three sour cherry trees that are loaded with ripening cherries. sun timothy
I love mature wild grasses and am a little sad to know they’ll be gone tomorrow. I’m hiring out the work to finish the garden shed, then I’ll paint and decorate it to add more beauty.sun tunnel
We were late getting it put up but the tipi is in the small backyard garden. It won’t be long until the pole beans sprout. I might have to tarp it at night this fall to protect the beans from frost long enough to mature.
sun tipi
The asparagus still needs to be dug up and moved. Maybe this weekend. sun asparagus tunnel

Balance is a struggle from spring through fall. Writing the book, growing our food, fishing for food and fun, mowing the fields, planting more seeds, transplanting seedlings, cooking and cleaning…it’s a lot and it’s overwhelming but in the end, I’ll find the time and this place will be beautiful.