Monday, May 29, 2017

Enjoying the Front Porch

Happy Memorial Day or evening I should say.  We had a lovely day at home enjoying our front porch, taking in the beautiful skies and making homemade ice cream.    What better way to enjoy a four day weekend then at home.

Today, we invited over my sister from WA who is in for a visit, and my mom for a cookout here at the farmhouse.  Later we drove out to our daughters house to see their new boar goats.  Afterwards we came back home to make some homemade ice cream.  What a wonderful restful weekend we had just by staying home.

I hope each of you had a very blessed Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Southern Fern Care

In the south, we love our ferns to be huge, and in the deep south you can purchase them very large.Where I live, they are not so large .   Today, I thought I would share a few tips on how to care for your front porch ferns.

Once a week , take a five gallon bucket fill it full of Miracle Grow and water. Measure out the Miracle Grow according to the package per gallon of water. Take a potted fern and submerge it into the five gallon bucket.  Allow it to sit a few minutes to absorb the Miracle Grow water.Then, pull the fern out and let it drain back into the bucket. Keep repeating this step until all your ferns have been fertilized.


Ferns need to be watered once a day, water them until the water starts to run out through the bottom of the pot.  If the weather is very hot, they will need to be watered twice a day, once in the morning and again in the afternoon.

To achieve an greener looking fern, place one to two teaspoons of ebsom salt in a gallon of water. Do this once a month.

These ferns were a Mother's Day gift, so they aren't very big yet. I will keep you updated on how they fill out, as the summer months pass on.  

Can you believe May is half way over?  Goodness, life is quickly passing by.
Hugs from the farmhouse.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Road Side Blessings

If you are a faithful follower you may remember that my swing on  my building fell apart after a storm  passed through. It had been repaired over and over.  However, this time it was beyond repair.

This week while driving out a country road, I spotted an  a swing sitting by the edge of the road for free.  I was so thrilled, my girls just hope no one saw us stop and grab the swing ( silly girls). It may not be brand new, but I am thankful for the find.  I am not one who goes around looking for roadside give away. I like keeping my farm and home very purged.  This one was much needed and I had to stop.

Isn't the Lord mindful of not only ours needs, but sometimes our wants. Or was this a need?

Road side blessings, have you found any?