Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Looking through the fence

I saw the same thing looking through the fence as Jan and Jer over at Fridays Fences

Check out other fences here

I'm still cleaning out the barn garage so you probably won't see me around much this weekend.  I hope you have a good one!

Until next time,


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Garden Roses

The roses on the south side of my house are really blooming right now.  When I moved here 5 years ago there was nothing along this side.  Here's what it looks like today.

The roses are shrub roses called Sunrise Sunset.  They will bloom again later this summer.

My daughter brought me this old rusty bicycle that she dug out of her grove.  I thought it would look good amongst the roses.

Linking to Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party #5

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

White Barn - Red Roof

This barn is located somewhere in Redwood County, MN.  I had to stop and take a couple pictures from the road on my way past.

Linking to Barn Charm

Have a good week everyone.  I'm cleaning out the garage so if you don't see me around, you'll know where I am.

Until next time,


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Friday Fences

Next to the silo, by the barn I showed you at Barn Charm, is an old wooden fence.

As you go down the road and look back you can see an old granary and barely see a barbed wire fence corralling some horses.  The granary belongs to the barn owner, but not the horses. 

Linking to Friday's Fences 
 A Rural Journal

I hope you are all having a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Peonies and Salvia

My peonies really bloomed over the weekend.  I'm glad I captured them because after a hot and very windy day they are about done.

I had this old blue chair without a seat in the garage and I put my Salvia plant in it.  The wind kept blow it over in the stand I had it in.  I  like it better sitting in the chair and it didn't blow over.

I'm linking to 
Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party #4

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Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday


A Return to Loveliness 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Until next time


Monday, May 21, 2012

1894 Barn

I first saw this barn in 2009  when the lilacs were blooming.  I happened to drive by it yesterday and stopped and took a few more pictures. 

 I have gotten to know the owner and have found out a lot of history behind it.  It was built in 1894 by Walter Sweetman who was part of the Irish American Colonization Company.  (Let me know if you want more information on the company).  The owner is keeping it in good repair  and is using it for storage, not for farming.  He  has fantastic gardens with all kinds of interesting junk old things in them.  I will be going out several times this summer to  photograph  his gardens.  While I am there I will get pictures from the other side the barn.

For more barns of all kinds stop over at Bluff Area Daily for Barn Charm

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wild Phlox and Fences

Here are more pictures of the wild phlox  I showed the other day, along with a couple of fences.  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Linking to Life According to Jan and Jer for  Friday Fences

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

Until next time



A little garden work

Yesterday was a beautiful day...75 degrees, sunny, and no wind.  Today was 90 degrees and 35 mile an hour winds.  I'm so glad I spent yesterday outside.  Here's my little red radio flyer wagon loaded with stuff to plant my window boxes.

And here they are planted.  Looking pretty skimpy now but they will fill in.

Some of my peonies are open

Some are still buds.  This big plant is from my daughter for Mother's Day.  I don't remember the name of it.  It is supposed to attract butterflies and humming birds.  I had to take it in today because the wind was just whipping it around.

I got the Humming Bird and Oriole feeders out yesterday too.  This morning I saw 2 Orioles at the feeders and the Humming Birds have been coming all day.  I did manage to capture this one, but it's through the screen so it's not the best.

I'm linking with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party # 3

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Stop over and see what's happening in other  gardens.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good weekend.

Until next time,


Monday, May 14, 2012

Barn and Wild Phlox

I've shown you this barn before. 

Here it is from a different angle.

But this post is more about the wild phlox and the other out buildings near this barn.  My friend has been telling me to come out and take pictures and so this morning I did since it is such a beautiful day.

I will be showing more pictures of the phlox on Friday Fences.

Linking to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week everyone.

Until next time,