Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jesse's Garden Fences

While I was photographing Jesse's Gardens here, I took some pictures of fences he has around his place.  I am sharing them with    Fridays Fences #39 at Life According to Jan and Jer.

There's the white picket fence of course.

This is the gate to the back yard garden.

The next 3 are fences he has around the entire back garden to keep out the deer and rabbits.   He has the wheels and arches topped off with barbed wire to keep out the deer.  There's other wire at the bottom to keep out the rabbits.

Then there's the old wooden fence for the clematis to climb on.

I'll be sharing more pictures of the barn and granary on Barn Charm next Tuesday. 
I hope you all have a great weekend. I am going to my daughter's for a family reunion.  Should be a lot of fun!

See you next time!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jesse's Gardens

When I posted the 1894 Barn here, I told you that the owner, Jesse, has some great gardens and I would go back and get photos.  Well I did, and here they are, all SOOC.  He has a lot of trees and so has a lot of shade plants.   He also has a lot of garden junk art in the gardens and it is done very tastefully. 

These are old lightning rods.

Don't you just love this potting bench with the big old sink.

For Friday Fences I will show you some fences from his gardens.
And I will show you the back side of the barn and the old granary at next weeks Barn Charm. 

Linking with
 Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday #31
Fistail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party #9
2805 for Potpourri Friday 
Have a Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday #15
A Rural Journal for Rural Thursday Blog Hop #23

As always thanks for stopping by.  I hope your week is going well.

See you next time.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Barn in a Cornfield

I spotted this barn in the middle of a corn field while on a trip to Mankato.  It is somewhere around New Ulm, MN

Playing around in Pickmonkey.  I don't even remember what edits I used.

Linking to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily
Green Day @ Raindrops and Daisys

Have a great week everyone.

See you next time


Friday, June 22, 2012

The trail

This trail through the green grass and green trees leads to where?  Maybe Ireland, as I am linking it to Fiona's new meme "Green  Day" at Raindrops and Daisys.  Check out what other greens are being linked there.

 Thanks for starting the new meme Fiona!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

See you next time.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friday Fences

You might remember this split rail fence that I posted back in April.

Here's what it looked like last July.  I assume it is looking like this again...covered with wild roses.

Linking to Fridays Fences

Have a great weekend everyone!

Until next time


Garden Flowers

With the wacky weather we've had for the past year, the earwigs, and the fact that I haven't gotten a lot of weeding done,  my gardens this year aren't looking the best.  Everyone's daylilies have some kind of fungus with the leaves turning yellow and few blooms.  So I have taken pictures of individual flowers to show you.




Beebalm taken late in the day with a few rays of sun shining on them.  I like their shadows on the garage wall.

                                                            Daylilies taken late in the day.

Annabelle Hydrangea

We had  rain and wind last night and some of my hydrangeas are flopped over on the ground.  I hope they will return to standing up.

Linking to Cottage Garden Party #8

Cottage Garden Party - button (3)

Thanks for stopping by!

Until Next Time


Monday, June 18, 2012

Barn, Bins and Windmill

This barn is on the way to the next town.  I've been past it many times but  today  I had my camera so stopped and took a couple of pics.

Linking to Barn Charm

I'm still having trouble posting and seeing my reading list in Firefox and still using Internet Explorer.  I'm very frustrated.

Have a great week.  Until next time.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ultralight Reflections

Yes I am still posting photos of the ultralights.  However these are reflections of them in the little lake at the park.

Linking to Weekend Reflections

Click to see the rules and to take a badge for yourself.

As always, thanks for stopping.

Until next time, have a great weekend.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eyes in the Sky

The reason I was out at the little park I mentioned in my last post is because it is right next to the airport and there was an air show of sorts going on.  It wasn't really an air show but there were 5 or 6 ultralight airplanes.  They were zipping up, down and around having a great time and showing off.  These two look likes eyes in the sky.

Some of them liked to fly so low that you felt like you needed to duck.

Fly me to the moon.

Coming in for a landing

Two for the road or the sky

Flying off into the sunset

Up close and personal.  I got a good look at this one.  It has 2 seats.  Some have only one.  The owner of this one said they can only fly if the wind is under 10 miles an hour.  They lucked out because it had been  pretty windy here during the day and had gone down in the evening.

Linking to Sky Watch Friday

Stop over at Sky Watch and see what wonderful things you can see in the sky

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend.

Until next time