Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

From the birth of our freedom to now,
Let us remember.

With sober remembrance 
for all those who bravely sacrificed and served,
Thank you.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


This morning, look what I found!
Zucchini- half eaten:
 Cucumbers- ripped from the soil.  And eaten.

Beans: eaten.
What in the world!  A famished family of something or another must have come through and gotten their fill.
It's not deer.  No hoof prints.  It's not rabbits.  No poop.  Hmmm...  time for fencing.

In the meantime, I picked more lettuce.  This will be for lunch or dinner.

And I quickly picked the largest zucchini and squash, with a dash of basil.

C'est la vie
on Whippoorwill Road,
'Farmer Jane'
aka Bernadine

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The First Zucchini and Squash

This is the morning I've been looking forward to for days and days!
Every morning since the yellow flowers appeared, I've been hovering.

Hovering over the squash... the lettuce... the onions... and...

... well, you know,  EVERYTHING!  
These are exciting times on Whippoorwill Road. 
I'm hovering over these peppers!

And these tomatoes and these basil plants.

I'm so thankful the hovering paid off!  
Along with the rain, the watering, the soil, the sunlight, ...

Time for a veggie breakfast
on Whippoorwill Road.
'Farmer Jane'
aka: Bernadine

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Last Graduation...

This weekend we celebrated our "baby's" graduation from High School.
It was a great weekend.  Full of family and lots of fun.

We started off the day with a cookout at home.
To prepare for the party, Colson showed Grandma some moves.

"So, Grasshoppa. You must learn to seek way of balance and peace." 

It was the perfect day to be outside.  Enjoying the weather and each other.
It was also the first time our niece met our future daughter in law.  

And true to form, when two or more sons are together, out come the Lacrosse sticks. 
My sister couldn't resist giving the game a try.  

She's not afraid to do anything. 
Like singing a solo rendition of 'Happy Graduation'.  
To the tune of 'Happy Birthday',  
Marilyn Monroe style. 

Or attempting a yoga pose. 
Sitting cross legged on the floor, lifting her entire body weight up on her arms and swinging back and forth.  
Yep, she tried that!
It's no wonder she was pretty good at catching the Lacrosse ball.

Yep, it was great being together.

To celebrate the achievement of this child, kid, son.

I'm so grateful to have a supportive family.

And a sweet son.

Congratulations, Colson.

 So proud on
Whippoorwill Road,

Friday, May 18, 2012

Farmer Jane Here

The garden is beginning to produce!  Yay!! 
Just a few short weeks ago, it looked like this:

Now, it looks like this:

It's getting lush.  It's getting full.  Pretty soon, it'll be a jungle!  Yay!!

I'm gonna' be up to my eyeballs in squash, zucchini, cucumbers...!

My dear sweet lettuce, that I accused of being bitter, turned out to be pretty good.  I've already picked 4 gallon size bags...

And made myself a whopping lettuce and tomato sandwich with a dash of hamburger thrown in.
For someone who has never planted a vegetable in her life, I am pretty amazed.

Happy Harvesting
from Whippoorwill Road,
'Farmer Jane'
aka: Bernadine

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mothers Day Garden Update

Yesterday, it rained... all day.
It was lovely.  

This morning, just after the sun came up, I was outside checking on the garden.

We ate the first lettuce Saturday and Sunday.  Turns out, the leaves are not so bitter.

The tomatoes and squash are growing well. 

I'm looking forward to having these little guys sautĂ©ed, roasted, in salads, casseroles... 

If you look very closely, there are little green tomatoes in there. 

Yesterdays Mother's Day rain was very pleasant.

And the very best part?  I got to spend time with my mom.

Happiness to you.
from Whippoorwill Road,
Farmer Jane
(pardon the posing)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Place to Go, People to See...

Greetings from Savannah, Georgia.

We came for a short weekend to visit my son, future daughter-in-law, and... meet her wonderful mother, Arlene.

We took a lovely tour of this park.

We enjoyed the monuments, the trees, the flowers. 

Apparently, this fountain is a popular wedding hot spot.

Wedding #1) small

Wedding #2) medium

Wedding #3) large
(All occurring at the same time)

Then we exited the park to take a walk through some of the streets.

I love the way this wall is covered by a living vine.
I love this look.

We stumbled upon a secret garden.

Discovered some charming business vignettes.

Along with charming ideas for the entrance to a home.

We went to an outdoor restaurant on this inlet.

It's where these two had their first date.

And a beautiful love was born.

This is where they plan to marry.  
A different garden location.  More private, more intimate.  
I can't wait.  

Time to get in shape 
on Whippoorwill Road,