Sweet Green


I miss green. Lovely, lush, dig your toes in it, roll around in it, feast your eyes on it green. I want to be hot. I want the sun to shine so bright it hurts my eyes.

I miss green.

This (left) is the road in front of our farm. I adore the daisies.

This is our meadow in the green, green summer.

Isn’t it beautiful?

This (below) is the former “natural” condition of our driveway, the old logging road that once brought big trucks up the hill to haul trees. It was grown over like this when we bought the farm.

And this is one view of the new farmhouse site.

Here’s another view.

I was looking at this picture of the new farmhouse yesterday and I could barely remember how it once looked before there was a house here, so I was inspired to dig out these pictures.

Not only is it hard to imagine that this house site was once a lush flat halfway up a hill, it’s hard to imagine it without the bare-branched winter trees.

But soon….. Soon! It will be lush again. It will be green. Sooooo green.

I can hardly wait.


  1. Snapper says:

    Green is good! Happy spring. :mrgreen:

  2. Ann from Montana says:

    Green is good!

    Also good is looking at how things have come along…sometimes when I get discouraged about not being able to do everything right NOW!! – with my house and property, I take a look at the photos of then and now and realize how much I have been able to do.

    I did the reverse garden-wise…there was a huge garden and mini-orchard – fenced to keep deer out…more work than I enjoyed to maintain. My neighbors (who have a backhoe!) wanted the fencing and raised bed stuff – we traded – they removed, leveled, spread topsoil – I planted grass seed to have a sunny spot to have a “small” flower and herb garden (deer don’t like the herbs) and hopefully a garden bench on which to sit and contemplate!…I’ll do container gardening for the veg.

    At any rate, think you are smart for starting with the kitchen garden near the house. Go green!

    And happy first Spring in your new place – it won’t be long before you can’t remember what it looked like with the trees bare!

  3. Heidi says:

    I am with you my dear! I am tired of the snow and muck – I want to see some green myself. BUT – I dont like being hot.. I would rather be cold. :elephant: What a beautiful drivway that is – the daisy’s are cute and so so country.

  4. lintys says:

    I hear you! All the brown and drab is getting old here too! It’s pretty when it snows, but otherwise winter is just ug. ly. I’m ready for green too!

  5. Marty says:

    I’m with you–hot and green! I’m ready for sunshine and trips to the beach πŸ™‚

  6. Kim A. says:

    I miss green too! My favourite season is Spring — the Earth’s renewal. I love the fresh scents and colours — there’s no green quite like Spring’s green!

    It’ll be a while before we have that here, but since today officially *is* the first day of Spring, it’s coming! And hey, I saw two more robins in the tree behind my fence yesterday afternoon. πŸ™‚


  7. Blaze says:

    The only problem with green is..green=lawn mowing!

    The homestead look awesome now congradulations!

  8. Hillbilly2 says:

    Just think, soon,this will be the first time you’ll be able to stand in your kitchen and look out the window at all the green. I miss it to! I’m ready to come out of hibernation and start getting my hands dirty. I can hear my garden calling me. Daisies are my favorite flower. :yes:

  9. Jyl says:

    I am missing the green too! Today is officially the first day of spring I think…and my peach trees are blooming. Best of all…when I got up this morning it wasn’t raining, and the sun looks like it is going to show itself today.

  10. Gizmo says:

    We’re waiting for the green down here too. It won’t be long at all. I hope that’s not the meadow where your huge garden is going to be. It would be a shame to lose all those daisies. Watching your farm grow from just south of you. :thumbsup: Gizmo :sheepjump:

  11. Jill S. says:

    It snowed here in the Sierras last night. I need spring BAD.

  12. Mental P Mama says:

    Ah, dreaming. So wonderful. :treehugger:

  13. kacey says:

    Those first pics are gorgeous! I can’t wait for green either. I’m tired of bare and gray.

  14. Karen Erickson says:

    Oh such beautiful pictures! I love the daisies. And all of that green grass.

    Our green time is now, during the spring. The rain and dampness eventually goes away and the grass turns yellow. Then we’re yellow all summer and into the fall, until it starts raining again.

    I would love to have a green, green summer. :purr:

  15. Becky says:

    Oh, wow! I am just imagining your new digs in the summer, with dasies in the yard and kids hanging out on the porch…

    It’s gonna be awesome! And it’s just going to get better!

  16. Laney says:

    It is so cool that you are thinking what I am thinking! I was looking at your pictures yesterday and thought to myself that I couldn’t wait to see what your farm looked like in the spring/summer months because of all the trees. I KNEW it had to be just beautiful when everything was alive and blooming… and now today you post these pictures!! Thanks for not making me wait πŸ˜€ It looks incredible! So beautiful, so alive. SO GREEN!!

  17. Maria says:

    Beautiful…and hopeful!

  18. Tori Lennox says:

    You need to take some “after” pictures from the same spots when Spring really springs at the farm. πŸ™‚

    I just love your photos, though!

  19. Christine says:

    Oh, am I ever with you on that one. Bring on the sun! Daisies are my favorite. Your place will be gorgeous!

  20. Amy Addison says:

    I can’t wait to see a picture of the property in the spring, with the farmhouse surrounded by all that bright, lush green. Just imagine the view out your kitchen window, or office window, or from the porch, or…

  21. Brandy says:

    Our grass isn’t green yet, but our trees are budding and look so pretty. Don’t worry, Spring will eventually show up!

  22. Mollster says:

    We are desprate for green here too….and we now have a winter storm warning predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow….SIGH!!!!!! πŸ˜₯

  23. catslady says:

    Oh that looks so tempting – I want to jump right into your pictures – we’re suppose to get snow :hissyfit: If I had my way I would do away with lawns all together – there was a time when there was no such thing (all that work and all those chemicals and I love dandilions) :butterfly:

  24. Estella says:

    I too am pining for green. I’m tired of rain.

  25. Susan says:

    The green is gorgeous! :flying:

  26. Lis says:

    I’d love to see green again. Right now its still white.

    Your place is going to be gorgeous once the trees start getting leaves :treehugger:

  27. Karyn says:

    I’m ready for green too. I go to my parents farm to look at the tractors…at least they’re green! πŸ˜‰ SOON!

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