Saturday, May 31, 2014

the merry month of may...

The apple trees blossomed and the grasses grew...


...and down on the farm there was plenty to do.  That's how it always is in May. 


And on May third we had a few birthdays and decided to celebrate with a girl's luncheon this year...in honour of Ranen and Auntie Broni's special day.  And then we took in a local production of Anne of Green Gables together in the afternoon.  It was all good!



Mother's Day turned out to be a beautiful, warm day.  We gathered up some books, a picnic lunch and a blanket and headed for Silver Lake...a short 40 minute drive from here.  Though there were a few paddlers out on the water...we had the park almost to ourselves.  It was a lovely afternoon!  Once we got home...the kids came by. 



A few of them had fun frolicking in the tall grass with their 'mamma'!  Last chance...since the grass was slated to come down in the morning.


And it did.  It was a bumper first-cut crop this year...with far more grass than the bunker could hold.  I think that is a good problem!


They worked long and crazy hours on the farm...trying to get all the cropping done.


And while they were making hay on the ground below...they had live entertainment up above!  It seemed there was work to be done on the wires...though it looked rather like a circus act to me.


Maggie came for a sleepover one night...and we took a hike up to Bridal Veil Falls together.  Spring is the best time to visit the park...with the spring run-off creating a veil of cascading water. 


On our way to and from the falls...we passed by grandpa who was preparing a field to be planted in corn.  Maggie thought we might stop for a bit so she could ride along...and so we did!


Victoria Day is one holiday that is seldom recognized on the farm...since there is no time for playing when there is work to be done.  When some friends invited us to join them for an outing to the racetrack at Hastings Park in Vancouver on the holiday Monday, hubby decided that the corn planting could wait until 'tomorrow' and we would go.

Our friends had a horse racing for the first time that day.  Wind Hammer did them proud and placed third.  It was a great run for a young horse...and we'll be keeping an eye on that horse over the coming months. 


The corn got planted despite our time off to go to the races!  By now it is up...and before long the fields will be green.


Wisteria, clematis, lilacs and irises all bloomed merrily this month...and the red-winged blackbirds sang from morn until night. The month of May has once again come and gone...but the memories live on!

 The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.
 ~  Edwin Way Teale

27 comments:

  1. A busy month on the farms for sure. Wonderful photos of your Merry Month. Love your header!

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  2. Looks like you had a productive and fun month of May! I always enjoy the photos of your adventures and travels. See you next month!

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  3. So good to catch up in this way! It's been a very full month of work and play for you! I always love the farm photos with the mountains for a backdrop!

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  4. And life goes on... The farm is so beautiful this time of year. I am amazed by how much activity you tucked into the month along with all the farm chores. Your grands sure do grow fast when I only see them once a month!

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  5. I thought I would peek and see if my SIL had checked in. Another great read in living color. Looks like it has been a busy time for Bro. (and I am sure for all of you - that's what farming is) Sure do miss your daily blogs.

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  6. Sounds like a good month full of happy things! Thanks for the update! :-)

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  7. This is truly the best time of the year..and the next best time is in the fall, when the crops are all harvested. Whether it's a grand number of acres or a small section of corn, I can relate and it totally fills one with awe. And May has come and gone, but beautiful memories of all.

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  8. Bridal Veil, what a perfect name for the waterfall. What a lovely month you have had.

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  9. Your photos are amazing...May is certainly a wonderful time of year for you guys :)

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  10. So glad to have found your blog. Just moved to Chwk from Vancouver and your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for all the info as I have two tiny granddaughters and cant wait to show them the beauty of country living and the outdoors. ♥

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  11. Such a beautiful post!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I know you must be extremely busy - but for all of us out here in Blog Land who have grown to love you - it really means a lot to us! How awesome it is to visit your world. It has to be one of theprettiest places on earth to live!!
    Loved every photo and every word and am going back now to read and see it all over again!! May the month of June be just as wonderful for you and yours!

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  12. A beautiful post as always....photos and the activities that brought you to them :-) Always love to log on to blog land and see you have posted something!!
    Hope we see you again soon....
    Hugs!

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  13. A great recap of your month of May. Maggie looks so tiny in front of Bridal Veil Falls. I love the photo of the mama running through the grassy fields with her children. It would make a great painting.

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  14. You have had a busy month, Judy! The foothills and meadows here are also very, very, green and beautiful because of all the spring rain we've been getting--it is a good thing as Colorado has been in drought for four years. Bridal Viel Falls is beautiful! Happy BD to your specials girls --enjoy the month of June!

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  15. Yes, you have had a very busy month of May. I like your new blog look, Judy. Are you back to a regular schedule again? I enjoyed all your photos and the beauty of your area. I haven't seen Bridal Veil Falls for a long time - like 15 years! They are beautiful. Have a wonderful month of June. Hugs. Pam

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  16. The merry month of May.....the best of them all, lush and green with new blossoms. It is so special to see the farm photos in that beautiful setting. Thanks for such a beautiful post. Best wishes for June.
    Farm Gal in VA

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  17. Awww - yes the Merry Month of May indeed! I can totally relate to the busyness on the farm ... sometimes it seems frantic to get all the work done while the weather is good. Perhaps in June we shall breath.... I love the frolicking picture. Your May report is just delightful Judy!

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  18. Your header photo is a beauty, Judy.
    So nice to find a May report here. It appears to have been a very busy month on the farm.
    Belated birthday greetings to the birthday gals. I can hardly believe how much Ranen has grown.
    The picture of mom and the kids frolicking is so cute. I can almost picture them singing "the hills are alive with the sound of music." :)
    Wishing you a happy June and hoping you will be back with a full report.

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  19. Judy, your new header banner is just gorgeous. The other day when we were travelling to Harrison I saw you out in your front yard planting your bedding plants. =) I had to look but I saw you there.
    Your month of May was gorgeous! What a blessing to be able to look back and see the beauty.

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  20. I am so happy to see that you posted again, and I found it all so interesting! It certainly looks like you have a good growing season so far. I can see why the farming hours are long. I am sure your granddaughter loves having an opportunity to join her grandfather on the tractor.

    Congratulations on your friend's horse coming in third place. What an honor for the first time in a race.

    Everything about May is so beautiful, and you shared it so well, as always. Your banner picture is exceptional! So good to visit you again!

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  21. A few more months like that each year would be a glimpse of heaven life. Just the right amount of celebration, blooming things, outings and useful work combined perfectly! Your photo told the month'a story perfectly! Thanks Judy!

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  22. Your May was busy, indeed, but beautiful - what a lot of variety in one month! I think that it was one of the loveliest Mays in a few years.

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  23. A bit late in reading your May post. I enjoyed your recap of May's bests! Your yard and surrounding area is so pretty.

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