Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Flower Garden Tour

On a cloudy day in late July,
the flowers in the garden glow.
Wild yellow snap dragons
 transplanted from 
the weedy edges of the garden,

and Purple Cone flower bloom in profusion
in the Corner Herb Garden.

Mexican Tarragon is a golden blaze,
in an old copper pot with pink vinca
and blue-leaved eucalyptus.

In the new kitchen garden,
Pink Wave petunias blush
in front of a border of Thai and Italian Basil.

Marigolds add spicy color on the east end
of the border, 

while Blue Borage and Spiky Anise Hyssop
wave a friendly welcome
 to every passing pollinator
down on the western end.

Up in the vegetable garden enclosure,
a new bed of herbs and cutting flowers
is bursting into bloom.

Dill, Cilantro and Parsley
are lush and green,

amid Coreopsis,

and Cosmos
 in several shades of pink.

After touring the flower gardens,
my canine companion and I wander further afield.

We walk toward the storm clouds
at the end of the field.

we walk
 deep into the meadow
that offers both 

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

If you would like to follow Steve around the Walnut Woods, head on over to Out on the Prairie.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Letting the Lawn Go

The un-mowed lawn becomes biodiverse
in just a few short seasons.

It is still green,
but flecked with color.

Overhead, the leaves and the sky 
shimmer in the summer light.

The lawn becomes a meadow instead,
a place of peace
and restoration.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you serenity.

If you have a moment, head on over to Steve's Out on the Prairie 
for a little taste of prairie style serenity.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Open on Etsy

We have a brand new shop on to sell some of our farm products.  Our heirloom garlic is one of our standout crops and we finally have enough to sell as seed garlic.  We have chosen Etsy as a selling vehicle, since we admire the hand-crafted and vintage ethic of this platform.  We will be harvesting and then curing garlic within the next few weeks, and are making a limited supply available for sale on Etsy at our shop: The Moonlight Farm.

If you need garlic or just would like to hop on over and see how we are presenting our story and our garlic, I would love to hear your feedback.  We plan to add dried herbs and other items as time progresses.  

Would also love to read in my comments if any of my readers has a venue on Etsy or another online platform!  And, if you don't yourself, who are some of your favorites?  

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you enjoyable endeavors!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Green and Blue Afternoon

You can find peace 
on a green and blue afternoon

if you hold still,

and turn your face to the sun.

Peace flows down through the trees,

hums near the water's edge,

and lingers 
in the shadows and light .

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you serenity.

Head on over to Out on the Prairie to see the pretties that Steve discovered on his Sunday Stroll.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Red, White and Blue

July in bloom, 
seen in Red,


and Blue.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

Steve posted some stunning images from his prairie stroll today.  You may see it here.