Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Announcements and Updates

A little bit of housekeeping to take care of.

To begin, the last week in May marked my first "blog" anniversary! I had been blogging for clients and other sources for years, and last year I finally bit the bullet and created my own blog. Here are links to some of my favorite blog posts from the past year:

Welcome to Silly Goose Farm!

Blueberry Buckle

Barnside Movie

Rockport: Part One

My Dream Vehicle

I hope you will check them out! My parents came to our house for the Memorial Day Weekend, and because my father owns every single tool on the face of the planet, we did a lot of work around the farm. Besides getting my veggie garden in (finally - more on that later), we also chopped down a bunch of trees and brush and took the rest of an old barn down (it had collapsed from heavy winter snows). Here are some before/after shots:

Front of the House Before (don't be fooled - this photo was taken May 2008, and the shrubs in the front of the house had grown up to the second story windows):

Front of the House After

Backyard Before (the humongous Arborvitae in the right of the picture was overwhelming the Eastern Red Bud, as were two huge yews behind it):

Backyard After (It makes the yard look HUGE!):

Old Outbuilding Before (you can barely see it - all that snow made it collapse):

Old Outbuilding After  (We are planning on a big bonfire to burn the rest of this down, and it will be the future home of a lovely pergola):

So much work to do on the farm, but I'll update you on other projects later. Prior to all of this work, my dear friend Kelly stopped by the farm to chit-chat, take pictures and eat some yummy coffee cake. Kelly moved down to Brooklyn the following weekend, and I miss her so much (though I know the move was absolutely the right thing for her to do). Thankfully she's only a 2.5 hour train ride away! I hope you'll check out some of Kelly's amazing shots!

So, this summer is already shaping up to be a busy one. Between all the traveling we've done, and all the upcoming projects and parties we are planning, I have a feeling Summer 2011 is going to fly right by!


Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

wow your backyard really does look HUGE

Lynn said...

Love the work you were able to get done! It's always a ton of work but the instant gratification of seeing the progress is something I love. :)

Happy blog anniversary!!

It's amazing how quickly calendars fill up. I'm sure you'll be throwing and attending amazing parties and I'll continue to wish I had your awesome life. :)

Prippy Handbook said...

Happy Bloggyversary!

It has been such a pleasure getting to read about your life, and even better, developing a real friendship where you are in my life!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Oh Lynn, you have a great life too! But, come visit ours anytime :-)

Tanya, you don't even know the half of it. We are moving the cow pasture fence back in the fall and it will double the size of the back yard. Yowza!

Tara, likewise. I'm so lucky I get to be your friend.