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Wander about the neighbourhood

The weather was so beautiful on Monday that my hubby and I took a meander about the neighbourhood. We live in a quaint village that is surrounded by wheat, canola, cows, sheep and even pigs! I love this time of year, when the fields are green and the canola is bright yellow – hey, wait! It’s not spring yet! The canola is early! Oh well, looks like the patterns are changing and we will be seeing more of this as the seasons come and go. There was snow on the nearby mountain range, but not close enough for me to show you a spectacular photo. But here are the pics I did take!

Love the pigs xx

What’s happening in your neighbourhood?

Happy Gardening xxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

19 replies on “Wander about the neighbourhood”

Really nice pictures. In Ukraine right now it is strangely cold, feels like October already. But the coolness makes harvesting the various crops so much easier. Especially the potatoes and corn:-)

I really like when bloggers take tours of the farms in their areas. I find that there are so many interesting images to be had and you found some very pretty scenery, not the pigs though. πŸ˜€

I do like pastures full of sheep and cows. Not many sheep farmers here as cows, so I appreciate you photographing them.

Are you kidding me? It’s that gorgeous during your ‘winter?’ That is crazy! What are the flowers in the 3 and 5 photos? Are they close ups of the canola? They are such a gorgeous shade of yellow. Thanks for giving us a look at your surrounding area, it’s interesting to see how different it is than where I live.

3rd flower is canola – it is a brassica so it is in the same family as broccoli and cabbage and cauliflower etc. The 5th is a wild flower – a buttercup, I think.
We have really warm days and really cold days all in the same week. So it is very unpredictable. But I love it! The warm winter days are my best!!

It’s so interesting to see your sheep; they are so obviously for wool. Here the sheep are to produce milk, it’s a huge area for sheep’s milk cheese and ricotta, their fleeces are always ragged, they have just been shorn to the skin, I worry they’ll get sunburnt! Glad you’re enjoying your early spring, Christina

Gorgeous, Barb–makes me want to visit and spend some time in your beautiful part of the world. But I guess we can do that virtually through your blog. Thanks so much for sharing!

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