Friday, May 18, 2012
having always lived here, in burlingham, i've become the "keeper of things & thoughts" to my friends & family who've gone away.
alot has changed, but i've managed to salvage some memories for them, when they visit. for example; the barn is gone, but i've kept the feed bins we used to hide in-(for you, peg!). the houses are basically the same, ---i think they have the same warmth, but the grounds are much nicer thanks to all my husband's love & hard work. ( there are no old coops ---no need for stitches, april!)
as kids, we had the run of the neighborhood. we could walk anywhere--whether our property or not! we had "hide-outs", fishing spots, etc. i can see, now, what little was truly owned by any of our families. that's why i've decided to make a special "hide-out" from the last brush-y part of our land. not big, but big enough for any of my "spirited" or "live-ly" kin to enjoy!
with the help of my son & the excavator, the brush was cleared,
a pond was made;
& berms set to define the edges.
and there's raspberries & strawberries, too.---we were always eating, it seems. i hope to plant some other favorite trees, like hickory, apple (there's only 1 old tree left) & horse chestnut.
we're using woodchips in the main part. grass seed
is planted towards the house.
helga-- i can hear your sister yelling for you to get home!
dor-thy--there will always be sunflowers.
can't wait for "tea" with the arty girls----we always make great memories at our parties!
stay tuned for part two of the "for-get-me-not forest" !!!