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Summertime  . . . and the Living is Easy

Summertime . . . and the Living is Easy

To paraphrase George Gershwin

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Goats are jumpin'
And the garden is high
Summer Garden at Green Pasture Farm

Take a stroll with me around Green Pastures Farm and enjoy the summer sights . . .

   Gaura  - 'Whirling Butterflies'  (see if you can spot the bee)

Gaura - 'Whirling Butterflies'  (see if you can spot the bee)

  Old-fashioned Balsam - annuals that love to self-seed for color all summer!

Old-fashioned Balsam - annuals that love to self-seed for color all summer!

  Tall Garden Phlox -  Phlox paniculata

Tall Garden Phlox - Phlox paniculata

While Spring pinks and purples still linger, yellows, reds, and oranges add to the riot of summer garden color.

  Crocosmia - perennial summer bulb

Crocosmia - perennial summer bulb

   Rudbeckia hirta  (Black-Eyed Susan) and  Leucanthemum superbum  (Shasta Daisy)

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan) and Leucanthemum superbum (Shasta Daisy)

  Container Garden of Summer perennial bulbs - Caladium & Oxalis

Container Garden of Summer perennial bulbs - Caladium & Oxalis

  Muscadines ripening for Fall harvest & wine making!

Muscadines ripening for Fall harvest & wine making!

The dye garden has been plentiful. Above, in the header, is Cosmos sulphureus which blooms in yellows, oranges, and reds.  (I'm pretty proud of catching the beautiful butterfly in the shot!).   Also collecting for the dye pot . . .black walnut, marigold, hibiscus . . .


And what about the animals?  Jenny the Mini Donkey turned four years old last week.

Jenny the Mini Donkey

The spring babies are growing.

  Grown chicks are integrating into the flock, but are camera shy!

Grown chicks are integrating into the flock, but are camera shy!

  Foxy is 5 months old!

Foxy is 5 months old!

Hey! What's everybody looking at?

  Coco, Jill, Maggie May, Lily

Coco, Jill, Maggie May, Lily

Why, it's a baby boy born last Saturday to our little doeling, Sally May.  

 Sweet 1 week old Mini Saanen buckling

Sweet 1 week old Mini Saanen buckling

Want to see his newborn video?

Although Daisy May is now a Grandma, she's not all that excited . . .  she herself is very much pregnant and still waiting in the heat of a South Carolina July!

Pregnant Saanen Green Pastures Farm

So, I think we should all take a hint from Willie and take it easy in the shade . . .

Adult Wether Goat Green Pastures Farm

 . . . and I would add a glass of lemonade or a cold beer in a frosty glass!  Ahhhhhh . . . summertime!

Let's Spin . . . Romney

Let's Spin . . . Romney

Tour de Fleece

Tour de Fleece

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