Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fresh Country Air

Had to share a few more photos from tonights walk around the house.
The sky and Clouds were dancing so amazing tonight, and I even caught a Rainbow.

Loving this new health craze...Taking the time to see what we get so busy with life and miss out on.















Well, It is 3 days into my new health craze.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEING EMAILS, AND COMMENTS!
LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Morning Walk and fresh flowers with fresh country morning air is a wonderful way to begin the day!
I've decided to share some pretty photos I have taken from my gardens, and some old 1800's grave stones that date back to the Revolutionary War that happens to be part of our land which resides right next door to us.
They make wonderful neighbors, some stones have fallen over the years, and are in the process of being fixed.
Hope you enjoy, many photos to share..
Blessings, and Hugs!
Tammy




SWEET WILLIAMS IN MY ROCK GARDEN. THESE ARE WONDERFUL FLOWERS.
THE BLOOMS LAST FOR A VERY LONG. LONG TIME, THEY ALSO RE-SEAD THEMSHEVLES AND ARE HARDY IN CLIMATES WITH WINTERS.ONE OF MY FAVS...



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WELL, HERE WE HAVE RED ROSES, EVERY HIGH BREED I PAYED GOOD MONEY FOR, BLOOMED GREAT THE FIRST YEAR IN BEAUTIFUL COLORS OF WHITE, PEACH,YELLOW, AND MAUVE NO REDS.



NOW THAT THE BUSHES HAVE RETURNED BACK TO THE NATURAL COLOR THEY WERE BEFORE THEY HAD ANOTHER ROSE GRAFTED ON (HIGH BREED, YEAH THEY CAN KEEP THEM)TO THEM , I HAVE ALL RED ROSE BUSHES, 12 TO BE EXACT..

BUT, I GUESS THEY ARE STILL PRETTY, JUST NOT WHAT I PAYED FOR.LIVE AND LEARN!
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4TH YEAR FOR OUR GREEN GAGE PLUM TREE.

REQUIRES LOTS OF WATER, BIT WORTH THE WATER TRIPS.

THE TREE IS LOADED WITH PLUMS EVERY YEAR, AND MAKES WONDERFUL JAM PRESERVES.
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ANOTHER PLUM TREE, ALSO PART OF THE GREEN GAGE FAMILY.

WONDERFUL FRUIT, REQUIRES A LITTLE LESS WATER.
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RED CURRANT BUSH. PAUL LOVES THE JAM I MAKE FROM THIS LITTLE BUSH.
THEY TURN BRIGHT RED, ALMOST LIKE A SNAKE BERRY.
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THIS RED ROSE BUSH IS VERY, VERY OLD.
PAULS FATHER HAD THIS BUSH PLANTED OUTSIDE OF THE BARN WHILE PAUL WAS GROWING UP.
THE 500 ACRES OF FARM LAND AND HOUSE STARTED OUT BY BEING PAULS GRANDPARENTS, THEN ON TO HIS FATHER WHICH THIS ROSE BUSH HAD BEEN THERE THROUGH IT ALL.
WE THINK IT IS CLOSE TO BEING 100 YEARS OLD.
WHEN PAULS MOM PASSED 2 YEARS AGO, WE TOOK A PIECE OF IT FROM HIS FAMILY HOME (WHICH IS NOW HIS BROTHERS, NEXT DOOR TO US) AND PLANTED IT HERE ON OUR LAND.
TWO YEARS LATER IT IS GROWING STRONG AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE HERE FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN TO ENJOY.
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ROCK GARDEN, NEW GUINEA IMPATIENS, LOVE THE COLOR.
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PINK GERANIUM IN THE ROCK GARDEN..
THE WHITE FLORAL VINE, NOT SURE WHAT IT IS NO TAG CAME WITH IT.
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MY GARDEN SPOT, NOT LOOKING LIKE MUCH YET, BUT UNDER THAT PLASTIC WE HAVE THINGS GROWING...
TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS,EGGPLANT, MELONS, CARROTS, AND PUMPKINS.
LOTS OF FALL CANNING TO BE HAD...
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MELONS TRYING TO GROW, WE HAVE RABBITS AND WOODCHUCKS THAT HAVE DIFFERENT IDEALS..
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STRAIGHT EIGHT CUCUMBERS JUST PEEKING THROUGH THE GROUND.
THEY MAKE GREAT CANNING PICKLES.
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THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR TRYING THIS BRAND OF TOMATOES.
I WAS TOLD THEY MAKES EXCELLENT CANNED SAUCE, SO WE WILL SEE.
VARIEGATED TOMATOES.THEY ARE A VERY PRETTY PLANT.
WE ALSO PLANTED OUR STANDARD BIG BOY, AND PLUM TOMATOES FOR A BACK-UP..
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THIS BEAUTY IS A RED CARDINAL WEIHELA, THIS IS ITS 5TH YEAR AND IS AMAZING.
THIS IS NOT THE BEST PHOTO, BUT IF YOU WANT A BEAUTY THAT GROWS EACH YEAR STRONGER THEN THE ONE BEFORE THIS IS YOUR BUSH.
I BRING OUT MY MORNING COFFEE AND WALK OUT JUST TO SEE HOW MANY MORE BLOOMS HAVE OPENED. THIS PHOTO IS ONLY A VERY SMALL SECTION OF THE BUSH, IT IS HUGE AND FULL OF RED BLOOMS, AND YES THE CARDINALS VISIT ALONG WITH HUMMING BIRDS.
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A SIDE SHOT OF OUR FRUIT TREE SPOT, WITH THE 62 COMET IN THE BACKGROUND.
NO THAT IS NOT AN OUT HOUSE IN THE BACK..LOL.. IT IS A SMOKE HOUSE FOR THE HAM, AND BACON.
NOT MANY PIGS SEE THAT SMOKE HOUSE, ONLY THE REAL NASTY ONES. FEW AND FAR BETWEEN..
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THE CEMETERY NEXT TO OUR HOME.
THE STONES DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1800'S REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD.
PETER DUNKEL FOUGHT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
THIS FARM LAND WAS DUNKEL LAND BACK THEN.
THERE IS ONLY ONE RELATIVE OF THE DUNKELS THAT COMES TO KEEP THE CEMETERY MOWED (PAUL ALSO KEEPS IT TRIMMED) HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF STANDING BACK UP THE FALLEN STONES.
PAUL TOLD HIM IF HE KEEPS THE CEMETERY UP FOR 5 YEARS HE WILL SIGN THAT PIECE OF PROPERTY BACK OVER TO THE FAMILY.
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DIED IN 1816, CANT REALLY READ MUCH OF IT, OTHER THEN THE DATE.
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BORN 1768 AND PASSED IN 1812.
BACK IN THOSE DAYS, THEY LISTED THE YEARS, MONTH, AND DAYS YOU WERE ALIVE. THIS STONE HAS HELD UP WELL.
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THIS IS THE WIVE OF PETER DUNKEL, SHE PASSED IN 182?.
THIS STONE IS ONE THAT HAS FALLEN, AND BEEN PICKED BACK UP.
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MORNING, LOOKING OUT THE SIDE OF MY YARD.
I LOVE THE COUNTRY....
ORGANIC CORN FIELD....
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MY OLD MAN DUKE!!
PAUL BROUGHT HIM HOME FOR ME WHEN HE WAS 6 WEEKS OLD, I FIRST THOUGHT HE WAS A BUNNY, HE WAS SO SMALL AND ADORABLE..
NOW HE IS BLIND IN ONE EYE AND IS ALMOST TEN...
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LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MY SMILING BABY AMIGO.
HE IS ALMOST 2, MY GIRLS GAVE HIM TO ME FOR A BIRTHDAY GIFT WHEN HE WAS AGIN 6 WEEKS.
JUST A BUDDLE OF FUR..HE IS MOMMIES BOY.
A WELSH CORGI POM MIX.
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HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED MY TOUR.
NEXT TIME I WILL SAVE TIME AND DO A VIDEO.LOL...
LOVE
TAM

13 comments:

  1. Tammy,
    How lucky are you?
    What beautiful views...I love the photo of the cornfield with the silo in the distance. How gorgeous.
    The old cemetary is awesome...the history!
    Your fur-babies are adorable too.
    Thanx for sharing these...
    :^)
    Kelly

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  2. Way to go Tammy. Loving your music. Really loving the music.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  3. Love your pics! The tombstones are very interesting. Such old dates....to think what those people would have lived through back then....
    Your flowers are gorgeous! Too bad about the roses but red is pretty! :0)
    And I am so jealous - plum trees! I love plums! And currants! I can remember eating them off the bush when growing up in Colorado. Yum!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs! Jeanne

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  4. Wow Lady...what great property...such views! Your dogs are soooo cute! Everyone keeps posting all their lovely green growing gardens...it really makes me want to plant something...LOL. Maybe next year!

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  5. Thanks Ladies,
    I am having a blast with the camera, as you can see..LOL..
    Jeanne you and Paul are the only 2 I know of that like Currents...LOL..
    This piece of land was all grown-up with trees and Grapevines for years.
    Paul did all of the work to clear it and build our home.
    He says how when he was a young boy playing with his brothers on this land, he would dream of a building a home here.
    I give Paul all the credit for the vision, we have worked hard for years to now sit back and enjoy..
    Have a Great Week...
    Love
    Tammy

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  6. Tammy,

    What great pictures. I just got done blogging about the very essence you captured in pixels. 'Such a blessing, 'so thankful.

    See you soon,
    Joy

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  7. Tammy 3 days that will turn into 13 days and then 33 days and then before you know it 3 years and 3 days.

    Way to go Tammy.

    xoxo

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  8. Hi T.
    Glad you like your necklace.. :-)
    hugs

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  9. Hi Tammy,thanks for the follow & for stopping by my blog.

    WOW!!!! i envy you,such a vast land and so beautiful,love how you grow vegies & fruits & maintain your own land.
    I'm a city girl,live in an apartment -here in India folks hire someone to clean their homes,maintain their garden -even carry their briefcase to the car so i'm mighty IMPRESSED that you guys see to the upkeep of the land yourselves.ENJOYED THE TOUR!thanks for sharing.

    HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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  10. Hi Tammy ; ) I love your beautiful pics, your "boys" are seriously adorable!!!! And I read your last post and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Giving up anything is sooo hard but you are one determined cookie so I am sure you can do it! Bless you and have a great fourth!

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  11. what a gorgeous gorgeous view!!!

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  12. Hi, I am a descendant of a Peter Dunkle,
    and I think it the one on your farm.
    Why do you think he was in the Rev. War?
    How can I get in touch with you? I am in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and have
    been trying to find this bit of history.
    I live in Lewisburg, Pa., Union county.
    I would appreciate hearing from you. elle12@ptd.net Nelle
    Nelle Rote, elle12@ptd.net

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