So We’re Off…

The girls are settling in to Whispering Pines Farm.  Carole reports that Beatrix has joined her new friends at least once.  How she got through the gate is anyone’s guess, but she did.  She is bolder than she has ever been and is making it known to everyone that she is done being the low man on the totem to speak.  She seems pretty happy.  Prudence is having a harder time adjusting.  She liked being number 1 here and wasn’t always nice to Beatrix.  Now she has to find her place in this new flock and it is unlikely that she will be number 1.  A lot of adjustments.


But Prudence is a survivor.  I predict she will size up the situation and just become “one of the girls” and carry on.  She misses being Queen of Cluckingham Palace, but she will do just fine.

The weather here has been hot and dry with no real rain in weeks and weeks.  The gardens are struggling.  I am watering but it feels like a losing battle.  They are not the lush gardens they were in the Spring.


Or as gorgeous as they were last year at this time.

IMG_4394They are a bit scraggly at the moment,and I haven’t even taken any pictures of them…. but they will survive I think..and live to bloom another day.  

I have given up on the vegetables.  Between the deer eating all the green beans and lettuce and the mole eating the roots of half the nasturtiums, and the bunnies finishing off the chard….not to mention not having rain….they are a bit of a lost cause.   I have not had time to tend them as I should..or harvest them for that matter.  The local wildlife may as well enjoy them.

At least the window boxes still look nice.


We leave for Ireland tomorrow.  We will be there until August 4.  First we go to Doolin.

IMG_4531Doolin is one of our favorite places in Ireland.  There is a lovely cliff walk and music is the pubs every night.  It will be great to be has been a few years since we were there.

And then we head for lovely Leitrim.. finally see the cottage we have rented.

And we will explore the countryside a bit.

IMG_0799I will be blogging about the trip on Ireland Calling as much a possible.  We won’t have internet everywhere, so I will have to see how it goes.  

I hope you will come along!  Slainte!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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2 Responses to So We’re Off…

  1. Joanne says:

    Love your window box! I’ll look forward to your posts once you get there. Cute cottage!

  2. Michele soencer says:

    Enjoy your time in your dream place. You are greatly missed here, but the neighborhood is happy for you.

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