It never ceases to amaze me the beautiful colors that nature can paint throughout the seasons.  Just a few short weeks ago, the skies were filled with shades of grey and the farm was nearly underwater with heavy doses of daily rain. And now – with a few weeks of sun and warmth – the plants and scenery are now bursting with color.

We are in full harvest mode at the farm.  The tomatoes and peppers have been ripening in full force – and the farm has come alive in the bright, beautiful colors that only Summer can provide.

With that said – here is a trip around the farm in pictures from the first day of August!

Happy Gardening – Jim and Mary

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The bloom of a Stella D'oro Daylily captures the evening sun at the farm
The bloom of a Stella D’oro Daylily captures the evening sun at the farm
Our Black Pearl ornamental peppers are now in full bloom as well. I love the deep and dark foliage of the plant - especially when the peppers begin to turn to a fiery red late in the season
Our Black Pearl ornamental peppers are now in full bloom as well. I love the deep and dark foliage of the plant – especially when the peppers begin to turn to a fiery red late in the season
The barn patio - still one of our favorite places to sit and enjoy the views of the farm
The barn patio – still one of our favorite places to sit and enjoy the views of the farm
I never get tired of the beautiful colors of the Sangria ornamental peppers
I never get tired of the beautiful colors of the Sangria ornamental peppers
The simplicity and beauty of a coneflower.
The simplicity and beauty of a coneflower.
Cucumbers gone wild...Never underestimate the power of compost. These cucumber plants that are planted in front of the compost bins have completely filled the bed space
Cucumbers gone wild…Never underestimate the power of compost. These cucumber plants that are planted in front of the compost bins have completely filled the bed space
Although are trees are only a few years old - they are starting to give us a few apples - like this Arkansas Black apple.
Although are trees are only a few years old – they are starting to give us a few apples – like this Arkansas Black apple.
The Black Eyed Susan's are in full bloom
The Black Eyed Susan’s are in full bloom
Our 2nd planting of Baby Buttercrunch lettuce is keeping fresh salads on the table
Our 2nd planting of Baby Buttercrunch lettuce is keeping fresh salads on the table
Turning fresh picked blackberries into a home made pie is Summer at it's best!
Turning fresh picked blackberries into a home made pie is Summer at it’s best!
The Wave Petunias have grown to cover the entire flower pot at the front entrance
The Wave Petunias have grown to cover the entire flower pot at the front entrance
The recycled barn...there are still many days when I pull into the farm and wonder - how did we ever build that by ourselves? :)
The recycled barn…there are still many days when I pull into the farm and wonder – how did we ever build that by ourselves? 🙂
Brandywine tomatoes ripening on the vine. They can be a strange looking tomato - but the taste simply cant be beat!
Brandywine tomatoes ripening on the vine. They can be a strange-looking tomato – but the taste simply can’t be beat!
The front entrance to the farm. I love the of contrast of color between the blood grass, fountain grass and black eyed susan
The front entrance to the farm. I love the of contrast of color between the blood grass, fountain grass and black-eyed susan
The potted Salvia adds some bright red color to the patio in our little vineyard.
The potted Salvia adds some bright red color to the patio in our little vineyard.
The popcorn has struggles with all of the rain - but a few of the stalks are starting to tassle!
The popcorn has struggles with all of the rain – but a few of the stalks are starting to tassle!
Another view of the front entrance.
Another view of the front entrance.
The potted Sangria plants are now showing their full array of colors.
The potted Sangria plants are now showing their full array of colors.
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