Tuesday, October 05, 2021

November Hill farm journal, 139

 Playing catch up with the native plantings here, as we had some busy days and my routine got messed up a bit. I have my vines and shrubs left to go and then there is one more batch that I’ll be getting in later this month.

However, I did have a moment this weekend to snap a quick photo of the corner of the oldest of the native pollinator beds I’ve put in. This one is three years old and has really come together well.

This is the fall bloom in this corner. I love how things are intermingling and the textures are varied. I planned some of this, and some volunteered here - the blue mist front and center - and overall I’m very happy with it.

We’ve had some rain today and more to come so my watering is taken care of for all the newly-planted things. A nice gift for the week. 

In other news we have closed and started moving furniture into the mountain house, and learned yesterday that our back-up offer on the adjoining 175 acres is now the primary offer. We should be closing on that in a couple of weeks. I’m very happy that this worked out this way. The land was in immediate danger of being developed, and it’s too beautiful for that to happen. It’s nestled in among thousands of acres of protected land and now it too will be protected. 

It’s October! I’m barely able to believe it but here we are, entering my most favorite season of the year. May it be a good season for us all. We need it, for sure. 


Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations on the new property! It sounds just beautiful. Good to hear you're moving in furniture too, you'll be enjoying staying there very soon I think.

The garden is really pretty. We're having rain too so that's a break from watering here too.

billie said...

Thank you! Glad you’re having some rain as well. I know you’re probably further along in terms of autumn than we are - and that your farm is doing its gorgeous color, or soon to come!

Matthew said...

Beautyberry is the perfect name!

billie said...

I love it. Someone posted on my native plant list that they cleared out a bunch of invasives in a wooded area of their property and found a beauty berry underneath!