Howdy from Larch Grove!
The early summer photos will soon start coming thick and fast as the garden grows and settles in, and several of you have asked on Facebook for a movie of the farm, so stay tuned for that in a few weeks, friends. In the meantime, this is a short post to share with you one of our absolute favourite spaces on the farm: our outdoor office. When we bought the land ten years ago, the space on either side of the old storage shed was a mess of decaying fertilizer bags, castoff lumber, old horse tack, random farm hoardings, and porcupine poop. We cleaned the space up, and last year, we put a fresh coat of paint on the old shed and built this beautiful little patio for a place to hide out of the sun mid-day (July days can easily hit +35 to +38C out here, and the sun is fierce if you’re out in it from dawn). We take our lunch here in the shade, and it’s lovely when the golden hops grows and completely encloses the space, the bees visit the thyme between the pavers, and the hummingbird moths come down to feed from the pinks in the old fireplace planter.
What are your favourite spaces in your own gardens, friends?