Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hello, we hope everyone had a great long weekend.
We have started working inside the cabin this weekend.
We are working on the 2nd floor first.  I can hardly wait to
show you pictures. 
I have so many ideas....just not enough time.  I must
learn to be patient and live for the moment.
I thought I would share some of the photos of the grounds.
Here is our wellhead cover. The old wood
that makes up the cover came from
a friend of ours that does some
picking for the ship.  The 4th piece was in
really bad shape and Kurt fixed it right up.  The top
came from the old metal that was on the roof.  It kind of looks
like an old tobacco drying barn....just a miniature version.
I thinks some pumpkins and
gourds for Fall and some fresh pine for Christmas
will look great on the old wheelbarrow.  We still need
to trim up the large maple tree so it can be seen better
from the road.  The vintage  pump came from our shop
The Crows Corner. 
 We put an old wagon wheel by the clean out....I still need
to paint it dark brown so it is not so noticeable.
This large rock is Kurt's favorite.  We added some mums,
corn and gourds.  The walking pavers takes us off the
porch and into the yard.  It will lead us through the
trees to our pole barn.  We hope to start on that before it gets
to cold.
 The outhouse is finished.  It has an old lantern to help light your way on
one side and some old enamelware on the other side to help with
laundry.  There are some dried gourds hanging on the door.
Kurt attached a cloths line to the side.  I think this does a great job of hiding
the propane tank.  But we really need some grass.  We are going to wait
a little later into Fall before we plant any of that.
 The cloths line that was attached to the outhouse is attached to
this pole in the yard.  There is also a bench and a make-do
washboard and a vintage nightgown hanging out to dry.
I am thinking red long johns for this winter......
 The south side of the cabin has a small perennial garden.  We
added some mums to make sure we will have Fall flowers.
We have a rusty tricycle and bucket and some landscape
lights.  Looking back towards the river will be an enclosed
3 season porch.  At the back will be the herb garden.  We decided
to do the 3 season porch to give us a little more living space.  We will
be able to see the outside fireplace from this porch and will be a great
place to watch nature.
 I promised myself I would not over decorate the front porch.
The table (which the top flips up so it becomes a bench) is a great place
to sit and talk, shell peas, spin some wool and grab a quick lunch.
We decided not to stain the porch floor this year.  We are going to let it
weather for a year.  I think the old crock need some corn shocks in it though.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour with me....make today the
best it can be because it is the only one we get.
Blessings, Lynda

Sunday, August 25, 2013

We have vistors at Bittersweet Farm.......

Hello, we have been working at the farm.  It is so
peaceful there.  I thought I would share some pictures
of some visitors that stopped by.
This is the little set of twins that keep stopping by.

 The first time we saw them they were just babies.It has been really
fun watching them grow and play at the farm.
We also rescued a cat to have at the farm.  Guess what....
other animals besides cats like cat food....lol
Should I name her "Petunia".....
Let me know what you think?  She was actually not too afraid of me.....I think.  At least she let me take her picture and I didn't get sprayed.
We have been working really hard on the outside for the last couple of weeks.
We have the well-head area decorated.  We have added an outhouse and cloths line to hide the propane tank. (I think there might even be some clothes drying on the line outside.) Kurt made me a make-do washboard and bench that sits by the clothes line, we have an old wheel, more flowers and some old rusty pieces in the garden on the South side.  I think we need to start getting the grass planted but it sure would be nice if we had some rain.  The sunflower heads are about ready to be picked and dried.  The pumpkins and gourds are doing great.  We put up a spilt rail fence by the bittersweet and we are getting ready to put one at the North edge of the property and hopefully plant some maple trees this Fall.  They should be starting the pole barn pretty soon and then we can get the rest of the outside cleaned up before the cold weather gets here.  Well, back to make items for The Crows Corner Fall Open House.  Look on Facebook at The Crows Corner, or check out some pictures at www.thecrowscorner.blogspot.com . You can also see more pictures at www.picturetrail.com/thecrowscorner
Hope you have a fantastic day....make it the best it can be, Lynda

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Working at the farm

Hello, thanks for stopping by.  We have been busy moving
dirt, leveling ground, moving rocks........
and little by little the grounds are getting fixed up.
I want an outhouse in front of the propane tank so it is
not so noticeable....a clothesline coming off of it
with maybe some vintage wash tubs or scrub boards....
and of course....clothes on the line

We have mulch and edging in place on the North side of
the cabin....the buckboard and wheelbarrow out in the fields
have been mulched.....we need to do some work around the
well head......
We decided to do a lot of the work on the outside of
the cabin in nice weather and then we can concentrate
on the inside when the weather turns colder.
We are also putting up a fence by the 25 Bittersweet plants
on the South field.
We hope to start putting up the pole barn, fence and tree line
on the north side of the farm by the end of September...
Then off to the scrap yard with all the metal.....
All in all I think we are making progress...
Thanks for stopping by and make today the best it can be.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hello, what a wonderful day!
The pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, and Indian corn
are growing.......
 This great old wagon will be parked at the corner where
we planted our 25 bittersweet vines.
Here is our cabin peeking through the sunflowers

We are starting to finish up some landscaping outside and will
post pictures as we progress.  Having so much fun, just wish there
were more hours in the day.
Be sure to check out Bittersweet Farm Primitives on Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a blessed day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hello....hope everyone has a great day.
If you have been by the farm, I hope you noticed some
of the field work that has been done.
I love being on the farm.
Getting ready to make some gourd garlands using
corn, walnuts, angel hair vine and cheesecloth.  They
will be for sale at The Crows Corner Fall Open House
September 13 & 14.

Well, its official!  Bittersweet Farm Primitives is on Facebook.
If you get a chance, stop on by, "Like" out page and be entered
into a drawing for a great farm giveaway.....the first giveaway
will be at 100 likes, so tell your friends.
Hope you have a great evening, Blessings Lynda

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Farm Update.....

Good morning.... I hope everyone had a great
start to their morning.  I woke up to the smell of
coffee and bacon....yummy.  We spent some time
at the farm yesterday.  The new well is in and finished.
We just have a lot of yard work to do.  We have put off
working to much on the inside until the weather is not
as enjoyable as it is now.  The fields are looking wonderful.
I can't believe how everything is growing.  We are blessed.
We purchased an old wagon that will be out by the large
garden and the bittersweet.  Well enough talking....here
are some new pictures.....

We have everything from alfalfa, wheat to ground into
flour, flax, red potatoes, raspberries, broom corn, indian corn,
popcorn, sorgum,soybeans, pumpkins, gourds, sweet annie,
wildflowers, and bittersweet.  Thanks for taking the time
to stop by!

Hope you have a great day....Lynda

Monday, April 22, 2013

What to plant??????

So many seed books....so little time.
 Does anyone have any suggestions on which variety of
sunflowers, pumpkins, gourds, vegetables etc. to plant.  Would
love to hear your imput.  Blessings, Lynda