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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

May 6, 2009

Farmhouse decor

Hello neighbors! I'm a little late to the party but I do love a great party! See more over at Susan's!http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ Woohoo!
I wanted to show you a little outdoor farm decor. Say hello to henrietta! She is easy to get along with and loves worms!
Now for something pretty...I adore Iris and am grateful that it grows in our hot (blazing hot)/cold(snow and ice) climate.

Living on farm property we deal with millions of gophers and coyotes, mountain lions...yes really! I am grateful for any kind of flowers. ..did I mention millions of bunnies...they love my flowers, they are cute but they are like sharks and my flowers are their victims. But with all the predators you tend to lose small animals. The chickens have to be kept in a pen, our animals are all in corrals. You have to protect them or they become dinner. These are homing pigeons used at weddings. They look like doves (obviously we use only the white ones..) but they fly back when after they are released.

Sweet little lamb...my son used to say "yittle yam" now he's married...buwahhhhhh....

Bless you all!



Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What an interesting post, you have so many neat things to share with us!

The iris and other flowers are so pretty! My mother's favorite flower was iris and they always remind me of her, that one is an unusual color!


Darlene said...

I LOVE all your farm pictures. Oh I would worried all the time with the protection of the little farm critters. The lamb is just too precious! Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL!♥

Carol said...

Hi Debbie!
I love your little lamb picture & the beautiful irises!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

the wild raspberry said...

loving all your animals...what a great thing to come home too!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for stopping by to visit! You can come on over anytime! I love all the farm animals, What fun!
I have a few myself but they're either framed and hanging on the wall or made of ceramic or something, hehe!

Thanks for sharing!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Deb! I love your farm decor.. Hebrietta and the yittle yam.... Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Chandy said...

I love your homing doves. Beautiful garden and those iris blooms are, um, beautiful! ;-)

Candy said...

You can't beat country livin'!!!
Love those little volunteer wild flowers that offer their pretty presents.

My iris were beautiful until the bunnies got them. Here in Texas our 'bunnies' are four feet tall and have antlers:-(


xinex said...

Love looking at your farm animals and your flowers. Are't you scared of the mountain lions and coyotes?...Christine

Sue said...

Hi Deb,
Henrietta is adorable, I am so sorry that you have to coral them, we have trouble with fox and coyotes. Your Iris are so pretty very soft color, I really like the soft pink look. Thank you for sharing
. Sue

Lady Katherine said...

The flowers are lovely, I just love iris! Love the Hen! Your handwork is gorgeous! I love the letter with the cut out flowers! Oh! The Prom! She is so lovely! I love your tablescapes! Adore the chicken one, I love those dishes! I promised Hubby no more, Oh but I do love them. Okay, back to Earth! lol I got my eye on a tea table, for now! I use to raise farm animals, had 100* sheep and goats. I have bought a different breed, I have been wanting. Still looking my Arcana chickens! Love seeing pics of your sheep!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a wonderful place you have! Absolutely a little bit of Eden> thanks for sharing :-)
I understand your sentiment about your son - those babies grow up all too fast !

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the "yittle yam" he is so cuddly looking:)

The flowers are just so pretty!

Thrifty Cents said...

I loved the "visit" to your farm! I want chickens some kind of bad! Also, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love visiting at your farm. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

Jadehollow said...

Wow Debbie .. Love your farm and how cool that you use the pigeons for weddings. Thanks for the tour of your farm.
Debbie (too)

Anonymous said...

I never tire of visiting your farm posts, Debbie - and so long for a little farm of my own. Your home is lovely - and your creativity never ends. You are an inspiration. The Mother's Day gift is adorable.