Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Best May Ever

May was a great month.  We had 27 days over 70 degrees and sunshine almost daily!  Usually it's rain, rain and more rain and temps at least 10 degrees cooler. 
I wanted to do a post kind of summarizing the month so I can look back and remember some of the memories I've had with my kids on the farm. 

May truly marks the beginning of spring in my book as April can be either cold or "not as cold" here in the North East.  As you can see by the first few photos the grass is just starting to turn green again and there aren't really a ton of leaves on the trees. 

Remember our little friend Casper (now renamed Peppy)?  There she is enjoying the sun and grass with 2 other friends.

She kept trying to figure out how to come over to us :(  When we went back the next day, she was on the other side of the little creek so was able to trot right over and say hello. :)

We enjoyed lots of walks around the farm.  Piggie back rides were given and walking sticks were created.  Little legs were trying to keep up. :) 

Eating breakfast and drinking coffee on the porch was a fabulous treat.  I so adore sitting in the sun in the morning.  Little Button is so good at amusing herself while I crochet or read.  :) 

Getting kisses from her BFF! 
Suddenly blossoms were everywhere! 

During the middle of May we celebrated a delicious wedding rehearsal dinner at a cozy little spot in Saratoga, NY.

Being cheeky :) 

The following day we celebrated the marriage of my younger brother and his awesome girlfriend.  She is so funny and sweet and we're so happy to welcome her to the family.
It was a great time and since our babysitter fell through at the last minute, the girls stayed for the reception as well.
They did so well, they were so good and loved the dance floor!
Little Button wouldn't keep her shoes on!

This is my sister-in-law (married to my other brother!), my sister, me and the girls.  Little Button was starting to fade fast!  Pumpkin Pie was still holding strong.  :)

Last photo booth shot of the night. 

The girls were barely hanging on at this point, lol...we left shortly after..such little troopers!  Little Button fell asleep in my arms about 3 minutes after we took this. :)

The end of May proved more green and the appearance of the dandelion puffs.  I always love seeing the bright yellow of these fresh flowers, but seeing a field of this snowy white is pretty in it's own way.
Leaves were unfurled and bright within days it seemed.

This is the view of my daily walks during my lunch break at work.  I am so fortunate to work from home and am able to get outside each day.
After I cross the big hills out back, I go down this quiet little path that leads to more fields and a small pond.  Lots of great wildlife viewing!

This tree....omw.  If a tree can have energy, I feel like there is amazing energy here. 

Curious little guy. 

Enjoying the last of the fragrant spring blossoms.  I don't know if there is any more beautiful scent than the dainty little lily of the valleys.  I put this next to my bed at night and loved the smell as I fell asleep.  I will miss it!  Maybe I can find a nice candle to take it's place. :)

The cows are very happy to be back in their lush green pasture.  They are such a curious bunch and enjoying a drink at the stream.  Waiting for their turn.  Love them. :) 

Lastly, as we come to the end of the month, we got to enjoy the most recent bloom, the locust trees in the front yard  and their scent was amazing as well!  Short lived, but truly appreciated. 

This May was beautiful.  I just can't get over it.
It was the warmest and driest May our area has seen in decades!
I felt like we got a whole extra month of summer.  It's been amazing and hard to believe how fast it flew by.
I hope you all had a nice weekend as well as a wonderful month and see you soon.

xo Farrah


  1. This is such a beautiful post!!! That wedding sounded fun! Congrats on your brother's wedding! (It was your brother's right?!?) Also I love seeing all the pics of your farm :-)

    1. Thanks Lydia! The wedding was pretty fun, as fun as it can be when you're making sure your 2 and 5 year old stay out of trouble. ;) I'm glad you liked the photos of the farm...I love taking them and sharing them!

  2. May definitely crammed a lot in this year, didn't it? I'm wondering if someone has a locust tree near me, for several days I would take the dog out and it smelled so good outside, almost like someone was drying laundry, but even better. I miss my lilac bush from my other house, I keep saying I need to plant one here.

    It has been so dry here that the yards have started to brown in spots. :( We had tons of rain yesterday though, so everything should be bright green again, one of my favorite things about May--all that green!

    1. Yes!! I love the green! It's that fresh, vibrant light green that I really love. Everything is so new and coming back to life. Glad to hear you got some much needed rain in your neck of the woods...we did as well and it's dropped into the 50s today, but I'm not complaining, I have to work anyway. ;)

  3. Spring is such a welcomed season (especially after the grey, cold winter)! Your photos are lovely. Congratulations to your brother and to you for your new sister-in-law.

    1. Thanks so much, Sam! It was such a long cold winter so it's awesome to be outside and warm again. :)

  4. Great pictures Farrah, you have such a greaty family, thanks for sharing!!!!...maybe summer is finally here: we had a rainy may after a damp and cold april and I can't take it anymore!

    1. Thank you, Billa. :) I hope your weather dries up a little and you get some sun!!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your month of May with us, the photos are really lovely! It was also lovely to see you and your family in the wedding photos, I'm glad you had such a great time :)
    Love the cows too....little Casper has grown into a nice sturdy Peppy, handsome little fellow!
    Big hugs from Sharon in Spain xxx

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post, Sharon! Peppy is a doll, I just love her and I really hope she remains a "life-long" cow on the farm if you know what I mean. :) Big hugs back!

  6. I could almost sell the flowers, your photos of them were so beautiful! You guys did have a busy May and it looks like you all had a wonderful time at your brother's wedding.

    1. Thanks so much, Phyllis! Flowers are fun to photograph, just like dolls as they sit still! ;)

  7. I never tire of looking at your wonderful photos of your farm, it is just perfect and brings back happy memories of my childhood in the country... oh and a longing to return to it! Looks like you had a super May indeed.

    1. Thank you so much, Serenata...I never knew how much I loved the farm until I came back here to live. There really is something so special about this calm way of life!