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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Farmhouse Style Backyard

Our backyard is beginning to look more like a farm than a "citified backyard".  

 I am using farm animals as part of the decor in my flower beds this spring.

I placed a ram and baby sheep in the rose garden right outside the back porch......

You've seen the baby sheep before,   but the ram is a early Mother's day present from my daughter.    

I bought my concrete Rooster that's sitting on the porch  at a yard sale this past week end.   She's old and in pretty rough shape....kinda like me.....but she was only a dollar.
So now I have goats in front of the green house......sheep by the back porch.....what next?

 Maybe a cow?   I've had my eye on one at a local nursery......hint..... hint H!

I took these photo's just as the sun was coming up this morning....see it shining on the plants

   It's going to be a gorgeous day!


  1. I'm crazy about your farmhouse theme, it's just fantastic! I'm pulling for a cow too!

    Happy farming!

  2. Love your garden!!
    Your plant hangers are gorgeous, here in Spain garden decoration is very expensive.
    Love from Spain.

  3. love ur ideas, hope u get ur cow!..... i'm in the city too, i have a sm sheep a goose and a couple of chickens :-)

  4. Oh..your little animals are so cute! I just love those! Leticia

  5. You must get a lot of attention from your neighbors. I have NOTHING compared to what you have and my neighbors watch me like a bunch of hawks. They say I inspire so I cannot even imagine what yours think. Have you ever had anything stolen from your yard? I have never seen so many different things that I have never seen before anywhere in posts. It's just amazing. I mean just amazingly different things. Similar perhaps but not often not just like yours. One of the first things I "coveted" of yours was that Christmas Tea pot that your daughter gave you..I searched the world over and finally found one in Australia...yep..had it shipped here and they also had a couple of least I think it was Australia. I know it was from some FAR distant land. :) I love that tea pot. It was love at first sight. Your farm animals are so unique that I wouldn't even TRY to find those. Probably custom made by some artist... LOVE your really do LOVE your blog!

  6. Love the whimsical nature of your garden. Love, love, love the farm animals. Soooooooooooo cute.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

  7. Since I was country most of my life, I love this. Great idea and you have done an excellent positioning each animal.

  8. Whimsical things are so much fun in garden! Thank you so much for always linking up to Best of the Weekend! We love seeing your posts each week!

  9. Penny,
    Really cute!! Loved seeing the mailbox because I am going to move the one that I had out front into the back yard in an attempt to declutter the front. It was rainy and cold all last week so I did not get a chance to do anything in the yard and now I will be on a 3 day stretch at work so it will have to wait until the end of the week....

  10. Pretty, always! Love your cute little animals! :)

  11. Dear Penny:
    Thanks for sharing all your barnyard friends and decorations! Very cute area in your yard.

  12. Everything looks so great! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. What a whimsical yard you have. I love your sheep and the rooster too. Your grandchildren must love visiting your house. There are new adventures to be found almost every day. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Wow I do love your backyard!
    Thanks for sharing

  15. I'm expecting there to be birds nests in the mailbox. I always enjoy your tours and love the country look you are creating in your back yard. I'm sharing this post on my Fb page tomorrow. So glad you party with us at Merry Monday.

  16. That yard is adorable - so welcoming! Thank you for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  17. Now this is a garden to aspire to! All the beauty and charm without the mess and smells that a real farm would have, and believe me I know. Thank you Penny for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration. Pinning and sharing.

  18. How cute are the sheep? Adds some whimsy to your yard. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

  19. The sheep are adorable! Your farmhouse style back yard is so inviting! Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  20. Love your farmhouse style yard Penny!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  21. Hi Penny! I absolutely love your style! The sheep are so fun! ;)

  22. Congrats -This beautiful post is the Highest CLIMBer on Lincluden Cottage Life & is being featured on my blog today:
    Thanks again & please link up your newest posts - you might just be featured in July also!


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