Hibiscus House was built in 2006. This had been farmland for many, many years
and in Chuck's family well over a hundred years. It had been his dream to live on the family land that he was born on. We are thankful to God that his dream has come true.
It takes some getting used to being able to hear birds, small insects, donkeys and cows from a nearby farm. The crowing of our roosters and as you know I have many. The coyotes, the graceful deer that cross our driveway at night, or the bunnies that come out to eat at dusk. The birds that continuously build on our porches and the little snakes such as the one I found in my kitchen today! He came in through the tiniest gap in the door. I just wonder where his mama is? I must be getting brave because I pushed him out of the door with the dust mop.
You can look up at the sky at night and actually see the stars twinkling. The sunrise and sunsets are breathtaking.
We Built in the middle of an open field. The soil here is pretty much sand and a lot of the land is pretty low lying. We did choose the higher ground to build on and it is a quarter of a mile from the highway. I kinda like that part. You can look out the window see someone coming and pick up quickly before they even get up the driveway..just kidding.
You can see the old camp cabin that I have turned into a garden/camp cabin
It is rustic and I love it. I was lucky enough to find it when a campground closed. That is a story in itself. It was almost impossible to have it moved out here because of the size. My former boss found a dare devil that decided to bring it on but would make me no promises if it would make it in one piece. Whew, as you can see it made it.
We have had some beautiful vegetable gardens out here with lots of added lime, fertilizers, manure and such. My Mama also has put in her more than her share of time weeding my gardens, vegetable and flower. I wish she was able to do the yard work she so loves now. Please be in prayer for her. Mother's Day is Sunday don't forget. Heck I say everyday your mother should be treated special. Enjoy every single minute and let her know always how much she means to you.
I wanted a fruit orchard, a little one at least so we bought a few apple and pear trees at Lowes a couple of years ago. I have a couple of raspberry plants, some blueberry bushes and some grape vines yet to put out. They seem to be flourishing beside the storage shed but will have to be moved.
Do I know how to grow an apple tree? No, but thankfully we in South Carolina have a wonderful university called Clemson and they do have tons of excellent information there and in the extension offices. They share with everyone their knowledge and that is a great resource.
You can check it out too: Clemson Cooperative Extension Home & Garden Information Center.
We are lucky to have on SCETV a program called Making it Grow, which comes on Tuesday nights.
. They have a Facebook Page and will answer your questions or at least find someone who can answer it for you.
I can be in the garden and still see the grandchildren playing.
Have a great weekend.
God bless you all and Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful Mothers out there.