#spiritsays: Nose in Farmville, it is easy to forget the cows that need milking, the fences that need mending, and the newly hatched chicks for which only your brand of mothering will do. Don't forget to count your chickens. http://karenweikert.com

Reminds of me of our Farm -long porch on both sides of house & the round columns.like the idea of chicken roaming around but not the droppings lol~

Outdoor Room Series: Patios + Balconies

Outdoor Room Decorating Ideas

Low Maintenance Succulents - "With any outdoor room, choose plants that have an undemanding nature so you can spend more of your time relaxing. The potted succulents that surround this space are drought-tolerant and need to be watered only once a month.

Bloom for May 16, 2012: Kniphofia uvaria (red hot poker). Photo by Happenstance.

PlantFiles Pictures: Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma (Kniphofia uvaria) by Happenstance

Rhubarb! Easy to grow and grow in abundance!

How to grow rhubarb, another perennial vegetable. I harvest rhubarb throughout the summer and chop it to freeze without blanching.

When To Apply Weed and Feed-Year Round Guide

Natural weed killer recipe (but if I kill the weeds there will be nothing left! Oh well I'll give it a try.