Potager…The Garden at Sunset

Jun 16, 2016 | Gardening, Half Way Farm, Home Birth Stories, Potager | 12 comments

Jardin Potager at Dusk - Pregnancy Update

Dusk in the Jardin Potager. I love those words… jardin potager. They are so romantic and descriptive to me I can hardly stand it.

But you have to swear to me that you will pronounce it “poe-tagh-ay” – soft “g” and all that. Never say “pot-ig-er”. Ever.


Winding down here.

Had my last big (read HUGE) oil event here on the farm last night. Forty-five plus new and current Oilers came for wine and continuing education… and a fun lemonade bar too!

And now… I relax.

Well, not really. But I am winding down. I promise.

20 days to go until the actual due date. I wish you could pick your date… next Friday is the twenty-second anniversary of our first date all those years ago. I think it’d be so dang romantic to have a baby on that date. As a silly, little eighteen years old how could I have imagined this blessed life? I’d love to commemorate that date with the birth of this baby. Sigh.

You can pray about that one.

Today it’s a cool 67 degrees. I’m hoping this gives my broccoli a much-needed respite from the sweltering temps. Me too. I’m enjoying the LACK of sweat pouring in between Lucy and Ethel. I feel like the cool air is allowing me to try and store up my energy for the weekend. We’re gonna try to knock out a few more “nesting” projects like cleaning out barns and greenhouses… window washing and the like… and THEN… I promise. I’ll relax.

But I thought you’d enjoy some of these snaps of the garden last week as the sun began to set the tree line.

Dusk on the farm is so enchanting with the sun streaming thru the trees… the little bugs… the sounds of the animals in the background. Golly, I am in a romantic way.

Jardin Potager at Dusk - Pregnancy Update

Jardin Potager at Dusk - Pregnancy Update

Jardin Potager at Dusk - Pregnancy Update


Love to you all.

Thanks for reading. Angela Parisienne Farmgirl




  1. Christi {Jealous Hands}

    Lovely, Angela!

  2. Terri Smith

    It was a FABULOUS night at the “oiler” event. Aidan gave us a great “tour” of the farm with so many facts about your numerous inhabitants (we loved the goats!) Great nibbles, bubbly, and so many nice people to meet and share “oil” stories with! I even got to snuggle with baby Wes…thank you so much for opening your beautiful home and teaching us more about those phenomenal EOs.

  3. josephinerose

    Beautiful scenes!

    For your baby, I’d pick next Thursday, the 23rd, (my b-day!).

  4. Rose

    So elequant and lovely

  5. Jacqueline

    I would never say podidjerr!! Lol!! Anything in French sounds beautiful to me. Can’t wait for baby!!!

  6. Laura

    Maybe a audio clip of the right pronunciation!! !!

  7. Dorothy Donatello

    The Best of luck on your upcoming delivery. I love your garden! Quick two questions. How do you keep the animals
    from eating your plants? Also love the blue on your tub and garden gate, could you please tell me what color that is?
    And who it is by? Have a great Fathers Day also.

  8. Nita Hiltner

    This is the best time in your life with all your little ones around you. You are blessed and that farm is just adorable.

  9. Amber

    No jardin for me this year, sadly. I will live vicariously through you and yours! It’s beautiful. Maybe your next post will be to announce baby! xoxo

  10. Carol Blanchet

    How do you keep your grass (between your beds) from going into your beds? You must mow it with a grass catcher, obviously, but don’t you find yourself picking out grass weeds from your beds?
    Whatever you do, it ALWAYS looks fabulous!

    Congratulations on Baby! Can’t wait to hear all about the birth story.
    Blessings from WA.


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