Potager Week 2

Apr 23, 2015 | Gardening, Half Way Farm, Potager, Potager 101 | 9 comments

Potager week 2

Today it’s short, sweet and cold.

Like… freezing.

Like the tarp that goes under our pool is covering my precious strawberries, the rosemary are draped in beach towels, the leeks covered by vintage tablecloths and I am just plain saying a prayer for all the lavender.

The vet came today and geesh.  I thought I molested my goats.  The poor things.  And he STILL couldn’t tell if they were pregnant or not.  My little buck was bottle fed (read: annoying) and he said since he acted more like a little dog the first few months that it might have taken him awhile to realize “who he is”.  A sexually confused buck.  HA!  I’ve seen him go after those girls a time or two so I know he has it in him.  I just want baby goats.  I just want baby goats.  I just want baby goats.

The bees come this weekend.  Oh my goodness.  I shall be a keeper of bees.  I can’t even put into words how amazing I think this is so I won’t even attempt it this week.  I’ll wait to till next week when I have interacted with them and actually have a story to tell.

In the meantime here is my promised update.  I appreciate your enthusiasm about this series.  Why does YouTube always have to freeze on the most unattractive facial expression?



Thanks for following and stay warm.

Parisienne Farmgirl


  1. sharon

    Loved your video, and everything you share! You are my hero, so inspiring! To a gal like me stuck in the rat race, you are really leaving the dream, and I love that you share that with us! You are beautiful!

  2. mandy

    bees! so exciting! we are {as soon as our home sells} moving to 2.5 acres and I want to get bees next yr. I LOVE that color! my new house has NO, ZIP, ZERO character. and ugly 60s house. I may have to sue that color to liven up something. Love this series!

  3. Christi {Jealous Hands}

    More snow! I am a wee bit jealous of everyone keeping bees. I’ve longed to tend bees for years but alas, I’m allergic to pretty much every flying insect. The color you’ve chosen for the hive is gorgeous!

    Your seedlings are looking so happy awaiting their move into the potager! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Angie

    love the video! Can’t wait to see more about your farm, family, and the bees!
    Have a blessed day!

  5. Lisa

    Love this post. (love all your post!)

  6. Barbara Ann


    I love to see you working within your beautiful kitchen. I love how personal your decorating style is and how lovely your example of motherhood is for all of us in today’s world. As a mother of 7 an a fellow homeschooler, our children pick up the virtues of working together, taking care of each other and serving each other just by living together in a big family. I love the beauty (both inside and out) that you purposefully create for your family. God bless you and your sweet family. Please keep these videos coming!

  7. Daphna

    Love your videos! How did you keep the weeds out of your pea gravel in your original potager?

  8. Dore @ Burlap Luxe

    Looking forward to how the bees work their honey magic for you, and with all that lavender perhaps it will be lavender blossom honey.



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