Spring on the Farm

Some days, it pays to get away from the city. Yesterday we did just that, driving up to the family farm, planting the San Marzano tomato seedlings that have been growing on our balcony, and generally getting some fresh air before the start of the week.

Spring is a particularly beautiful time up there, the fruit trees and peonies blooming against a mountainous backdrop. Our veggie patch is going strong, if not out of control. Zucchini is popping up, and we’ll have bell peppers, cucumbers and sweet peas (plus the tomatoes) for summer.

Here’s a peek into our escape to the country.

How did you spend your weekend?
  • http://www.nooralqahtani.com/ Noor AlQahtani

    so pretty

    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Thanks Noor <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rosa.J.May Rosa May

    Oh, what a beautiful and peaceful place!



    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Thanks, Rosa! Every so often I need an escape from the madness of city life. I think we all do!

  • spiceandmore

    Your country escape looks gorgeous…love those artichokes too!

    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Thank you, we feel very lucky to have the farm in our lives!

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    How lovely! Peonies and artichokes!

    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Thanks, Alicia. I can’t claim the artichoke handiwork as my own – my mum-in-law grew them. But they are amazing, aren’t they.

  • http://twitter.com/theindolentcook leaf

    Lovely landscapes! And I am getting jealous of your impending summer harvest already…

    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Fingers crossed they all grow in abundance. That said, not too abundant. We all know what happened when we planted kale… extreme overload.

  • Nadine

    Very pretty pictures – especially the third one. What a great shot! :)
    One day I’d love to have my very own veggie garden, too. I’m happy for you that you had a great and relaxing weekend just before the new week started. :)

    Lots of love. xo.

    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Thanks, Nadine! The relaxing weekend was much needed.

  • Heidi – Apples Under My Bed

    lovely :) We retreated to Red Hill, so also got some country time in.
    Heidi xo

    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Thanks dear. Doesn’t it feel good to get away for a bit?

  • Vanessa (www.heyladygrey.com)

    oh wow – so beautiful! Makes me wish I was on your side of the planet!

    • http://www.wanderingspice.com/ Yasmeen

      Thanks, Vanessa! Are you missing being up north at all, or happy to be back in MTL?

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Beautiful photos and a great way to unwind!

  • http://twitter.com/DaisyNTSFM Daisy

    Wonderful photos :) I’m jealous that you always get to visit a farm :) I’d love to go too hehe ~ Last weekend I was in Adelaide at the Eat Drink Blog conference ~

  • Nuha

    This looks like it’s straight out of pride and prejudice. Aghh the lounging and reading I could do here!

  • Ashley

    Oh the baby artichokes are adorable! And are those peonies? Love! <3