Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Garden Sunday


Sunday started as it always does -- at church
This Sunday, however, we signed up to bring "treats"
after service


Husband Jim helps put muffins on the plates


The Doughnut Muffins


The Glazed Doughnut Muffins


And a basket of strawberries

The platters were almost empty and there was a handful of strawberries left.

We took them home.

After Sunday Lunch,
we worked in the garden
Springtime is always a busy garden time

And, as always, at half past three
We stop for tea


A basket of tea goodies for tea in the garden


For one, I prefer a basket to a tray
lined with blue linen napkins
the tea, a cup and saucer and the nosh


Carried to the table under the pergola


Where we admire the chores we've managed to do today
As we sip tea, munch on both a glazed doughnut muffin and a doughnut muffin
and eat the handful of strawberries we brought home


Muffins and strawberries
A lovely tea treat on a Sunday afternoon

And in the garden . . .


we notice that our little French strawberries are blooming.
Bought 5 years ago, they've rewarded us with breakfast berries the last four springs


And our Ozark Beautys in the strawberry jar


Have bloomed and we can see berries!
Strawberry time should be here soon1

The dogs always enjoy helping in the garden
Mostly chasing away the squirrels


Doogie has one spotted

And once inside,


We noticed the shadows in the herb garden


It's Monday and we're sharing our muffins with Yvonne at Stone Gable for What's on the Menu Monday.

3 comments:

KathyB. said...

You also have a husband JIM! I should have known, given you both love to garden, cook, and share your bounty and hospitality generously. That is my husband Jim's trademark, a love of doing just that.

I have to say, your gardening season is way ahead of ours, we are enjoying temps in the 30's as I type.

Fresh strawberries are sure to be forthcoming in your garden.

La Tea Dah said...

A perfect day....I loved your tea basket!

Pat Cantwell said...

Martha,
Your Garden @ Linderhof is beginning its glorious Spring awakening!!! I, too, have planted an Ozark Beauty this year. Full of blossoms and looks to be one strawberry in the making!
Your Tea in the Basket shared in the Garden looks so divine!!!
Here's to a great week ahead, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat