Thursday, May 11, 2017

In the Garden

I spent the afternoon in the garden yesterday with a little friend.  Earl built new raised beds for the strawberries last fall and they were absolutely filled with weeds.  Since the sun was shining and it was a perfect 70 degrees outside I decided it was finally time to clean them out so we could start planting the strawberries. 
I grabbed a couple hens and we set to work.  They nibbled on greens and ate bugs while I pulled the weeds. I enjoyed their company as I felt the warm sun, listened to baby birds chirping in the birdhouse nearby and enjoyed the scent of lilacs and mint. Such a perfect May day!
Today is a bit less perfect, with temps in the 50's and cloudy. It rained last night so I have my usual "rain" sinus headache, but after this weekend we get a warm up into the 70's again. May is like the song in "Annie"...the sun will come out tomorrow....always something to look forward to as the weather gets better and better :)
Speaking of the garden, we have some really big projects and plans for improving it this year.  We will be adding a brick patio and a graveled area for a firepit.  Work is slated to begin next week and I can't wait to show you the results as we get it done!

Just a little heads up for my blog friends.  Due to some new policies I'll be closing my etsy shop as of May 17.  It's time to rethink where I am going with my design work anyway. It has been a hobby that turned into a little bit more and now it's time to rethink where I want to take it.  This may be a very good thing in the long run and I am choosing to look at it as the kick in the pants I need to either get serious or follow other creative outlets. We will see.  In the meantime, as long time friends, if you want anything from the shop I'm going to give you a coupon code for 30% off  your purchase.  Use code FRIENDS at check out for your discount. This is limited to stock on hand and I have been filling orders like crazy so if you want something now is the time!

Lots of changes happening around here! What's happening in your neck of the woods?


  1. I LOVE your two feathered friends . . . how sweet :)

  2. So nice to have chicken friends to help with the weeding!

  3. Wish I had a raised bed to go out and weed! Oh well, hopefully we will be in the new house by late summer and I can plant a cold weather garden crop! Love your chickens! Can't wait to see all of the new projects as you do them.

  4. Your hens are glorious. So handsome, if that's a fair word to use. I've seen many different kinds but not the black-and whites! And I adore your cute mixer! I didn't know you had an etsy shop but I'll be checking it out!

  5. What gorgeous hens...wish we could have them...Your lilacs looks beautiful.

  6. Trying hard to find your cherry decal for kitchen aid with checkered trim base..I will wait and hope it comes back..

    1. Hi loraclynn, I tried to respond through email but your comment came through as no reply blogger so there is no email link for you. Please contact me at I have a cherry decal available.

  7. please bring back your cherry decals for kitchen aid, they are absolutely what i have been looking for..I will wait


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