Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I've had a really busy summer and there is no other excuse. I did have a stress fracture in my left foot that slowed my down for about 6 weeks with a walking and was taken out of it Oct 12th and today it is finally feeling better. I was beginning to feel like I would live the rest of my life with a bum foot.
The chickens are doing well. I am going to find a home for Wilmer my remaining rooster because he keeps attacking me when I go into the coop to feed or water them. Now I know that he is only protecting his hens but I don't wish to have to watch him every second to make sure he is not going to do his kung-fu move at me. So he is going to go bye-bye. I get an average of between 5 to 6 eggs a day. Right now I am selling about 2 dozen a week. I would love to have enough hens that I could get a dozen eggs a day but that will have to wait. We put a light in the hen house when we built it and we now have it on a timer so they have heat a night.
Our daughter Jennifer came to stay for 5 days this August when she came home for her 20th high school reunion. This is a picture of she and our daughter Sarah. They are the best of friends for which I am thankful. It was so good to have her. I hope she gets to come with the whole family next time.
I have been sewing up a storm this summer also making an Amy Butler Birdie Sling Bag. So far I have made 16 and have my 17th cut out and ready to go. I tried to load picture of them but I only seem to be able to do one picture.
There have been so many things that have gone on since I've been on here that's its hard to tell you about them all. I will go for now and hopefully not be so long next time.
P.S. Can anyone tell me if it's supposed to take forever for pictures to download on Blogger? I only seem to be able to do the one picture. Thanks so much
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
The other issue is since I got my computer back the last time a week ago I haven't been able to download any new pictures.
So many things have happened in the last couple of weeks The first thing was that our smallest pug Lola was attacked by the two big dogs next door. I won't go into all the details because it would take too long. She ended up having surgery on her leg and neck. A week later she was back in for more surgery because her neck wound fell apart from infection that was still in there and so had to go through all of that again. She is doing much better and the hard part is trying to keep her from scratching the incision and restricting her movements. She wants to run around the yard with her big brother. So she has to go outside with a makeshift harness that won't touch her stitches. But she is on the mend.
The neighbors paid a big portion of her vet bill and are in the process of putting up a much more secure fence on their side of the already existing fence.
The other thing is much happier. My son Chris moved from our house back into his home with his wife Jen and their two children. This is SUCH an answer to prayer. God is SO GOOD. All the time.
The garden is looking so good. I wish I could show you. The chickens are doing well and getting big. I hope big enough to start laying eggs in about a month.
I pray everyone has a good week. I'll say tata for now.
Friday, May 13, 2011
This is a small iris. They were so pretty with the dew drops on them.
A good friend Linda gave me a bunch of Solomon's Seal last year and they are blooming so well.
We've had some great days that have been wonderful for being out in. The beds are getting weeded and everything is starting to bloom.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I know it's been awhile since I was on here so here goes with some catching up. This is my son Chris holding Wilma/Wilmer. We're not sure yet if she's a she or a he. We'll know if she starts crowing. Chris really likes the chickens and checks on them almost daily.
I was going to have pictures of the plant exchange that I had on Saturday but the computer says it can't find my picture program. It can however find the pictures that are already on the computer. I want to thank Karen, Carla, Donna, Carla, Denise, Janet, Betty, Linda, Sharon, Yvonne, Paige and Sarah for all coming and making it a great time. Even though it rained during the garden tour there were many great plants here and a fun time was had by all. Leanne, we really missed you.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
yesterday but back in last night.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I am so excited! Mark and my brother Randy started on the coop Monday after shopping for materials on Sunday. That was the first of so far five trips to the lumber and hardware store. They are both such troopers. Monday started out pretty nice with some sun coming out in the morning when they started. Here is where the coop and run are going. It's under a grape arbor so it has a frame to start with for the run.
Here are Randy and Mark.
Here is Randy sitting on the floor of the coop. It's about hip high for easier cleaning.
Monday, March 21, 2011
This is Louise. I'm hoping she doesn't turn out to be Lewis. She is bigger than the other chicks except for Wilma who would then be Wilmer. If they turn out to be roosters my friend Janet says they can come and live at her house. Thank you Janet.
I really hope that won't be the case because I have become quite attached to them all.
These next two pictures are of Thelma. She likes the camera and she was standing on my hand in this picture. I try to put my hand in the tote a couple times a day with food in my hand so they will get used to it. The smaller ones do better with getting on my hand.
Did anyone else get to see the mega moon when it was out? Our skies were overcast but we saw it in the evening and again the next morning.
A couple of weeks ago I turned fifty-five. We went out to dinner with some friends on Saturday night and my friend Shannon who I have known for thirty years gave me this card. Only someone who knows you very well could get away with this. It just cracked me up. It's great to have a sense of humour.
I hope you will all forgive me for sharing but I just had too. I hope everyone is enjoying spring and getting able to do all the Spring things your heart desires. Have a great week and tata for now.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I'm starting to plan what I'm going to have for my plant exchange Saturday May 7th. Last year I posted about the First Annual Plant Exchange and we had a great time. Many plants were exchanged and we had coffee, tea and home made scones and cookies. So this year I am dividing up some drumstick primroses and here is a close-up of one. I am also going to divide up some of my coral bells. I also have a plant from a friend last year that has reseeded and I am going to try to pot some of those up. I don't remember names very well. This is a close-up of the primrose and it's really pretty when its fully bloomed out. It will stand 8 to 10 inches tall. I really like them.
The last couple of days when the rain has been pelting down I have been out working in the greenhouse. I have these two chairs out there so if a friend comes over we can sit out there and have a cup of coffee or tea. It's so cozy to be in there with a friend. Please know you are always welcome.
Mark bought me this dragonfly thermometer last fall because I love dragonflies. He's so good to me! When I took this picture this afternoon it was 72 degrees in there and it was raining and chilly on the outside. Love it!
Last summer I bought a collection of 10 peonys from Costco and I planted all of them into this bed by my garden room. This is also were I planted a peony from the gal that I was stealing irises from. The story is further back in the blog.
I like the way the foliage looks as its coming out of the ground.
I hope to have some more pictures of the chicks on here tomorrow or the next day. Oops, I better not say when I'm going to do that. Then it will never happen. Anyway that's all for now. Tata.
I read this quote recently and decided to end today with it:
"Choices can change our lives profoundly. The choice to mend a broken relationship, to say "yes" to a difficult assignment, to lay aside some important work to play with a child, to visit some forgotten person-these small choices may affect our lives eternally."
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I have names now also. But only two have their permanent names. The two Americaunas are Thelma and Louise. They seem to be the most aggressive and the names just fit. There are two black Sexlinks, three black Australorps, two Rhode Island Reds and two Buff Orpingtons. I ended up with the three Australorps because there were only three of them left in the tank and I didn't want to leave one by itself. So those three will be the Dixie Chicks Shadow, Blossom and Primrose. (Shadow was the name Jacob my grandson wanted for one). The others will be Lucy and Ethel, Laverne and Shirley and Betty and Wilma. All fun names. I will keep you informed as to who gets what names.
Here is a picture of my grandson Landen holding a chick. He is in love also.
This is my granddaughter Hailey with a chick. She wants them to stay little forever.
Now that my computer is back in commission I hope to tell you all about the chicks. Mark and I were out coop shopping today. Still don't have a coop but will soon. So I close for now with promises of more later. Tata for now!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I worked outside for about two and a half hours today putting more prunings around the half moon garden. So I am more than half way done with the little fence. Its looking so cute.
Well, that's all for now. As soon as I get my computer back I will have some pictures of the chicks on here. Tata for now.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Just to let you know that I will be getting my chicks next week and am so excited! Hopefully my computer will be working and I will be able to put pictures on here and show everyone. I also went the the Northwest Flower and Garden Show last Friday and had a blast! Saturday morning was spent at a Feed My Starving Children food packing event at the Puyallup Fair grounds and that was great also.
So, just a little view of my world and what has been going on. Oh, and we've been having very cold weather. I will be back soon with pictures of all that's been going on. Tata for now.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I had a very big surprise about two weeks ago when I was the winner of Sharon Lovejoy's latest giveaway and received two great books in the mail and some cards. What a treat. Thanks again, Sharon. You can find her on her blog which is listed on my sidebar. It's a great blog and she writes as fascinating on her blog as she does in her books.
This is a picture of the sunrise off our front porch and that is Mount Rainier.
We had a terrific rain storm one afternoon and were left with a beautiful double rainbow. A reminder of God's great promise to us.
A friend of mine had her husband bring me over some plum branches for a little fence around my half moon garden and I brought some in to see if I could get them to bloom and they did. What a treat!
Some of the first daffodils poking their heads out of the ground. Yah daffs! They are even taller than that now.
Our daughter and grandson who have been living with us have moved into an apartment close by and that has been a very big change. The house is very different. So much quieter. We still see each other all time and talk every day.
Our son Chris is moving in with us for awhile as he goes through some changes in his life. It will be nice to have him around.
Our schedules have gotten much busier at church and Mark is starting to work overtime again. We are planning on starting the chicken coop soon so the babies will hopefully be coming in March. I have ordered some chick starter for them.
I always say that I will be better about posting and then things come up and I am not able to so I will just say ta ta for now and hope to write again soon.