Innocent ’till…

So apparently I kind of jumped the gun- but not literally- on my sudden hatred of squirrels. My spring garden, she’s doing ok. She’s doing great actually!  Even though I saw that bugger of a squirrel digging daily in neat little rows it did not disturb the seeds. Thanks for the mind bend buddy.  However…

Put Me To Shame: Raised Beds

Everyone needs someone or something to look up to.  How about these Raised Beds? They are the mother of all raised beds I think!  The beauty and bounty of them put mine to shame for all of eternity.  The possibilities for greatness are always there… you just have to be a miracle worker to get…

Planters Galore

I am hardly a world traveller, but I’ve been places, I’ve seen some things! It doesn’t matter where I am, or how beautiful the city is I’ve got my face and camera stuck in the closest flowers in the coolest planter display.  Everyone else can just wait a minute, I’ll catch up when I can….

Mother’s Day success!

The babies are here! The babies are here! I spent most of last night reading about hatching chicks pretty certain that I had done everything wrong so far. This afternoon we had all been sure that there were no babies to be had until I poked the hen hard enough that I heard little peeps…

Mother to be Check Up

I am getting antsy, so is everyone else in the house. There’s a bit of anticipation going on and I’m scared! Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Will there be some baby chicks?  She’s been given privacy in her secluded suite with a feminine printed curtain and classy duct tape.  There she is. Fingers crossed! 

Did I tell you about the magic hen?

We learn something new everyday don’t we? Did I tell you about the baby chicks I had last year?  I think I did.  How they were all supposed to be HENS- of the female kind?  The kind that laid eggs for me to have as breakfast?   Unless you are ordering chicks from a facility…

Cray-z for Crocus

For the last few years I have been on a bit of a mission. A mission to make the last few weeks of winter a happy one. The faithful crocus is something to count on, snow or shine the crocus appears! So what have I been doing? Planting them all over the yard in groupings, adding to…

Them squirrels 

Squirrels.  I don’t like ’em right now.  That spring garden I planted two weeks ago… It became high nutrient sprouts for a rather innocent looking rascal. If this has happened before and somehow I think it has, I clearly blocked it out instead of learning from my mistakes.  One by one, each seed dug up…

‘THE’ 100% Spring Garden

Somehow I have accidentally gotten afternoon drunk. Or afternoon tipsy, or afternoon fruity. (how ever you want to see it) (Chantilly French Cream is all occasion) I am so OVERWHELMED by the tasks that spring brings on — frosts on top of an already endless to do list.  Today I am not getting anywhere.  But…

Seasonal Planters

Out having some fun with my friend E the other day. We worked on creating some funky outdoor decor for our houses. It was a lovely day! This is only the second time I have attempted to do this.  All I can say is I will only get better over time. hah! Spray painting pinecones gold is…

Front Yard Make Over – After

It is quite possible that I have never been happier! Sidewalks, beautiful hydrangeas, grasses and hostas.  A garden that will be interesting and simple to care for. Best part of all – hiding those hideous septic tank lids! The view from inside the house. The drive way has been chipped and cleaned up with a tulip tree…