Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Weekend In Pictures

Life has been crazy busy around here lately.  Work, work, work, play, play, play, and work some more!  Never a dull moment around here.  May is my favorite month of the whole year and I love being outside working in the garden.  Even with all the work I've been doing planting flowers, growing veggies, and fixing up the back porch, I couldn't be happier.

The chickens have all grown up and now have free range of the gardens when we are outside working.  They are great gardening companions and I doubt we'll have much of a bug problem around here this year.  It's fun to watch them run around the garden and they each have their own little chicken personalities. 

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I spent the morning on the back porch washing down the siding on the house.  Sgt rebuilt the railings around the porch last fall and I have yet to get them painted.  I decided to start my porch project with a clean slat before I begin to paint.   I have big plans for the back porch this Summer!  My three boys have also been enjoying some relaxing time on the back porch.  Here you see them all lined up from oldest to youngest.  My 16 year old Remy, 3 year old Milo, and 10 month old Vinnie the brat! 

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No matter where you are, there always seems to be a chicken around!  Here's Sgt taking a break from his garden toils only to have a chicken run past.  Usually the chickens like to roost on Sgt when he's sitting still, but I think this time Sgt must have scared them off!  Scary Sgt.

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Sgt tilled a space in the upper garden today so I could get to planting my potato garden.  The potatoes took up to much space last year in the lower veggie garden, so this year I decided to expand the top garden by adding another garden bed.  I'm also hoping to make a space up there for zucchini and pumpkins.  


We have become over run with frogs in our pond.  This morning I counted 8 hiding in various places among the plant vegetation and rocks.  I happen to love frogs, most especially at night when they are singing their love songs, nothing says Summer to me like the sound of frogs and crickets chirping away.

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I've also been having some luck at yard sales.  Yesterday Sgt and I stopped off at one in a retirement area and found this 1950's umbrella.  Yup, now I have three really cool, 1950's, turquoise patio umbrellas.  For some strange reason I keep running across them??  So, I guess I'll just keep buying them...after all, they look fab in the garden! 

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We also went for a short motorcycle ride, did some laundry, Sgt went to the grocery store, and we ate some yummy strawberries.   Not such a bad weekend in my opinion!

Happy Tomorrow!
~MaryDeluxe

13 comments:

  1. Very cute! Do your cats pester the chickens a lot?

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    1. No, the chickens are to big now and the cats would probably get pecked a pretty good one if they tried anything funny. The dog also doesn't bother the chickens. We seem to all co-exist fairly well with each other! :)

      MaryD

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  2. Lucky! I'm at my parents house for the summer and haven't let my cats and their dogs meet yet, so I'm hoping for the same situation :D

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  3. Looks like your garden is starting to come together. I'm starting to transfer my plants outside too. It feels really great to grow something from seed and watch them take off. Your boys are gorgeous. I'm sure they'll enjoy playing jungle kitties when the plants get bigger.

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  4. Busy but lots of fun is right, and Milo looks so big!

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    1. ha, he's like almost 20lbs!!! He's huge like a big panther!

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  5. That all looks so fabulous...chickens, froggies, flowers, cats, umbrellas...love it all! As I am trapped in an uber-urban Los Angeles apartment, and my whole "garden" consists of a few potted plants on a tiny patio, I am living vicariously through you ;-)
    Thanks!

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    1. I've spent many years doing the tiny balcony gardening thing myself many years ago. Amazing what you can grow in a flower pot!

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  6. LOVE it all! And love the chickens- I didn't realize you got any! I just picked up 5 baby chicks yesterday, and am thrilled! Can't wait to start to get to know them and their little chicken personalities....they are SO ca UTE!

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    1. Yup, Sgt picked 12 up in March and 6 more in April! They grow fast and are lots of fun to have around, you'll have a blast!

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  7. I love every bit of this new home that you two are creating. And that umbrella is stunning.

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  8. I LOVE that umbrella! I have only ever come across one (in Adamstown last fall) and it was too pricey. I love that the rose print is on the inside- so cheery!

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  9. Can I move in under your umbrella? It looks fantastic! :D

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