Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What's Bloomin Wednesday

I should call this What's Bloomin Every Other Wednesday.  I have been very busy.  Shopping for wedding things, gardening and more gardening and sewing gifts for the ladies standing up with my daughter. I cannot show the gifts until after they have been given though because at least one of the ladies reads my blog.  My wonderful best friend came one afternoon last week to help when she should have been getting ready to leave on her vacation.  Isn't it wonderful to have friends that just know when you need help?   I have been taking pictures as new blooms open, so here they are, the last two weeks blooms.
And the prettiest bloom I have to show is my daughter at her wedding shower this past Sunday.
This is my youngest and she turned 25 today.  We had a wonderful time at the party.  It was given by the grooms aunt and all the ladies in this family are so sweet.  And they love my daughter.  Wonderful.  Blessings to all of you!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Praise

Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful fathers out there!  Remember our Father above.  Blessings!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Night Parties

Good Evening!!!!  Since I have been missing in action so much lately, wrote about that in my last post, I thought I would post what has been happening around here and hook up with some Friday Night Parties.  First off stopping in at  Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Party .
We use some vintage items for just the thing they were meant for such as this garden trug that belonged to hubs grandfather.  It is strawberry time here.
Other vintage items I like to use in new ways like this old tool box hubs brought home last year after buying it at an auction full of nuts and bolts.  I had to twist his arm but I got the tool box to make into a planter.  It is not filled out completely yet but last year it looked wonderful after a few weeks.
The birdhouse is not vintage but cute and hanging under that same shelf on the hen house.  So go check out the Vintage Inspiration Party, there is always some wonderful things to see.
Next stop is Deborah Jeans Dandelion House Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop:
Over the last couple of weeks we have been watching out for a sneaky fox.   We lost one hen and hubs chased the fox off while he was trying to drag another one out of the yard. 
My middle daughter, who use to work in a burn unit, came over and helped me bandage this girl up.  She had quite a few tears in her back and teeth marks under her belly.
It is hard to see but the bandage is camouflage print.  My daughter has 4 sons and there is a lot of that sort of thing around her home.
She is pretty much healed now, just missing a few feathers.  She, along with the other hens, want out into the yard but I am afraid of loosing them all.  So they have been confined to their run for a couple of weeks now.

As I have mentioned in previous posts we are getting ready for a wedding in our back yard this summer.  I decided our back border needs to be deeper so I can get more color in it for the late July wedding.  First I had to dig up all this black plastic edging the previous owners put in.  It was buried pretty deeply into the ground.
Then I laid out a hose to decide where to cut the sod out.  I had read this was a good way to figure out a design layout in quite a few magazine articles.  I put it to the test and it is very helpful.
It took me two evening to get it dug up.
Now I have to do the same on the other side of the walkway, add soil and compost and of coarse a lot of flowers.  For more Farmgirl post hop on over to Deborah Jean's. 

And lastly I signed up for the once a month Friday Night Sew In over at Handmade by Hiedi.  It is now almost 9:30 P.M. Friday night.  I came in from my digging and watering and have been eating a very late dinner salad while writing this post.  When I signed up for the sew-in I was hoping for rain.  No rain today, so as I wrap up this post I will be having a crochet-in for the rest of the evening.  I am working on our youngest grandson's afghan for his August birthday.  It is afghan number four this year only two more to go for the 5 year old's birthdays in October and December.  I am going to try and get at least 7 rows done before hitting the sack.
I expect it is to late for you to participate in the sew-in but it is great fun to check out what everyone else is working on. 
Handmade by Heidi
That is all friends.  I know it was a long post but I have so much to catch up with.  If it rains tomorrow I will be painting inside, if there is sun I will be digging in the dirt.  Have a wonderful weekend!  Blessings!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's Bloomin Wednesday

Hello friends!  I do not have as many new blooms to show you this week.
 Here are some wild flowers that are blooming all around our back pond area in mostly sandy soil.  I am thinking they may be called Indian Paintbrush, but if not I would like to know what they are if you know.
 And this little guy was watching me dig in the dirt yesterday.
 I am a little sad to see some of my followers have removed their selves from my blog.  I am not sure if it is because I have not been posting very often lately or because I have not had the time to come visit or comment as often.  I do take a few minutes a day to pop around as many blogs as possible but unfortunately when I would normally take time to leave some sort of comment I have had to back off on that a bit.  I would like to say I am closer to being ready for our daughters wedding we are having on July 30th in our back yard but alas there is a lot of work to be done.  Yesterday I started enlarging the back border so I can get more color in it.  Hubs thinks I'm daft.  So if you could hang in there, like this little frog did while I was working yesterday, I would be so thankful.  Miss you all, and hope to post some short posts a little more often.  Hope you are all having a great week!  Blessings!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Praise

Waiting for the sunshine.  Blessings!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What's Bloomin Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  These pictures are actually from the last two weeks since I did not get a post ready last Wednesday.  It is raining this evening or I might have worked outside too long and forgot to post again this week.  Going to wait to show you all the purple and orange baskets and planters I have been planting for our daughters wedding after they all start filling in and blooming better.
 What is bloomin around your home?  Blessings!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Praise

Good Morning to my Sunday Friends!!!  I know I have been missing in action.  We are getting ready for our youngest daughters wedding that is taking place in our back yard the end of July.  A lot of flowers getting planted along with our usual vegetable garden.  I hope to be able to spend more time with you all soon!  Have a blessed Sunday!