Monday, September 5, 2016

The Big Birth Week

Happy Birthday on this Labor Day to Aunt Tish, Aunt SuZQ and Jakester. Tomorrow- Happy, Happy to Laurie Lou!
A rather low key weekend for me.  Since we've gotten chickens and lots of gramerlings, my front yard has looked like a place where feral children and animals play.  With no sun, and chickens who eat nine of every ten grass seeds you throw out, it was just a mess.  Since my littles enjoy chasing chickens and riding jeeps and go-karts better than grass and flowers, I've let it go.
The recent tree removal, however has allowed some sun in my front yard for perhaps the first time ever.  In addition, I've a notion to have a couple of soirees this fall and I'd rather not have my guests be wide eyed and ask if I have feral children and animals about.  So I hauled myself to the nursery for the big holiday 75% off sale to put in a little front garden.   I should've taken the pictures this morning. When the sun shines through the pine on this little space it is all red gold and glowing and makes me smile.  My hope is there are enough plants disliked by deer to keep them eating stuff further from the house. If not, well then I can answer honestly, yes, this is where feral animals have dinner.
This past week Gardner E. and I made weed pockets with my students.  I made them at home with the kidlets that showed up for Playdate.  Well, we made Wayside Rosie's for her posies.
 My little missy had been all smiles and sweetness through dinner prep and supper, but when Pap finished eating, she was ready for a snooze and so was he.

 Gee, I'll have to try this picture another time of the day.  You can see that some green stuff is actually starting to fill in the dirt patch.
 That highlighted butterfly bush in the corner is a new plant. As soon as I sat it down, critters were all over it. I just love it.
I wasn't able to get Mom bathed on Thursday as she was too short of breath, so I returned on Saturday.  She is absolutely not herself, which usually means another UTI.  Bless her heart.  She gets a week or two off before we're right back on antibiotics that make her sick.
I hope you found something lovely in this holiday.


  1. That photo of Pap and the baby is just so precious!

  2. I know. She is the sweetest littlest bit and loves her Pappy and he loves her right back.