I haven't wanted to blog or sit at my computer or wear shoes or comb my hair.
Summer is here!
Lots of seed sprouting, weeding, watering, mulching, and chicken run building going on 'round these parts.
I'm happy. Birds chirping. Blue skies. Cold beer. Barbecued veggies.
I have nothing to complain about.
I'm attempting to start my sunflowers inside so this year. The birds always dig up the seeds for a snack. Who says sunflowers are easy to grow? :) These babies are spending their first night outside after 5 days on a windowsill BUT I made them a little cage out of leftover hardware wire. I hope nothing gobbles them up overnight.
My new Japanese Maple! I am so thrilled with it! I always drool over them at Lowes but they are way expensive. The Kroger by our house has awesome perennials and I snagged this baby for $32.00!
This was day #2 of chicken coop renovation. We've got the run fenced in but we still have a ways to go! We're also going to build a big "chicken playpen" area for them to free range safely in the yard, too. We're getting there.
One bed of herbs weeded, replenished, and mulched! I'm filling the other bed with more herbs and only three tomato plants. I enjoy the farmer's market more than trying to grow any more food than this right now. I'm being real with myself. I've bitten off more than I can chew in the past and I'm way more into enjoying this summer than being a slave to growing food we may not even eat.
My sage from last year came back and is flowering. I am such a sucker for purple. I came to that realization when I discovered only one speck of red in my whole front yard. Everything else is purple. I'm not mad at all. I've also got salvia of all sorts right now. Mystic Blue Spires, Black & Blue, May Night, and Leucantha.
This has been a good year for iris!
Here's my splash of red! She should be open tomorrow!
Everything has been so peaceful.
Tiny potted rose. <3
I love nature. I love being with my family and dog. I love gardening. I'm so grateful that I can make a living and be here where I'm happy.
I hope some spring/summer feelings are rubbing you the right way, too.