Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Good Morning! I wanted to get a new post out to you before i head outside to plant more bulbs! We've been working hard here on some projects; the largest being our new larger patio. We had a brick patio we put in back in 1995 but decided the time had come to refresh the backyard with a new patio of pavers. The work began last week moving bushes and redesigning the shape. My husband is doing the job with one of his laborers from our company and they are breezing right through it making a lot of progress. Here are some photos of the new shape. That's sand covering the new design. Soon the pavers will go in! Very excited.
So we are transplanting some bushes, buying some new ones. It's going to be very pretty! We go to our favorite wholesale grower for the bulk of our plant and flower purchases. We visited Sunday to choose what we want to get for this Summer,
I could just spend a fortune on flowers! I really could. I love them so much.This grower has an awesome selection and he knows we will be coming so he always throws in something special for me! I'm just laughing though because we have this one pesky rabbit who likes to eat our flowers and he has become my husband's nemesis. This rabbit came last year and ate alot of our New Guinea Impatiens. Once again, he's sitting in my neighbor's driveway just waiting...every day we see him. He's waiting for the flower buffet to begin!! Last year my husband sprayed the flowers with a spray that doesn't harm the animals; it just repels them. Well it smelled like wet dog!!! LOL It repelled us more than the bunnies! We'll try something new this year perhaps a home remedy. I've heard grated Irish Spring soap works!
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Good Morning! What a beautiful sunny day! I think (but not positive) the cold weather is behind us! I know it will still go down to the high 30's at night but I think my winter coat days are over for this year. I am so looking forward to going outside to plant but first we have alot to do. Before I get ot hat, How was your Easter? Ours was very quiet but enjoyable. We decided to stay close to home and not get together with family right now. We went out early in the morning to the cemetery for my parents as I wanted to put a Spring bouquet. I'm very glad that the cemetery is very good about allowing people to decorate graves as long as it is neat and orderly. So I like to go for the different seasons and I visit my parents and grandparents in the dame cemetery. My Mom's name was added to the plaque next to Dad and I must say it was startling for me to se her name there as it's still a struggle for me to believe she's not here. I miss her terribly.
After the cemetery it was still really early in the morning, but Hicks Nursery in Old Westbury was open early for Easter and Billy and I did some bulb shopping! I prefer to plant perennials and do annuals in pots or as accent plants. And I love bulbs. We got fern bulbs! I got an onion selection bulb packet. We got our elephant ear bulbs and some blooms in deep reds and blooms in red/yellow
Last but not least on Good Friday, my Caitlin and Billy's girlfriend Viera and I went for a nice girls breakfast! We went to am adorable family favorite called Mundays! It's in Huntington Village. We had fun. We always end up laughing about something. My two girls I love them so much! Mundays always goes all out decorating too. Caitlin had an awesome avocado, spinach & onion breakfast burrito. My kids love avocados. Vi and I had omelettes and eggs benedict . Delicious!
So I think I'm caught up.....I hope you have an awesome day!
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Good Morning! What a beautiful Monday! It's still cold but it will be warming up later today. I love these days leading up to flower shopping. I feel like we emerge from hibernation and start to get our property ready for planting. The chicken coop got a good cleaning, our new fence is up and we are preparing for our new patio with paving stones. I'm very excited. We have almost completed everything we've wanted to do! I hope the weather cooperates!
I've been doing a few little projects~nothing big. I found these wood flowers in Dollar Tree and they totally reminded me of the wood flowers very popular in Lancaster right now so I painted some of these! I also did some decoupaging and a couple of retouches of some outside decorations I had that needed paint touch ups.
What's everyone doing for Easter? I have to buy hyacinths! It's what Easter smells like to me! and tulips and daffodils! I still make my kids Easter baskets too! I need to get a few more things. I don't put just candy in and I have to admit that as they get older being creative is a challenge but I always come up with ideas besides gift cards...
So I don't think I will be adding to my chickens this year. All of them are getting along so nicely I would hate to upset the bunch with a newbie UNLESS I find a rescue. Then I will. As we work in our yard, the chickens chatter at us constantly! It's so funny.
Well, I just wanted to check in and say hi! Let me know what you're up to!
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
I had to get this mug after i had bought a yellow one that says "Peep Peep"; how cute is this?
I have a giant pine tree on my property that drops a ton of pine cones. Look at this cute craft to use them! I will definitely be picking them up from my lawn and using them! I love when I can use things I find on my property.
If you've gone to Lancaster County along Rte 340 in Intercourse, then you know this sign! Its my favorite! This time of year more and more stands are opening up! So exciting. I love Winter for the beauty and the coziness of it but I love the Spring and Summer for the farm stands and markets!
Have a great day!
Monday, March 1, 2021
Good Morning Friends~ I love Winter! But I have to admit that when March comes, I can't help thinking about Spring. There are so many things I enjoy about the Spring season.