Thursday, April 24, 2014

What I’ve been up to lately…

Oh wow, the past few weeks seem to have whizzed by SO quickly!  I meant to post several times but I have not worked on a single house project since the headboard I finished quite a while ago.  Nope, instead I have been focusing on this:


And when the weather permits, this:


(new flower bed in front of the house…in progress)


(signs of life!!  can’t wait to see those blooms!)


(hubby tilled a big veggie garden and I’m super excited to start planting…once we get a fence around it…pesky deer and rabbits!)


(I have been working on this particular area for a couple weeks now…it used to be covered with brambles, wild grape vine, and brush…but slowly but surely I have been clearing it.  There is more to be done, and I know it doesn’t look like anything, but trust me when I say it is waaaaaay better than it was!!  We have ordered three apple trees and a cherry tree to plant here.  So excited to start our “orchard”!!)


(our kitty Butterscotch…I don’t think I’ve ever talked about her before, but she is such a sweetie!)


we got chickens!! 

Sorry, no photo yet (I tried, but it was getting too dark in the coop to get a good one) and we are really enjoying them!

So no, I have not dropped off the face of the earth.  : )  We are just mostly soaking up the great outdoors.  I hope to be back posting regularly again now—I have certainly missed it!


  1. That giant vegetable garden! And CHICKENS! I'm so excited for you - I love love LOVE watching the progress of other gardens :) You'll have to keep me updated!

    1. Yes, I’ll have to get some pictures of the chickens soon. The kids are LOVING finding the eggs...we’ve had arguments over who gets to find the eggs every day. Ha!
      I feel at this time of the year that I could turn the blog into a gardening-only blog--no time for indoor projects!

  2. Glad to know your still around :) I am so jealous of your HUGE garden! I wish I had space for a garden that size, but then again, I'd have to weed it and I'm not too good at weeding gardens! And Chickens, how exciting!

    1. Oh I know, I’m trying not to think ahead to weeding : ) Just the fresh tomatoes and what not--eyes on the prize! I’m going to try to mulch as much as I can with straw as soon as possible so I don’t have to weed it all. We’ll see how that works!


I look forward to hearing from you!