Monday, August 31, 2009

Beautiful Garden Ideas

Using an old exterior shutter as a
back drop helps make the smaller plants pop. Also great for vines or to hang little pots.

Another nice addition in gardens are old windows. Usually easy to find as people are replacing windows. They just add a little interest in a garden.

Eventually the old statuary will be put in an English garden.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another Local Country Fair

We had a
local country fair and my daughter and I entered a few photos. The one below (Snickers) that my daughter entered won Best in show! The gangsta Kitty below won 3. Check out her blog The Funny Farm (link on right) for more fun pictures.

Hot Summer Days

For weeks the days have been really warm!! They start out really foggy and my daughter has to get her early morning practice in the soup.
I can't imagine being the farmer sitting inside the enclosed tractor! Tractors aren't an unusual sight but usually we don't have many enclosed ones in the area.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chickens! What's wrong with them? or is it me.

We have 6 chickens and Daisy Duck. I am SO glad we have Daisy. She lets us know where everyone is because she is always quacking. But she is one happy duck when it rains and she gets a puddle to take a dip in.

But our chickens! Why won't they lay their eggs in the nesting boxes?! They are only 4 months old but the boxes would making it easy for them and us. At first it was eggs where ever. On the barn floor or the coop floor. Now it is in the hay loft! The loft is really hot and it is very hard to find eggs up there. And hay hurts to crawls around in and the poo is disgusting!

The coop is so nice and inviting, why are they using it??

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ahhh..a day with the animals.


Being out in the country means that we can have a few animals. Sometimes it seems like a zoo. Anyone who has animals knows that they hold a special place in your heart. Ours certainly do! Most of them let us do anything with them especially the 'boys". Sunny and Mouse. Above is Sunny who didn't mind us putting a frog on his head. Who also spends time hanging with the chickens. Now if I can only get him to herd the chickens! The dog won't do it!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

All Purpose Country Container

Mason Jars

The all purpose country containers...The ones on the table have tea lights. The ones that I put in the garden had some in there. You can use them to store buttons. We have various sizes with lids that store hamster and cat food. Just use your imagination!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Country Tractors

Country Tractors

I went to Jacktown's Blue Mountain Steam Engine and Tractor Show. I just LOVE this country gathering! Tractor pulls. Little booths with folks showing off their steam engines and some of the engines can do tricks. A flea market. Families pulling their tots in wagons or pedal tractors.

All the Farmall tractors belong to one man. They have been in his family for generations! He has restored and maintains them. The mailbox does NOT belong to him but it should!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Anitque and Vintage goodies used in the garden

An old diary crate, watering can and a wooden basket. The watering can is being used as eye candy but the others are filled with dirt and flowers.

Garden Inspirations

With summer time in full swing I am inspired to use antiques and collectibles in the garden. I have a friend, Kim, who owns cottage gardening business who provides me with loads of inspiration!