Monday, April 1, 2013

A Very Hoppy Birthday!

What a weekend!
Where do I start?
Yesterday was my birthday...
and once in a blue moon it falls on the same day as Easter...
making it a very Hoppy Birthday!!

It was a perfect weekend.
Saturday's weather was superb... sunny and 52 degrees.
Given the choice of any activity, I chose a trip to a local garden center and then
home to work in the garden on Saturday.

I finished up planting seeds in the greenhouse.
All the seeds that I had started earlier this week are now seedlings

Amanda and I cleaned up the garden boxes, planted radishes, onions and spinach.
We decided it was time to clean out some of the horseradish root from the herb box.

 That yielded two monster roots...
and there are lots more.
Horseradish is one of those roots that multiplies like wildfire!
(Not to mention the fire that it leaves in your senses!)

I can't tell you how satisfying working in the garden soil was...

that loamy smell, the coolness of the dirt, and the knowledge
that my labor will be paid back 10+ fold this summer...with delectable fresh produce.

Hubbs planted a few new peach trees in a sunny spot on the edge of the woods.

After researching the subject, he learned that peach trees grow very well
on the edge of the woods, where the soil is full of fungi and decomposing organic matter.
Hopefully these trees bear lots of fruit in the coming years.

He also built a new garden box beside my garden shed
that will house a new and improved fairy garden.

This year I am planning a fairy village.
I can't wait to share it with you!

Sunday, Easter, and my birthday was rainy, but still a wonderful day!
A surprise visit from (daughter) Jenn and Tyler , (son)Andy, and my Mom...
a delicious dinner and cake made by Amanda...
and an afternoon surrounded by family
had me feeling loved and cherished.

Look at the adorable bunny rolls the girls made...

And the beautiful lemon poppyseed cake....

And of course, Easter wasn't complete until we had an Easter Egg hunt.

To my family...thanks for making me feel so special.
To my friends...thanks for all of the wishes.
I am truly the luckiest woman.
And to top it all off....

Spring has finally arrived!
There will be so many exciting things to share with you over the coming weeks.
I can hardly wait!!


  1. Oh how we enjoy a dab of horseradish on a bit of ham or beef. It wakes up any meal. Love it!

    Happy birthday a day late, Bev! Sounds like a perfect day of family and outdoor activity for you. xox

  2. Sounds like a fantastic weekend. The bunny rolls are adorable as well as the lemon poppy seed cake. I am anxiously awaking the fairy garden.

  3. Happy Day Bev, one day past! Looks like it was a perfect birthday/Easter weekend! Enjoy these Spring days . . . Love the little one followed by the cat . . .

  4. I am glad your triple holiday was a success! We had a fabulous weekend here....loving it. Spring has arrived.

  5. So glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend! Sounds just perfect. I got to work in the gardens and greenhouse a little on Saturday and it felt so good!

  6. late happy birthday! my daughter's birthday was saturday! i can't wait to see your fairy garden! your cat looks almost as big as your grandson!

  7. Happy belated Birthday ! Glad you had a wonderful weekend and the weather was nice for you ! Wonderful photos. Our weather was nice Fri and Saturday a bit of rain Sunday sunny today but the winds still carry a chill in them . Buds are plump on the trees and bushes , bulbs have popped above ground , birdies are singing so spring is trying to push her way through just taking longer then normal ! Have good day !

  8. You can't beat family for the holiday!! I'm glad you got to have a sunny day for your birthday. We had an unbelievable weekend with temps in the mid seventies. A first, we had Easter dinner outside on the patio!!

    Happy Birthday a day late and many for fun days ahead, Hugs!!

  9. So glad you had a Hoppy Birthday..Love your (soon to be) new fairy garden..Can't wait to see what you do with it..

  10. Happy birthday! It looks so much like spring at your place. I am extremely jealous of that beautiful greenhouse!

  11. Happy Birthday, a day late. Yesterday was my husbands birthday also. He says about every 11 years Easter shows up on his birthday.

  12. Happy Birthday Beverly! And thank you for sharing the adventures and joys of your family.

  13. Beautiful photos.. You sure do live on a little slice of heaven there.. Happy Birthday!! I do hope Easter an your birthday were blessed and wonderful! :)

  14. Happy birthday! The cat and the baby will be such a happy memory!

  15. Happy Birthday! Mine was Friday! 53!! Yikes!
    : ) Kris

  16. I'm so happy to hear that you had a great birthday weekend, Bev! The bunny rolls were adorable! Hugs, Meghan

  17. Happy belated birthday. Looks like it was a wonderful day. Tammy


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