Things are rather quiet and uneventful around here these days.
We've been sitting back watching the rain, rain, rain...
taking a little time here and there for bird watching,
(Yes, Maddie is sporting her summer haircut.)
(It took me 3 hours to shave her!)
In between the rain storms, we have been tending garden,
building flower boxes,
and planting, planting, planting.
After so many months of greyness, I just cannot get enough of flowers.
And so I asked Hubbs to build me another raised box
by the long side of the greenhouse.
(When the rain stops, I will paint this box grey to match the greenhouse
and the outhouse which is right behind it.)
I have begun planting flowers, but plan to plant a whole lot more!
I want to have oodles of flowers to cut and bring in the house this summer.
I started planting my salad table with an assortment of herbs,
and decided that this might be the perfect place for another fairy garden.
This is just the beginning...I have a few secret plans for this particular garden.
I'll share it with you after I have spoken to the fairies!
Many thanks to Joyce, a friend in Pittsburg,
who sent me a surprise box of fairy garden accessories.
In the vegetable garden the asparagus is starting to emerge.
Oh, how I love this time of year...
when I can pick dinner right out of the garden!
Hopefully the sun will come out in the next few days
so that we can get our picnic pavilion finished.
Weather sealing (a combination sealant and walnut stain) for both
the pavilion and the picnic tables will be the finishing touch...
as well as a few strings of white lights and a gas grill.
And last, but never least....
my chicklets are no longer chicklets,
but have turned into henlets.
They are almost fully feathered now...growing by leaps and bounds.
They have begun flying...
giving them access to the roosting perch.
Like all youngsters, they don't stay little long!