Chapter One

A light drizzle is surrounding me as I wander through the gardens cutting flowers to put in the farmstand.  It is sunrise, only the sun isn’t shining.  The humidity seems high and the gnats are horrible and the mosquitoes are biting.  I’m hot and my body heat is steaming up my glasses so that I can’t see. I couldn’t be happier.  Birds are busily going about their morning routines, the chickens are still in the coops, protesting loudly that they want out.   A large red-tailed hawk swooped down behind the big hen house and went after a nest of Robins.   The tranquil bliss was brought to an end.  The hawk has been hanging around here for about a week.  Most disturbing to our little piece of paradise.

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Through The Garden Gate February 2019

The chickens and I are joining Sarah from Down By The Sea for Through the Garden Gate, February.  Through the Garden Gate is a monthly link up for gardeners to share what is happening in their garden each month.

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Life has been happening all so fast and full lately.   Some good, some not so good.  That’s life, isn’t it?

How about with you?  Are you out in the garden?  Making art? Taking care of your animals? Continue reading

with a little help from my friends

Finally, it’s here – Happy first day of spring Y’all!  Old man winter won’t let his grip go just yet.  We have rain, sleet and a few flurries this am.

There’s nothing more soothing to my ears than the sound of rain on an old tin roof.  Well, maybe the sound of rain on a new tin roof.  Which I am happy to say at long last, we have.  But, I digress, this post isn’t about our beautiful new roof, that’s for another time. Continue reading