Monday, February 21, 2011
This fence happens to be the beginning of my new rose garden, a valentine's gift from my hubby! The deer always eat my roses to the ground and they die (no fences or dogs), so Nate decided to fence a spot behind the herb garden for me to plant roses:)
We got three or four inches of snow(big deal around here:) and it broke several of our plum trees :( They were kind of sad anyway, needing pruning and all.
In the veggie garden...
Raccoons (maybe our chicken killers)
PeriwinkleHe kept gleefully throwing himself down in the snow:) (this is day two of the snow-it had partially melted, but there was still just enough to play in)
Joshua's hen--he is very proud of the eggs she lays:)
"We are NOT going in the snow--now, will you please get out of the way so we can dash back inside?"
Our boss rooster "Gimpy", a bantam cochin. He came to us free last summer along with a couple of hens and four chicks. He looks like sometime his leg was broken and it healed wrong, so he limps quite badly. Fortunately for him our big roo is a big "chicken" and doesn't challenge him.
Friday, February 11, 2011
We enjoyed a wonderful family outing in the sunshine the other day...
Note the very convenient bit of driftwood stuck in the sand by the river's edge
Shadows on stones
Shadows on stones
A bit of new green
A fun hiding spot
Very tall queen anne's lace
The sun sparkling on water has to be one of the best sights in the world. I love water, I'm so grateful we live next to a river, and countless streams, and only two hours from the ocean!!
See that patch of red clay up on the bluff there? That's the back side of our place :) Joshua goes, "What! I had no idea it was so high! No wonder you don't want me getting close to the edge." Hmm. Hopefully he'll remember that next time we're up there, Lol!