Greetings and Holykisses,
It's been a busy week. So much has happened; I don't even know where to start.
We've had some beautiful, "warmer than usual" weather so we've all been taking full advantage of it. Merry Pearl on the other hand is a little less motivated. The warm weather just makes her sleepy. I had to snap a picture of her because she finally went in her new carrier. The porch off our kitchen doesn't have many dry spots, so I thought this little bed would help some. But come nightfall; she's ready to go to the shed. She expects her canned kittyfood and I think she just feels safer there. When she hears the screen door open at dusk; she knows it's "time." (Didn't really think I'd get so attached to another cat again but this sweet kitty now possesses a definite space in my heart.)
Thee other day; I finally got around to mowing the last of the zinnias that died after the first frost. Then; fired up the old tiller and got everything turned under. I was so happy Myguy was home because he had to come to my rescue. For some reason I couldn't get that thing started by myself this time. My shoulder was ready to scream from pullin the rope. Anyways, he took something apart and found a mud dobber nest in it and after he whacked it out; she fired right up.
Last Fall, I didn't plow up the garden and I'm here to tell ya, this year's weeds were so much worse. When I tilled it all up in the Spring it was plumb awful. I'm hopin this frees up some weeding time next year.
The Potting shed is a royal mess and I can't even get inside the doorway. I had to throw a straw bale in there thee other day and everything has just continued to pile up. That will be my next project after Thanksgiving. Too much going on this week to worry about any of it now. Wasn't going to show a picture but .... gotta keep it real right? Even the "flowers" sign is askew.
One of my dear friends, sent me a gift certificate to White Flower farm for my birthday this summer. I drooled my way from cover to cover through the catalog and finally decided on tulips since she and I share a love for them. --I ordered them fairly late as I knew I'd plant them in the Fall. "Today" was their day!
I was going to plant them in front of our rocking chairs along the new porch. But; after looking the situation over today I decided it was too shaded. So after tilling the garden; they found a new home next to hollyhock plants that my friend Deena sent me as seeds.
I've been so excited to plant these beautiful little apricot tulip bulbs. Did you notice the color?... -apricot! One of my very favorite shabby-chic flower colors.
They're now planted all the way around the wooden post.
And even "Mrs. Potter" our sweet bunny "contributed." ;)
Remember the two guineas I raised from little chicklets this past year? This picture is when they were little ones -- they are the two funny lookin ones on the left side. Well thee other morning I went outdoors and both of them were MIA. Then I found a big pile of feathers on the ground. Shortly after that; .... by our chicken coop I saw what I figured was the two culprits. Our neighbors dogs. We actually drove up to their house and found the remaining pile of guinea feathers right at their doghouse.
The other guinea is still alive but was frazzled beyond belief ; poor thing lost alot of feathers, and was hiding up in the rafters of the barn. I finally caught him and he's now in the chicken coop. It all kinda makes me sick. We'd already asked this person to please keep his dogs home before.
But ...I guess what's done is done.
Onto some good news.........
Our wrap around is finished; all but the roof. And more good news; we "might" be able to get the house all re-roofed sooner than we'd thought. We're sure hoping so; coz then the new porch will be covered as well. Do yall think the treated wood should be stained, or leave it?
Last night, I had a Stampin Up party at the house. We had a good turn out and I hope the ladies had fun making cards; I know I sure did!! The Demonstrator was very gracious and let us each make two cards. One of the Christmas cards we made; we also filled out and will be mailing to American soldiers in Afghanistan. The other style card, some of the ladies took home. Everyone did such a good job, and I just enjoyed all their company so much!
Well, I think I'm gonna head out to our shed and start carrying Christmas totes to the house!
Hopefully, I can talk Myguy into helping me get the Christmas tree down from it's hiding place and into the living room. I'm in the mood to decorate! Hopefully by sundown our house will be twinkling.
Have a great day!