"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11
Thursday, December 26, 2019
just before the sun completely shows itself,
the sky has been in the most beautiful color ever!
It is always different, every day.........and it's
beauty is more stunning as each day arrives
The weather and temps have been pleasant, dry,
and warm. Christmas day was close to 70
I have not yet had to use my greenhouse heater and
the little tomato plant that I moved inside in early fall
is still producing tomatoes.
I have had this potted flower, going on 4 years now.
It blooms constantly and brightens up the greenhouse.
Once in a while, it seems to die down........but within
just a few weeks, it's green and back to blooming.
These are flowers that I dug up and moved to the safety of
the greenhouse in early fall. They still have not bloomed,
but remain sturdy thick and green. Anyone know
what they might be?
Sophie stayed outside with me as I removed all of the
Christmas decorations. I never like to leave Christmas things
up after Christmas. I like it all packed away before the new
Taboo is enjoying his new bed. He has been stealing Sophie's
bed and taking long leisurely naps.........much to
Sophie's dislike. So now, he is content and feels special.
I hope this finds that you all had a happy Christmas day with
friends and family, and that you are filled with goals and hopes
for the new year to come!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
And, so, Christmas comes to bless us!
Comes to teach us how to find
The joy of giving happiness
And the joy of being kind.
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham,
"There Will Always Be a Christmas" (1940s)
Merry Christmas dear friends! Stop by my cooking blog for
a wonderful rich Christmas cake recipe!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Most of you already know that I have a small group of little chickens
and for the first couple of years, they have used this little coop .
But recently, I had the large kennel pen that was over this coop, moved and
attached to a larger hen house. Now my chickens have a nice roomy
coop/hen house and a safe yard to wander around in.
I did not want this coop to be tossed away.........
so I moved it to my corner garden to use as
a decorative feature for my cement and yard decor
I placed a colorful resin/plastic rooster on the inside of the coop
along with a pretty black resin/plastic hen sitting on a nest
the empty nests have fake ceramic eggs
underneath in the pen area, I have a vintage ceramic rooster
and a cement hen with her chicks
I also put in my handmade cement hen and rooster set
Standing proud on the outside roof is a plastic rooster.
Now my garden has chickens in it......ones that wont scratch up or
eat away the plants! I plan to decorate the coop more with flowers in
the spring time.
I am sure in time, this coop will get weathered and wear down from
the outside elements.......but for now, it has
So tell me...........do you like yard art?
Do you like chicken yard art are some other kind of decor?
I would love to hear!