Up first up is our little garden, I planted 24 tomato plants, 5 rosemary plants and an entire flat of marigolds in this garden. If a lightening storm passes through I wonder if all the steel tomato cages will draw the lightening bolts! Quick way to make fried green tomatoes....
Here is a shot of the grape arbor my husband built for me. These vines are my very first attempts at growing concord grapes they even have tiny little grapettes on them already.
Here is my supervisor Sam Wise resting in the shade of the workshop while he guards my Mother's Day presents. Hubby made me the wooden trellis and bought a lovely climbing rose to grow up that lattice for my Mom's Day present. I think it is so nice to have a present that will be around for awhile don't you? The other small green plants you see are a nice variety of herbs and young asparagus plants. When we moved into this place last November I discovered about 20 red brick edgers in the storage shed. Decided that they would be perfect to edge my herb garden. After spending several days digging the edgers into the ground and hauling many loads of dirt from our big garden I had a nice bed to plant my much loved herb garden. Here you can see the results of a whole lot of hard work.
This is a shot of my brand new chicken coop. I found the weather vane on etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/swenproducts - the flying pig is wonderful and adds a bit of whimsy to the coop. In a few more weeks I will have baby chicks to brood and shortly after that they will get to live in their new house and run. These girls will be my first venture into chickens and I am most excited about it.
Another chore around the homestead in the warmer months is something I just love to do - hang laundry on the line outside. The smell of fresh clean wind blown sheets on your bed at night in the summer time is one of life's little pleasures. We set this little laundry line up last week and this is it's maiden voyage.
Not to be forgotten, is my weaving studio where I am working on a Monk's belt pattern that I spent several days working out by hand on graph paper. So far so good, I think I like it.
My newest toy for the weaving shop is a 4 hole angel wing set to hold my lease sticks. This is my very first time working with this contraption and I have to say it is working really well. Had to wait almost 2 months for my order of angel wings to be delivered - Purrington Looms is backed up and Bruce the owner is swamped with orders. It was worth the wait, the angel wings are made well and do the job they are designed to do. All in all money well spent. Oh and before I forget, just ignore the dangling threads....not sure what to tell you about that over estimation of warp....you guys are weavers I am pretty sure you will understand.
Hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather and getting outside to work on your gardens.
Until next time,