Nothing says spring has arrived like a marshmallow & weenie roast.
Donkey photo bomb 🙂
A relaxing way to spend the evening.
And an excellent way to get out of cooking supper!
Our pea seeds went in the ground on March 18, and yesterday we picked for the very first time.
We like to make a foil packet and add the peas, olive oil, and sea salt and place them on the grill a ways from the heat while everything else is cooking.
Yesterday, I sauteed them inside heating about 1/2 T of olive oil, adding the peas and some sea salt, then cooking for 5 minutes until tender crisp. Yum!
You can mulch around your plants to keep the roots cool to extend your harvest. I will weed our plants one good last time and mulch heavily with straw.
And pray for lots and lots of peas!
There was so much excitement when I read Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains’ post about crocheted hair curlers.
I couldn’t wait to show Madison so she could whip some up for me. 🙂 I haven’t tried them yet but Madison slept in them last night and they worked great! They were comfy too.
……with lots and lots of bubble wrap!
Because everybody wants strawberry jam for their birthday. 🙂
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Lovely weather here today! I have mowed the back yard, weeded the asparagus, cabbage, kale, zucchini, and cucumbers, and helped Madison rip the carpet out of the girls’ bedroom. The flooring needed replaced because of a leaky bathtub. Quentin and McKenzie picked some laminate up at Home Depot yesterday morning, and he wants to start putting it down this evening.
I have really let time get away from me lately, so I will share lots of pictures from the last few weeks that I meant to share with you. Guess I have just been having too much fun playing in the garden. 🙂
We made Quentin a smurf cake for his birthday.
Love this guy 🙂
Pretty flowers. I still don’t know what they’re called.
A salad with garden lettuce. Thanks, Donna! And strawberries from our garden.
I surprised Quentin one day by fixing up his little pond. I still have to get some barley straw to clear up the algae.
Newly planted strawberry plants
A couple of large goats. Only two more weeks to go!
Willow’s udders starting to fill up
Look who’s walking
This year’s garden starting to green up. It curves all along the hillside.
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I hope everyone had a great weekend. Happy Memorial Day!
Spring has arrived in full force this past week with warm temps during the day and cool nights perfect for sleeping with the window open. We even had rain and a thunderstorm Monday night to help the garden along.
Our jungle is taking shape quite nicely 🙂
Irises on the hillside by the driveway
Irises in front flower bed
Lots of strawberry blossoms
azalea bush on the hillside
azalea bushes out front taken last week. If you look closely at the bush on the right you will see….
Bernard shading himself 🙂
potato plants pushing through
a baby asparagus
My Mother’s Day basket
Madison’s cherry tart
Quentin went back to work from vacation on Monday. He got in lots of cooking and fishing.
Even I caught a fish or two
And spring just wouldn’t be the same without new life. We have two chickens setting, and we’re hoping for baby chicks soon. Goat kids will be born around the 14th of June. I can hardly wait!
Kittens will be a week old tomorrow. Such a sweet, little face
We had a nice spring break on Jekyll Island. I think it might be the quietest, most peaceful place on earth. We stayed at the Jekyll campground. We slept like babies in our tent with the cool breeze blowing through listening to the sounds of nature. The campground is just a hop, skip, and a jump to Driftwood beach(our favorite), the pier, and the Horton house.
Here are some pictures from our spring break.
It was nice to get away for a few days, but we were so happy to be back home!