Sunday was too cold to be outside and do anything – even for fun. Church was nice – we had 6 new members join and I love having coffee after the service because I get a chance to see people. Sitting in the very front of the church means I don’t ever get to see my church family – I’m playing while when they arrive and I’m putting everything away while they leave.
I had to think about what I did on Saturday – oh yes, I had help planting the garden. Ella and Dawson planted pumpkins and helped me plant peas and radishes. It was a glorious day fit for being barefoot in the garden.
Saturday night we ate supper with friends and because there was a threat of bad weather Becky and Jenny came to dog sit. Here are some pictures of their evening and what Jenny called “fun on the farm”. I’m sorry I missed it – ha!
It sorta looks like a good time was had by all, doesn’t
The couch is just a loveseat but everybody except Mo, who had some manners, wanted to be the center of attention.
Pretty funny, really!
Another public service announcement about noxious plants – I’ve heard from more of you what has taken over your gardens so I’m going to list them for all gardeners in our group.
Snow On the Mountains
Hawaiian Ivy – chameleon tricolor Houttuynia 3
Creeping bellflower zombie plant
Mexican petunia – Ruellia simplex
And my personal challenge is the hops vine – it’s everywhere on the farm!
I finished my first charm pack of 9 patches and have decided to lay them aside for now because I think I’ll make up another charm pack to use all together. This could go on for quite awhile sewing up one charm pack at a time, couldn’t it?
Here’s some inspiration for you gardeners. Diane M. in Ohio has this beautiful row of amaryllis bulbs flowering outside. She says her husband Glenn has a very green thumb and I would have to agree. I love this but also realize it’s not possible in North Iowa.
Isn’t that amazing?
And Karen sent handmade bookmarks to Connie, Reed, and me as well as a sweet pincushion for my collection. Thank you, Karen!
I didn’t get this picture posted the other day of the goats coming in to eat. It is so very green behind them, isn’t it?
I took this picture of Hazel with Jenny – Hazel is almost falling asleep after a full day of play!
The orioles are in every feeder this morning as well as wrens, goldfinches, red headed woodpeckers, rose breasted grosbeaks, mourning doves, nuthatches, blackbirds, sparrows, starlings and blue jays. I love this time of the year and I leave you with a picture taken at dawn when the sun breaks over the horizon.