Saturday was spent outside by all of us.  Even Jack.  Yes, Jack is an "indoor cat" but, as you know, Jack does what Jack wants to do and Jack wanted to come outside so he kept sneaking out.

All. Day. Long.

Every time anyone went in or out we had to look for him.  You don't even see him working his way through your legs and the next thing you know he is casually peering over the deck, looking as though this is a daily occurrence.

It's not even an occasional occurrence so he was continually plopped back into the house.  It did NOT make him happy.

Oliver and Emerson have been spending a lot of time outside lately.  And let me tell you, our side street is well supervised by the greatest supervisor ever {self-appointed}......Oliver.  None of the drivers get away without being told what to do by him.  And boy does he worry about the mailman!

farm fresh eggs from the Coop Girls

spending time with the Coop Girls

Coop Girl Hazel
 Needless to say the Coop Girls have been loving the weather.  The dust-bathing, sun-bathing, worm hunting {and mice hunting....}, scratching and pecking that goes on this time of the year is exhausting to watch.  But they sure do enjoy it.

new Coop Girls
The chicks are getting big.  You can see from the little one above, their feathers are starting to come in.  I can't wait until they're big enough to move into the coop.  It's always a hard time, watching them all fight for a pecking order, but a nice time, watching them scratch and dig in the sun.

Now to come up with 12 more names......

The above photo is of what's left of the Asian Pear tree.  I spoke about that last week.....

elderberry bush

spring fern

asian pear tree
We were able to get some work done in the garden on Saturday.  Three of the raised beds were rebuilt and most of the beds were cleaned out.  I wanted to have some dirt delivered this week to top them all off but with rain coming just about every single day, I've decided to wait.

Maybe next week.

I decided not to grow my own seedlings this year.  There's just no time to devote to them.  So, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and a few of the melons will all be purchased.  Everything else will be direct sow.  I bought more asparagus plants to add to the asparagus bed and, somehow, a TON of strawberry runners filled a bed that wasn't even close to the {former} strawberry bed.  Strange....  A dozen more blueberry bushes will be added this year and I was hoping to add more elderberry bushes but that addition likely won't happen.

Sunday was a day of rain.  It was supposed to be our first outdoor market of the season but, thankfully, we had the option of staying inside so most of the vendors stayed indoors.  Hoping that next Sunday will be a day of sunshine.

Hoping you had a lovely weekend!

1 comment

daisy g said...

We must be getting the rain y'all had on the weekend. Thanks for sending it down, we needed it!

Glad to see the boys are feeling well.
Enjoy your week!