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My house in the country
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      4 comments

Thought I'd post a picture of our house. It isn't much but it is home to us and I wouldn't live anywhere else. It is really a mobile home we bought in 1986. We were rushed to fin... Read more
Gnome garden
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      4 comments

This is my new gnome garden. I don't have the door installed on the tree yet but you can get an idea of what it will look like. We also go the small gardenia tree (looks like bon... Read more
Egg count
Monday, March 23, 2009      3 comments

We are getting around an average of 9 eggs a day now from our hens. And for 13 hens, I would say that is pretty good. We like eggs for breakfast. I eat one and Sonny eats 2, so y... Read more
Gardening is great exercise!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009      1 comments

Well I thought I would share a picture of our garden since we have it cleaned up and tilled nicely. Notice the landscape timbers. There are a double row of them so that it makes ... Read more
Busy day today!
Saturday, March 21, 2009      0 comments

We got our landscape timbers set around the top of the garden mainly to stop rain from eroding and washing down through the middle of the garden. We planted 4 bunches of asparagu... Read more
Heart health
Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

On most Fridays people are reminded to wear red for heart health. I've been thinking what I need to do for a healthier heart. I wonder if strawberries are good for hearts? They h... Read more
low on calories
Thursday, March 19, 2009      3 comments

My husband and I are both retired and on a fixed income. We receive our check once a month and usually plan a big day in the big town to do our major shopping. Today was that day... Read more
Peach blossoms in the wildflowers
Wednesday, March 18, 2009      4 comments

I had promised to show our elberta peach in full bloom and as you can see all the wildflowers covering the ground. I took this picture 2 days ago and since then the fruit has set... Read more
Bloom Tuesday: Wild flowers
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      0 comments

I love this time of year. I love taking photos of wildflowers. Most pictures I take are in my own yard. We live in a really wild place and it has taken years to clear off what we... Read more
Busy bee
Monday, March 16, 2009      1 comments

This is a close up of our elberta peach blossom with a very busy bee to the far right. Notice how much pollen she has gattered on her legs. She wasn't bothered at all by my prese... Read more
Johnny Jump-ups
Sunday, March 15, 2009      1 comments

Some more wildflowers we have in our yard are Johnny Jump-ups. They are an early blooming violet with very few leaves. I have also noticed the wild thrillium and violets are up b... Read more
Almond blossom
Saturday, March 14, 2009      3 comments

An almond blossom looks a lot like a peach or apricot blossom. In fact they are from the same family. They make a peach or apricot looking fruit but the almond is inside the pit.... Read more
Easter is coming
Friday, March 13, 2009      1 comments

There is something about Easter I really enjoy. And that is the fact that I feel spring is finally here. I also love all the family things we do at this time. We have a great din... Read more
Birthday dinner
Thursday, March 12, 2009      8 comments

Well I have had a wonderful birthday. I decided to get younger a year instead of growing older a year. Our middle son and wife met us to eat at Fisherman's Wharf. We had a window ... Read more
There is no day like tomorrow!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      5 comments

Well tomorrow is my birthday. Another day older and hopefully another day stronger. I will be 58!!! I used to think that was old!! My granddad died at age 58. My dad was 78 when ... Read more

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