Monday… Monday… So good to me…

Chase and Baxter

It’s the start to a new week. I thought I would share this photo with you from our hike yesterday. The boys told me they wanted to go back today, but the weather is not cooperating.

The sun came out briefly and the chickens were ready to use this to their full advantage. (Sorry I think the chicken tail pictures are funny and cute 😉 ) We had some visitors yesterday, my friend and her two kids, who came to see the dogs and chickens. The kids had never seen chickens like this before and my poor girls paid for this as they were getting picked up, petted, and taken back to their coop a lot. I had to explain to the kids to be careful and that the chickens wouldn’t lay again even if they were placed back in their coop. The girls survived and got lots of good treats today for being so good.

While they were here though part of the coop was messed up so it needs a little repair today. So Hubby and I are off to complete this task before dinner… tonight is spaghetti and meatballs… I make the sauce and meatballs from scratch.

Quiz for the day… Who sang the song in my title?

Hikes and Battlefields…

It was such a nice day, perfect weather for a hike. We went to a local battlefield and hiked all over that place. The dogs were in heaven… they LOVE to hike and walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My wonderful hubby carried my camera backpack so I coud have both my lenses at hand and it also allowed us to carry water and such.

When we first got to the battlefield there were some painters their painting a pond…

In the pond was a goose swimming, it almost looked as if he was posing for the painters.

A little further up the way and in the river there were two families of geese… Mom, Dad, and babies.

The fields had beautiful flowers in them today all in full bloom.

Then we went from the fields and river to the mountain. There were so many planes today…

The pups took a rest when we got back from the mountain on one of the old house steps.

On the way out of the battlefield we saw a bird we have a difference of opinion on what it was… any ideas?

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend with lots of fun and beautiful weather. Have a blessed week 🙂

The very bland morning…

It’s a still and very bland day… you know one of those days where there is no color in the sky and the sun is nowhere to be seen. It isn’t raining, it isn’t windy, it is just still. The chickens don’t seem happy about this type of day. They are out, but seem more skittish, especially after Chase had to scare away a bird that was getting a little too close. The dogs are snoring on their chair, yet are easily awakened by noise.

Since there is not much to share yet today I wanted to pass along some House Rules we found on a tapestry and have hanging in our house. I hope you have a good Saturday.

Sunny day… Chasing the clouds away

Today was another sunny day! We had to take advantage of it as Mr. Weatherman says it’s going to rain all day tomorrow.

The chickens discovered today one of our fence posts had come loose and they showed us they know how to try to get out… that’s fixed now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was reading a post the other day (I’m sorry to say I forgot who it was – if it’s you let me know) the lady writing it was sharing her black dog loved to lay in the sun…

We have one of those...

My wonderful hubby finished weed eating the fence line… it looks good now.

The only problem today again was the wind. It blew all night and knocked things over. Today it is making sure it tries its hardest to blow the leaves off the trees in surprise attacks.

I worked in the garden and placed my new wire trellis I got to let my cucumbers climb on this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My onions are coming up and I am so excited to see the fruits of my labor starting to grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am so looking forward to the weather staying nice and being able to put the rest of my plants in so they can grow big.

 

Baxter and Chase wanted to wish all my followers, readers, and visitors a Happy Weekend !

P.S. Anyone know what song and from what show my blog title came from today?

 

10 Things Thursday… 10 Things I Enjoyed About the Festival

So I kind of forgot to do my 10 things post on Tuesday… I don’t know where my brain was. So today I though I would make up for it by sharing 10 things I enjoyed about the festival I went to over the weekend.

10.  The different flower displays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. The scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. This rock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. The pottery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Walking around in the crowds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Spending time with my mom.

My mom in her early mother's day gift... a new hat 🙂

4. The weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. The crafts.

 2. The waterfalls.
1. All the flower and vegetable choices.

The sun came out :)

The sun was out in full force today. It was such a beautiful day I was so eager to get home and into the yard. Image

The dogs spent the day laying in the sun and playing.

Chase

Baxter

The chickens were all over the yard and sunning themselves.

 

 

Hubby spent time mowing the grass and weed eating. I spent time in the garden, cleaning up the chicken coop, and playing with the pups. Over all it was a… good day sunshine 😉

Was the weather man right?

One of my favorite flowers is the Gerber daisy. I love the colors, the design, and how they grow. Now I enjoy daisy’s in general, but this has to be my favorite variety. It’s almost like a sunshine (which I also enjoy). Which brings me to today… my motto worked the sun came out and was out all day. Over the weekend the weather man said it was supposed to rain until Wednesday, then he said Tuesday, then it said slight chance Tuesday, but ending by mid day. Well the rain ended overnight and today was sunny, yet still chilly. A weather man is the only job you can not be right in and still keep your job;)

I had to run an errand this morning and took the dogs (they love to ride).

Chase likes to sleep in this weird position when in the truck.

When we got back the dog’s  layed in the sun and watched the chickens. (I wish I could have too, but I had to go to work).

I want to thank all my followers and visitors. I had my highest visitors day yesterday and it made me so happy. I am very blessed to have followers like you 🙂 

 

 

Whats a girl to do?

The weather man says this rain is supposed to break tomorrow… thank goodness… it is WET here. The chickens have been kept in their run until this afternoon when it went from torrential down pour to light sprinkles. They are happy to be out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase has a vet appointment today to get him a booster on his rabies since he went after that fox. Right now he and Baxter are bugging me to play with them so I best get to that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought I would leave you this fine rainy day with some more photos of my festival adventures from Saturday. Happy Monday 🙂

 

The festival crowd...

 

Face pottery

 

Soggy Sunday after Sunny Saturday…

It started raining shortly after we got done at the Flower and Garden festival my Mom and I went to yesterday. It was so sunny and beautiful the entire time we were at the show and I had to sing a little praise to God for holding off the rain till after we got to see the whole festival. I got so many good shots I want to make a slide show for you to watch… but I have to figure this out first on my new computer, then figure out how to post it. My husband and I have been sharing his computer for a while and finally I have saved enough for one of my own 🙂 (Big smile, I will post a photo of it once my new lid for it comes in).

Anyways back to the garden show. There were so many cool plants, flowers, and crafts there. I have never been to a garden show like this and my Mom and I want to make this a tradition. So here are a few of my favorites for you to enjoy especially if you are having a rainy day like me (heavy on the rain).

I saw this on the way into the show in someones yard... I thought it was pretty. I think it is an Allium Onion Flower.

 

A tree waterfall

The castle door

A glass flower... this guy made them out of old bowls and plates, etc.

 

One of many waterfalls

Rows of flowers, vegetables, and herbs to buy 🙂

A friendly pup I saw

My motto for the next few days...

Festival Day… if it doesn’t rain

Today the sun is trying hard to stay out from behind the clouds…

The chickens are enjoying some grub in and out of the coop while they take turns laying.

They use to all lay in on of the first boxes we built, but now only one or two lay there, and the others lay in the new back box we built in their new attached house. Chickens are funny.

The pups have been playing most of the morning, but seem to be taking a rest currently, watching over their chickens like good flock guards.

I am hopefully off soon to a Flower and Garden Festival in our area with my mom. I am waiting for her to get here so we can go and try to beat the rain that looks like it wants to come. The weather channel did say rain today. I think I will pray for it to hold off untill we get done. *Fingers Crossed *

Any of you have any festival plans for this weekend or anything fun planed? I hope and will say an extra prayer for the rain holds off in your area too if you are supposed to have some, till you get done with your day. (If you need some rain and are hoping for it I will send ours your way).

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