And back again…

I know I just posted about the looks of spring coming to our area. I was looking forward to some nicer weather and the wind to not be so much of a bother.


But today I woke up to this… snow, cold, wind šŸ˜¦ The ground, deck, and all wereĀ covered.


My flower beds were covered too and my poor budding flowers.


IĀ guess old man winter is not ready to let go just yet. I hope it doesn’t keep my tulips and other flowers from blooming when spring does finally decide to stay. Weather says possibly more snow tonight. We shall see.

Flower and Garden Festival

Yesterday my mom and step-father came up for the local Flower and Garden Festival heldĀ in a couple towns over from us. It was a sunny day, but again that old wind showed its cold breath. It was warmer when the wind was not blowing, but when Mr. Wind came around you needed a warm jacket and hat. Luckily the sunshine showed all day and warmed your face šŸ™‚ Yel Tulips

The festival is one we attended last year for the first time and had such a fun time. This year it seemed there were not as many vendors or flowers, but the flowers that were there showed their beauty.multi tulips

There were a lot of other fun things there too…Birdhouse

And the crowd was huge again…Croud

I felt like I was being watched at times…Owls

But it turned out to be some cute little owls šŸ˜‰ And maybe a turtle…Turtle

Unique view…

So I thought I would talk today about encouraging a unique view to life. We are all different and have different views, likes, dislikes, wants, needs, etc.I thought with the weekend coming up we could all think of something unique to do that would be out of the ordinary from what we usually do or what someone else would usually do. This weekend IĀ am watching myĀ friends children (the one is the adorable child I featured a couple of days ago). Since they don’t live hereĀ and are moving close soon whileĀ their mom and dad house search the kiddosĀ and I will play.Ā Speaking of unique things to do… I thought I would share my view on some flowers I have found and wanted a unique view on… I hope you enjoy šŸ™‚





















I also think seeing things from a different view can help us and our children learn that if you look below the surface of things there is beauty. Is thereĀ something you learned by takingĀ a different view on it? If so please share. Have a beautiful weekend no matter what you do šŸ™‚

Chicken coop, dogs, and life…

Today was the first nice day I had to be outside and work. The chicken house got a cleaning and I finished the new boxes for “the girls” (my Dad was helpful in this process as he had a lot of good ideas). “The Girls” ran around like crazy enjoying the bugs and other goodies that they could get now that the rain had stopped and the ground was still soft. The dogs and the chickens continue to learn how to share the yard space, but are doing very well so far…

The dogs and the chickens sharing the yard

"The girls" getting some grub

Chase and "the girls"



















Baxter decided to stand guard over the flock today (is a bunch of chickens a flock?)








The best news of the day is we got our first two

eggs with double yolks.

Yummy… they were delicious.





IĀ also did some gardening and planted things that could go in the ground now.Ā I finished putting seed in their pots to start growing to go in the ground later.

The birds were also out again and enjoying the bird feeders.

I couldn't get close enough without scaring this cardinal off








I also noticed out tulips had started to bloom and they are such a pretty red.











It was such a nice day… I hope it was for you too.

I wanted to thank all my new (and other) followers and anyone who has liked or left a comment.Ā IĀ really appreciate it as today has been my best day for traffic to my site yet šŸ™‚ I hope you all have a blessed week.