::hoping the birdhouse gourds, grown last year,
soon become occupied...
::picking the first of the strawberries;
there are not a lot, and they are small,
but the flavor is most delicious this year...
::enjoying meals outside with a view...
::feeling relieved that the soil finally
dried out enough to plant the vegetable gardens
this past weekend...
::hoping the now-grown Silkies will not wreak
too much destruction...
Your silkies are adorable! They look like real characters:-)
What a beautiful spot you have there! I love the gourd homes- Do they grow on a tree?ReplyDelete
Your silkies are comical:) Wish I could have chickens here, but the town frowns on it, I have a tiny yard and a new bird-loving (chasing) golden retriever .ReplyDelete
I have seeds for bottle gourds. I grew them about 10 years ago, but I didn't know how to dry them properly. How did you dry yours? On the vine? Mine were picked just as the weather got cold, and I left them on my porch for weeks. They got dry & moldy but since we have allergies, I couldn't bring them in the house. I gave them to a lady from the gas company who knocked on my door. I'd love to know how you got yours to dry. I know you can scrape the mold off but perhaps there's more to it? Thanks.
I enjoyed this post - that looks like a nice place to sit outside and eat. :)ReplyDelete
How amazingly green it is to these Aussie eyes.ReplyDelete
Lovely silkies and birdhouses. Best of luck!ReplyDelete
That looks like a nice place! I love the gourd homes.ReplyDelete
Sighhhh, you must never want to leave your house. There is such a calmness, that comes through in your photos xoxo ClariceReplyDelete
The first time we've tried silkies, and they seem to be really nice birds!ReplyDelete
Thanks Natasha. The gourds actually grow on a vine--I have some pictures here:ReplyDelete
Dee, I left the gourds on the vine until shortly before the frosts. I stored mine in the basement, and yes they do get quite moldy. When they were dried out inside, I washed & scrubbed them with a solution of bleach and water. Some I did then spray paint.ReplyDelete
Everything is quite lush after all the Spring rains we had, of course the weeds are doing well too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa--so far, so good.ReplyDelete
They do have the softest, fluffiest feathers!ReplyDelete
Calm is the goal, though there are certainly some days I am just not feeling it!ReplyDelete
What beautiful birds! How lovely.ReplyDelete