I am loving my garden right now. Spending as much time in it as I can. Everything is blooming. The grapes are coming along on this arbor. This is a sight I love to see when we walk out the door but last week we walked out and saw the scene below...
The lattice that holds up the grapes collapsed. I never heard a thing and thankfully the girls weren't under it.
The braces on the sides rotted and broke. It took all our strength to get it up on the ladder and then the bucket on top to make it higher and then another taller ladder to lift it even higher before Con could fix it. It was HEAVY!!!!! I trimmed the heck out of it because it had started growing into other plants around it. I am still paying for helping but there is only the two of us and I couldn't let him do it alone. I had plans to go on a garden tour the very next day with Jill, so I went anyway even tho I woke up that morning and could hardly move. Never knew bones could actually creak. lol Some of the places we toured were rather hilly with lots of walking that I could hardly move for a few days after, but the gardens we saw were so inspiring and I got lots of cool pix that I was so glad we went anyway. One thing I saw and am going to try and imitate is below.
LOVED this bottle tree.
I had two and was given the tall blue one
Then I found the pink one in Micheal's and was given the other two the same day. So I am on my way. Con will make me a tree to hang them on. :))
We did some more Critter sitting.
Look at Jills Chicks now.... at four and a half months one is laying eggs. since its color is a sage green its one of the yellow Amuricana chickens.
One of her Amuricans has whiskers and yes its female. the black one is a Black sexlink like mine but not the same red streaking colors. Shes bummed. :)
Never know when we are being watched. Three of these beauties were out as we walked to check the critters.
The third one was across the street peeking around at us.
Back at home our girls keeping cool the other day taking dirt baths.
but today we have lots of rain. Which I hope wont last long because our summer Art festival starts this Friday. One year it was rained out. Hoping not this year as I am and so many others looking forward to it.
That's about all that's been going on here.
I leave you with this cool shot I took out our back window.
It was nice of the bird to pose so nicely for me.
Have a great week