Thursday, April 28, 2011

A hen party!

Hello All, it has been a busy day.  We had sun but a chill breeze was blowing.  My hens were anxious for a little scratching and pecking in the back yard so I let them out of their pen. They were in chicken heaven scratching up worms and gobbling them down. 

Oh yum, dandelion, my favorite!!

Woo hoo, look at all that green stuff..which they soon till under with their scratching.  Weeds be gone, and I didn’t have to lift a finger!



I had a tough time getting clear shots, they were moving so fast, you would think they had not been fed in a month of Sundays!


If we do end up having to move, I sure hope I can find a place where I can keep my chickens!  I enjoy them too much to give them up easily. 

I have been working on the post for the step by step building of the potting bench.  There is a lot of photos.  I think I will have to break it up into a couple blog posts.


I have been reading a bit on photographing food.  It is something I had never really thought about before, but we (my husband and I) love to cook together and thought we could share some recipes here and there.  You all get to be our guinea pigs while I learn how to photograph and present step by step or close to it of whipping up our favorites!

Can you guess what this is?? It will be one of my first attempts at sharing a recipe with you.


I am winding down now.  It has been a long day.  I have quite a few orders for signs to paint and I base painted, cut out shapes and varathaned a few today.   I worked at that until dinner time.

After dinner, as a treat to myself I got out and cleaned up one of the raised beds in the back yard, worked the soil a bit with my Hoe-Dag (love that thing) and planted some lettuce and sugar snap peas.

If you are wondering what a Hoe-dag is go to the link below. I have no affiliation with Hoe Dag, I just love the one I have.

I checked my seedlings in my greenhouse and by then it was 8pm.  I love the long evenings.  Tomorrow is more sunshine but it is still to be a bit chilly with some North winds blowing.  By next week we should FINALLY be in the 70’s here.  I am too tired or I would happy dance!

Good night all…sleep well.  Tomorrow is a new day! 

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  1. I look forward to the how to on that potting bench...I hope you will pop in and remind me to come peek at it...cuz you know...well we ALL know I will forget to keep is WAY too busy for me lately!

  2. you will love that potting bench...I have one on my front porch (you can see it on the Where We Live page of my blog) and we use it for a drink station!

  3. Oh my gosh,, I'm a new blogger found you today and I'm so happy I did,, I've become a follower and will be back alot,, I have a lot of reading back posts to do,,

  4. Your chickens 'weeding' the place reminds me why I want chickens! Your broccoli dish looks good! Looking forward to the recipe.


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