Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Catching up

It doesn't take long for the yard to take over when ignored.  So yesterday was spent catching up the outside work instead of in the Studio quilting.   It's been raining so much we couldn't mow.  That made my job yesterday a little longer than expected.  As I complained to myself about having to spend so much time working in the yard I realized that it wasn't so bad I just need to take a minute to look around.  My Peonies are opening, such a gorgeous flower.


Last year not one Peony bloomed.  For some reason they didn't have ants to help them along.  Did you know a Peony can't bloom on their own?  The little ants are a happy sight indeed!


After the mowing, the garden is next in line.  So I let the chickens do a little free ranging, I can keep an eye on them and the dog while I weed the garden.  They seem to love the fresh cut grass.  Don't get too excited little chickens that grass is mine!


  And those grass clippings that the chickens love so much will need to be put on the garden later today after they dry out a bit.  Grass clippings on top of newspaper is a great organic way to keep the weeds under control.
This is our main garden.  We also have 3 small raised beds and one raised tomato bed up by the house.


Thankfully Mr. Podunk takes care of these two smaller beds.  

  
As I was pulling the last of the weeds in the garden rumbles could be heard in the distance.  Oh there's a storm brewing...great.... more rain, just what I need!


The storm looks worse than what it was.  This picture hasn't been altered or edited.  I love how it came out.  It only took about 20 photos to get one good one.


Well I better get busy or I'll have another no sew day!

~ Lea Anne ~
Pin It

8 comments:

  1. I'm heading out to the yard now, as much as I'd rather be quilting. If I work quickly, I can get back inside. :) Your photos are great!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely photos. I do enjoy a glimpse into the lives of my friends in other countries. That is very interesting about peonies, we have a dark pinkyred one, I am going to watch it more closely now!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely photos. I do enjoy a glimpse into the lives of my friends in other countries. That is very interesting about peonies, we have a dark pinkyred one, I am going to watch it more closely now!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just had the nicest visit with you. I can still smell the peonies and see your garden with it's straight lines and special mulch. That storm looks pretty short lived... the sun is shining through! Thanks for the views of Podunk.
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  5. My problem in the garden is that I don't know what is weeds and what are future flowers! Our lawn looks like a jungle after all of the rain we got!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Totally with you on the catching up day! Hubby and I had one over the weekend. I didn't know that about newspapers and grass clippings. We keep ours in a compost pile and use for fertilizer. I love that you got chickens this year - I am trying to convince my husband that we need a few of our own! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Storms can be so pretty, when they are moving away from you! Great shots!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...