Thursday, July 30, 2015

 There were 5 of these gorgeous caterpillars on my plant that smells like licorice. I can't remember what that plant is called right now, and I have looked up these fellows before and have forgotten who they are too. I couldn't resist their portraits. Notice the little dots on their 'legs.'


 My little cucumber patch is growing up the mattress frame.
 The zucchini is doing well.

I have been working on house projects that need doing in the summer months. It's very hot and muggy here now, which makes working outside harder.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We have rabbits of all sizes that have become fairly tame. This one was laying around after a meal of clover. It was in the goose pen. My girls don't care at all, and seem to like the extra company.
Our red raspberries are coming on, with green beans and arugula. I fenced in the beans so no critters steal them first. I hope to have a good amount of cukes to make refrigerator pickles like I did last year. They were great-tasted just like my grandma's. Only ingredients were water, vinegar, salt and lots of fresh dill. I filled a gallon sized glass container with the pickles.
I just love the summer!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We must clothe each other...

Please watch Beth Moore speak for July 8, 2015. It's a great message.
Here's the link. It's only about 10 minutes-but powerful.

Sam Houston and Titus...

 I have left a little square place in the goose pen that I don't mow.
 Sam and Titus lay in that spot sometimes...
I think they know how much they are loved.

Friday, June 19, 2015

 When I'm outside with my geese, I let them roam around with me in the yard. They are especially fond of working their way into tall flower beds and hiding in the foliage. I see waving flowers, so I know where the geese are! Hostas are fun to walk under!


A beautiful grass...

Friday, June 12, 2015

First bones of the guest room

 I was running through a mental list of my decorating style. It's something like this: I love 'Fixer Upper,' 'Junk Gypsy,' eclectic, rustic, country, modern, clean, repurposed-junk, Rusty, shabby chic, faded and worn...so to put all that in one room is a challenge!
I mentioned 'Fixer Upper'-if you've never seen the show on HGTV-it's hosted by the most talented couple Chip and Jo Gaines. It's not only fun to watch-but her style is wonderful. Of course Aimee and Jolee Sikes are awesome too-from Junk Gypsy. Those shows give me lots of ideas, but so do the magazines available about home decorating.
 
I made the whale pillow. The chairs were almost in our camp fire pile-they are just too nice to burn up! The lavender is fake, but it's in a vintage metal fishing pail, on top of a new galvanized metal tub-found at Lowe's. There are quite a few accent pieces made of galvanized metal in this room because I just love it. This photo and the next one most clearly show the correct blue of the paint.

 This house is over 100 years old, so there are no closets. I bought this closet organizer at Walmart-where I found it for the lowest price-almost 30 bucks cheaper than Target for the exact thing!!! The metal tubs came from Walmart too-they're supposed to be for picnics but they spruce up this thing. I got 20 wooden hangers at Walmart for 10 bucks-would have been 10 bucks for only ten hangers at Target. So look around when you're buying new things...
I'll decorate this THING to try to make it look less yikkie and plastic.

 Fake hydrangea in an old plaster frame. I love the colors...
 More old things to decorate with...
I am far from being done with this room-like I said in the post title-this is just the bones of the room. I have a little dresser waiting to go in, and way more things to hang on the walls. I'm not wild about curtains-I like light in my house, but I may buy a drop cloth and rip it and sew lace on part of it and hang it on one side of the larger window. I'll photograph the room when I'm done. Thank you for visiting with me!