Sunday, May 29, 2022

A day in the life...

It is nice to have a 3-day weekend. I have kept very busy watching birds, planting the garden, weeding the flower beds, and just puttering around.

A chickadee drinking from a little cup.  

For the second year in a row I have a handful of cedar waxwings.  I wondered what they ate in the spring, then I see them munching on apple blossoms.  Not sure how I feel about that.
My hummingbird returned yesterday. I am so appreciative.  I a feeling it was time for her to show up, and had nectar cooling when she arrived.

My daffodils and primroses are putting on a show.

It's been dark and cloudy all weekend. No real rain to speak of, but at least it isn't snow.  (So far)

I'm still working on the porch. Every year I tried to figure out where I'm putting the house plants and the flowers.  I found the prettiest violas and right now they really make the porch pop.
I got my outside garden planted. Beans, cucumbers, corn, pumpkins, melons, turnips, and radishes are all in the ground.

It is amazing how good tools make things go smoother. I love the bread box my cousin, Phyllis, gave me to hold my seeds.   The stamps I made for square foot planting are invaluable.
Everything is in the ground, except for the second planting of corn and beans so everything doesn't ripen at the same time. I'm getting smarter in my old age.
I used up all of last year's compost. There is a new batch brewing. When you don't have cattle or chickens it is good to have a compost pile.  I mixed 3 wheelbarrows full into the vegetable garden this year.
My husband is always taking pictures of me on the sly. It makes me laugh.  Yes, dad, I am still wearing my rabbit fur hat.  It is so warm and ten times better than a coat.

I'm afraid that's all I got. I hope all of you are enjoying the nice long peaceful weekend.  I've waited all winter for life on the porch. You couldn't pry me away if you tried. What do you look forward to most about spring and summer?


  1. I do hope that you don't get any more snow.

  2. I love how pretty everything looks at your house. I love that its still early spring there and I get to look at it all while its moving into full blown summer here. I think that is a cute picture of you coming out of the green house. I hope you have a great week.

  3. Things are looking good! I just planted my vegetable garden, too. Cedar waxwings - ohhh, I would love if they showed up here! -Jenn

  4. Your porch is so inviting. I'd love to hang out there with you.

  5. Every gardener needs tools! I so enjoy traipsing around your gardens with you. Yay for that rabbit fur hat. I love it and love that your hubby captured this moment.


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