christine, maday, and brittani.
sunday was a photo shoot for senior pictures.
jesse did not want his photo taken.
so i had him sit on his dad's bike.
still, this won't work. i will have to use an older
photo for senior pics. our good friends,
the lopez family have a daughter, brittani,
graduating alongside jesse this year.
they are both home schooled. we have an
umbrella school and they will walk for graduation.
my oldest daughter, rachel and i were both taking photos.
we took brittani around the farm and drove around
leiper's fork to get some shots in nature, my favourite kind.rachel's beautiful capture.
one of my captures of a beautiful girl.
we took lots and lots of pictures.
it was a beautiful day.
today is monday.
now it's another day to get things done.
first up order seeds for veggie garden.
i found a great resource in clemson state u.
they have an extensive amount of heirloom seeds
that have been proven growers over the last 30+ years.
chopee orka, chantenay red core carrot, stowell's evergreen corn,
bee balm, summer savory, cangreen lima beans, etc...
have all been ordered...yipee!
still there is so much research and reading to do.
this magazine has been inspirational and helpful.
when i was down visiting meems @ hoeandshovel.blogspot.com/ in florida.
i found these interesting watering tools at her local nusery. they are called
plant nanny's. i have been using them since i got back and
i have to say i like them. they are terra cotta and you put them into a plant and
use an old wine bottle filled with water to keep your plant watered for days.
is find a solution to my cushions
being eaten one by one by a pillow
hungry chesapeake bay retriever
named "bronte' jane" aka "the destroyer."
that is actually a polite nome de plume.
she has many aliases.
i found these decorative hooks and the cushions have a
small ribbon handle on the side.
hopefully she won't feel the need to
bother these hanging cushions.
we'll just get them down when we need
to sit on them.
we have been trying to attract birds
of all sorts. bluebirds, finches, martins, owls...and more.
we have a bat house on the barn.
kestrels are next on the list to try to attract.
these birds are in the falcon family.
they are the size of a jay.
their prey are rodents and insects and of course small birds.
acerage would be the best place to put up
the box for nesting.
so this morning dh and jesse head out to put up the box.
jesse climbed the 28 ft ladder.
yikes i can't i don't like heights.
magical...there is life in abundance there.
birds and creatures make the best of fallen trees.
moss are blooming like little green flowers.
greenery is popping up everywhere.
anybody know what this is?