Thursday, March 8, 2012
It was warm outside & I was feeling better. I am still weak & need to rest often. I ended up with more side effects to the medication that did not agree with me. Sores in my nose & mouth. Looking out the dinning room windows today I decided it was time to get with it & put a plan together for the barren grounds that were my view.
Outside entering into the gardens. Come along with me.
These are the seeds I have purchased so far & I hope to start planting some to put in the mini greenhouse next week.
The gazebo looks empty without all the hanging baskets of boston ferns & flowers over flowing from the railing baskets.
I took a little swing while looking around & pondering my thoughts about the gardens.
The ducks took a dip in the garden pond while I looked for any sign of tulips breaking through the soil. Sure enough they are breaking through. Back to the duck house I heard ed the ducks.
the dianthaus have started to sprout green shoots in this rock bed.
Last year this wooded area was cleared & I had big plans for more rock beds to plant veggies in & a potting shed. My plans have changed a bit. That tree in the center will need to be cut before I can get started. The plan is to have the chicken house moved to this area & build an enclosure around it. They will be free to come in & out of the chicken house all day long with no more chasing them down to shut them in for the night. I will still shut them in the chicken house at night due to the dangers of other creatures roaming about in the night. The outhouse tool shed will be relocated again to this area & the bunny hutch to. Now I still want to make rock beds in this area with paths to pull my little brown wagon through. It may take me all summer but it is what I love doing no matter where I have lived over the years. Believe it or not more than once I moved my rocks right along with me.
The tubs are hung back on the outhouse tool shed after cleaning the bunny hutch & spreading the new fertilizer in the gardens today.
The hens have been out and about scratching in the leaves in the woods. Festus is in the chicken run. the hens stay close by to him. When he is out and about I have been having trouble getting the hens back in the chicken house for the night. They act like wild chickens when he is out. Catching Festus has gotten to be a 45 minute to an hour chore when he is out.
The hens are laying & I have a nice supply of fresh eggs.
Festus has recovered nicely after his bout with the frost bite burn. The points of his comb are rounded now rather than pointed. The points turned black & dried out then fell off. He can be heard loud & clear often.
So this was my day roaming about the barren grounds putting together my plans for life to begin a new in the gardens.
Blessings Til Next Time!
P.S. When I previewed this post it was not layed out as always but life happens & no time to redo.