We have puppies! And, not just any puppies. We have Corgipoo puppies! Talk about adorable! They were born April 29 and it is now time to send them to their new homes. Wow, how quickly 6 weeks passed! But we are ready to send them to great homes where they will be loved and cared for. We own the parents as family pets. They go with us in the vineyard and relax on the patio with us. We [Read more...]
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Did you know that there are 7 Reasons Hens Stop Laying Eggs? I didn't until... Our hens went on strike and stopped producing eggs! I know that as hens age they will stop laying eggs. And, some of our hens are three years old but, not all of them. Here I am with a barnyard full of hens who used to give 9 - 12 eggs a day and, I am having to buy eggs! What's wrong with this picture? Even the [Read more...]
Sunflowers are one of my most favorite flowers. Maybe, because yellow is my absolute favorite color. And, sunflowers are yellow! What a bright cheery color - it just makes me happy! That's why I plant them in the garden among all the vegetables. They and the zinnias give the whole garden a gorgeous pop of color! Why would you save sunflower seeds from one year to the next? First of all, it [Read more...]
If you remember, several weeks ago I posted about our new DIY brick patio. In that post, I promised to tell you how to make your own water fountain and I really haven't forgotten! Before I get into the nitty gritty, I want to assure you that it is very easy! I knew that for our new patio, I really really wanted a fountain. But, when I began looking at the prices, well, let's just say, my frugal [Read more...]
Do you like the look of a brick patio but the cost is prohibitive? Try a DIY Brick Patio! I am really excited about how well ours turned out and even though it has been finished for such a short time, we are enjoying it. Our diy brick patio was done using free bricks - I'll tell you how we got them in a minute, as well as, the final cost of the project. As you may know, we are living in what [Read more...]
Starting garden seeds used to be such a chore. Oh, don't get me wrong, it was fun and exciting but I would have egg cartons everywhere filled with dirt and seeds. And, we will not talk about how much of a mess was made when one got knocked over! Egg cartons with seeds or seedlings were sitting under each window we have in the basement that go a decent amount of sunlight. We set up a small table [Read more...]
As you may already know, I have always made a place in my schedule for exercise. Exercise releases "happy hormones", or endorphins, which give an overall sense of well-being - who doesn't want that! This year more than ever, my exercise has been in the form of walking and working in the vineyard. But, after being off my feet because of broken toes, my exercise is hoeing. Hoeing the garden that [Read more...]