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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Beautiful Vegetable Garden

Real gardeners live here. Is there anything more beautiful than a wheelbarrow full of freshly picked vegetables? How does your garden grow? xo

Monday, June 27, 2022

New Sofa in My Living Room

I bought a new sofa at an estate sale this weekend and my friend with a truck and another friend helped. I know it looks identical to my old sofa because the style is so similar. It is upholstered in corduroy and I love it. It's much more supportive for my back and doesn't need to be adjusted every time I get up. The back is tight and the two seat cushions are quite firm but very comfortable. I bought it on Saturday and had a realtor Open House on Sunday. This morning I bounded out of bed to start moving furniture around so there would be a clear path for the guys at 3:15. The weather was rainy but we stuck with our original plan and the heavens cooperated, thankfully. The lady who was conducting the sale said this is the way everybody buys furniture these days and I agree. I have been scouring the internet recently looking at sofas so I knew a good deal when I saw it. I can hardly believe June is almost over and the fourth of July is only a week away. Time flies in the summer, doesn't it? 

Another view.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Tiny Nantucket Cottage

"Little Starbuck"
Don't you want to go inside?
I do too!
I only wish the utility company had put the meter around the corner. Found on Instagram Here's the link. 
Have a great Sunday. I'm helping another agent at an Open House today.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

New Dahlia Bed This Year

I park my car between the barn and the first column. A few weeks ago I dug out a new bed for my numerous dahlia tubers that successfully survived being stored in my bunker. I honestly thought they were all dead or I would have planted all or most of them a lot sooner than I did. One day I saw they were sprouting and went to work. Digging out the turf in this small area was hard but worth it. I used the diggings to fill in some sinkholes in my lawn they were the result of tree trunks rotting beneath the soil. 

The tubers are growing fast and furiously and this will be a wonderful cutting garden when they bloom. I planted some of the best ones out front several weeks before this project and they are already over three feet tall and very full. Dahlias are so easy and so rewarding but I am not fond of the digging up part in late fall but it's really a small price to pay for the lovely flowers they produce. Have a great weekend. xo

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Local Peacock Showing Off

 I wish I had seen this in person but I know where he lives. My friend sent this photo to me and I thought it was worth sharing. He's definitely posing for the camera -- look how firmly planted his feet are! WOW.🦚
Peacocks are the most amazing birds.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Surprise Poppy

This volunteer poppy reseeded itself and lasted for one day. There are several more pods that will open. I was thrilled to see it. I forgot to plant more and still have an unopened seed packet. The leaves look like crepe paper, don't they? 
Love them♡

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

My New Ladder & A Robin's Nest

I can't remember when I was more thrilled with a gift. Missy's owner gave it to me yesterday when he picked her up. He was concerned when he saw the photos of my Air Conditioning Duct Covers project. He said my step stool was unsafe because there was no grab bar if I lost my balance. This one has 4 big steps and a tool tray. I couldn't wait to use it so decided to check out a robin's nest under my balcony. Mother Robin has already raised one family this year and they loved flying lessons from the long ledge. She comes back to the same spot every year and I am honored to have her. She knows she's safe up there.

There is so much interest in this ladder. Order one HERE.

Robins are messy builders and they scatter the straw everywhere.

Three beautiful blue eggs.  Will keep you posted and try to get photos when they hatch. I got some quality mowing in today in advance of tomorrow's rain and made a pot of soup when I finished. Now I don't have to cook for a couple of days. xo