Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Summer...

A bit of the first morning of summer from my garden...

Hydrangea blues...

A small visitor...

A sweet daisy.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bug Free Porch Sitting...

A few minutes on the porch with coffee and
the June issue of Southern Living which
I'm finally able to take a bit of time to page through.
Then I'll be heading to the Workshop
to package orders that need to be shipped.
My dear husband sprayed the yard
last night to get rid of the mosquitoes
so I am actually able to sit on the porch
or walk to the shop without being swarmed.

They have been particularly bad this year
and it seems I must be the sweetest
because I have a black swarm around me
when they aren't bothering anyone
else who may be near me.

Seems this may have worked as
I have not one bite.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

School's Out...Let the Fun Begin!

 When Lou and I saw the pool at BJ's
I thought it would be the perfect replacement
for the little round blowup one
we've set up for the grandlittles
the last two years.

I asked Lou to fill it with air.
He has it in the Workshop and
uses the compressor to blow it up.
I get a phone call a little bit later and
when I answer it, all I hear is laughing.
"You need to come up here."
"Why?" I ask.
Lou says, "You remember the Dick Van Dyke show
where Laura opens the package
with the  inflatable raft?"
(some of you may be too young to remember
this but a funny, funny episode from that show)
When I walk into the shop,
the pool was fully inflated and way too
big to get out the shop door.
So we, pull the plugs and squeeze the air out.
An old folks lesson learned.
Blow up the pool in the yard...

 Although the Dumplin' was happier 

playing in the soup pot rather than
the new blow up pool...

The other two Littles are having a good time...

Best $25.00 I've ever spent!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Pulling Weeds.....

I'll be gardening this afternoon...
yes folks, I'll be pulling weeds.

Is it because of our crazy warmer winter
that I have weeds in the garden that
I have never seen before. Big ugly ones.

Several of our garden signs
are on sale this weekend including this one.

Check out our sale section on the website

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


on the porch this morning for some sunshine.
The weather report says the sun
will be making an appearance
today after days of clouds, rain and drizzle.
Fingers crossed.  

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

There's a reason...

why God gives you babies when you're young.

Lou and I had the Dumplin' with us from
Friday through Sunday
while his parents were away.
He is a sweet, loving child and at 18 months
so very busy all the time.
We took him to visit my mother,
 his great-grandmother on Friday.
That afternoon he and I spent time reading,
drawing, watching Elmo
and running around the backyard..
Saturday though he was a bit out of sorts.
All he wanted was me.
He also had a rough night and was up most of it.
No fever or other symptoms, just clingy and whiny.
Maybe teething...
Sunday he was his sweet self again.
Lots of hugs and kisses.
Smiles and giggles.

When his Mommy and Daddy came to pick him up,
the Dumplin' was thrilled to see them.
They had missed him too.

When they left for home,
this old Mom Mom needed a nap...

One forgets how much energy
it takes to raise little ones.

I love being a grandmother...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wicked Chickens....

With all the chicken coops popping up
in neighborhood backyards
we've added another new chicken sign to the website
Rules and regulations for having
backyard chickens
make it impossible for us to have a coop.
In Baltimore County one needs over
an acre to raise chickens.
Funny thing is however,
in Baltimore City any size yard
can have them.
Happy however to hang this
chicken saying in my kitchen...