~A Sheckyville Visit~

Saturday we were greeted by a beautiful Peacock in the yard as we were leaving the house. We noticed him just standing there as if waiting to come in the door. He has been in the neighborhood for the past few days or so and just seemed to enjoy meandering, but when we saw him…

~Swinging & Singing~

Pull up a seat, swing and sing. This oak has been determined to be between 200-300 years old and has been registered so we love it. Most of the big oaks on the property are at least that age and they are the perfect trees to sit under and relax for awhile. Robust, strong, and…

~Mr. Creepy Pulls Up A Seat~

Via his homestead in the Tuff Shed, Mr. Creepy has arrived on his new seasonal chair. If you recall The Pine Throne post, we had to cut a tree down on the property and I had the guys make a seat for upcoming garden travelers. Mr. Creepy has decided it is his for the season…

~Bench At The Old Man Tree~

This little bench was found under some brush at the bottom of the yard. So it got some cleaning and a new spot for the lizard to pull up a seat. It is always a hike to get here and there on this property so when this was found it had to go where I…

~The Rose Garden Bench~

~”To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
–  Jane Austen~

~Lemon Blossoms~

This lemon tree is budding while holding it’s own fruit still. The lemons are delicious and the blossoms smell delightful. I get a couple of large bucketfuls to not only make lemonade but to made lemon curd from them, along with anything else in a recipe. A lemon garlic something sounds good tonight. I thought…

~Garden Stuff~

Today was a prep for the rain.  This was a chance to get around the yard for debris clearing so it all doesn’t go into the gutter and clog up this place.  It is the first dark day since last Winter and I love the feeling of it, but I am wary of the mountain…