Monday, May 11, 2009

~ Around the Homestead ~











































It's that time of year , there's so many things going on around the homestead. We've been busy planting seeds , plowing and pulling weeds. We've had to work between rain showers , it has rained everyday for about a week , hopefully it will make for a good garden season.


I've also been potting up my herbs and working on my herb bed. The cilantro is coming up from the seed I saved last year. I still have a few herbs I want to buy , will probably take a trip to our local strawberry farm tomorrow and see what they have in their garden center. I'll be picking some strawberries too , time to make strawberry jam and freeze some berries.


Dh got us a load of compost Saturday , we need more than we are making. He's also working on a sandbox for the grands , it will be boxed in with cedar logs. We have several dead cedar trees around the homestead , so we're using them for the sandbox and garden beds. He also made the potato plow and a rake for the tractor , he's so talented and saves money by making this equipment.


I had a wonderful Mother's Day , Saturday night my Son-in-law cooked a steak dinner for his Mom , my Mom and me. He's a good cook , the meal was delicious. My oldest daughter gave me a keepsake box called " The Transition " , it has a beautiful butterfly on it. I found the perfect spot in my bedroom to display it. My youngest daughter , her boyfriend and the boys gave me a garden wagon. I 've always wanted one , it's raining today , so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to fill it up and pull it around. I'm sure I'll find many uses for it , riding the Grands ........ for sure !


Hope Your Mother's Day was Wonderful too !


~ Many Blessings ~

JoyceAnn

2 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a lovely day - and wonderful gifts. The butterfly box is stunning. Happy gardening.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

A Blessed Life,
Loving Family,
Talented Husband,
Wonderful gifts,
A place to grow,
a Beautiful Life!

What a Beautiful Day!

God Bless You and Yours!!!