Thursday, March 25, 2010

~ Awww ~ Spring ~

I think Spring fever has set in , my thoughts are all over the place , so much I want to do and so much I need to do. I finally found a background for this blog I'm satisfied with , I've changed it several times over the last few days. I really like this egg background alot. The tulip tree and daffodils are in full bloom , they're beautiful this year.

I've been washing and hanging the clothes out to dry , a couple of weeks ago I made this clothespin bag. I had seen one made out of a little girls dress in the Lehman's catalog and thought I could make one of those. But I couldn't find a dress to my liking and since I don't have a sewing machine , a little hand stitching would have to do. I found this little pair of coverall shorts and went to work. I sewed the bottom up and simply tacked the straps above the button closure to hold them in place on the hanger. It works great , I just undo the button closure and it hangs down so I have easy access to the clothespins.

Dh cleaned the ashes out of the wood furnace yesterday , so this morning I gathered a bucket and spread some out in the places were the chickens dust bathe. I read a tip in Country Side magazine that said to put ashes under the straw in the hen's nesting boxes , it's suppose to help prevent lice. I thought it might work just as well to add it to the places they dust.

Two of the hens seemed pretty fascinated by the ashes , they kept pecking around in them , then they finally settled down to dust.

Monday I put a new roosting pole in the coop , this hen seem to be afraid of heights yesterday morning. She wouldn't fly down , she kept pacing back and forth , she would stop , look at me and cackle , then pace back and forth again. After awhile she finally decided to jump down to the roost below and then down to the floor , Silly chicken (LOL).

So , do you have " Spring Fever " yet ?

~ Green Blessings ~



Jeanne said...

Your Tulip Tree & Daffodils are gorgeous!
And what a clever clothespin bag! I LOVE clothes that have been hung on a line to dry!

And your new background is great! Very much you!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I've had spring fever for some time now. I'm in the middle of spring cleaning - I love it when everything is spiffy and clean.

The clothespin bag is darling - what a clever idea. I made one years and years ago from a little terry cloth, A shaped sun dress that I had made for our oldest daughter. It has Humpty Dumpty appliqued on the front - such memories.

Leasmom said...

Boohoo...its like Spring in Michigan instead of Tennessee here...its cold, wet, and in between the rain, snow...

Lib said...

Love your new look!
THe pix are Great!
I too have spring fever!
I made a clothes pin bag with Little Shadown's baby gown with a bottom sown in. Love it.
Have awonderful wk.end!
Spring Blessins',Lib

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Jeanne ~ Thanks !

Hi JoAnn ~ I bet your clothespin bag is cute , would love to see it.

Hi Patrice ~ It's been cooler here this week too.

Hi Lib ~ Would love to see your clothespin bag too.

~ Blessings ~

Anishinaabekwe said...

Great pictures!

Spring has definitely not bloomed here in Northern Michigan! I will be going to southeast Michigan next week and I am sure that flowers will in bloom and trees are starting to bud. I do have some small flowers around my cottage that have appeared in the last 10 days. :)

Flassie's Fil'a said...

That's just the cutest clothes pin
holder I've seen in a long time.

I sometimes kick myself for not
buying a cute on in a Thrift shop.

I really don't need one here.
We can not hang clothes outside.

Cute background with the eggs.

I wish my blog could handle these
backgrounds but they always give
me problems.

That is so cool about the ashes.
I think you have a better idea on
how to use it. I would think if
there was any little bit of heat
left in the ashes it might cause a
fire in the hen house.

God Bless You and Yours!!!