Sunday, March 23, 2014

Working outside again


Spring was here yesterday for sure.



Folks, I finished raking and hauling off all those leaves in the back yard...leaves that have been wet and packed under all those trees we had cut down months ago! I am so proud to have a back yard again...now if grass will grow over all this uneven ground. When all is lovely green again I will post another picture...







There must have been pollen in the air yesterday, because today I don't feel so great, have red swollen eyes, two tick bites, and a blister on my thumb. The wet moldy leaves didn't help!

Notice the newest addition to my work basket? Yep, holster and all...just in case! Call me Annie! Now I know why cowboy's holsters had a leather string that tied around their leg (thigh). The holster slides forward on the belt as I work, getting in my way. I am adding a string to my holster...


I've been meaning to show you the Guineas. Remember the struggle of raising these babies all through the cold winter?  They are now free to roam...



Thanks for visiting. Sorry for the picture overload. :) Hope to be back real soon.

Love,
Henny Penny

20 comments:

  1. Loved all the pictures! It tells me that spring really will be here...one day.
    Your daffodils are glorious!
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you! Hoping spring will come your way soon too.

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  2. It was a beautiful spring day yesterday. Ticks already you are the 3 rd person I have heard that I found ticks on them. You would think as cold as it has been there would not be any ticks. Your daffodils are beautiful!

    Love Vicki

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    1. I know! I'm beginning to think that a really cold winter makes no difference in the insect population! Found another one today. That makes 4! Love you!

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  3. You've done a grand job with the leaves, it looks all nice and clean !
    I'm smitten with your daffodils, sadly the deer eats ours before they are able to get so big.
    Ticks so early...that's a bit troubling.
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you! We have lots of deer too. They nibble at the rose bushes and hostas but so far not the daffodils. I'm afraid we have lots of ticks too! The Guineas help with that!

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  4. You certainly do have a lovely place.

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  5. Your daffodils are lovely! I am certain you will be green before lopng! All your hard work in the yard will make it a fun summer now that those trees and leaves are gone! What will you shoot..snakes..I hate snakes:(

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    1. Actually I can't shoot anything! My husband insisted I have a gun with me at all times ever since the episode with the two pit bull dogs that came running toward me one morning when I was out feeding the animals. I started screaming, Dan came running, tripped and fell...trying to save me. My screaming scared the dogs off. He says I could at least shoot in the air to scare off a dog.

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  6. You've done a lot of work cleaning up your yard!
    I, too, want to know what you will shoot.

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    1. I could never shoot anything, like in my reply to Far Side above. :) Living as far out as we do, it is possible that a gun would come in handy. At least maybe I could fire in the air to scare away a dangerous critter.

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  7. How nice to have all those leaves cleared out-----it gives a person such a sense of accomplishment.

    Your workbasket is such a good idea. I'll have to look around and find a basket that's about the right size and fill it up with this, that and the other. I spend half my time trudging back to the house or garage to get a ball of twine, or my scissors, or clippers etc., etc. That would give me so much more time to do something useful.

    However, I don't think that I would pack in a gun----although it would come in handy dealing with the abundant deer that we have around here. You'd think that living in a closely packed neighborhood, near town and campus, and on a fairly busy street would deter them. But NO!

    Victoria in Indiana

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  8. Henny, Your yard is lovely! Shows all your hard work. Also, I believe you have everything you would ever need in that basket. The guineas have grown to be beautiful, and they are great watch dogs as well. I love your posts, they make me feel like spring is finally here! Love Terry

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  9. Those Guineas should take care of the ticks as it gets warmer. Love your flowers.Love the pictures of Eli.
    Enjoy
    ND Reader

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  10. I am enjoying spring at your house, because at my house it has been snowing all morning. Your yard looks great and so do your guineas and daffodils. Don't work toooooo hard. :-)

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  11. First photo of the gorgeous daffodils made me think of Martha Stewart and all the bulbs she has planted on her properties! What a beautiful sight. And neat to look forward to each spring. Glad your weather is improving, and congratulations on finishing all the clean up! Hope that you and Eli, and Weetie can keep the ticks away, the downside of warm weather!

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  12. Mama, it looks so beautiful out there!! I love it. Can't wait to visit you again. Your gur. Love you!!

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  13. Carrying that shooter is a smart idea- better safe than sorry. Sorry about the tick bites and allergy problems...my turn is coming soon when I start mowing. Have a great weekend!

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  14. I'm envious of your spring weather. I'm looking out the window at snow! It's s-l-o-w-l-y melting.

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