Friday, October 10, 2014

Yard work and naming the kitty

I don't know what struck me the last couple of days but I've actually marked off some things from my old "to do" list! Yay!


I have loaded eight heaping wheelbarrow loads of mulch and put it in the yard, I've set out two purple butterfly bushes, one golden butterfly bush, and one Sweet Betsy bush. That meant digging four big holes. I then filled the holes with compost. These poor plants have been in pots forever and were root bound. The pot holding the Sweet Betsy had to be slit with a knife because of sprouts and roots growing through the holes in the bottom.

With some of the trees removed from the back, letting in more sunshine, the camellias growing along the back porch have really come out...









Guess who is feeling right at home now, coming up the path to the front porch...



And, would you look at this...



I  missed getting the best shot of the guineas checking on the kitten. By the time I grabbed the camera the guineas were wandering off. I need to hang the camera around my neck...



Sorry, the grass needs cutting really bad now. :[

Drum roll please...and the kitten's name is..."Smokey".  Thank you for the suggestions. Poppy picked the name Smokey. Hey, do you blame me for letting him pick the name? Things are coming right along.  I do so love the name Dorian though.

Thank you for visiting. Sometimes it is hard to find time to reply to the nice comments you leave but I do appreciate having you friends so very much!

Love,
Henny Penny



30 comments:

  1. Hey Mama,
    Smokey is sooooo cute.....I like the picture of him and Poppy. Bet he'll want to be Poppy's buddy :) He's always has been good with animals . I can't wait to come visit soon and see all the animals, the red house and you and Poppy. The yard looks beautiful!!!
    I love you :)
    Andee

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    1. Oh, thank you Andee. It's always a surprise to get a comment from you. I love you!

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  2. Smokey is obviously a very smart kitten, working his way into Poppy's affections!!
    Jane x

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  3. Smokey works. I had one years back that was steel grey and named Smokey. Your little Smokey is the image of our Audrey. Isn't it funny how kittens work their way into your heart. *wink*

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    1. Smokey is doing great. I am so excited that he may grow up to look like Audrey.

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  4. Your flowers are stunning. You're lucky to be in the south where the beauty just goes on and on.
    Smokey is as cute as a bug. I'm smitten.
    I swear I can feel my blood pressure go down after I've visited Henny Penny Lane.

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    1. Marty, thank you. Summer does seem to run right in to December around here at times.

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  5. Your yard is just so pretty! And Smokey is a perfect name for that little guy. Or girl -- have you figured that out yet?

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    1. I still don't know which Smokey is yet. We need to find out soon.

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  6. Ah glad to hear Poppy named the kitten, Smokey is a great name! Your flowers are so pretty! Looks warm there! Well warmer than MN:)

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    1. It is still warm here. Yesterday was actually hot and humid!

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  7. Perfect name for your smokey cat. I read recently to just put 3 things on your to do list and cross them off before you make another one. Might keep me from procrastinating on the one to do that is really hard to do.

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    1. Maybe I do need to try the three things list! I seem to get overwhelmed with my lists!

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  8. Kudos to getting stuff done! I'm also working on that, and doesn't it feel fantastic to cross stuff off the list?!! Smokey is a perfect name..and such a cute little kitty.

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    1. It absolutely does feel good! Makes you want to keep going! But now the rain has kept me inside!

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  9. Aww, Poppy is just a softie at heart:) Funny how that works isn't it?:) Having any luck with the donkey/fence situation, ha ha! So glad Smokey found you, or you found him.

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    1. He really is a softie! I haven't given up on the fencing idea but I think I have figured out a smaller area to use. I want a donkey! :)

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  10. So lovely that it is all working out, nice name.

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  11. Smokey is exactly right for him/her. It's so good to see that Smokey and Poppy are getting to be friendly. I thought that Smokey might work his/her way into Poppy's affections. Funny how good cats are at accomplishing that!

    You yard work looks wonderful. What is a Sweet Betsy Bush? I've never heard that name before? The camellias are beautiful----I don't think they are hardy this far north---too bad.

    It is nice to mark things off those "to do" lists and the suggestion of Rivercrest Cottage to just have three to a list is a good idea. You can always add more if your get those three done and three certainly sounds doable and gets a person started working which is half the battle.

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    1. Hey, and thank you! A Sweet Betsy is actually a Carolina Sweet Shrub, or Bubba Bush, or mama used to call them bubby bushes. They have a sweet spicy smell and very unusual flower. I've had trouble getting one to grow so I hope this one does good.

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  12. Please come to Michigan and help tick some off my list!

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    1. Hey, I would love to do that and get to help you with the donkeys. :)

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  13. Great flowers and I love the name Smokey.

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    1. Hey Gail. Thank you. I like the name Smokey too.

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  14. Your yard is gorgeous! Need to look up Sweet Betsy. Love Smokey and his great new home story :-).

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    1. Thank you! The real name is Carolina Sweet Shrub. These shrubs smell really good.

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  15. You have camellias blooming now?! Cool. Nice work in that big yard of yours.
    I like the name Smokey, and I'm thinking Smokey has a new friend, besides you and the hens.

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  16. I love frog legs and will take them over fish if they are cooked right.

    Have a blessed day.

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