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Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chicken & Duck Love







 









I hope all you mamas out there had a lovely Mother's Day! Mine was wonderful. My husband built our chicken coop this weekend and then took me to pick up my chickens. We found this nice couple that has a really cool homestead a couple of counties over from ours. The only chickens the lady has are Americanas and those are the only ones I wanted. They are the kind that lay tinted eggs in blue, green, pink and sometimes yellows. I'm hoping for blue! My husband got 4 ducks. They are adorable. Three of them are about a week old and one of them is about 3 weeks old and it is living with the chickens right now. The man that we bought the chickens from gave us some quail eggs for eating. They are really pretty eggs and are very small. 
My daughter's rose bush is blooming. It's beautiful. We have blueberries on our blueberry bush. My husband cut back our Lemon Verbena plant. I've had it for about 6 years and it was getting very thin and spindly. Now there is a lot of new growth coming on. Have you ever smelled Lemon Verbena? It's such a great smell. My Hens and Chicks that my mother potted for me before we moved are coming back around.  I'm really excited that my Echinacea sprouted. When we moved I had to leave so many perennials. A really well established patch of Echinacea and my three Clematis plants that were 8 years old, lush and beautiful. So I'm spending most of my free time working on getting more perennials started. Our garden is growing with much more to put in still. That's what I've been up to. Enjoying all this beauty that surrounds me.
 Sorry I have no sewing to show you right now, but I did cut pieces for some Honey Bee blocks. I'll be squeezing in some sewing time here soon. We are going to be having family & friends visiting throughout May and June so I'm really excited about that. Hope you all are well and getting some time to sew or do whatever it is that makes you happy :)
xo Erin

11 comments:

Cindy Sharp said...

Your post is filled with the glories of Spring!

Shannon H said...

Lovely post! What cute little faces!

Kim with a K said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures!!!
What does the chicken coop look like?
I'm going to have to find some lemon verbena!

Lib said...

What type is that gorgeous dog? Is it a fox hound or a beagle? Such beautiful eyes!

Shelley said...

Awww you are surrounded by beauty! Thanks for sharing!

vintage grey said...

The sweetest of photos Erin!!! So beautiful there!! Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!! xo Heather

Quenby Sheree said...

Do you plan to post pictures of the coop? I'd love to see it, as I would like to build one myself (as soon as pet chickens are legal where I live. There is a petition going around).

Jacque. said...

Hey Erin...lovin all those pics! Thinking of you. xo

Heidi Staples said...

Sounds like you're in springtime heaven! My husband would be so jealous of those chickens -- he's been wanting some forever, but it just isn't practical right now. Love the pictures!

maryciab said...

Your picture of the beagle reminds me of my Henry who passed away 3 years ago. Tell us about your pet.

Becca said...

I love seeing these pictures.

Even though we live in the suburbs of houston, where chickens are not allowed, the neighbors behind us have chickens. They sqwauk every time they lay an egg. I love them.

Guess what? I grew tomatoes and they are ripe! Yah greening thumb.

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