Monday, May 21, 2012

Armchair Gardening

Hello friends and happy Monday! I do hope you all had a pleasant weekend. Ours was a busy one with the gardens being the top priority. Since I was gone all week when the weather was beautiful we had to make up for it on Saturday and a soggy Sunday between showers.

 I have much more to get in but Mr. Weatherman told me not to plant any seeds until later in the week because they will just wash away....So nice that I have that personal relationship with him, ha!

 Can't wait to dig into the latest issue of Mary Janes Farm, as you can see on the cover, they are tempting us with a recipe for Carrot Jam...sounds very interesting!






The chickens would like to say hello so we will hurry out before the next shower.

There they are...see how our garden has shrunk as we needed to give up space for the new 'chicken wing'.  I guess someday we will make it all a bit more permanent.



Oh my, the rooster has given them a warning signal...look at them run to the coop, something must be around.



And there you have it, the hawk, this is their nesting and hunting area.  We used to be afraid of them but the eagles are our real enemy as far as the chickens are concerned but Junior the rooster never takes anything for granted and gathers up the girls just in case.



Here is a great shot almost right above us.  As you can see the little birds are happy to 'escort' Mr. Hawk around, just to make sure he stays away from their nests.

Well that was an unexpected surprise to this post, I am so pleased I could share it with you.

Hope you all have a nice start to your week.  I'm off to go gather up magazines to recycle or soon they will be doing a 'hoarders' episode on me!

xo

11 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I thought that was an action shot of the girls! Carrot jam does sound yummy:@)

Lap Dog Knits said...

you live in such a beautiful place...so pretty I try not to get depressed thinking about where I reside...I know we're not supposed to do this..but I really want to go outside and see THAT!!
I love your chickens - great timing with the camera

Have a wonderful week!!

Katiebee said...

hi sherri!

such a cute post~ i too, like mary janes farm! lots of cute ideas and good recipes~ when you have a minute, will you send me your address (again)
i have a little something to send you~

xo

katie

vintage grey said...

Hi Sherri!! What a beautiful garden you have!! Carrot jam sounds like it could be really good!! Sweet chickens, and rooster!! Hope that you have a lovely week!! xo Heather

Michelle said...

Hahahaha.....you crack me up. Those hoarders on tv are totally extreme to the max! I love the action shot of the girls running for cover.

It's been raining cats and dogs here today and my ride to Silverton was very drippy. Hope you get a chance to get your seeds in soon!

Love Ya!

no spring chicken said...

How wonderful to be reminded of the necessary goodness of the rooster. My only experience with one was when I was asked to take care of a friends chickens years ago and the rooster wouldn't let me near the roosting boxes. I was terrified of him and he knew it!

Blessings, Debbie

polkadotpeticoat said...

Beautiful pictures, love your chickens....the bald eagles would be circling you up here!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

'Good thing Mr. Rooster's on his toes!

I'm quite interested in the Carrot Jam...inquirin' minds want to know.

God bless ya sweetie and have an amazin' day!!! :o)

Lindsay Jewell said...

Ooh carrot jam? I'm intrigued. Love the photos of your garden and the chicks!

Lola Nova said...

What great photos! I am waiting to plant the Basil, when the weather is dry.

We have a neighbor with chickens and one of their hens keeps escaping their yard and comes over to visit at least once a day. She's very sweet, but our remaining hen isn't at all pleased :)

Leigh said...

Good rooster! I thought maybe they just didn't want to have their picture taken. :) Great photos, BTW. Thanks for sharing!