Happy Friday friends, hope you all had a good week. Mine was busy with many different little things, you know, the ones that make you wonder what you have actually done. So, I will share a few little bits and send you on your way to the weekend.
First, I want to thank all of you for your comments on the "Is This Elderberry" post. Alison came up with the answer, like many of you said, "no", it isn't Elderberry. She did however, have the exact name, and sure enough, it is - Ocean spray/Holodiscus discolor. I will leave it at that. Thank you Alison, you can visit her over at her lovely blog, Bonnie Lassie.
The greens in the garden are doing fabulous and we even had some Bok Choy and it was delicious. I might add, it grows very fast.
Now, here is the painful truth...the 'Wild' greens grow really well too, as a matter of fact, I have had a difficult time keeping up with it. I am sharing this messy garden photo just to show how bad it can be. I go out with Jack the dog everyday and pull the greens for the waiting beaks.....
The chickens are crazy for the wild turnips or mustard or whatever it is. So I pull and throw over the netting and they start scratching and pecking. The chickens tell me that if I would just let them in the garden they would be happy to 'weed' for me. Ha!
Here is a new type of bird feeder that holds the black oil sunflower seeds. That is metal mesh and they have to really work a bit to get it out and a lot less gets wasted on the ground.
A nice surprise for Miss E., her daughter is visiting from Canada and when she comes out to get her morning newspaper, she will find breakfast too.
I hope you all have a weekend full of nice surprises. See you on Monday when I will be telling you about another goodie that I will be trying for the first time...Hopefully the results will be better than the famous macaron flop. xo