Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Bits

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.

Another fast grower, is this Savoy Cabbage....Somehow it doesn't look like it is Savoy yet, but that is what the tag said on the little pony pack.

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


Lola Nova said...

Your greens look wonderful! Yum!
We completely weeded our garden between the raised beds a couple of weeks ago, and now it looks even more weedy and grown over than ever! Ah well.
I like that bird feeder too and your pretty chickens!

Have a wonderful weekend!

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a huge garden you have....just beautiful....and I love your chickens!
Have a happy weekend!

momto8 said...

your garden looks wonderful...isn't it fun to harvest what you plant?! my zucchini, cucumbers, melons etc..all have beautiful flowers..such a lovely sight!
Your bird feeder may even deter squirrels, if there is such a thing.

Unknown said...

That's a beautiful garden you've got there. Makes me want a salad.

Lynn Proctor said...

what a lovely bunch of greens--i have never heard of wild turnips or mustard---i love turnips!

Alison said...

Great picture of your chickens! And your bok choy looks yummy. I don't see any slug damage on those leaves, do they not chow down on it?

Thanks for the link love!

Lynn said...

Oh lucky Miss E! Wish I lived close by:@) Your garden looks very healthy and happy-have a great weekend!

Dorothy said...

My! You have a lot of greens there!
Yes, those chicken will weed your garden and also eat 'your' greens!!!

Michelle said...

You do have some wonderful greens growing!

vintage grey said...

Your greens look so lovely! What a treat! Love the eggs wrapped in pretty lace. So sweet, and the best kind of breakfast with those eggs! Wishing you a creative and beautiful weekend! xo Heather

koralee said...

You are so sweet..I would love to find those eggs in my mailbox.
Your greens look amazing. Sending you some "happy" this weekend. xoxo

Paula said...

Wow! Your garden is lush!

Sherry said...

Oh yes, the chickens would just love to help. I doubt they'd bother the cabbage, as it's well beyond the seedling stage, but lettuce is sweet and yummy any time.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Oh my gosh....If I ever found eggs with a ribbon around them in my mailbox...I would cry..!!!

that is so sweet, your garden looks lovely - I must say I love your chickens..I'm a bit scared of the rooster looking one but I'd still love to find chickens in my gardens

Katiebee said...

hi sherri!

wow! your garden looks great!

what yummy stuff have you been whipping up?

i would be thrilled to find eggs in my mailbox....and wrapped with a lace bow! lucky miss e~
wishing you a happy week



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