Monday, June 3, 2013

This and That Outdoors

Good day my friends and happy June!

We kicked off the new month getting those last plants in their new homes, either in pots or in the ground.

Here are a few shots of what's going on outside the Little House.



This is what I have named "The Salad Bowl",  a pretty enameled bowl that has seen better days, with holes in the bottom, perfect for drainage.  The greens are called 'Spicy Mix'.



I was so excited to come back from City House and find that the beans have sprouted..yeah!




Yesterday afternoon, I got busy and potted up some pretties to take up to the Shed.






A few pink geraniums and lobelia, left over from the window boxes, were happy to join the begonia on the porch of the Shed.



Last but not least....Our sweet neighbor across the road, Miss E. taking a bit of a break from adding pretties to her flower beds.  It is a joy to look over at her carefully tended yard.


There is still much to do around the yard and garden and mowing is on the list for today and tomorrow.

In the kitchen, there will be baking going on.  Frozen fruit needs to be used up to make room for this years bounty.  I am currently seeking a good recipe for blackberry bread.  Please share if you have a favorite that you recommend.

Off I go now to let the chickens out for a bonus free range session...they will be so pleased.

Have a wonderful Monday, my friends.  xo

20 comments:

Alison said...

Your salad bowl looks yummy! My beans are sprouting too. This is the first time I have grown pole beans, I have high hopes for them.

flwrjane said...

Everything looks just right!

How's your weather?

polkadotpeticoat said...

I adore your salad bowl.....and your chippy paint door....Heidi

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

looks like you are having fun. i love gardening & being outdoors. enjoy your days. ( :

vintage grey said...

Hi Sherri,
Love the enameled bowl filled pretty greens!! Everything is looking good and your cute shed!! ;) Darling photo of your sweet neighbor!! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

Lori Plyler said...

Oh I love your pics! And Miss E. is looks to be such a sweetie. I don't have blackberry bread - per se - but this you will enjoy...I promise... http://blog.studiowaterstone.com/2010/07/homemade-blackberry-cobbler-recipe.html

Kami said...

I can't wait to hear what you make with those berries! We have rhubarb to use and I'm a little scared of it tart-ness. Lots of sugar in store for that recipe....

Lola Nova said...

Good day to you! I've been out in the garden myself today. Discovered that the hens got out and ate up the peas and lettuce drat! I love your plantings, so pretty!

Delvalina said...

Hello Sherri,
How blessed you are having them all the lovely plants and your garden like country's one. I Love the spicy mix ;) it sounds great.
Cant wait to see it all grown and good to see you have friend there.
Blessing.

Stephanie said...

Great pictures, Sherri. And I just love your salad bowl :) I need to go out and water my plants - it's been really windy here which dries everything out quickly.

Have a beautiful week, sweet friend!

Love and hugs!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your salad bowl is very pretty and it's always great to see the beans sprout! Your neighbor is an inspiration:@)

Michelle said...

What a sweet shot of your neighbor.

Linda Primmer said...

Love the salad bowl. Gardening is so much fun and rewarding. We have blooms on our lemon cucumbers...yea!
Enjoy your week Sherri. xo Linda

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Sherri! Your beans are lookin' good! We don't have a garden this year because of our move....maybe next year, Lord willing! Your neighbor is so precious sitting there with her pretty hat on...I love that! And blackberry bread, well that sounds DELISH!! If you bake that, please post! Sounds too good....Blessings and have a wonderful week, friend~~~Roxie

wendy said...

this is a fun time of the year with the planting, and using up what we have to make room for the NEW. I planted my first garden this year and it is fun to watch things sprouting up.
And my greenhouse is buys with lots of little lovelies.
Our growing season is short here in Alberta, so I have to enjoy every second of it.

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful!
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no spring chicken said...

Oh, your garden is happening! This week, definitely... :)

Blessings, Debbie

camp and cottage living said...

Sherri
How wonderful to be out and about on your country place.
Everything is looking beautiful.

Liz Hockamier said...

Awesome pictures. I love the chippy wood and the sweet neighbor too.

Seems like a nice life. :)

~Liz

Lindsay McCoy said...

So many beautiful growing things! I'm so happy the weather has turned. I've spent the last five days outside working on the garden while my husband has been building our coop. So much to do!

I'm not sure of any blackberry bread recipes, but I'm sure you could transform a blackberry muffin recipe into a quick bread. Or maybe there's a good blackberry coffee cake recipe out there somewhere. I've got blackberries that need to be used up, too, so let me know if you find something good. :)