You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Chicken Fever

I am so in love with my chickens!

Lucinda, Magloria, Arlene, Clementine, Frida, AmieRuth

I read some Faulkner to them, but Frida obviously wasn't impressed! Maybe it was just the yucky Oprah sticker on my book.

Lucinda is my sweet girl.

AmieRuth's namesake and Godchicken. Isn't she beautiful?

Steppin' out!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Today's Garden

This is a hard time of summer gardening for me. It's starting the really hot and humid season, and the weeds are trying to take over. I'd much rather be inside. I wandered around outside a little this morning and watered some, but now of course it's pouring rain. It always works out that way! I'll never complain about the rain though.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Farmhouse Gardeners

I have some updating to do here, obviously. There hasn't been much gardening going on for the past couple weeks due to the horrible heat. We've been in the high 90s. Record breaking for this early in summer. I do have some backtracking to do though. And I have so many things waiting to be planted.

This morning I went to my favorite nursery, Farmhouse Gardeners in Statesville, NC.

I purchased my holy grail of plants: Black Bamboo. I've wanted it for at least 10 years, when I first saw it at the NC Zoo. It's been elusive and more than I could afford. It's still more than I could afford really, but I had to have it. It's going by the pond.

The rest of my haul included varius coleus, an angel begonia, staghorn fern, birdnest fern, basil, bush cucumber, crookneck squash (I should have already planted vegetables, I know) and a 'Carolina Blue' chaste tree.

It's such a beautiful place. I could hang out there all day.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Marsha's Koi

I had such a fun trip yesterday morning to buy new koi. We went to Marsha's Koi, which is about 45 minute drive away. It's such a beautiful place with beautiful ponds and fish, and the people are so so nice. I got to pet a cat, pet a dog, pet chickens, get my hand sucked on by koi and eat cherries. It was a great morning.

My new koi: Matisse, Calliope, Gauguin.

This reminded me of the cherry tree I had when I was little. I so loved it. These cherries were delicious. I need a cherry tree.