I am writing on this chilly beautiful SONday morning. Had such a busy and fun weekend. Had 3 of the grands out for Friday and most of Saturday. We took our granddaughter out for dinner and then went to Target to see what was new in the dishes. Oh my......I like the new flower ones. Different, but very sweet and plastic. She and I giggled and dreamed.....so grateful for her sweet friendship! She loves the Lord with all her heart. Thankful Grammie for sure.
We got up Saturday morning and out the door we went. V and Ian helped me clean out the big coop! When it is snowy I keep the Girlies and boys inside most of the time. They do better, but.....that means I have to clean the coop more often. Love to lay that new straw down!!!!!
We wheeled the wheelbarrow up in front of the coop door.......Missy Mottled Java Hen hopped on top of the straw! Thought she looked so pretty.....had to take a pic! She is huge!!!!!!! Love her dark dark brown eggs.
After we got the coop all cleaned out we went to the garden to clean up all the debris left from the summer. I had worked on it a bit earlier last year, but just never had the time to finish up......with little hands (really big hands) helping we had it done in nothing flat. The time was sweet with the boys.
See the feather on the tomato plant? I am always on the lookout for feathers.....they are found in the strangest places. Simple things......I find a lot of joy!
We got all the old tomato plants pulled out of the ground and off the tomato cages. Then we will burn the old plants so we won't have problems with disease transferring to the new crops. As you can see we still have the straw from last year. It is still on the ground and no weeds. It saves me time each year to lay old paper and straw down and not have to ever pull weeds later!
I have rows of winter onions......pulled some! They are beautiful! The straw helps protect them. Not much color in the garden...so it is a nice to see the green life on the tops of the onions.
The boys helped stack all the panels against the wall of the garage. I use these for the extra tomatoes we palnt. The panels work wonderful!
In the afternoon I worked on the gift that will go along with the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Party! I will be posting the party later on today. I enjoyed my Saturday!!!!!! Family came and visited later......that is always a treat!
Our middle son's family brought me this! For no reason other then they said when they saw it, it was a "me thing"!!!!!!!! They got that right. A sweet Chicky.......adorableness! She will be up all year long......love the fur on her hat and scarf!
Well trust your SONday with the Lord will be a blessed one!
I will put the party up after our guests leave today! We have 6 baseball guys coming.......for dinner (lunch). We invited 3 to church and 3 already go......please pray for them.