We have one strawberry almost ready to pick (tee hee) if we can beat the birds to it!
Flowers are blooming!
In addition to our large bleeding hearts, many hostas, climbing clematises, about to pop irises and peonies, pink and purple columbines and growing ferns, I have an old child's wheelbarrow blooming with petunias.
The bird population is growing on our little acre!
There are many bird nests in our trees and bushes. But, robins always pick the unusual places to build their nest. Mrs. Robin built this nest in an old bird feeder nailed to the end of our row of grapevines. Her poor baby birds get the evening sun, though.
Projects are getting done!
My son salvaged a huge wild cherry tree that had uprooted in the woods. He made this bench for us and saved many more slabs for future projects.
We pruned our apple trees, and I saved some of the tree limbs. I am making these flower arrangements from them. You just drill holes for the flowers and insert them. Add birds and whatever else you want. I love them. They look good on your front porch or your dining room table. I added birds and bird nests to mine. I still have more to make. If you like rustic decorating, you will like these. You can't see it very good, but I have a hummingbird hanging onto a flower on the one in the back. I don't glue the stems in, so when the seasons change you can insert different flowers.
Posted by Janet Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.