Saturday, April 4, 2009


These are my friends, Mary and Ray, from Ohio. These are pics of their trip to the Holy Land just last month. Mary and I go way back- like to 4th grade at Auburn Elementary School!
Hey Mary- love your blogs!


BEFORE AND AFTER











BRICK EDGING THE FLOWER BEDS








OH- AFTER WE GOT BACK FROM FEEDING THE CATS AND THE CHICKENS- WE DECIDED TO GET THE BRICK WORK DONE. BY THE END OF THE SUMMER I WOULD LIKE ALL THE FLOWER BEDS SURROUNDED SO WE CAN WEED EAT WITHOUT TAKING OUT THE BLOOMERS. ITS GOING TO BE 60 OUT TODAY. K&G CALLED FROM WAY DOWN SOUTH TO SEE HOW THE CHICKS WERE- AND ITS 70 THERE AND PRETTY. K WORRIES ABOUT HIS CHICKS WAY TOO MUCH....LOL













We worked until we ran out of bricks- so until we get another load- I guess we're done with it for awhile. Was nice to dig in the dirt and get the weeds out. We had a ton of creeping charlie in this bed.



We had to feed chickens this morning after we fed the cats. Both sets of friends decided they needed a break from small town life. K&G live in the country on the edge of town and its really nice out there. The chicks have grown alot since we were out there a couple weekends ago.
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This is my friend's new patio they added last year and her new spring bulbs. They are gone for the weekend to see their kids and we are feeding their 3 cats. They have a small dog named Diva that is friends with BeBe and he was so excited that we were there. Then he was disappointed when he couldn't find Diva.




This was our little project last night- removed the concrete block pavers and Craig will use them to finish the rest of his circle bed. I told you I had plans for that pile of bricks. We are getting them from a friend who tearing down an old house and these used to be a chimney. The others we have gotten from different places. I like it that they have a history and are not being thrown in a landfill somewhere.
Aged bricks look better than new ones to me anyway.

They're back!
My stepmom- Paula and my dad

dad with a baby hummingbird



Their house in southern Illinois- where they feed thousands of hummingbirds every year and the same ones come back to see them each spring. Paula sent me an email last Sunday and said that the hummingbirds were starting to come in, a sure sign of spring.

Dad said once that they have hundreds of rose of sharon bushes that the birds love.