Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Took My iPad For A Walk

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Photos taken on our overcast afternoon walk today.
It rained earlier.

My neighbor's poison oak wants to invade.
The muzzle keeps Morgan from eating stuff that makes her sick.

The path is raked now all around the property.
I still have lots more raking to do.

My poison oak patch.

This mossy wood seems safe from the wood stove.

The hens are safe and busy turning over dirt.

Morgan is checking out the seedlings.
Love the roses!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1st Small Quilt Wall

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This is the small quilt wall!

The large quilt wall is up but there is no border yet.
I'll take a photo when I get some more measuring tapes
or I think up something else to use.

Here is the large quilt wall in progress.
Using duct tape to hold everything together was a good choice.
I was going to use long staples to hold the foam board on the wall
but ended up using nails.
The staples just weren't enough to hold the weight.

The large quilt wall is up but there is no border yet.
I'll take a photo when I get some more measuring tapes
or I think up something else to use.


Yay! Holly is on the way!!!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Vista

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My choice to go here and spend some time taking photos today.

We were going to have something to eat here but decided to eat at home.

These photos are off my iPad and will enlarge.
I was trying to capture the snowy peaks far away but the snow
blended into the white haze.
The snow was pretty!

Hope all the Mom's had a lovely day!


Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Predator Attack

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A buff brahma has shown up outside the coop.
I managed to catch her and lock her up in the coop with her sisters.
8 chickens so far.

I let all the chickens out of their coop this morning.
As of this afternoon there are 3 chickens missing.
The only sign left of them is ...

The 7 chickens I could find are locked up safely in their coop.
I lured the chickens back in their coop with lots of carrot peelings.
They won't be allowed out to roam in the woods for a month or so.
The predators are feeding their Spring babies with our chickens.

On a lighter note...
Here are some views of the little green garden

that finally has some color added.
The flower bowls seem to like the Spring rain.

So do the herbs.

Morgan would rather be on a sunny porch.


Monday, May 06, 2013

May Rain

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It's cold.
It's raining.

Morgan is damp and drying off after her morning walk.
The flowers and seeds are getting a good watering.
No garden photos 'till it is a bit dryer outside.
I'm staying in my pj's.

Chickens are laying this Spring.


Saturday, May 04, 2013

More iPad Garden Photos

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All the seeds are planted!
Some in containers... some in the gardens.
All the starter plants are planted!
And here are the photos I promised to post...

I'm publishing this from my iPad using Blogger.
Then I will open the post up on my Mac and add photo comments
and change the size of the photos.

I added a chair to the garden.
Seeds are planted in the little containers.
There are chickens out there.
The chickens would like to visit the garden.
This hen is in a hurry to join up with her sisters.
I'll post some photos of the little green garden tomorrow.
I think I will use my camera and post on my Mac.


Friday, May 03, 2013

Post From My iPad Using Blogger

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Can I post an iPad photo on blogger?
Here goes...

Well, I picked out a photo from my camera roll and it is showing up at the bottom of the page... Not with the text.

I'm going to publish this and see if and where the photo shows up.


Ok, I just opened up this post on my computer and everything above
the dashed lines was published on Blogger on the iPad.

I am going to have to spend some time trying to figure out
how the photo thing works, but I do like using blogger on the iPad.
My photos are on my iPad.
I think I will publish this on the computer and then open this post
up on the iPad and see if I can add some more photos.

Lots of work in the greenhouse and garden but no seed planting.
I keep getting sidetracked into other projects
but I do plan to do the seed planting tomorrow!


I added the next photos from my iPad using Blogger.
And now I'm adding text on the computer.
I think Blogger on the iPad works great
it's just I haven't figured out how it works yet.

The scarecrow has a new place to stand near the garden
next to the woodshed.

Pretty bowls of flowers brighten up the little green garden.

Next are two photos of the greenhouse.
With clean windows!!!
That took awhile.



There are 2 tomato plants, 1 basil and a little rose bush.
So far...

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Smoky Mountain View

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There is snow on the tops of the mountains.
The snowy tops of far away mountains that can barely
be seen through a smoky haze.

To barely see the snow click on photo to enlarge

After working all day on the gardens and greenhouse
going out for something to eat sounded like a good idea.

Lucky me got to have this view and a meal.
Tom said the smoke had come down from a fire up North.
I guess?
Someone else said there was a fire on the other side of a ridge out there.
I couldn't find any fire news about a local fire.

But there is smoke out there.
And it was doing a great job of hiding the snow.
Too bad.
I was hoping for a good photo.

I'll remember to take garden photos tomorrow and post them.


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

May Flower Birdbath

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Pink flower birdbath.
My Mother's Day present to myself.

I'm going with pink...
and there are the pots waiting for soil and seeds. 

All the starts are planted except for those two tomato
plants that will grow in the greenhouse,
If they survive the night outside.

Seeds will be planted here and in pots.

Seeds will be planted here too.

There are lots of pepper and tomato plants,
Even some corn starts.
A pumpkin, a watermelon and a cucumber plant even.

I would have planted seeds today but
we had to drive down to the nursery and give them some
more money because I made out a check incorrectly.
Worked out though...
I got to go back to the garden center!
Got some more flowers!