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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A few peaceful mornings...

Yes... that's what I need. The girls will finish up with school on Friday so these are the last few mornings I will have to myself until next fall. I have thoroughly enjoyed these past two whirlwind weeks and weekends (busy with the girls' recitals), but I am a little frazzled to say the least. I think the stressful part is getting everyone from point A to point B. And when there are timing issues involved too with three ... well it takes its toll. My husband just goes on oblivious to these issues but honestly I feel like an air-traffic controller here. So I am going to take a break for a few days and catch up on some much needed gardening and house cleaning. Its difficult to attend to these with guests visiting. And gardening outdoors and enjoying the warm sun is so calming to me.

I want to share a beautiful new treasury on Etsy called Nesting: Home sweet home by sheridesthelion includes my little bluebird in a nest.



I listed my hen and chick pairs yesterday. The sky was overcast and bright so I ran down to the field out back to photograph them. I guess it was a good thing I have been too busy to mow the field because the yellow flowers were beautiful. The bees are enjoying them too so I will probably hold off on mowing for another week. The mother hens are basically the same pattern I made several years ago but I have been modifying the chick pattern a bit with some successes. My family likes one pattern and I the other so I will probably solicit more opinions on this. If any of you have any opinions let me know! I love how they display in baskets.



And while we are on the subject of chicks I have to confess that I signed up to get 3 little bantam chicks when I was last visiting the Farmers Exchange. I had every intention of resisting temptation this year and look its already June and I have seen several batches of chicks come in and leave. I haven't mentioned this yet to my husband to avoid getting the "rolling eyes" look but the kids know now and are excited.

5 comments:

Jen said...

You have the most calming blog, I love your color combinations. Where, may I ask, do you live that you have chickens in the backyard? (this is always surprising to me heh)

Bonny said...

I love the hen and chicks! And it's so funny that you're getting the "real" thing (bantam chicks are so cute!) - now you have even more inspiration for your pattern!

Rain's End said...

Thank you so much for your encouraging words.

We live in New England and surprisingly enough there are quite a few people I know in town that now keep chickens. We started with a pair of ducklings that were hatched at a school and needed a home. That was nearly 15 years ago now.

We are hoping that having the bantams as well as our hens, ducks and one lone turkey won't upset the apple cart with respect to pecking order. Over the years we have found this to be a rather important part of maintaining the peace in the hen house.

sherry said...

that's so cool you have chickens...we have lots of bamboo and have an albino family of possums living there now. Your blog is lovely....and I really wrote because, my son's last day of school is tomorrow as well. love having him home, but it's time to rearrange my schedule!

WendiWinn said...

absolutely adorable!