This time of the year is fun to me for so many reasons!
First of all, we are ALMOST done homeschooling. *insert HUGE grin and fist pump* That would have to be the HIGHLIGHT of spring! LOL Don't get me wrong, I LOVE homeschooling, but when spring approaches, we all just want to be outside playing and working on outdoor projects. We have SEVERAL in the works right now.
Probably WAAAY more than we can handle! :) I'm sure you can relate.
After a long, cold, winter the baby plants are returning in all of their glory, peeking out buds just waiting to be inhaled and clipped for fresh bouquets. I am particularly excited this year, because I planted a TON of clearance perennials last year(CHEAP!), and against the odds, they are THRIVING! I said some major prayers for those babies, because they literally got plunked into the ground after it snowed! YAY! Among the things I planted include my ALL time favorite, *hydrangeas*, lilacs, lily of the valley, iris', lavender(another favorite), yarrow, honeysuckle, bleeding hearts, climbing roses, many sedum varieties, a snowball bush, a smoke tree, random bushes(haha) and more *hydrangeas*!
Anyway, another reason I live spring is because I love projects! Not just cleaning projects, but CREATIVE projects. Example: I love to take something old, neglected, and ugly and give it new life. I have previously mentioned that seeing the potential in things can be hazardous to your health, marriage, garage, or in my case, all of the above! LOL I'm just kidding, but things to do happen to pile up mysteriously until one day your husband asks where the lawnmower went. Ummm, "Well honey, I think it's ummm.....somewhere under that pile of curb finds and junk furniture over there somewhere." OOPS. I have been blamed for creating 'garage chaos' more than once. :)
I will soon be posting about a $5.00 table that I bought at Goodwill. It was pretty UGLY as is, but the transformation has begun, and it already looks SO much better! I had my right hand gal, Eleanor, by my side painting away! What a great way to bond with my TWELVE year old daughter(who is going on 23, by the way)!
Ok, I'm back.
Another project underway is a chicken coop for our little chicks coming in a few days. YIKES! We have big plans for this one...on a little budget. We will be using recycled barn boards, an old door, and whatever else we can find for next to nothing. Of course, it has to look Country Living cute, you know? No shabby chicken coops over here! LOL We'll see what we can come up with. I want it to look something like this...
Hey, I can dream, right? :)
Well, as long as I WAS on the subject of gardening, I wanted to share with you another great way to use one of my favorite products in your gardening. I think we all know how dangerous pesticides and herbicides can be, and Basic H is the answer to our organic gardening dilemma! I got this list from a fellow, seasoned, Shaklee Distributor and I cannot wait to try it! We even have several Amish customers who use and love the Basic H(CLASSIC) for their crops and trees. :)
Here you go!