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    Working on more color here on the Homestead.

    Working on more color Hello there everyone!! I took this while I was picking Mulberries. Yes, we have a Mulberry tree on the homestead. I have them patiently waiting for Joe to be off so that we can enjoy them. Possibly thinking either in pancakes or even some fresh muffins. I hope that you had another great week. It has been CRAZY busy here! Working on more color AND… I was so thankful to have Kendra, a friend from Illinois and fellow gardener, come to visit. With her visit we had PLENTY of shenanigans and a little bit of work. Seriously!! We spent the morning and early afternoon on Friday…

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    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead to look at.

    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead This seemed like a great place to start, the entrance. With Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead the beginning is best. If you have been up my walk you know that I love to has flowers here too. The flowers will be coordinated throughout the front porch. Some pops of orange and white all throughout. Just above the wagon and pots is this hanging basket. Here is where the purple gets tied into the soon to be blooming Dahlias further down the porch. The middle photo is just to the left of the front door. Joe and I love Coleus. All the…

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    Warning all the Garden information on the Homestead

    Warning all the Garden information This week I have a Warning all the Garden information is here… My world came to a HALT when I saw this! Yes, this is poison ivy and with all the reaction that I had the last two years I did a quick pivot. So I went in a different direction. I was able to get two flower beds clean out this last week. Which I am super SUPER excited about… Here is the what the finished products look like. I still have annuals to plant, however, the weeds are getting my attention first. The one with the white chair is all shade. So in…

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    Mooch Flowers and Visitors too. What a fun week!

    Mooch Flowers and Visitors too We had a fun filled week here, I hope you did also! I have Mooch Flowers and Visitors too for you this week. Mooch gets top billing. Guys, he made it to summer. This poor guy can not see, but that nose knows. Joe took him out back in the shade early last week, before the crazy heat. He was enjoying all the sniffy sniffs. He did not roam too far. I did think it was funny that he decided to lay in my ground cover. Thankful for each day with this guy. My friend and neighbor Lynn and I went flower shopping over the…

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    Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Trees, the Homestead

    Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Get a load at these Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Trees. So the first “snoopervisor” was Cuddles. She decided that she liked to help with only the onions. Goodness knows why but she had to be in the center of it. Than of course when she did not like me moving her, YES, she was in the way. She decided to take a bath… Now Junior was just hanging out on the sidelines. However, as soon as I was ready to start the next row of planting… he decided to move. Right in my digging path. Seriously!! I have to say that you know that…

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    Little Green Dirt and Mooch, an old kitty says hello.

    Little Green Dirt and Mooch Ohh, things are getting a Little Green, Dirt and Mooch, our old man. Remember the Ranunculus set from the Jan-June mini?? Well I decided that I needed to grow my own. I have a mix and a tangerine. Soo excited to see this green. Down in the basement. Strange place I would agree, but you need to start somewhere!! There are many more with green sprouts, so YES I am jumping for joy! So, as you can see things are getting serious… I have 5 seed trays with snapdragons, coleus, foxgloves and dahlias and sooo many more. Plus not in the photo are greens and…

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    Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire on the Homestead.

    Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire Not much but Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire here on the homestead this week. Between classes and working on getting the Winter decorations down. This is all that I have for you this week. Every Sunday I have been heading down to the basement to start a few things. Last week it was the science experiment. This week it is a jump start on some bulbs. And my seeds came today so those heat mats that you see on the top middle of this photo will finally get some use. As you can see it is an organized mess. I have all the…

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    Memorial Garden Kitties and Flowers all around.

    Memorial Garden Kitties and Flowers Did you know that for today, a look at the Memorial Garden Kitties and Flowers is what this is going to be about. Starting with the Memorial Garden. Here on the homestead we have a garden that is where you bury our pets. Unfortunately, there are 11 kitties in there. Nine of them are from my house. Two are from my mom. She did not want to move the ashes to Abby and Chloe are now laid to rest there too. Here is the most recent addition. Poor White Sox has not been feeling well. We hoped it was just stress from the addition of…

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    Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments too!!

    Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments I almost missed these Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments. You will not want to miss all the fun… One part is will be something you will want to follow… Fingers crossed that it does not take too long. Starting here with this beautiful Oriental Poppy. I almost missed getting this photo. You know how much I love this poppy. And to say that it has 5 huge flower buds still. Excited, ohhh yes!! These photos are from three different gardens on the homestead. First up is the furthest left. Those little poppies, look familiar?? However, now there are yellow ones. These little cuties are in…