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    Spring Momma and Babies Science experiment

    Spring Momma and Babies Science I am exhausted, grateful and excited! What a crazy week! The homestead has been popping in more ways then one! The trees are flowering, like this Cleveland Pear. There are more blooms then you can shake a stick at! Holy Cow there are shades of orange, purple, white and yellow. A bit like these‚Ķ. Tulips, more Daffodils and the Forsythia. I forgot to take a picture of the Redbud. Sooo gorgeous! How is your spring garden looking? Speaking of Popping! We have kittens! Three little cuties and one happy momma! The first photo is the day they were born. The last photo is today! They…

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    Spring has sprung It Started with sign idea using daisies.

    Spring has sprung It Started You know that I am ready, but are you?? Spring has sprung It Started with this cute but simple “wood” frame from the Dollar Tree. Happy Sunday!! I hope that you were able to get outside and smell those tulips and daffodils. Mine are all super happy!! Are you looking for a simple, cut and fun decor item?? How about this one?? Measuring in at about 4 1/5 x 7 3/4 This would be perfect for a tiered tray, standing with some spring flowers or even on its own. Here is the best part, I can very simply remove the DSP that it is all…

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    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow. What a week here.

    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow It was an interesting week… From Suntea to Flowers and Snow this morning. Welcome to spring in the Midwest, right?? I also heard that this coming weekend is suppose to be over 70. We will see what happens. I can say that I sure did enjoy the suntea that I made on Thursday. When it was sunny. haha During one of my walk abouts, I found a new volunteer. The grape hyacinths (far left) I did not plant. I really do appreciate when the birds bring me flowers!! Middle photo is the first blooms on my creeping phlox. I have several different colors. This…

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    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers, all the work.

    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers Sooo many things to share this week starting with Flowers, Chickens and more Flowers. Remember two weeks ago?? I am very happy to report that the seeds have sprouted already!! WoooHOOOO!! Both of the “pots” have actually. I can not wait to see how it all turns out. I did a mix of sunflowers and zinnias here. It sure has been busy around here. Dare I say fun too?? Yes, lots of work but it always look so good when you get through the whole thing. I have been thinking that I needed to go back to my $1 perennial place. However, I saw that…

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    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations plus so much more…

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations Today on the homestead Kittens, Mooch and Spring Decorations. Ohh, there are going to be a lot of awww’s and soo cute on this post for sure! They sure are cute. However, they started getting into just a little bit of trouble this last week. I can say that is really has been fun to watch them explore though. Cuddles goes out to spend time with Junior everyday. It really is the best way to start and end the day after all. These to photos are from last week. He was actually trying to hurry so that they could go for a walk. Yes, that is…

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    Quick Visit with Mom and Homestead stuff.

    Quick Visit with Mom This last weekend I had a Quick Visit with Mom. That was on Saturday after Coffee and Cards. These days I do try and find any reason to take at least one photo every time I visit. For some reason she was having trouble smiling. The first photo I took she looked angry. Thankfully this one was better. I have talked before about my mom. However, you guys it really is getting more difficult to see these little struggles. The bigger ones I expect. Dementia Sucks!! I know you guys agree. I miss the fun mom and I used to have. Going to Garage Sales and…

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    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery on the homestead.

    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery This week on the homestead we had Fuzzy Furries and Greenery sprout up. haha Starting off with the Fuzzy. Isn’t she just tooo cute!! This one is very brave. If I had to guess the leader of the trouble makers. She is an escape artist. Yup, I thought I sent them all to Kendra. Apparently NOT!! This picture was from earlier this weekend. She has neck feathers coming in now too. I can not wait to see all the colors. Ohh poor Mr Bigglesworth he is just soo exhausted. From what?? I have no clue. You know it is very rough being a kitty on the…

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    Flowering Trees…More then one build going on…

    The top two are my magnolias… The one on the left is out front. The one on the right is out by the back forty. I am sorry, I thought the bottom left was a better picture, that is the plum tree… ohhh please hold off until it gets a weeee warmer! However, the bottom right is one of two Redbuds out front and they are about to BURST. Five brand new straw bales… ready for planting!! Joe was moving the BIG dump truck today, which means the garden edge needs to be tilled again. Good thing the discs are still on the tractor! hummmm I went to check on…

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    Spreading Sunshine

    Have you done a walk about in the yard yet?? I sure have and ohh sooo many changes from day to day. Have you noticed? Woke up this morning felt the sun on my face and decided it was going to be a day to be outside. So the Sunshine I will be spreading today is… the organic kind. The above photos were from this evening. The fruits of my labors…. It sure does not look intimidating, right?? That clump of stuff has been haunting me for two seasons. This spring was the time to move the Clematis. Not far, but that was what made it questionable. Did I really…

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    More Spring found everyday…

    Have you noticed?? Mother Nature is still marching on … In her normal crazy fashion. Last year I decided to see if the irises will truly grow any where. Out by the street we have several old oak trees. One of those has a “hole” just at chest height. While “thinning” out a batch of these crazy tubers, I wanted to see if it would even be happy here. Apparently happy enough to sprout. But the big question will we get a flower?? The Red Delicious apple tree is getting ready to show off for the neighbors.. Thankful that this cooler weather came now before the flowers opened all the…