She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Weekend Pleasures

This weekend has been full of outdoor work and lots of fun!

As a family, we planted flowers, reseeded the lawn that we began last year, as well as tilled and resowed areas that are just so poor that reseeding isn't going to help much.

The north and west sides of our home are beginning to look like an emerald bowl now that the trees are filling in. I am so pleased with the way it turned out ... especially since we have no idea what we're doing! LOL I want to put a picnic table right out in the middle of those two trees and eat lunch there every day that the sun shines.

My mom and dad bought me that sweet little bird bath for my birthday. I hope to create a butterfly & bird garden right around it to draw nature down from the tree tops where we can enjoy their company!

In between our work times, my boys convinced me that I must swing from their vine. So I climbed up their homemade tree ladder where they pulled the vine to me so I could get ready to swing.

Before I knew it, that vine pulled me right out of the tree and it was all I could do to wrap my legs around the vine before plummeting to the ground.

It was soooo fun! And I have the bruised legs to prove it! LOL Actually I can hardly wait to heal so I can try it again. Some folks just never grow up!

Finally, here is a little crock that I got at a yard sale. I purchased two old meat grinders from the dear woman holding the sale and when she saw me looking at this crock that was cracked, she told me to just take it home! I did just that and with a little gorilla glue, it made a perfect little planter for this pretty red geranium. Even the hummingbirds thought so because they have been visiting it frequently.

Wishing you joy today,


Katy said...

How awesome Lea!!! I absolutely LOVE the vine!!! That looks like soo much fun! :) That crock is GREAT too! :)

Pam said...

Oh are very brave!!!
I've always wanted to try swinging on a vine or rope, but have been much too chicken.
Look at you go!!!
Everything looks absolutely lovely at your home. A butterfly garden would be just lovely in that beautiful spot.
Have a wonderful week-

kansas crochet mom said...

Great pictures! Everything looks so nice and green there :)

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Lea,
Thanks for visiting me!
I had to check out YOUR posts and "read" too!!! This vine-swinging CRACKS ME UP! Bet you walked around all day saying: Me Jane.
(that was my tarzan yodel)
Blessings new friend,

Annie said...

It looks like you had a great time, I love yard work! Swinging from that vine looked fun!
I love the crock planter, I have several old enamelware tubs that I like to plant geraniums in, they just make old items look so good!
Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

you look like a ten year old tomboy.may God bless you and your family.enjoy your life till JESUS comes again.

Nancy Jo said...

I have three or four crocks like that, getting them for free is a really good deal! Looks pretty,
Are you going to China for the Olympics with that vine swinging trick? YOU JUST MIGHT GET THE GOLD MEDAL.

Nen said...

looks like you had a blast! love your overalls!

Kindra said...

That looks like a green wonderland! How fun swinging on the vine! I wanna try it! :) Seeing you with your boys reminds me of what fun I have with mine. :)

Toni said...

You have a beautiful yard Lea!!Swinging from that vine looks like alot of fun!!!What a cute idea to use that crock for a planter!!Boy,I think I could really learn a thing or two from you!!Have a great day!!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Aren't you brave! What a great yard you have (and great kids!)

Wood n' Whimsy said...

That looks like great fun! You have a wonderful green shady area to romp and play! Your boys are quite handsome, too! Don't you just love that "monkey" glue? Come by and visit me sometime. God Bless, Celene

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Lea, good for you! Your boys will remember you swinging on that vine when they grow to be old. I just love your woods! What a perfect place for a picnic! The little crock is the perfect planter. You have such wonderful ideas! What fun to read your post. Blessings, Kathleen

lindanuts said...

You have a beautiful location. I love all the trees. I see hammocks in your future! And the yard sale finds--way to go.....they haven't started here yet. I love to use old things as planters. I wish I could've been there to see the 'swingers'!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Dear Lea! Congratulations on your sweet award! L@@ks like you had a fun weekend gardening and having fun on the swing! Girls just gotta be girls! Love your bird bath and beautiful yard to! Have a wonderful weekend Lea! Hugs,

Linda said...

Whoohoo! Looks like a lot of fun you guys had! Who needs growing up anyway? It's not that the kids like it any better ;)

Hey by the way.. I really like your new profile picture!

Greetings from the netherlands.. :)

Dani said...

I am overcome how lovely and green your yard is....the green almost hurts the eyes..just great! and all the trees! WOW!
I used to swing from ropes when I was a kid, but that was many moons ago..I remember how much fun it was...guess I was kinda of a tomboy but it was sure fun....

naomisnotions said...

Looks like fun Lea!!! I love it! I would do it too! :)

Your yard is beautiful!!! Good job!!! :)


Caroline said...

My boys always *make* me swing too (wink) It is so much fun- unless they break and you crash! lol

Autumn said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much for your kind words and visits. I just finished reading the last several days posts- I really missed all of you while I was out of town.

Paisley & Polka Dot Patterns said...

That's so funny! You go! Sometimes the best moments are spontaneous!
I like the outdoor pics though, the lighting and the greens

Kimmie said... wildwoman you!!! LOL! How brave you were to swing on a vine like that. I am impressed!! Giggle!!!

I just love your beautiful country yard. How blessed you are! I agree, it would be perfect for butterflies.

David & Julie said...

Go Girl!!! I knew you had it in you! That looks like so much fun!
Hey, I sent Dad and my brothers and sister your post. They'll be pleased.
Catch ya later,

Wanita said...

Lea, you have a beautiful piece of property. And how great that you work together as a family and then take time to have fun together, too.

I'm enjoying reading through your blog. All your recipes look so good ~ in fact, I'm going to make the ham, broccoli, and potato casserole later this week.

I'm also intrigued with the laundry soap. It sounds like you and others who have tried it really like it.

Thank you for all the sweet comments you've left at my blog. I really appreciate it. Blessings to you, my friend.