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Friday, June 1, 2012
TiMbeRRRRRRRR!!!! GarDen, RaNdOm KiTteHs, ShOpPinG, & MoRe....
Good Morning my fellow bloggers..this is going to be a super long post...so hang onto your seats and get soomething to eat and drink..On May 21st, 22nd and 23rd...we had that tree that you see above removed!!..this tree was over 110 feet tall and about 75 feet wide..it starts out as a 5 trunk tree then goes to 7 trunks..this baby was big..and while we loved the shade it provides for the summer..the mess it leaves in fall is just too much..we still have 3 more trees that drop their leaves..but we need to work our way through this wood before it rots on us then we will take out the rest..tired of the mess..(I am sounding like a broken record) as you all know how I feel about these trees..
another view before she went down..Ryan our tree guy says we have about 10 cord of wood and depending on our winters 3-5 years of wood..so now we have 12 cord (we have our neighbors tree as well) ..we are still hoping the ones in the front yard go bye bye..so still working on that one...
here is Ryans big chipper ready to mulch up the leaves and branches..his team of 2 other guys..Bill and Dan were awesome..they all did such a great job of making sure our yard looked like no one had been there..and they all had smiles on their faces..and pretty cute to boot..I fed them all 3 days..it was the least I could do for these hard working guys..they definitely earned their money on this one..I have a whole new appreciation for what these guys do...
there's Ryan limbing it all..
almost done limbing this bad girl..or is it boy..:)
he looks like an ant up there...
that was the last one to go..at this point they started dropping them down to 8-10 foot sections then cutting them into 12 inch logs for us to split down the road...
this is whats left..wish it could have come down a bit more..but I will have to plant something in front of it..you can see I started decorating the "older" stump in front..that one was alot taller and had been there for about 15 years..
see the big rhodie there?
now you don't...we had them take it out as it was competing with the flowering cherry and we have 2 other rhodies..the yard is much more open now..and there will be less mess..now if I could just get rid of those other maples in front..I would be a much more happy camper..but this will certainly cut back my time this coming fall ...and for that I am grateful.;)
Stanley Manely helping me piddle in the yard and take photos of the yard...he is my big squishy kitteh..
the whole back portion is covered in logs...what a site..can you see Tucker..he is enjoying the sunshine too...
anyone want to come and help us split this? we have a splitter..and I will cook for you..
here is my new favorite spot in the yard..I couldn't wait to decorate this..so I took plants from around the yard and here you go..our yard has so much more sun now that the tree is gone..the plants in the side front yard (shown below) are getting more sun..so hopefully they will do better..and when we add the addition to our house (the sun room) it will definitely be a sun room..which will be nice here in washington..
these are all sunflowers that I planted..I need to get more pots out and transplant some of these..but they are loving the new area..
these roses are all in bloom now..this was taken right before..this is my lemon rose..and its smells just like lemon..
the back yard..(you can see the neighbors stump)..no more maple..yippee..;)
the hopps are doing well....
the garden is doing well..this is the lettuce, cabbage and arugula portion..
this is the kittehs garden..I love the salmon/peach colored poppies..there are 9 blooms..I love love love this plant..I need to get more in different colors..I love the pods when they are done too..
with the big rhodie gone you can see into our house more now..
it really opened up the space..
the foxglove, and yellow poppies and columbine are all in bloom..I love this time of year and seeing all the colors...
Millies new favorite spot to sleep now..on top of my craft cabinet...she is such a pretty girl..;)
on tuesday..I started destashing..I have toooooo much stuff in my little home and its starting to drive me nuts..not to mention the time it takes to dust it..so those brown jugs are outta here..
as is the dolls and kittehs..there are two more dolls (not shown) that are outta here as well..I have a whole lot more sitting here in my craft room that I need to haul out..need to get it priced so I don't have to worry about it come july..
sorry that one is sideways...the little purple pot is now on my front porch..I also removed a table from the front porch..its up in the garage..it might be going to my sale in July..still need to go through a whole lot more stuff..might just have to do a garage sale so I don't have to haul it..but the show I do will get more people at it..so I have to suck it up..and haul it I guess..
this past wednesday I went out with my pal Michelle window shopping..although I did some shopping..I got this cute note pad and this mustach key ring..when you push the button it says: "welllll Helllloooo there"..in this manley sort of swagger voice..it made me giggle..and I got a really cute hippy hat to wear on our walks...
on thursday I did the big day of shopping..I hit joanns and got some stuff for my purses I am making..lace...
and fabric for the bags..I love that first one..love the aqua with the green and reds..there is canvas, dirty levi and a soft weave sort of canvas...
some trinkets to put on the purses...
and yesterday we were without power from 9am till 12:40pm so I sat and crocheted flowers..these will either be brooches to put on jackets or to put on belts to dress up an outfit..I made a smaller flower and then crocheted a band..so now I have a flower choker to wear..they are super cute on..I am really getting into the country cottage farmhouse look these days..I am no longer enjoying the primitive magazines any more..they just don't appeal to me..to much stuff in some of these places..guess its time for a change..
I love this photo..I found it on facebook I think..it looks just like our Goose..and this would totally be something she would do..
Its official..I finally hit goal..I am down 87 pounds as of today..I would like to get 5 more off..but will be happy to maintain this weight..I am super happy....I love getting dressed up again..that is way too much fun..and feeling confident about myself again..and being able to move with ease and not be in pain..so starting weight was 242 pounds and I am at 155...would like to get to 150..so we shall see..this has been a long road..but totally worth the journey..it has taught me to love every aspect of the weight loss and feeling good through out this journey..thank you all for the words of encouragement and support.. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend..I am going to a bbq for a farewell for a couple that are moving to Indiana...(they go to my church) and I will really miss these folks.. well I am off to get some breakfast and then do some sewing..;) take care,
If Any One sees anything on my etsy shoppe or blog and wants to swap or barter..PLEASE let me know.;)
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland
Hi there, My name is Gina and I live with my hubby of 27 years this new years eve 2012 and 9 cats and one stinky puppy..I have been crafting for about 25 years on and off...I can't remember how I came across the primitives, but I love them... Love the time worn look and the loved look...Sometimes I think I was born a hundred years too late..although I do love modern conveniences...like having my outhouse in my house if you know what I mean.. I love to decorate, it just tickles me to organize...any way, drop me a line. I love hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by...:)
Weep not for me though I am gone, Into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long, Upon my soul's sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul's at rest, There is no need for tears. For with your love I was so blessed For all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath, Remember not the strife, Please do not dwell upon my death, But celebrate my life. Author Constance Jenkins