The kids are going back to school next week which reminds me that a year ago I started blogging about this time. With only Rebecca around, I had time for something extra. Well, Rebecca will be in preschool this year two afternoons a week, so maybe I will have even more time to myself and hopefully I won't squander those precious hours on housework!
I have a blog giveaway planned, but may have to get the kiddos off to school this year before I get to post about it. In the mean time, a little blurb about my faux birdhouse. It's purely decorative, but I did see a sparrow check it out once. I had picked up the birdhouse (complete with stake attached) from a road side "free" pile last fall and it wintered in my shed. The house has seen some weather and the stake is rickety, but I figured it would still make a nice cheery statement stuck into the corner of my garden's hog fencing. My garden is another story. I completely let it go this year so morning glories have overtaken most of the space, climbed over half of the fence and completely smothered my stawberry patch outside the fence. The sad thing is, that there is lots of gorgeous, leafy, vine, but very few flowers. I did harvest basil for pesto and cut some dill for pickles and now what remains in my jungle garden is a handful of volenteer tomatoes bravely thriving in the depths of the morning glory vine. I risk stepping on a garter snake every time I venture in to pick a few ripe (cherry) tomatoes! I am ready for my husband to do a controled burn on the patch. He is already threatening, nay planning, to dig under my garden and plant grass seed next year. We'll see about that!
Stay tuned for a blog giveaway!