Saturday, May 31, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:48 PM
Friday, May 30, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:54 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Whew..I am a wee bit tired this evening..but..it's a good tired. I finally got the bathroom completely painted today, but now I have to do all the caulk work tomorrow..then clean up my mess...just a wee bit of a mess.... put paint can in garage and so forth...and general clean up/freshen up ...clean wash basin/clean bathtub/commode...the typical stuff..then hang the new shower curtain and put the decor back on the counter.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:48 PM
So..after a day of painting and subsequent sore muscles..I took the day off..sorta..I did weed out part of one of the raised beds, and pulled all the spent broccoli plants out of the garden, held the duckling for a little bit then put her in her plastic tub to swim..and a few other piddly things..but..I didn't paint today..I shall resume that task later.
Oh, and see the photo? It is of a gloriosa lily..I am fortunate to own one of these wonderful plants..that comes back every year at this time..they are really pretty vining lillies and the cool thing about them is that the flower looks like it has completely turned itself inside out.Very unique and very pretty, but... all parts of the plant are poisonous/so..if you decide to have one around your place..please exercise caution around small children and pets.---------------------------
Now..to announce the winners of the Folk Art prints.They are:
3. Mary Beth4. Jeanie
Congratulations gals! I'll be emailing you through your blogs to get the info so I can send these out to you all.
Congratulations and thanks for participating.
I hope that you all have had a nice relaxing weekend.
Thanks for joining me in "blogland"
Have a great day!
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 12:11 AM
Sunday, May 25, 2008
...have been all day yesterday painting cabinet door fronts and baseboard and door trim in my hall bathroom... then today I managed to get half of the bathroom walls cut in and painted.
But did manage to capture the one on camera, and watch it for a while as it started to doze off. It can not fly as of yet,but hops from limb to limb and waits for the parent birds to bring it food.
Isn't it just darling?
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:36 PM
Friday, May 23, 2008
Gosh gals..it seems that I have indeed been missing in action for a week. So sorry! Yes I have been busy.
Our family has recently made a monumental decision to move forward with trying to relocate.(this time with a definite goal/month in mind on getting the house on the market)
Posted by Tina Leavy at 3:45 PM
Sunday, May 18, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:32 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Her artworks evoke a feeling of innocence and calm.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 3:43 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
If you were around in 1919 (just before prohibition started) and came
upon the following poster.........
I mean seriously, Would you quit drinking?
Well..I hope that you all had a good Mother's Day.The first few hours of my day(mother's day) were spent trying to nurse a baby chicken that sadly did not make it.But..on a better note..I did have a nice day.
My oldest daughter made a tea ring type pastry which was quite yummy.And my two youngest ones each drew me a picture for my refrigerator.
It's the simple things that let you know you are loved.
---------------------This afternoon I spent moving the refrigerator and the stove and cleaning out behind those and cleaning stove knobs and refrigerator coils. The vacuuming the entire house and mopping it too.
It's nice to do a good cleaning in the home like that.Everything feels and smells fresh again.
I've been getting the two oldest children's school portfolios together(we home educate), and the evaluations will be tomorrow afternoon.
I always breathe a sigh of relief to have this evaluation 0out of the way.
It's not too difficult really, it is simply that a certified teacher reviews samples of the children's school work at the end of the year.
And after this is completed our summer break can officially start.We do not take as much in the way of holiday breaks during the school year that the public schools take, so our required 180 days ends a wee bit sooner than the schools do.
But after putting in our 180 days, we all look forward to a little bit of a break.
But... I would not have it any other way.Being able to home educate my children has been a real blessing.
I tried edamama beans for the first time ever the other evening. They are different but good.
The bean pods are tough and as such you do not eat them, at least from what I gathered, but you pop the beans out of the shell and honestly they taste a bit like boiled peanuts. I liked them, and they made a good snack.
Well..I hope you all have a good evening.
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 4:25 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:24 PM
Friday, May 9, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:50 PM
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Don't these tomatoes and other veggies just look so scrumptious?
Lots of fun colors and varieties.
All of these varieties are available here:
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:32 PM
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:15 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2008
So this evening I head back to the master bedroom to go fold the couple of baskets of laundry that had been waiting for me..and I step onto the large floral rug that we have at the foot of our bed ....
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:50 PM
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:45 PM
Love cooking good old home style meals?
Love canning your own foods?
Or dream about one day actually having a bit of land to stretch out on?
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Heather at: http://heathersheartfeltstitches.blogspot.com/
Karin at: http://madrekarin.blogspot.com/
Bonnie at: http://beequilting.blogspot.com/
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Denise at: http://homeschoolblogger.com/mominpa
Jessica at: http://bluegrassprincess.blogspot.com/
Frannie at: http://freedomvalleyfarm.blogspot.com/
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Michelle at: http://www.homesteadblogger.com/preciouspeas/96125/
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:13 AM
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Just a wee note...
don't forget to stop by my new blog "Garden Goose Gifts"
Always new and fun treasures posted there:
The selection is always being added to.
Stop on by and take a look.
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:53 PM
I missed a couple of weeks on the Tea time blog a thon over at "Gracious Hospitality"...but..trying to keep up with hosting the farmgirl blog a thon, as well as everyday life..I sort of fell behind.So sorry gals.
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