Wednesday, May 9, 2012

To Be In the Garden


It feels as if summer is surely on its way here. I spend so much time outside because well, I just love it and I want to enjoy my flowers before the summer heat makes them sort of take a snooze around here.


The beds have all filled in and now it is enjoy time.


Q is snatching off all the day lilies as they bloom. This is hard for me but I let her take some. You know the battle between gardener and mom. Mom usually wins but not always.


Spoiled chickens though just walk through my pots.
But they do eat all the bugs around them know.


Now a favorite spot. Thankfully a grapefruit tree canopies over this so they cannot jump up on the wall.


I just sit and watch them. Very entertaining and calming. Something about their constant picking and bobbing just calms a person.

 They are like real life garden ornaments. My garden is just prettier with them roaming around.

31 comments:

Tiitiskä said...

=) Lovely pics from u garden!

Kris said...

The garden and "the girls" are looking grand!!! They are already developing their combs. Some breeds will start to lay at about 20 weeks. So it could be that your barred rocks will be early. Make sure you have a nesting box for them to explore. When you see them getting in and out of it, they are getting ready.

The Boston Lady said...

So beautiful and so fun. The "girls" are growing up! They have just made available a limited number of permits for keeping chickens in the city limits of Orlando - no roosters. We are not in city limits, but I hope when we make our move to west coast, I can have some hens in my backyard and enjoy them and the fresh eggs - not to mention insect control! Ann

Sam I Am...... said...

Your flowers and garden decorations are SO pretty! You inspire me to keep working on mine and maybe someday it will be as pretty as yours.
Your girls are just a hoot and I can why you love them so! I can't wait until you get eggs. How much longer?

Terri said...

I'd love a garden with a few chickens doing pest control! Great pictures :)

Olive Cooper said...

Love that last pic. Also love that they eat bugs.

marejohn said...

Your flower beds are beautiful! and your "girls" as well! Did you wind up with any roosters? I don't think I missed a post about it...did I?? and "live garden ornaments"!!! PERFECT..yes they are! God does make the best "things" doesn't He? I like His ornaments better than ANY that we can buy! :)

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Wow, they are bigger then I expected them to be. I think that would be so cool to sit and watch them roam the garden. Bet your little one just loves to chase them! We are just getting around to planting flowers around here. Our day lilies are months off from even blooming. Great yard you have!

Emily Fay said...

Your garden is lovely! Aren't chickens so wonderful? We enjoy ours. Have a blessed week ahead ~

Cranberry Morning said...

ANYone's garden would be prettier with chickens roaming about, in my opinion. I don't dare have free-roaming chickens because of my two dogs, but I could let them free range in our large 18 x 71 ft. pen. Love those barred rock (??). What gorgeous animals!

nannykim said...

loving the photos!

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

I envy the fact that you can let your chickens roam free. Mine unfortunately need to be in the coop yard even tho it is big. I have chicken hawks, foxes and who knows what other critters that would love to have them for lunch.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your gardens and love seeing the girls taking care of all the bugs! Hugs, Linda

Kerin said...

Chickens are a gardeners best friends :)

Love all your gorgeous flowers...and chickens too!

NanaDiana said...

I think your feathered friends just MAKE your garden pictures. How cute are they-wandering around without a care in the world? What a life- fed, watered and surrounded by beauty. xo Diana

Linda said...

Your gardens are lovely and you chicks are too cute!

Claudia said...

They're beautiful and surely make your garden complete.

xo
Claudia

deb said...

they are getting so big...they are so cute!!!! love the flowers too!!!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

How cute they are. Looks like a country girl's life. :) The gardens are so inviting.

Michelle said...

Love the pictures.

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh...how cute!!! Great photos.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Well you know how much I covet your back garden and patio area. I would probably spend all my time out there and never get anything done, especially now with the new entertainment!

Cindy said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I love your garden ornaments, both kinds!

Susanne said...

Those girls are earning their keep by eating the bugs and helping to fertilize the plants. Soon they will be laying some eggs and later, well we won't think of that, if you know what I mean. We have a neighbor up the road who leaves their hens run loose. I am surprised they haven't gotten run over yet, or stolen. They say it is good to allow them free range and it is good that you allow them time out of their pen. Love the posts! Thanks for sharing.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Those are the cutest little bird houses...love them.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Linda said...

Your garden is looking wonderful and the girls sure are growing up! What fun you must be having with them there!

ImSoVintage said...

Your gardens are looking beautiful, Elaine and your girls are really growing. Looks like they are enjoying exploring.

Sarah said...

What fun to have real live garden ornaments! Your girls are beautiful and so is your garden.
Happy Mother's Day, Elaine.

Nancy said...

You have a lovely garden. And your feathered garden helpers are so pretty.

Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xoxo

Lou Belcher said...

Love those chicks. And the photos of your garden are great.

Lou

Elsie said...

Great serie of the chickens in your garden, I love them.

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