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:

  1. =) Lovely pics from u garden!

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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?

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

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

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  7. 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! :)

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. Chickens are a gardeners best friends :)

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

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  14. 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

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  15. Your gardens are lovely and you chicks are too cute!

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  16. They're beautiful and surely make your garden complete.

    xo
    Claudia

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

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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  22. 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 :)

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

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lou

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

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