Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Simple Things...

 Sheets, kitchen towels, tea towels, and table cloths 
snapped wildly on the line on a windy day-after-Easter.
All of our family came to celebrate together.
The extra laundry and dishes and dirty floors remind me there 
were lots of wonderful people here laughing and having fun together.
We ate very well too!

A little Easter gift to myself and to the ladies of our family.
I love orchids, do you?

Kite flying.
Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Let's all go fly a kite!
(insert children smiling and squealing!)

The Peeps have arrived! 
We picked them up at the feed store today.
This year I chose to get 25 Black Stars,
known for their egg laying superiority.

 Grape Hyacinths popped up a couple days ago!

The daffodils bloomed just in time for our Easter dinner table.
We've had an inch of rain today, just after we planted two big bare patches in our front and back yard.  We did end up digging up the septic line, and I'm thankful our men could do that work with the help of a backhoe rental.  Now the lines are running perfectly, but the yard is in need of new grass.  This rain will give our newly planted grass seed a good start.  
Water is such a basic, simple thing, but a most important need here.  The green grass is growing in the pastures now and the cows and sheep don't want to eat hay any longer.  They're happy with fresh, green sprouts.

What green things are growing where you live?


  1. I love your photo of laundry on the line. I miss flying kites. We try to here, but too many trees. Glad you are getting moisture. We have had a lot of rain also. Better than snow any day. Thanks for the positive photos. Glad you had a wonderful Easter.

  2. Aw! I love the billowing sheets and the sky-high kites!
    Yes, water. Just a little while ago this morning I was saying to Bill, "I wish it would rain."
    I hope it rains on your new grass and I'm so glad the septic problems are solved.
    I don't know anything about taking care of orchids, but they are very delicate and pretty!

  3. Love seeing those sheets whipped up on the clothes line. Glad you have enough green grass to content your cows and sheep! I love Easter gatherings. Yours sounded just right. Our grass is green and needs a mow. Our apple tree is greening up and has buds and the lilac, too. Everything is late this year compared to last.

  4. I do love orchids too, although I've never had one of my own. They're so elegant. Kite-flying -- now THAT'S something I have done quite often! Those chicks are adorable. I've had such a rough time raising chickens this past year - have lost 3 and kept 4 alive -- I think I'll wait another year until I get any chicks. Your spring is lovely! We have lots growing. Even our pecan trees are greening up now, and they are about the last ones.

  5. I've never heard of Black Stars! I hope you will post some pictures of the grown hens. I do love black chickens...

    Spring looks just wonderful around your place! Complete with flapping laundry and baby chicks, and an orchid. White orchids are so classy.


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