NEW ARRIVALS-CATNIP-SWEET PEA’S

12 07 2016

GREETINGS

We had glorious rain over the weekend  and we still need more.  It perked the gardens up but didn’t fill the rivers.  The cooler weather the rains brought was welcomed.  We are in for another hot spell and my friend Susan will be at Brimfield during it.  She will be at Quaker Acres look for The Plant Lady.

NEW ARRIVALS

PRUDENCE

PRUDENCE

My friend Patti is moving to Ireland soon and I have taken her hens Prudence and Beatrix.  Follow her on brookwoodshire.wordpress and learn about her adventures.  The girls came on Friday and are settling in .  There was some excitement on Saturday when Prudence had to lay an egg and decided to go home and do it.  My grandson Tyler (the chicken whisperer) caught her in my sons yard.

BEATRIX IS EXCITED ABOUT NEW FRIENDS

BEATRIX IS EXCITED ABOUT NEW FRIENDS

 Now there are (hopefully) no escape routes and they are  both laying.  They are separated from the rest pf the group and there has been much bantering going on back and forth.  Soon I will  open the gate some to see how things go.  Olive my last hen to arrive has taken over the leadership role in the flock so it will be interesting how things unfold.

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CATNIP

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Patti brought me this wonderful bag of catnip.  I am drying it and the house smells wonderful.  The cats are enjoying bits and pieces of it too.

SAMMY AND THE ELUSIVE CAT BABY ARE RESTING AFTER SOME AFTERNOON CATNIP

SAMMY AND THE ELUSIVE CAT BABY ARE RESTING AFTER SOME AFTERNOON CATNIP

Patti’s cat Merlin is moving to Ireland too so I will pack him a good supply of cat toys.

SWEET PEAS

 

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Yesterday I needed to get hay and discovered these wonderful sweet pea’s that John’s Mother has grown for years.  Against the stone wall they are so spectacular.  She gave me a bouquet.  These don’t have the delightful smell of some but nonetheless they are beautiful.

SUMMER BOUQUET

SUMMER BOUQUET

Many thanks for reading my blog on this wonderful summer day.  I will be at the Tuesday Greenfield Market today from 1:30- to 6:30 located next door to Greenfields Market.  Carole

 


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12 07 2016
patti

Oh Carole, I am so happy to see my girls content. It is clear that Beatrix is eager to meet new friends. Prudence will take longer I am afraid..she is used to ruling the roost and will have to adjust. Enjoy the catnip….give a little extra to my beau, Shorty. 😊. Gorgeous Sweet peas….mine are in full sun and not that happy. I do love them though. Have fun in Greenfield.
And please give my girls a kiss from me.

13 07 2016
wspines

Another good night both dong well and laying. I know how much you miss them.

12 07 2016
Eliza Waters

Looks like you have tons of catnip now! I love the first shot of Prudence – a fine chicken face!

13 07 2016
wspines

Eliza
Thanks for the offer I do have enough. I will be drying these for days.

15 07 2016
Dora Friedli

Do you wash the catnip before drying? I’m getting ready to dry some lemon balm and I usually don’t rinse it, but it’s been so dusty here, I’m considering it.

25 07 2016
wspines

Hello Dora
I don’t wash it just dry it as it is. I have to find my lemon balm the elderberry has taken over. I would just shape the branches of it. Hope all is well with you
Carole

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