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Friday, May 29, 2015


I planted my peppers finally on Wednesday along with a row of bush beans, two pots of cucumbers, a row of Little Gem lettuce and a hill of butternut squash.

This toad was in the garden.  I think he's made a home there.  Good!

As I was finishing up I spotted a turtle by the garden gate.  Was he going in or out?  I didn't know but with all the mud on him I figured he needed to be relocated to the pond and that's where I took his photo.  

Look at that long tail.

He blends in with the surroundings well.  

When I went back 10 minutes later I couldn't spot him anywhere.
I wonder if he will eat goldfish?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Addition to Screen Porch

I have been looking at antique shops for years and then on Etsy and eBay for this primitive hutch that I spotted years ago in Flea Markets Gardens, a magazine (year unknown).  I've been carrying around this torn out page forever.

Finally I found a Pennsylvania cabinet maker on eBay and made the purchase in early April.  It's built to order so Tuesday it finally came.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  

It's a nice addition to the porch and provides more display space and storage than the shelf that was there since we moved in almost 10 years ago.  The shelf is now in my garden shed holding pots I'm not currently using.  Pictured on the deck before it made that move.

My first attempt at filling the shelves with decorations.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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