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I'm a Canadian now residing in Sunny Arizona since 2002. Although I've been a city girl all of my life, I've always loved the country and the laid back life it offers. My love of the Outdoors, Animals,and Gardening comes from my mom Cecile, who loved her home in the country, but sadly passed away in 2005. I promised her I would grow a garden in her name, And I finally did, five years later. One of my best memories of her is how much she loved her garden. The glow on her face when she would show me something new, always creating a life with things she loved. She loved all animals. She taught me simplicity, to enjoy the small things, and see beauty in everything. Today I find myself doing the same things she did in her garden and in life. This blog was created to keep track of my projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity. I want to share this adventure with those who can appreciate the small things, the trial and errors, the simplicity in it all, but mostly,what my mom knew how to do best,just have FUN! *This blog is dedicated to her*

Jan 24, 2013

New year Update

Well Happy New Year to all!,

It's been 2 months since I last posted. I suppose you can call it a break. The holidays were not busy but I spent lots of time in the kitchen doing what I love to do best  :)
Things are slow this new year, the garden is dormant and bare. The cold weeks past have left me unmotivated;feels like hibernation. The hens seem quieter too.

In my last post I mentioned having to make a decision on weather I should use my hens as food. Well that didn't happen. For some reason two of my four decided to start laying again....hmmmm wonder if they knew if something was up?
I decided on letting them just be. I have no problem running a nursing home for hens. Here they will grow old and die. This is where they are happy :) they do keep me smiling despite them getting old.

Chopping some leftover tree stumps, fixing the chicken coop fencing and painting the hallway is about all the projects that I have gotten done since the holidays. And with a new puppy in the house it has kept me on my toes.
The frost has finally passed much to my satisfaction. I can start working outdoors again.I have lost what was left in my garden. Lots of frost damage to some of my fruit trees too.
This weekend will be a busy one, trying to prune and save what is left.

Last week I got a free old dresser that had been painted grey. I couldn't wait to get started on it since I knew it had potential.
Well sure enough this old dresser is pine! A real gem. I intend to finish it over the weekend and give it a final gloss.

February is just around the corner, and almost that time again to pick out my summer seeds. Something I always look forward to  :) I can't wait to see a lush garden again to fill in the empty bare garden beds and walls.

This is it for now, until next time.....