Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008 - Bunny update

The bunnies must have just finished breakfast--look how fat the tummy is on the rabbit farthest to the right. Their eyes are still closed but their ears are starting to perk up, so I am guessing they are about 8 or 9 days old.

Monday, June 23, 2008

June 23, 2008 - Baby rabbits

I had a bucket of weeds that I hadn't gotten around to taking to the dump. Yesterday it rained so I moved the bucket into the garage. Today I brought it back out to dump into a yard waste bag and I found 4 tiny baby rabbits. I'm sure the mother was quite distraught that the bucket was no where to be found last night.

We left it out on the patio and moved a patio chair nearby in case she needed a boost to get in. When I checked later she was in the bucket so we hope all is well.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 17, 2008 - This week

This week I am helping out 4 mornings at Camp Zoom, a day camp at our church for 4 to 7 year olds. It runs from 9 till noon, and when I get home, I am ready for a nap!

I also have the third and final session of my free motion quilt class. We are supposed to have assembled and quilted 4 place mats. I'll be lucky to get one completed. I just don't have much energy after the morning at camp!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

June 15, 2008 - The new flower bed

Yesterday we made another flower bed. Soon we will have more garden than grass : )

I planted:

Malva alcea
Siberian iris
Happy Returns day lilies
some old iris rhizomes, I'm not sure if they will grow or not.

I have 2 different colors of hosta I will plant in bunches of 3 around the perimeter. Now we need mulch. That will be a process, not an event!

In other flower beds I planted more nepeta, malva alcea, dianthus and salvia.

After the hard week of flooding rains in much of the state, it is good to have some beautiful sunny and dry weather today.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

June 4, 2008 - snotty squirrel

It's a little hard to see because I took the photo through the patio door. This squirrel, perched on the rim of one of my flower pots, was coated in dirt from head to the tip of his tail. We had total eye contact I thought I heard someone saying, "Na na, na na boo boo."

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ewwwww! - June 3, 2008

I had some quilting scraps in plastic shoe boxes in the basement. I want to organize my gardening shelf, you know, a place for everything and everything in its place.

As I removed the fabric scraps I could see there were dead little bodies of former insects. Ick!

Gives a whole new meaning to pre-washing your fabrics before piecing!

The photo is 9 new perennials I bought today.