Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Rainy May

 Dear Friends,

How has your May been so far? Ours has been up and down the thermostat, with many rainy days that have turned our peonies and irises into mush! The other flowers are starting to pick up, though, which brings a bit of sunshine to our lives.

Tickseed Coreopsis


The lemon balm is doing nicely, as well! We've been using lots of it in blender drinks.

The peas we planted back in February are starting to come on, in spite of the naughty sparrows that snip off little bits and pieces here and there!

The wild plants in the yard are giving us lots of yummy snacks, too, like these "pickles" on the wood sorrel.

Today our backyard cardinals brought their baby with them to have a sunflower seed snack; we've never seen one so close before! Life is full of beautiful blessings, in spite of the rain that falls in our lives.



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Merry May to You

Dear Friends,

Our May started off wet, cold, and windy, after several more days of clouds and rain. Our Polish crested hen Phyllis had a head full of mud, so we gave her a trim.

 Much better!

When it's cold and dark, we feel as motivated to work as our cat Ginger, but we push ourselves along, lest we get buried in housework!

Today was a little more sunny and dry, so we had our annual May Day festivities. This year it was Rebecca's turn to be the Queen of the May, which she seemed to enjoy immensely!

I hope that you are enjoying the beginning of your May, as well. We are praying for our friends that are in areas or flooding or other disasters. May the Lord bless and keep you!