Saturday, February 25, 2017

Staying Home Today

Owen has a basketball game this morning but I decided not to go. Mr. Moon went, of course, and he will represent for me. And also and much more importantly, help with Gibson and Maggie while Owen plays. Jason is at work so it's just Lily and I feel a tiny bit guilty but it's been a very, very busy week and Old Mer is feeling old and needs a little time at home.

And to be quite honest- time alone.

I plan on getting outside and working in the garden a bit, weeding, tidying, perhaps adding more leaf mulch if I can force my lazy ass to do some raking. The oak leaves are truly and finally falling as the new leaves are appearing, forcing the old ones off the limbs and to the ground.
The garden looks so beautiful right now. That mushroom compost we spread last year was absolutely the right thing to do. I've never grown collards so pretty.

Can you see the little row of peas coming along to the far right?

The mulberries are not just leafing out but also fruiting.

And the fig leaves are beginning to come out.

(For Rebecca.)

The Buckeye is leafing and the bloom is there, just waiting to turn red and yellow.

And the Ashe magnolia is unfurling it's lovely leaves.

It's gray today as you can see, but cool and that will make for a good day of outside work. 

The chickens are already busy with their work which is scratching and inspecting for bugs and tender shoots.

Not to mention bird seed, kicked and flicked off the feeder by the cardinals and red-winged blackbirds. 

So. Yes. A day to spend at home enjoying what is here and all around me. 

Happy Saturday. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh! As soon as I can I'm planting a fig tree here. And a lilac. Thank you Mary Delight Moon.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh! As soon as I can I'm planting a fig tree here. And a lilac. Thank you Mary Delight Moon.

  3. When we lived in Phoenix, our neighbors across the street had a fig tree and used to bring us lots of the fruit.

  4. I'd want to stay home in that sweet little world, too.
    Gosh, your rooster is beautiful!

  5. I don't know where I've been, but I'm glad to be back looking at your photos.

  6. the love you tend your garden with certainly shows....... it is beautiful. My fig tree has not done well the last 2 years, mainly due to drought...... watering with a sprinkler just doesn't cut it....... hope since we've had good rain this winter that it will flourish and actually give us fruit this year!
    PS . Mick is quite a beautiful specimen as well!!!
    Susan M

  7. my kind of day. my tomato plants look really good and so far 12 of the potato pieces I planted have come up, a paltry amount so far. still haven't managed to get dirt for the new raised bed. maybe tomorrow but Tuesday for sure. I'm ready to plant onions and other stuff.

  8. The garden looks great! And those fig leaves! I'm still waiting for my fig (that one I rescued from the trash last fall) to show signs of life.


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