Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wordless Wednesday, work day visitors!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Garden Tuesday, the side yard flower beds

My husband loves flowers, and he has been real busy working in the side yard flower beds. While they are not done, I did want to show the progress so far.

Starting out it looked like this.


The Fotinia is pretty, but more a hedge plant rather than a flower bed plant. Plus it is messy, dropping leaves on a very regular time frame! You can't see them here, but at the end of the Fotinia are Shasta Daisies, which he kept. 


Once the Fotinia were pulled out, it was discovered that there were two more roses. However they were so sun starved that they had pretty much died and were not worth trying to save. The tall rose in front, received a proper trimming (and some banana peel pellets!) as part of getting this bed ready for more perennials. 

Just about done.....


There are plans for more perennials, some artichokes and raspberries to fill in the ends. We will have a lovely flower garden to look at and enjoy when we BBQ and have our dinner outside. We will also line the walk with pea gravel and make the picnic table area a bit larger, stay tuned!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wordless Wednesday, open


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Monday, June 13, 2016

Our backyard includes Oysterville Washington

One cannot live by work alone. After a while you need a day trip or at the very least a Sunday drive. We took a drive to a sweet little town very close to us, and did a little exploring. We found lots of history, a vibrant oyster trade, many old  and beautiful homes. And so much pride. Oh and our dream garden.....

 Oysterville was the county seat until some shenanigans took place in 1893.

These beach roses grow on just about every fence, they are very pretty.



This church looks like Laura Ingalls Wilder went to services here. I fell in love with the ceiling lamps.


The school house is not used as a community center. In addition it is rented out to raise funds for restoration.

Yes there is a post office.

And a general store. The store was closed, so this photo snapped through the window is all I can offer.

Swoon! This is a stunning home, and gardens.

The next time we visit, we are taking our bikes. It is the perfect town for bike riding, plus there are picnic tables at the school.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wordless Wednesday, progress


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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Old and new from far and wide June 2016

Hello friends, with moving and changing jobs the last week in May, I completely forgot about Old and new from far and wide, until I laid down to sleep last night, my apologies. I hope you enjoy what I found to share. And now.....

Hello, we hope your week is going great on this first day in June. Take a look at what friends and other blogger are up to currently or have done in the past. So much information from older posts on just about every blog, today I am sharing these.....



Photo courtesy of Savvy Housekeeping
Make your own liquid hand soap, and still be able to choose the ingredients. 


Photo courtesy of Don't mess with mama
We like to take a couple of bottles of beverage with us when we are at the beach or hiking, this homemade electrolyte drink, will keep you hydrated in those hot days of summer.

Photo courtesy of Small Footprint Family
Not every part of our new yard is sunny. My guess is, we are not alone. Here are vegetables that grow well in partial shade.

 Photo courtesy of An Oregon Cottage
Natural growing methods also include pest control, take a look at this homemade bug spray.

Photo courtesy of Garden glove
Can't wait to try this drying method for our home grown herbs.

Thank you for visiting such a busy backyard, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will enjoy and use for yourself and your family. You can also sign up for such a busy backyard posts by email. 


Previously from such a busy backyard:

May 2016
April 2016
March 2016 

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015

You may also enjoy these from Our Sunday Cafe:

May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015





Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wordless Wednesday, Our favorite friends at the beach


Thank you for visiting such a busy backyard, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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