May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

In Retired Major General Logan's proclamation of Memorial Day he declared the following ...

"The 30th. of May, 1968, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country and during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit."

May 25, 2010

Creative Hearts That Follow

OK all you lurkers. You I'm-not-really-an-artist artist. You lovely women who create from your hearts every day...
Go see Lovey and grab a link. You'll find wonderful artists and sites to INSPIRE you. Plus, Lovey had cool art! She's recently been showcased in the most recent issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Edition. You can also find Lovey over at Crescendoh.

Cheers- Lee

May 22, 2010

Did I show you this?

It's been a long week, and it's going to be even more busy next week. I think I already posted this, but enjoy anyway.

hugs- Lee

May 18, 2010

Farm Chicks- for real

We got some fuzzy babies the other day. These are supposed to be Araucana chicks- you know- the ones that Martha Stewart has? They lay blue-green eggs.

However, from what I've been reading online, chicks that you get from hatcheries are seldom true-blue Araucanas. They more than likely are Easter Eggers- which lay colored eggs, but genetically are mutts- crossed with Araucanas or Ameraucanas. I don't care at this point- they're SO cute!!

These are my other recent aquisitions:
Bella and MimiMimi taking a dirt bath- look how dirty her feathers are!
Curly the Rooster.
Enjoy! Lee

May 13, 2010

Scenes from the farm

The weather is slowly warming in the far north of Maine. Actually, I'm in the southern end of Maine, but it's still pretty far north, right??

Anyway, moving in the middle of winter was tough. I have been anxiously awaiting this Spring, to see what flowers and shubs were growing here. I was told by someone who used to live here, a long time ago, that the gardens were beautiful.
Well, sad to say I think- I know- this place has been sadly neglected. The shrubs are old, past their prime. I have two lilac trees that are at least 15 feet tall, with blooms on the top 3 feet. You can see where they've been hacked at, improperly pruned.

I have bushes and shrubs that I 'm not even sure WHAT they are... crepe myrtle, maybe?

I have old apple trees that blossomed beautifully this year. I can only hope we'll have apples. The bees were humming happily, but I think these trees are past their prime. I hope to have them pruned back hard this fall, by a professional.

I found the old garden spot, complete with a huge bed of mint, some onions, and these purple topped things... anyone know what they are??

I have a side bed filled with who-knows-what, and some monarda. I love monarda.

But not many flowers here. Not a single peony. One, ONE tulip. Some daffodils, way down in the field. That's IT. The good news is, I met a retired horticulturist at work the other day, and he is going to come by in about a month and give me a hand. He needs to do volunteer work to keep his Master Gardener's certificate. The funny things is, he used to live in this town, knows my house, landscaped the place across the street, and knows a lot of people that I've recently met! I can't wait until he comes over!

Oh- and my new peeps.

hugs- Lee

May 11, 2010

Added a Few More

Tammy and I are thrilled at the success of the Twigs & Feathers 'Zine. We've printed 10 more, 5 of which are gone. SO HURRY.... and thanks for your support!

hugs- Lee

May 8, 2010

And The Winner Is.........

First and foremost, thank you to all who stopped by and entered the contest. Having fellow bloggers befcome involved in this project has been very rewarding!
Our first 'Zine SOLD OUT in less than a week! For that I am extremely thankful- and just tickled!! We are reprinting right now- just 10 copies- so if you didn't win the contest and are still interested, please head over to the shop and pick one up!

The 'Zine was a wonderful projext for Tammy and I. I have to give her kudos- her PE skills were a HUGE part of getting this done on time. I love you, Tammy!!
And the winner is...............

THANK YOU, all of you, for your interest. In addition to a reprint, we'll be working on an issue for the Fall.
HUGS and many many thanks, Lee