Seed Storage

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a good day.

In my previous post, I showed you all the new seed storage container I got at Michael’s. Yesterday during the rain, I worked on putting my seeds in the new container. In the above picture, you can see what it looked like before. I think it is obvious why I wanted something new.

The system itself wasn’t bad. I had everything in folders in alphabetical order. It just needed to be gone through. I put the older seeds in ziploc bags and stored them in a closet. Newer seeds are in the new container.

I moved all the supplies underneath in the milk crate.

I think it looks so much better. Definitely an improvement! It always amazes me how little improvements like this can make such a difference.

God bless!


Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a good day!

We are getting a really good rain here. I am sitting on my glassed in front porch enjoying the sound of rain on my tin roof. I have a fresh cup of coffee, candles lit and my handsome man, Juicy (my cat) curled up beside me.

Thank you, Lord!

We have been having some difficulties getting the rain water to go into our big rain barrel up at the garden but, judging by the above picture, I think it is doing ok now. I hope so.

Grace and I went to Christiansburg yesterday to get the gutter attachment for the rain barrel. We stopped at Michael’s. We found this picture case on sale for $17. I was so happy. They are normally $41. I see so many people on YouTube use these to store their seeds in. If the rain continues, I will probably work on putting some seeds in this today.

Michael’s didn’t have a lot of yarn but we found this one on clearance for $3. I love the colors. I like to build up my yarn staff during the summer so I have plenty to work with in the winter.

I forgot to show you all my new little sitting area in the garden. I love it!! I am thinking about an umbrella for it but I don’t know yet.

I guess that’s all for now. I hope everyone has a good day. God bless!

Chores and Zoo Trip

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a great week! I thought I would share a few things that have been going on here. I spent the morning doing chores that I have been putting off. 😁 First, I cleaned out the rabbit hutches and then the chicken house.

Very happy hens! We also put fresh hay in the duck house but I forgot to get a picture of it. Next year’s compost pile started.

Lunch for today. Yum!

On Wednesday, we made a trip to Mill Mountain Zoo. It is a small zoo but lots of fun.

Her arms are almost as big as an eagles! We have measured arm span by this eagle for years.

We missed Dave on this trip but he was gone to a conference.

I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend. God bless!

Garden Update

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Things are good here. Busy but good. I wanted to do a garden update so this post contains quite a few pictures! First, just look at these raspberries! The vines are loaded so hopefully this year will be a good raspberry harvest.

The blueberries are looking good too!

Look at all these cute little baby grapes! These grapes are seedless Concord grapes and they are so sweet!

A few of the tomato plants are starting to bloom!

All these boxes contain different varieties of cherry tomatoes. In front of the tomatoes, I planted a small row of green beans in each box.

These are all the other tomatoes. There are 31 plants in this row. Lots of varieties. Some of them are new to us, some are not.

We are starting to get a few peas!

Carrots are looking good!


Rampicante squash

Georgia Candy Roaster squash. This is a new to me variety. It is a type of winter squash.

A volunteer potato plant

Peppers, about 20 plants. Different varieties. Many of these are new varieties for us to try.

Squash, zucchini and cucumbers in this row.

Broccoli and cabbage

I planted this row of green beans this morning. I couldn’t get the contender green bean seeds this year that I usually plant. These are a new variety called provider. Hopefully they will do good for us.

View from the top of the garden at the grapevine.

I guess that’s enough garden pictures for now. Hopefully more to follow as everything grows.

God bless!

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