Thursday, May 7, 2015

Life on the Meadow


Dandelion's growing in the grass...


Second raised bed complete and planted...


Strawberries and...


Onions starting to grow...


Blooming balloons....


Living with nature....hmmmmm

Maybe not.


Poison ivy...

Last Friday, we had the dead ash tree in the hedgerow taken down and the stump ground.  Blackie finds it amusing to dig in the pile of wood chips that likely had ground poison ivy mixed in.  Son hugs dog that has been digging, rolling and otherwise lounging in said wood chips.  Dear son develops an awful case of poison ivy.

A trip to the doctor's office; a prescription for prednisone; removal of dastardly wood chips; and hedgerow adequately soaked with Round-up.

Real life has been keeping me busy.  
We are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for dear son's first piano recital the end of the month.

I hope you are all well.

Heather



16 comments:

  1. Sounds like some pretty wonderful happenings going on around you. Minus the poison ivy.

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    1. Thanks Kar, yes, minus the poison ivy. :-)

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  2. I am so glad to be able to get around to visit my friends again. April was very busy at work leaving me with no spare time to browse ;)
    Hope your son is better. My daughter too reacts very badly to poison ivy. Happy gardening! :)

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    1. Thank you for your well wishes for son and the garden. :-)

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  3. hello heather...hope there is a generous yield from you garden...did blackie also suffer ill effects from the poison ivy?...glad your son is on the road to recovery...thank you for sharing...sally

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    1. Blackie is a golden retriever/poodle mix and has very thick fur. She wasn't affected by the poison ivy, except that she had to get a bath. :-) Thank you for stopping by and for your kind wishes. Heather

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  4. Yes dandelions are a plenty here too especially in my lawn, it's lovely to see everything springing into life, your plants are looking good, sorry to hear about your poor son and the poison ivy it must have been very painful for him, hope he's feeling better now. :)

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  5. You have a nice garden Heather. I haven't done any planting yet - I'm still thinking about it. I hope your son heals up quickly. :)

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  6. Hope your son is feeling a little better. We have plenty of dandelions here too. Its always wonderful to get the beds planted up, mine are doing quite well.

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  7. Oh no, I'm so sorry about your son! I hope he is doing better :) It's always a joy to visit you, my friend. Love, hugs, and blessings!

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  8. I knew there had to be a lot going on...surely sorry to hear about your son's misfortune with the poison ivy. Bless his heart. Do hope that he feels better soon. Have a great Mother's Day this weekend, my friend.

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  9. Oh no! At least you got rid of the stuff. Hope your little guy is doing much better. Glad to see your raised beds are doing well. Have a lovely weekend. Tammy

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  10. Oh my. Hope he is doing better. Love the photos.

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  11. Not fun at all, your poor son must have felt miserable. Bless his heart.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  12. Hope all is well with your son now. I react horribly to poison ivy. I buy a lot of roundup lol... Have a Happy Moms Day.

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  13. Ugh. Poison Ivy. I love the wire covers you have on your beds. That would probably benefit us with the little bunnies around here that insist on eating the tops off of my plants.

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