Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer Joys and Chickens!

 Our beans are growing!  Our beans are growing!  I've never planted beans before, so I am anticipating their appearance.  
 It's raspberry season in Washington, but there are also plump raspberries to buy here at my local grocery store in Denver.  They make great smoothie add-ins.
 And we all should be eating (or drinking) the glorious grape!  Look at the little beams of light on each purple grape.
 Yesterday Kelli invited me along on a trip to a friend's house.  She's a chicken tender (he he he) like so many of my lovely blog friends!  

 The girls enjoyed holding the chickie babes.  Afterwards, it was off to the pool.  I like bobbing around in the blue water with the these three fish sisters.
I was up early this morning putting chili in the crockpot and bread in the bread machine.  Actually, I made cinnamon rolls to go with dinner.  Lizzy Gizzy is coming over to stay with us while her parents take her big sister on a fun little "date".  Lizzy is starting to crawl.  Better vacuum!  
Next week, we have granny/grampy duty for four days while Kelli and Bry go to Victoria, BC.  They'll have so much fun and so will we!

My dad is stable and trying to get his circulation going so he can get around easier.  He's still in the hospital.  Thank you for praying.
I'm going to go upstairs and iron now.  I like choosing things from the BIG pile, pressing them until they are smooth and crisp and then hanging them in the closet.  Simple, but satisfying.
I hope your moments/days/weeks are full of promise and hope.  I hope you know that you are loved and cherished.  You are.


Farm Girl said...

What a nice little day brightener. Just so you know, you are loved from me back.
You will have so much fun next week. I am so glad you Dad is better.
Your beans look great as did your visit to the chicken place.
Have a fun day. Yes, I am find so much joy in the daily tasks that in the past were called drudgery.
They give me deep satisfaction and joy. Off to paint a bit.
Have a lovely Saturday.

Angela said...

I was given some tiny bean plants this week and have planted them too. I do hope mine grow.
Your raspberries look delish xx

Elizabethd said...

Our beans are busy climbing poles at the moment. I love this time of year when things that one has planted are getting ready to produce.

wayside wanderer said...

Such sweet little chicks...both girls and animals. :) Sounds like you have a fun day planned. Prayers for your daddy are being sent up. Hugs, Leslie

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

The chickens are very pretty. I think you are going to love growing beans as they have such beautiful flowers and are so lush. Hope your daddy stays stable and gets well quickly. Have lots of fun with the little ones. Betty x

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those raspberries!

M.K. said...

Ya know, I do understand the mentality of the satisfaction of ironing. Your description is apt. But I almost never iron. Ever. I think I've ironed an article of clothing once in the past 14 months. I think I need a nice, pleasant laundry room with a fine board and glistening iron. After I get the starch and a good stack of clothes, I do experience the emotions you describe. Still, it doesn't tempt me to iron. haha!!

Enjoy your grandpeeps!!

Anonymous said...

Love you too PP! :) Those beans are going to be delicious! I hope your Dad will soon be feeling much, much better.

Have fun with those littles! Oh and such nice hen pics! xxx

Attic Clutter said...

oh wow love the fruit and those cutie pie chicken and babes(:)
Yup we have
grannies wisdom (:) hugs..p

Debi said...

So glad your dad is doing better. Those chicks are so cute and the raspberries look luscious! Have fun with your grands!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Pom, how does that bread machine work? I've thought about getting one but haven't yet.
LOVE your blog header...totally cute!

Jeannette said...

So many beauties in one post! Lovely.

Gumbo Lily said...

First....I like your new blog header. Second...Beans, yours look like mine! Third... I am eating fresh fruit like mad. Yum. Fourth... "chicken tenders"...I like that! Fifth...have fun with those cutie-pie girlies. Happy Summertime!


Gumbo Lily said...

P.S. I'll keep praying for Dad. Glad he's better.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Good on you PomPom. Those beans will definitely bring good yield and unending supply of vitamins. I love beans they're great for sides or as part of any stir fries.

Have fun with the little ones. They're adorable!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Loved seeing pictures of the girls and hens and berries and beans. Lots of goodness packed in your post, as always.

Bet you are getting excited about your upcoming trip!

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm excited about your beans, too. When you get a bagful, try putting a spoonful of pesto on some steamed green beans. Our favorite!