Oli loves Noah..
After the picnic
It's seems so slow to finally get here once you have been teased..Sunday was such a tease..
It was the first really sunny day w/ scillas and snowdrops..and buds on trees..
It was the day Caramelle and Bécassine came to love with us..lol that is a typo and I am leaving it..live with us is what I had intended to write.
Alain brought his work of art/heart over w/ a friend's trailer and Frédérick helped him set it up..etc..
It..is the chicken coop Alain built for us..it is a mini version of his large coop..
the back corner here was a busy place till almost 3PM..all 4 boys were there..Mylène came..she had been to the gym..Caroline came she had been running..I came.. I had been making muffins lol..and Jacques kept the boys company getting things that were needed along the way..
it is so cute.. I am leaving it natural..the climate in QC is not ideal for painting decks..wood..white etc..pretty soon the large shrub in back will be bushy, leafy and green..and that side part Alain and Noah are working on is a planter box..much too early to plant in it ..it will come..
Alain gathered everything we needed..even got the chickens and built it all..
Jacques and I both love it..and I gathered my very first warm egg..the next day..the temp was 32F..
I got up at 6.15 like a farm girl..and they had not laid yet..I woke them up..they were upstairs sleeping;)
Not sure if you spotted the vintage bell..Alain bought that for us for the coop..just so cute..I hung a frame in their coop..laughs ..everyone laughed..I know they appreciate it:)
I'll show you an update when it is finished w/ flowers and shrubs filled in..
I won't show you Noah's hands full of worms..to give to the chickens..because the shot is so clear..you might feel queazy;)
The boys had a picnic..made discoveries in the secret garden..and did what boys do..get filthy.;)
Remember my tulip tip..well it didn't work w/ this mixed bunch
See..they drooped everywhere..same treatment..so I guess you just never know and no one is an expert;)
I named this bouquet Heather;)
Because..she knows better than me;)
By the way I made these..and they are delicious..from Dorie and Tutti Dolci..
How can you go wrong?:)
See the cut out? My taste test;)
since this is a food blog..I had better stick to the program..
Honestly..every moment/chance/second..I get..I am outside..when the weather permits..
so cooking takes a slight backstage..
and the gardens and girls become first and foremost..
I know I am posting early..but all of a sudden in QC..
everything happens at once..I can't skip a beat for this journal of mine..
The garlic is all up..
Who knew curly parsley was a perennial?Here..
I have started seedlings and dahlias..and foolishly maybe..I have planted Ranunculus♥
Time will tell..
And FEATHERED FRIENDS .