My New Design Board

I’ve been thinking about a design board for awhile. I have a small one – 16 x 16 – I bought years ago, and it never was big enough even though I work pretty small. So in my email box comes a blog post from Alana Craft about making my own design board. Well, I…

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Harvesting Lavender 2016

This year has turned out to be a great year for our lavender. I thought I’d take you through the process of harvesting and then show how we have used our lavenders in the past. Here are the plants before the harvest. Grosso lavender, which I’ve cut off in the back of this picture, is…

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June this and that

It’s such a busy time around here with gardening and all. This year I met one of my goals – to have the asparagus bed and the shade garden done before June 1. This was a first and pretty exciting. Here is the asparagus bed all ready for the summer. The stalks will produce beautiful…

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Springtime at Happy Acres

I love Spring. I don’t know about you, but for me this time of the year just makes me so happy. Along with the happiness brings lots of things to do including gardening.¬† However, yesterday I worked on one of my favorite places for this time of the year – our screened porch. We enjoyed…

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Mandalas and more

I’m still making mandalas, but wanted to remind you that you have just a few more days to enter my giveaway I posted here. Deadline is September 1 at midnight. I’ll be drawing the winner the next day. I’ll be sending the winner an email with a couple choices of prizes from my art stash.…

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Sunday Colors: October 26

What lovely weather we’ve had the past couple of days. I really love this time of the year and all of the color. I worked out in one of the shade area yesterday mulching and getting it ready for the winter. I have found out that if I mulch it in the winter, my work…

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Gardening Sunday

Today it’s all about gardening here at Happy Acres. For those of you who are new to my blog (Thank you so much for dropping by!) you might not know that I am also a gardener. In the spring and early summer I spend a lot of time working in our different flower beds and…

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Sunday Round Up

It’s been another busy week with nothing really artsy to show you. I did mix up some dyes and dyed some fabric which I’m really excited about, but can’t show you quite yet. (Yes, my muse returned!) Otherwise I made ketchup. Here is the recipe. I also made this tuna casserole from scratch (no canned…

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Sunday stroll around Happy Acres

It’s a great Sunday morning to take a stroll around our little piece of the world. The hostas still look good in the front. The deer don’t seem to bother these. All of the others we have to spray. And another one They also are on the Bee Balm. This threadleaf coreopsis you will see…

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