Everything is growing up!

I took this picture of one of our beds of lavender recently and was amazed at how much it has grown. But then to look back at the pictures from two years back – Oh my! Two years ago it looked like this: And then last year: Last year everything was early so I was…

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Put a bird on it

In our last session of the Intuitive Art Class, Ronda, who you’ve seen on this blog here and here, gave me these metal birds and a cherry she made from soda cans. She’s so talented! She had seen all of the stuff I had hanging from our cherry tree that the tree service cut down…

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Highlights from my week

Wow! What a busy week. Here are some highlights. We planted two new cherry trees and put cages around them to keep the deer away. Of the two left from when we planted them several years ago, one was dead so we dug it up. Now we have one we planted five or so years…

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Playing with ice dyeing again

It’s been awhile since I’ve been ice dyeing so I thought it was time to get back to it. Here are just a few of my results. The following was dyed using¬† Pro MX Fiber Reactive Dyes on a half yard of fabric: 1/2 teaspoon of Red 505, 1/4 teaspoon of Blue 402c, and a…

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Sunday Iris Roundup

Well, it’s Sunday, and time for some more iris eye candy! Here are some of our irises that have bloomed since the last post. It’s so much fun to walk around and see what new has opened up. Here is another one Dave brought over from his farm when we moved here in 2007. The…

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2012 iris count

It’s been so much fun again seeing our irises bloom. Every day I check to see if a new one has opened. This one bloomed 4/30/10 and this year it bloomed April 16. Even though this one is a lovely iris, when they first started blooming here when we moved in, there were so many…

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The dwarf irises are blooming

It is really amazing how everything is blooming so early this year. If you have followed my blog for the past couple of years you know that we have a lot of irises. Last year due to the wet spring, our irises did not do well at all. Not even half of the varieties bloomed.…

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More Color Here

It is so busy here with all of the gardening and crafting and writing, but I just had to take some pictures and show you some of the color here at Happy Acres. Here are a two of my irises that have never bloomed before.This one I bought several years ago and moved it from…

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Scones and Irises

The King has won! Well, the King Arthur scone recipe is the winner. The recipe can be found HERE. What I like about this recipe is that it is a basic one to start with. Then you add what you want. I added almonds and dried cherries. For the garden club meeting I think I’ll…

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