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I hope everyone out there has had a good week! Any cool plans for the weekend? My family and I are going to go check out the local flea market tomorrow. It’s the last weekend of every month, you never know what you might find! Last month I found a cool Garfield pin from the early 2000s, he’s definitely one of my favorite characters from my childhood. Very fitting for this post with Garfield πŸ€ͺ

New House, New Flowers

My hubby and I bought a house last Fall, so this is my first Summer here. There is quite the collection of Day Lilies around the yard. I didn’t realize they came in so many different colors.

There is also lots of hibiscus, roses, himalayan cranes bill, and a hydrangea bush.

Garden Time!

I love to garden, I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. It started out with flowers, and evolved to fruits and veggies. I’ve got a greenhouse to start my seeds in, it went fairly well, but needs to be moved to a better spot. I’ve got that figured out by the way, lol. I didn’t get the greenhouse up soon enough this year to get peppers and tomatoes started, we moved and I couldn’t figure out where to put it, but I was able to start squash, zucchini, and cucumbers, they don’t need as long to get going. I got my other plants at a local garden store. My garden was a couple of weeks late getting in the ground, but it’s doing well! A little slow growing, but the weather has been rainy, cool, and crappy. Here’s the current situation…

I’ve also got some broccoli, carrots, and green beans growing. The green beans are looking rough, I never have luck with them!! Next year I want to add some potatoes and strawberries.

Meet My Pets πŸ˜œ

I’ll start with Dexter the boxer. He’ll be 2 on August 31st. We got him at 8 weeks. He is the most loving dog ever!! He’s the second boxer we’ve had. We had a boxer named Buster who lived to be 12.

Then there’s Muffy, the three legged cat. He used to be an outside cat many years ago, but got hit by a car, it shattered his back leg, and it had to be amputated. He’s now 8 years old living his best indoor life!

Next is the chickens, they are Rhode Island Reds. We got them last Spring, started out with 6, but half of the flock didn’t make it. So we have three, Spicy, Birdie, and Queenie, my oldest Danielle can tell them all apart, I cannot. They lay on average 2 eggs per day.

Then we have the ducks, our newest additions. We’ve had them for almost a month now, they’re Pekin ducks. I never knew ducks could be so cute and entertaining! I’m not sure of their sex, we’ll see as they get older, hopefully we lucked out and got two females. Fingers crossed!!

Welcome To My Blog!!

Hey! πŸ‘‹ I’m Laurie and welcome to my blog!! πŸ™‚ I’m 39, from Ohio, have been happily married for 17 years, have 2 daughters, ages 11 and 13, and a dog, 3-legged cat, 3 chickens, and 2 ducks πŸ™ƒ I’m a stay at home Mom and homeschool Mom, and I have a kettle corn business I run from home on the side.Β  I love the color purple πŸ’œ coffee is my favorite beverage β˜• I love to bake πŸͺ🍰 garden πŸ…πŸ«‘get crafty βœ‚οΈ hike πŸ₯Ύ hang out in nature 🌳 go for motorcycle rides with my hubby and take pics of whatever πŸ“ΈπŸ€ͺ Feel free to chat me up, I’m always looking for new friends! πŸ™‚πŸ’œ