Pleasant Valley Sunday

What a wonderful weekend we had. The weather was fantastic and we spent most of it outside in the garden. I’ve wanted to grow my own strawberries for a while and decided I better get some before it was too late. So we spent the afternoon potting some strawberry plants. Hopefully this will bear fruit and it’ll feed a little girls addiction.

Drying laundry on the line.

While at the garden center I picked up some herbs. Last year I planted some in a pot, the next morning they were ALL GONE- slugs. So this year I’ll try to grow them inside on the kitchen windowsill.

We found this in the garden Sunday morning, I suppose it was no longer needed.

Hoping to attract some birds. Wal thinks it’s silly as this is the time of plenty for birds and they don’t NEED any extra food. He’s probably right but the weather is good and Squidge loves to see birds. I’m hoping this will bring them into the garden.

Of course I can’t post without adding some photos of Squidge, she loves that rocking seal.

Wal and I had a long discussion about buying the garden furniture. Wal couldn’t see the point and I knew that once in the garden it would be used- often. I’m glad I twisted his arm because we are out there all the time. It really has improved our quality of life. I know that sounds really corny but it’s true. We use the BBQ grill at least 3/4 times a week. We eat outside whenever the weather allows and have spent many a night drinking wine and chatting out in the garden.

Breakfast this morning


  1. bubblewench
    June 10, 2008 /

    It is super nice to have a yard to just hang out in. We are experiencing that for the first time and are totally loving it, except when it’s 105 out.

    You keep that feeder full, and you will have tons of birds.. we did the same thing.

    Love that last pic of Squidge with the gak on her face.. she’s looking all cute and tough!

  2. maria
    June 10, 2008 /

    Lovely Lovely!! was wondering if you are attracting more squirrels than birds with your feeder.. They can be annoying..and I LOVE the idea of going out on the ‘veranda’ for dining DDaaAhhling!! but WHAT do you do about the mosquitoes?!! Hate them!!let me know how your herbs are doing..I always admire that kind of stuff..

  3. Sarah
    June 10, 2008 /

    Watch out for interesting seedlings resulting from dropped bird seed. We’ve had a hemp plant and now we’ve got wheat or barley or something growing in a crack by the conservatory!

  4. June 10, 2008 /

    so cute! (As always) I just planted some herbs outside so I will look out for slugs!

  5. June 10, 2008 /

    good luck with the strawberries! Squidge will love looking at the birds coming to the feeder…

  6. jenty
    June 10, 2008 /

    You won’t regret the bird feeder, just keep it topped up in winter too 😉

  7. June 11, 2008 /

    Gorgeous pics; looks like a beautiful day indeed. I was just telling myself today that I need to get a clothesline for the summer (if it ever arrives here).

  8. June 11, 2008 /

    Lovely pictures! You are a wonderful photogrspher.

  9. June 11, 2008 /

    I’m glad to see that you are enjoying life so much. THAT is fabulous. 🙂 Love your laundry photo. 🙂

  10. Jo Beaufoix
    June 11, 2008 /

    I tried to convince Mr B we needed this really cute garden furniture from Schmesco the other day but we rally can’t afford it this month. Sighhh. We have old plastic stuff and blankets though so we’ve been out there enjoying the weather anyway. Slugs ate our sunflower seeds this year, little gits. I love your herb garden idea, I might have to try it. 😀