Before I go on, I'd like to take a moment to remember all who have served or are serving our nation to ensure our freedom. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice. So a huge "Thank you"!
I brought a few plants up to put in the flowerbeds. I cleaned out an area by the front door (the liriope/ monkey grass had completely taken over) and planted my oak leaf hydrangea my MIL gave me, plus some Salvia too.
So much better!
And some of the plants I planted last time are actually starting to bloom!
The Black and Blue Sage:
The Little Buckaroo rosebush:
I also finished my bench! Here's what it looked liked before I started work on it:
I shared last time how we took it apart started work on it. It was ready this weekend to paint! I put two coats of paint on the slats, let them dry, and then Bruce helped me put it back together. It's the perfect accent for the front porch and it's a great spot to relax with a glass of iced tea and favorite magazine or book. Won't you join me?
I love the turquoise color!
We went over to our neighbor's vineyard Saturday night as he was hosting a Humane Society fund raiser. They had "Wall Work by Judy" there doing a "Paint Your Pet" party. We brought a photo of a pet in and she showed us how to paint a colorful pet portrait. I had a good headshot of Buddy so I painted him. It's different from the way I normally paint but quite fun to do. I have to admit, I'm very happy with my painting!
I also refreshed my chalkboard art:
My long chalkboard canvas is perfect for hiding the fireplace surround where the paint has worn off and looks yucky. :o)
The dewberries are still plentiful...I picked enough for two more pies. The vines behind the barn are full but not yet ripe - it's a good crop this year! And the blueberries are doing great too, I'm happy to report. We should be picking those in a few weeks.
It was so wonderful to have an extra day there. We had such a good time with friends and working/relaxing on the farm. It was a great kickoff for Summer.
Until the next time,
I am linking up at these parties!
Fluster Creative Muster-linky-party-73
Lavender Garden Cottage:Cottage-Style-Party
Cozy Little House Tweak-it-tuesday-91
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