6/03/2008

Tuesday Toughness

You may be wondering (or not, but I'll tell you anyway) why my beans were so busy last weekend they couldn't help me blog.
Well, here is what they've spent the last 3 weekends (and counting) doing:



Digging up lotsa grass and dirt to level out this area to make a patio and a shed under the deck. No worries, mommy made sure one of my feeding poles will remain right under the window where it belongs (the other is still there, just out by the garden) even tho daddy wanted to move both of them.



Mommy planted Black Eyed Susans to go with the coneflowers for the finches.

AND her finally completed butterfly garden. We can't wait till it blooms. She planted 2 milkweed plants for the Monarchs to lay their larvae on. It has a big dark rock (you can't really see it) for them to sunbathe on and a sindfilled butterfly bath.


Here is a view of her veggie garden (the one big gold bush is already moved and in between the two are dill plants also for butterflies. It is covered with black fabric stuff to keep weeds down. Mommy does NOT use chemicals in the yard.


Here she is behind the HUGE terrigon plant that grew back from last year. I wish my nip would grow that tall.



Daddy's hands got all torn up from all the tilling and digging.


I'm glad my bird feeders didn't move from my favorite window so I can watch mommy swear when she sees this.

She feeds the squirrels lots of seed and peanuts already. These poles are baffled so they are for birds only. We just can't figure out how they are getting up there!


Here is what happened to the runner after I was done playing with my yellow fuzzy toy from PB&J for Swap N Tails. Check there this afternoon for complete details.

It is storming here today so I think I'll just take a nap until the boomies go away.

24 comments:

Parker said...

It's already very pretty and I hope you get a squillion butterflies!
It's stormy in O Hi O today!

Forty Paws said...

Good luck with the squillions' of butterflies and everfy-ting else!

Luf, Us

PB & J said...

Your Mom and Dad did great work - the gardens look beautiful! Our Mommy wants to do a butterfly garden, but she's afraid we'll hunt them.

We're so glad that you liked the swap n tails! Mommy was pretty excited about the soap, she bought some for herself too :-)

Cat Street Boyz said...

Our land already had milkweed & thistle all over it before the house was built. Mommy saved some near the house & the pond to be. When it rains lots, we get tree frogs on our deck, TREE FROGS, in Pa, can you believe it! Your garden is lookin' great, wait till you see all the cool butterflies & maybe you will see a hummerbee moth!=^Y^=Ty

Daisy said...

What a beautiful garden you have!

Tybalt said...

You are going to have a gorgeous garden to look at Hendrix! Just think of all of the great butterfly watching!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oooooh! Very, very purrty garden & patio! A butterfly garden is always so lovely!

Ana said...

Wow, your beans have done a good job! It looks beautiful!

Parker said...

ps - we are in Lima Bean - Allen County!
So far we are OK!
We hope you stay OK too!

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Neat-O A butterfly garden! We have some butterfly plants in our flowerbeds and we see a few. Momma wants what you have!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! Your people have been so busy!!!
My humans just did a vegetable garden.

muffinmidi said...

When that butterfly garden gets going you'll have lots of interesting things to watch.

catsynth said...

That's an impressive amount of effort. The garden is looking great!

We've been doing a lot of work, too, but mostly indoors (as we live in a city apartment). Maybe we'll have some pix up soon

brandi said...

*butterflies*
I don't think I have ever seen one cept on TV.

We had rains today, too, but not much.

Your squirrel reminds me of my old friend Mr. Squirrel. I hope he's doing okay. Wish mama had gotted a picture of him before we moved!~

Derby said...

Hendrix is the feeder the squirrel at the same picture of the one under the window? If so mum says to make sure you have 5 feet of clearance from anything they could climb or jump from to your feeders.

Mum says she has seen those %$@#$% squirrels climb lots of stuff including walls of blocks!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh wow, that's going to be beautiful! And I love watching butterflies. You know what, Mom and Dad call them "flutterbys" because they think that's a better name for them, *smile*!

I'm resting well today and eating my fill of baby food and stinky goodness. :) Thank you so much for your thoughts and purrs for me!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Mickey said...

WOW!! Your yard is going to be nice!!! You will have lots and lots to look at!! That squirrel probably has his own helecopter! Hahahaha!!
We have had lots of rain,but no thunder yet! I hope we don't get any either!
Purrs Mickey

meemsnyc said...

Wow, your beans did such a nice job on the garden. Kudos to them!

William said...

Oh, Hendrix, you are so lucky! It looks beautiful and I hope you get lots of butterflies and other interesting bug visitors!

Max said...

Man, that looks like a lot of work! Was there beer when they were done? There would be beer here...

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wow, your humans did a great job! :) The garden looks beautiful! :) And so BIG compared to the yards/gardens here in Munich.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Cool stuff yer Beins been doin! We bet they tired!

Simba said...

Looks like your Daddy did some serious digging there. Stupid runner getting in the way.
Simba x

Sunny's Mommy said...

Your Mommy and Daddy have been very busy! The garden and plants are looking very nice :-)