Oh, how I love Spring! This past week has been pretty exciting here at Happy Acres. Let me take you on a short Sunday stroll.
For starters I harvested our first asparagus, which is a week or so earlier than normal.
Since those two spears, I have picked enough for Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry! Later this week I will be grilling them and later adding them to a bean salad. Oh, how I love asparagus!
Everything is coming alive once again. The hostas are now starting to show.
The blueberry buds are popping out.
I’m really excited about this cherry tree we planted in 2007. This may be the first year we get a nice haul. We’ll still go pick at the local orchard, but it will be nice having our own again. Our cherry tree was cut down by mistake several years ago. If you want to read about that sad story, you can right HERE.
And a closeup of the blossoms.
We hope that in our lifetime we’ll have some Pawpaws. Right now the trees are still sticks, but we do have a couple buds on this one.
We also think we’ll have peaches this year.
Down by the cherries my two cats Sidd and Shel are buried. When they were alive a friend of mine gave me rocks that were painted from their pictures. That was such a sweet and thoughtful gift. However, after they died, I just couldn’t have those reminders in the house so we used them as markers over their graves. They both died in 2011 and I’m amazed at how well the rocks have held up.
When I came in from working in the yard yesterday, Puddin and Ace were taking a nap. I love how she throws her leg over him.
Even though gardening keeps me busy this time of the year, I still try to make time for my art. One of the things I worked on this past week was an altar cloth for my sis. After choosing the font, I cut out a stencil, and stenciled the fabric. I sure hope she likes it.
I also worked more on that indigo wall hanging. I ended up hand stitching two more birds. Even though I’m not into a lot of handwork, I really enjoyed it.
I also have started reading a couple books.
In my goal to get organized I bought this cute Ikea cart. We don’t live near a store, but I was able to order it from their website. I’ll be using it for my sewing stuff that right now sits on the floor or in various places in my studio. The white cups I ordered from Amazon since I could not buy them directly from Ikea.
Well, that’s it for this Sunday roundup and stroll. I’ll be back this week with a fun technique or two. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.
I have that cute Ikea cart also.. and in the same colour. It is so handy for my art supplies. My daughter wants one now also after she saw mine.
Your season is way ahead of mine. No buds on the trees but some bulbs have started breaking through the ground. I love spring also.
So nice to see fresh food and flowers. Lazy cats and good reading, a happiness duo(in my case dogs and reading)
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Do I like the altar cloth? Not only is it beautiful, but the fact that you took your time out of your busy schedule to work on it! I am humbled and grateful, and hope that the piece of lace that I have is going to really show off your handiwork. I also love your ‘cat rocks’. Much love, Sis
Mari, Thanks. I’ll get it in the mail this week. I still need to heat set it. Love you too!
Corrine, I get so excited about the asparagus. It means the blueberries are not far off and this year even cherries. Yum!
Tina, I’ve seen several artists use it for their paint supplies and thought about that for my fabric paint, but then decided my sewing stuff needs to be contained. Although you know they sell more and we can have more than one!! Thanks for dropping by.
Loved the tour. I always feel inspired with them
Also adored the stones for your cats, what a lovely gift indeed.
Lastly, did you know they had those teal carts at Sam’s? I got 2, and have been looking for the add on storage, so thanks for that too!
Dolly, They have these teal carts at Sams? Oh my! I need to drop by there. Thanks for the heads up.