Monday, April 3, 2017

Yoo-Hoo.....Anybody Out There??????

Hello, Hi, How are you?  I have been a very naughty blogger!  I am so sorry to have been absent for so long.  Life just gets messy sometimes.  I am going to try to keep blogging, on a fairly regular basis.  I have received so many of your lovely messages, and emails, and notes, to check on me.  I so appreciate that!  I try to peek in on your blogs when I can, but that too has been irregular. 
So, I have dusted off my big girl camera, and taken a fair amount of photos in these last few weeks.  I will only post a few here tonight.  But I do have so much to talk about with all of you!  So do come back soon, and I will try to keep my end of the bargain too.
I am gardening again, and it feels soooo good!  It hurt so good, those first few nights, after I had prepared the beds, and spent long hours turning soil, and getting ready.  But I am watching it pop up now, and it is so satisfying.

The front garden went in about 2 weeks later.  It is just now popping up, and I will share the progress with you. 
Our yards are coming to life, and things are blooming and looking so pretty.  The Orioles are back and lapping up the grape jelly, and reaming the oranges I set out for them.
 The orange trees are heavily laden with blooms, and the aroma is heavenly.
The front yard is perking up, with roses blooming as big as dinner plates .  And irises are just about ready to show their tall prize blooms.

 And best of all.....guess what is in here?
Oh, the tin sign on the front may have given it away.  Greg got me a new chicken coop for my birthday!!!  It is to arrive in two weeks.  Inside this old playhouse, are a dozen chicks.  This little house makes the perfect brooder.  They will be fine in here until the new coop is built and ready.  I am so excited to be back in the chicken business!!  I have missed my chickens something awful!!
I will be back very soon my friends.  I hope that if you made your way back here, that you will continue stopping by.  I have missed all of you, and will be around to visit!
Much love....and a very Happy Spring!!!
XO  Kris


Betsy said...

Yay! You're back! So good to see you here in blogland again. Your home looks so green and springlike. Meanwhile we're still driving through snow. It has to stop sometime, right? Welcome home Kris!

Nana Go-Go said...

Springtime just got a whole lot better!!Great to read all about your massive garden efforts and those chickadees are just adorable!!Welcome back Kris.x

lekshmi priya said...

Thanks for writing again. Your garden is so beautiful. Waiting for more pics.
keep writing.

Billie Jo said...

Welcome back!!!!
I am so very happy as a new friend to start visiting you here!
Have a lovely day!

Jeanna said...

I would miss you more if you weren't on IG but I am happy to see you blogging, too. The garden is coming alive and your flower beds are so pretty. Can't wait to see that new chicken coop.

Home Meadows said...

Hi Kris, it's nice to see your post. I haven't been posting much myself. I think a lot of bloggers have slowed down. I've noticed a lot of the bloggers still out there are more "commercial" in nature and have a lot of ads on their blogs. I've always enjoyed your writing and reading about what is going on in your day-to-day. Take care, Heather

Debbie said...

Glad to see you back though I don't feel I've missed TOO much what with Instagram, but I sooo prefer hearing the WHOLE story, and being able to reply at more length. I don't do a lot of blogging anymore either, but I do TRY for at least once a week. Anyway, glad your back! And soo exciting about the new chicken coop. I know how you loved that in the past. My daughter did it for a while but it was A LOT to deal with with her 3 little ones. But now that the youngest is approaching two she is ready to give it another try. The eggs honestly (as you no doubt know) just cannot be beat. Soo good. Your garden is looking good too. Enjoy the rest of your week Kris!

Gracie Saylor said...

So excited to see this post, Kris! Even though I have seen some of your IG posts, it is not the same as having a full blog post visit with you. I am looking forward to seeing how your new flock and and garden grow and with chatting with you about your other creative pursuits. I have been on a bit of a blog break and spent almost three weeks in Burbank during Feb. and March. I looked at a map to try to figure out how far away I was from you :) The sunny weather was wonderful! I hope to post once a week except when traveling. My love to you and yours! xx

janie said...

So glad you are back. I have missed reading your posts!!


Holly said...

This makes me so happy! Love peaking into your life again. Missed you. Your gardens are looking great and I can't wait to read about all your chicken (hopefully not Roos) adventures!

Patty Marker said...

I am so glad to see you back. I have actually published two posts in one week and it feels so good. Now it's about getting back in the routine of it. Can't wait to see your garden and chicks grow!

Teresa Kasner said...

Welcome back, Kris! I missed you and your blog! I'm happy to see your garden growing and the new chicks! I've got 9 new ones too, all different breeds which will be fun to see. We also got a new chicken house and it arrives tomorrow! Thanks for your comment on my blog.. I was happy to see your note. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Pam said...

Kris! It's so good to see you back to blogging. Your garden looks amazing!

Linda said... is about bloody time!!! I have missed your blogs!
your gardens look lovely...can't wait for mine to green up and start flowering!
Love the chicks!!
Linda :o)

helen lorraine said...

Glad you're back; I missed hearing from you. Your home looks lovely; things are slowly coming back to life here as well in Ontario, Canada.

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

Kris, I was just thinking about you. I was out working in the garden and put thinking it's time to make more compost. Glad to see you blogging again.