Thursday, February 18, 2010

It Still May Be Winter, But Here Spring Is In The Air ~

Who would have thought a nest box for fresh eggs could look so artsy; my daughter n law!  I do think of doing creative things or at least used to often, but it doesn't often materialize as I'd like.  Dannielle has many favorite artists she enjoys but this is her rendition of the artist; Natasha Wescoat   and I think she's done a wonderful job.  I think Danielle plans on doing a few more things to her work and my Dad would like her to do the American flag on top - you know for that aerial view - LOL!  It will all look great and if for any reason we might get a "gray day" here all we need to do is look out the window and over to the chickens for a beautiful sun rise / or set.

Dannielle isn't the only one that's been busy here; Mat has been working on a garden and found a great spot with good dirt.  My Dad had already planted a couple Pistachio Trees there and it once had a couple fruit bearing trees that need replacing.
Here you can see Mat working on the fence to keep the critter's out, he has salvaged unused wire from other projects. 

Even though its winter the Pistachio trees will soon have leaves and I'm thinking benches to watch over the garden and look on to the beautiful mountain.

 And not to forget Sophie she'll enjoy the garden too!


pat said...

What a beautiful nest box,those hens took a few steps up in this world,they are in the penthouse.Danielle did a beautiful job, it is so colorful just makes you happy to look at it.Mat is doing a good job on the garden too.I'll bet he would like to live out West. Well enjoy your company
love aunt pat

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that your son and daughter-in-law are visiting and helping to spruce things up!!! I love the colorful chicken nest box. You can help but feel happy when you look at it.

I have been noticing the mountains in your pictures. They are so majestic and remind me of when we lived in Arizona. Enjoy your time with your family!

Colleen Nelson said...

Hi Cous! Colleen here.

What a super blog page you have! Mazeltov!

I love seeing this glimpse of your world. Your garden made my heart leap - I'm still buried under 30 inches of snow but today the sun is bright and hot and there's places where you can actually see the road. Can spring be far away???!!!

Hey, I don't think I have your address but if I did I'd send you a calendar. It was such a surprise to see it embedded in your page. Thanks! We artistic Nelsons gotta stick together!!!

JesusRulzMe said...

These are beautiful pictures that make me smile and thank God for the simple things, the lovely things we often forget about...but bring us so much joy and pleasure.

"There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him, who can eat or who can have enjoyment?" ~ Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

Bless you dear sister,