Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Pier One Imports is running its "weekly deals campaign" right now. Today I picked up a really nice kitchen spoon and brush for $1.75, using a $10.00 OFF, $10.00 purchase coupon. No string attached (none of those "provisions" you typically see on other store deals). Both items were on sale.
Staples has copy paper for .50. My only problem with the purchase was that it was not made from recycled paper. You do need to have a staples card and submit a rebate but it is super easy online.
My first egg sale is tomorrow, I'm just hoping to defray the expense of the feed!
Monday, July 25, 2011
I scoured the internet for chicken coop designs and ended up finding an exterior design that I liked and my husband, Anthony, took it from there. He can build anything, and the coop is no exception. My friend, Cindy, had a great idea to build a little porch on one end and I came up with a celestial theme based on a ceramic sun that I just moved from our old homeplace. We still have to install one more window, hook up the gutter to a rain barrel and then I think we're finished. The actual building of the coop began a month ago and was pretty involved but fun. Anthony lost 7 pounds building the coop from the time he came home from work to night fall and on weekends in the blazing sun.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
|Newcomers allowed to roam freely!|
Julie, the owner, gave us a wonderful tour of the farm and Lavender fields that contain 5,000 plants. In order to create Lavender Oil for their products they also operate an on site Distillery. It takes the blossoms of 40 plants to fill one big pot to create a small amount of essential oil.
|Nubian Goat, what a cutie.|
You can tell the owners, Julie and Rick Haushalter go to great lengths to run a quality business. Opening your car door, the smell of Lavender is all around and once you enter the shop, you almost become numb to the smell. Given I can't get enough of Lavender, it was very refreshing.
|Drunk from the Lavender in a purple haze.|
|The teacher and the student.|
|A pretty little wand.|
Friday, July 15, 2011
All Day: Harris Teeter E-Vic members can download a coupon to your Vic Card from the Harris Teeter online coupon section to get $5.00 off any order $30.00 or more. Good only 1 day only - July 16, 2011.
10 AM - 7 PM: Andre Viette's Daylily Festival. Just a short drive West of Charlottesville and an amazing garden. If you love plants and wine - this IS "the" festival.
Meet at 10 AM: A Day of Painting at Wollam Gardens. In preparation for their fall Dahlia Festival, artists can come and paint the gardens. Located 1.5 hours north of Charlottesville.
Monday, July 11, 2011
|My beloved bungalow on Pleasant Hill in Pulaski.|
|Could it get worse? Well, YES!|
|A lovely restored old "Tea House".|
|Needing a little TLC - it's FOR SALE!|
|My Pulaski Southern Magnolia, |
a gift from my father in law.
So much for a "summer vacation".