Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Happy Spring! Video of How To Plant Flowers in Bottomless Rusty Buckets

Happy Spring!!! The countdown to spring is finally over and it has been a glorious week here in East Texas! I celebrated winters exit by going plant shopping. I couldn't put it off any longer! I know some of you are still battling winter weather and snow and I hope that spring shows up to your neck of the woods soon.

Some of you may remember me planting this rusty bucket of flowers a few years ago. (If not, you can find that blog post here.) It remains my most popular how to post to date and always a favorite of gardeners and junkers every spring.
Rusty bottomless bucket flower planter

I decided to do a Live Facebook Video and show how I planted in another rusty bottomless bucket and you can watch it below. 

So the next time someone tries to throw away an old junk bucket, be sure to grab it up and give it new life as a flower container! 

recycled garden containers

As one of my favorite shirts says
 "For the Love of Junk 
Reuse ~Repurpose ~ Rescue" 

I will admit to buying a new garden trowel, because I can't seem to keep up with mine. Its probably somewhere hidden in the greenhouse or lurking in a random place and I'll find it eventually. I mean, can a girl have too many tools?!? (affiliate link provided to help with my flower and tool addiction, at no additional cost to you.) 

I am planning to do a few more videos in the coming weeks, as I decorate the yard and gazebo for spring, so stay tuned! 

rustic garden ideas

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Chapter 3

My Instagram feed is full of baby goats. Facebook = even more cute goat pictures. Open Pinterest and there’s sweet baby goats running around everywhere. It makes me REALLY want goats and it’s the same way at the feed store with the baby chicks and ducks. 

Then I remember we have sweet baby calves and this sweet this little face makes me smile, as well.

baby calf picture

Somehow all this makes me realize sometimes we need to stop the comparison game. Oftentimes we see what others have and want that or become jealous and don’t realize we already have something good going on. Sometimes we walk in on their chapter 42, while we are only writing chapter 3 of our own story...

It doesn’t have to just be about baby goats. It may be houses, clothes, vehicles, jobs, etc. Maybe our highlight reel isn’t as fancy, but it’s just as special. It’s ours and we need to find peace and happiness in the place we are in now. Be proud of the book you are writing and the journey you are on. Maybe I’ll have goats in chapter 42, or maybe not. We have to see how the story develops. 

Honestly, I know nothing about caring for goats other than I know we don't have the proper fences or facilities to care for them, so we would have to learn and build, before we could bring home goats. Growing up, we did have one billy goat named Fred and he wasn't cute. He was mean and we couldn't catch him for years. You definitely would not have got an Instagram worthy picture with Fred... 

So y’all keep posting those cute baby animal pics for me and I’ll keep sharing my baby calves for you and lets all enjoy the chapter that we are currently on. Deal?