This Memorial Day was no different. I spent most of the morning making soap and then worked on getting the front porch ready for company.
The porch furniture desperately needed to have last years' dirt cleaned off so Trevor helped me move the sofa and table into the front yard for cleaning. I cleaned it all down with Murphy's Oil Soap and it smelled and looked so good when I was done!
The plants that Momma had received for her birthday are perfect for the front porch! The begonias LOVE the shade and the New Guinea Impatien DOES NOT like the back porch, so I took some time getting my fingers in the dirt and re-potting them! I love to plant things!
Daddy had been busy hanging the porch swing while I was working on the furniture which was really exciting! The swing has been sitting on the porch since we moved in and we're all happy to have it hung!!
When the furniture was dry I was then able to rearrange the furniture to accommodate the new porch swing! I have to say that I'm very pleased with the result!
This is the view from the porch! I love to just sit and look out on this! You may notice dead leaves on the fruit tree; those are from the late freeze that we had a year ago. They still haven't fallen off, amazingly.
The porch is a wonderful place to sit on summer afternoons. It doesn't get any sun until around five o'clock and a breeze always seems to find it's way to it. Now that the swing is hung I know where many of us will be!
We had some friends over for an early supper which consisted of hamburgers done on the grill, coleslaw, gazpacho-a cold soup-, chips, and of course homemade ice cream!! It was delicious!
No picnic is complete without having at least one dog in the midst of everything!
Sawyer filled his plate up with chips and staked out a place on the bench to eat! I think Trevor may have managed to get some food, other than chips, into him!
Sayre helped Sawyer use a bow and arrow and Sawyer got so tickled watching the arrow fly!
I have a little friend in my garden! The poor thing has almost been stepped on twice now! I've been finding him under my butterfly bush or in the general vicinity of it. I do have a home made toad house but I don't know if he's using it or not.
I get so excited when I see that "good" animals or amphibians are making my garden their home! That tells me that I'm doing something right in it!
As I close I must state the correct weight of the calf. Tristan was horrified to find that I had put down "over two hundred pounds" (which is correct) for her weight. She actually weighs around five hundred pounds (and she's going to weigh more if she keeps eating the dog food).
I hope y'all have a wonderful day!