Category Archives: Spring

June Update

 So June arrived.  Not sure how that happened as it seems it was only early May a short time ago…when Fiona arrived.   It has been a busy time for us. There is Fiona, of course, who is always busy playing … Continue reading

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Spring Projects…and a Pleasant Surprise

We have been home now for about two months.  Ireland seems a distant memory in many ways.  So what have we been doing?  We have been busy settling in, and we have been making a list of things we want to do … Continue reading

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The Gardens of Brookwood Shire….part one

A friend of mine said the other day, “Brookwood Shire is all about gardens.”  And so it is.  It was the gardens that inspired me to get hens…I kept reading how wonderful their poop was…how good they were for gardens..I didn’t expect … Continue reading

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Still Here

I know it has been a long time since I have written.  Losing Amber was hard.  She was my sweet girl and very much a part of Brookwood Shire.  Seeing just two girls seems wrong.  Two is not a flock.  But … Continue reading

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Life Returns!

Our mild weather continues.  Last week we had some lovely warm weather and I was able to get out and tidy the gardens a bit.  And now we have had a few days of rain and little green shoots are popping … Continue reading

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Spring to Summer..too fast!

It has been TOO hot this week.  It was 90F today…much too hot for early May.  The cool weather plants are mostly planted and I am busy trying to keep them watered and cool. The peas are just emerging.  It was such … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers…..

Well, we didn’t actually get that many April showers this year…but the flowers don’t seem to care.  May begins tomorrow….and it will be greeted by many lovely blooms….the gardens are just beginning. These checkered lilies are in the woodland garden.  Last year I … Continue reading

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