One Squirrel Hollow residents

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Jimmy the tree frog resting on a Four O’Clock leaf.

My little winged friend lovin on a zinna.

My little winged friend lovin on a zinna.

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Lil Gem on a log she found while ducking hunting last year.

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Cocky the Red Jungle Fowl!

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The old man and care taker Kain

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Sleek and elegant Soot the squirrel huntress. Fastest canine in the world.

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Raised Beds, why yes!

I have planted my garden in rows most of my gardening life.  This year I decided I wanted raised beds.  I’m older and weeding is no fun.  My thought was I can better manage my weeding time by weeding a bed a day.  Sounds good, Right?

But, I didn’t want to spend my life saving on building raised beds.  So I decide to recycle.  I had three big sweet gum trees cut the year before and before the chain saw left the property, I had the trunks cut in 6′ and 8′ sections.

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Used large sections of sweet gum tree trunks to outline the garden. Used split wood to form the beds. Poor man will utilize whats on hand…so will a poor woman.

Beds have been established and now the planting begins.

Beds have been established and now the planting begins.

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This was a fun project and the materials didn’t cost me a dime.  Gotta love free chicken poop , free soil, free trees and a little sweat equity, I am quite pleased with the turn out.

Southern Baby Shower……

Saturday I went to the baby shower of my beautiful niece Amelia.  I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures of some of the creative little treasures that I saw there.   Lord knows it was hot enough.  But in spite of the heat everything was beautiful.

Beautiful summer flower in mason jars tied with blue ribbon adorn each table with lace table cloths.

Beautiful summer flower in mason jars tied with blue ribbon adorn each table with lace table cloths.

Of course the traditional diaper cake made its appearance

Of course the traditional diaper cake made its appearance

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Nothing like homemade cupcakes to satisfy the sweet tooth.

The charm of these colorful chairs finished off the country appeal.

The charm of these colorful chairs finished off the country appeal.