Today was supposed to be calm. Chill. No big plans.
Well, even when there are no big plans, there are still things to do.
We started off by going to the 7th Annual Garden Fair where we got some free wild flower seeds to plant an arctic garden for any migrating birds that might make their way here, a free baby tomato plant and a rain barrel.
|I only took one picture at the Garden Fair and this is it. Not the best picture I've taken, but it'll do. This was just one of the exhibit areas.|
Then, we went home, picked up the dogs and went out to the Public Lands to let them run around for a bit. Instead of letting them run around, though, we started exploring and wound up driving through the Public Lands and National Forest for a couple of hours before making our way back to civilization.
|A shot from within the Boonies|
Once home again, we created the rock borders for our beds and set up our new rain barrel. We got the barrel from John Nash who was super nice and has better prices than places like Lowe's or Home Depot and he's an actual person, as opposed to a big, crazy store. We originally planned on this one living in our back yard, but it fit perfectly in the rose bed in the front yard, so it went there instead.
Once we finished setting up the rain barrel, we decided to go back and get a second one before the Fair closed. We got there just as everyone was packing up! We got our second barrel (which is not set up yet) and a new little turtle friend to hang out in the front yard. When we left the Fair we decided to see if we could find a bird bath for our not-here-yet bees. Who knew bird baths could be so expensive?!? We settled for the bottom of a terra cotta pot instead of an official bird bath. It's sealed, so it will hold water just perfectly. We put it on top of an old round we have been using as extra outdoor seating. Magic! A $17 bird bath!
|Here's a shot of our new turtle friend and our bird/bee bath. The green you see are our strawberries trying to perk up.|
When all was said and done, it was 6:00. In the evening. Really!?! Where do the days go?!