Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Friday, May 30, 2014
Back Porch ~ The other place we hang out
So far it's pretty with pinks, but I'll be adding more color. This is just the beginning I think. That little shade flower bed to the left needs weeded out and flowers planted as well.
We have one of these hanging pots on each side of the door at the patio. I simply left them in the store pots, but may change that if necessary. The hooks are not very long so the pots have to be smaller here.
Now the the garden is completely in (aside from locating mild banana pepper plants), I can now tend to the rest of the flower beds. In fact, after the last rain, we noticed almost everything is up. Phew! That is such a good feeling. I'm thanking God every day for that.
I'll be tweeking my back porch (really a side porch the way the house is built), and hope to have photos soon.
If you can't tell, we intend to have porch time much more often this year. Last year we got very little due to the weather. The kids have voiced that they enjoy the porch too. It's a great place for them to do homework, read, write, or simply sit and take a few minutes to channel in nature. I love to sip hot coffee, and watch the sunrise (on the front porch) still in my jammies. It's a great place to eat any meal too.
I'm sure there will be "porch" conversations all summer and fall.
I'll be sure to make sure Hubby has ice cold beer on hand, for relaxing at the end of a hard day's work.
Have a fun filled, safe, and exciting weekend! God Bless.