This year we had a lot of rain in May and June and the sunflowers really loved it. We must have 200 plants. All of them volunteers.The birds love our sunflowers. We see golden finches, wrens, sparrows, robins, doves, and about 20 quail each day.
Mimi Sue's Cottage
A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Before we started to build our house, the lot it sits on was the vegetable garden of our next door neighbor. The lot's almost a half acre and Wayne had a wonderful garden on it every year. Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago and his widow, (who's now 96), couldn't keep the garden going. So she decided to sell the property and we were able to buy it. Every now and again some swiss chard or leaf lettuce emerges from the soil in a strange spot and I always think of the beautiful garden that was grown here for so many years. One of the many things he grew was sunflowers. Every year, on the west side of our house, up comes a sunflower forest.