Monday, June 28, 2010

For the Birds, and More

Some of my best sellers are my birdhouses and feeders. I grow my own gourds using organic methods, so they are safe for the birds and you. My techniques and applications are skill and labor intensive- hand carving, painting, dying, and pyroengraving. A lot of attention is paid to detail, adding up to unique houses that are functional for the birds and beautiful in your garden or yard. They make artful and practical gifts for those who enjoy the birds! Here are some selections from what I currently have available, including my new butterfly house.

Golden Glow Birdhouse

Turquoise Treat Bird Feeder

Purple Palace Birdhouse

Plum Pretty Bird feeder

Butterfly House
View more houses and feeders here.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Garden in Late May

Here's our garden in late May, when the weeds haven't overcome the veggies. We have 2 garden areas for vegetables, and these photos include both. Howard inherited his love of gardening from his father.

Above: Asparagus, onions, several rows of green beans, beets, squash, potatoes

Taking a break from hoeing

Lynn's ornamental gourds

The small ornamental gourd vines have not yet started climbing.

Hoeing is lots of work!
Looking at the onions
Our garden across the driveway has corn, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, spinach

Good looking corn this year
lettuce and spinach
Tomatoes and squash


Cabbage starting to head up

Broccoli forming head

Flowers near our front steps