We've been keeping busy in our backyard with lots of gardening. It always seems to help clear my head and I love it when things start coming together.
The last few years I strayed away a bit from all the yard chores. I really did miss it, but just needed a break. Especially when it gets so hot here in Utah during the summer months. We've had lots of great weather and now we're getting tons of rain---which is such a GOOD thing!
We're getting the chicken coop planning finished and our gals are almost ready to move into their new home.
Just what we've been up to the last few months........
In March we got our baby chicks. Well, five chickens and a Turken to be exact. Jake is having the time of his life with these gals. I sure hope none of them turn out to be roosters.
With the warm weather, it's been nice getting our yard and garden ready for planting.
I'm going to make a garden and flower journal in the next few weeks. Just one little book that will document what flowers I plant, where they are planted and how well they do in sunny or shady spots. I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep a chicken journal as well, my husband doesn't call me a nerd for nothing.
Since I can remember, I've always had a love for old photos.
I would comb through album after album , asking a lot of questions along the way. I wish I would have kept a journal way back then of everything my Dad told me. He shared so many great stories with me. I remember a lot of things, but I hope I'm not forgetting something really great. You know?
I didn't know my grandmothers, they were gone before I was born. I'll always, always wonder what that's like---to have a grandmother. Thank God I had Aunt Ruth. I'm pretty sure I got the best of both worlds-----an amazing aunt and definitely a grandmother to me.
I've been gathering old family photos and scanning them to use in my scrapbooks. I made the photo collages with the Project Life App. So easy! I used the Cinnamon Edition in the photos above.
I slipped them into a Simple Stories binder, using a variety of different pocket pages. I'm really excited to use the Simple Stories line, Legacy. I love hybrid scrapbooking, so this will give me some digital and physical elements to work with. This photo album is 6x8, which I think is the perfect size for these types of projects. Some pages will be the full 6x8 photo spread, and others I'll make the collages.
Sometimes, I wish I could just have one day to walk through the city where I grew up, back in the day. When it was still farm land, my grandparents cafe and people walking to catch the train to town.