Spring Flowers, Feeding the Birds and Small Front Yard Ideas

Spring Flowers, Feeding the Birds and Small Front Yard Ideas 

In the last ten years of my life, I have developed a love for feeding and watching birds.  I do not mind if a squirrel sneaks in and gobbles up some of the sunflower seeds because as I see it they need to eat too.

I used to wonder what older people were thinking as they sat on their porches and sipped their beverage of choice.  I could never imagine that sitting outdoors with no TV or music blaring in the background could be anything but lonely! Fast forward and here I am age 57.  I love a little peace and quiet.  I love to dump all the stressful thoughts out my head and sit quietly outside. It is not as lonely as I once imagined.  I find God in nature. I find it easier to talk to him about things.

     Spring Flowers

I get so excited when I see the Tulips and Daffodils getting ready to bloom.

My grandmother and my mom could make anything grow.  They both love to nurture.  I would like to think I get my love for planting from them. Mom likes to supervise as I plant flowers or vegetables. She sits on the porch and yells down to me in the yard “not too much manure!” or “did you sprinkle the fertilize?”   My dad had the best tomatoes I had ever tasted.  Bright red and juicy.  One slice took up the entire slice of bread.  There is nothing quite like a tomato sandwich. My husband (Mitch)  has taken over tomatoes for my daddy now that he is gone. I have to say Mitch gets better and better each year.






Plans for my yard this Spring

I have found a bird feeding station I would like to get for the yard this year.

I found this one on Amazon.

Ashman Premium Bird Feeding Station Kit, 22″ Wide x 92″ Tall (82″ Above Ground Height), A Multi Feeder Hanging Kit and Bird Bath for Attracting Wild Birds

I just got this Hummingbird Swing today

Ebay -Songbird Essentials COPPER HUMMINGBIRD SWING

Amish Wagon on Amazon


and I love this Bluebird House Camper Trailer. (found this on eBay)

Camper trailer, handmade, square, Bluebird house with window, cedar wood

I still have a few more weeks until it is safe to plant here in NC.  Then we can plant flowers and tomatoes.

Thanks for reading my blog.  I am officially one of the old people I used to see sitting on their porches.

Be Blessed!


  • Stephen King

    Dang I guess I’m one of them people too I love watching my bird feeders. Not so much the squirrels.