Friday, February 17, 2012


Dictionaries (I looked at several) define minions as fawning, servile, underlings; or lesser beings intent on serving their master's will.  I don't know about all that.  But.  I loosed my minions to work in the larger garden bed today.  The mustard greens are way past their prime and there are weeds everywhere.  They went right to work cleaning up the mess.  You may notice that one chicken is on the outside of the fence looking in.  After numerous trips up and down the fence line trying to get in, she finally went around to the side where the gate is and joined her sisters.  The brightest bulbs on the tree they are not.  But they are endlessly amusing.

It's raining again, so they have stopped work for now.

All this rain we've been having is making the plants and flowers happy.  I think they're still recovering from the drought last year.  Houston lost SO many trees due to the lack of rain.  This year, however, we are getting a very good supply!  Thank God!

I am looking out this very window and most everything I see out there is very green and very wet.

Last night I chose this bright sashing/border material for the little monkey squares.  Maybe I can get it finished tonight.  We'll see.

Also last night I got a new shipment of 1930's reproduction fat quarters washed, ironed and cut into 2 1/2" strips, along with some unbleached muslin.  I'm thinking I'll make another Strip Twist from these.  But probably not tonight.

Because tonight I need to pack.  Mr. Muddling and I are taking a little weekend trip tomorrow, just the two of us, for a little get away.  Always a good thing and it's been way too long since we had one.  I'll give you a report when we get back!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and kisses,


Karen said...

Great to see the chooks earning their keep in the garden. We used to have ducks and they were wonderful for dealing with all the garden pests.
The quilt is looking good!
Have a lovely time away!

Thimbleanna said...

You're busy, busy as always Elaine. Have a wonderful getaway!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the fabric. The chickens are so cute and it's great they are helping around the garden. I'm glad you got a rain. The flowers really look pretty. I'm looking forward to gardening, too.

Margaret said...

Minions -- Fresh eggs -- what ever they are a lovely distraction around the house. Rain, that sweet smell is so refreshing -- Your busy again making another masterpiece, looking good.

Annie said...

LOVE the Minions! Mine keep me company while I garden. Also love to hear about your rain. It is SO dry here at the moment. We could do with a nice drop. Hope you have a lovely weekend away. Alas it's back to work for me again tomorrow, but I've had a fine weekend.

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh I laughed when you said they weren't the brightest bulbs on the tree. But they're so pretty and I love seeing them there cleaning things up and just being chickens. You make me love chickens. I'm pleased you're getting the much needed rain. I sure hope we're next on the list. Pretty sashing for that quilt and some great 30's. Yippie for the trip, too!

Susie Swanson said...

Love the Minons, and the mustard greens.. you just made me have a hankering for some..Guess I'll get mine from the freezer since we haven't planted any yet.. love the flowers and I'm glad you all got rain finally..Susie

BJ is Quilting! said...

Glad you are getting the rain you need. Our winter has been very mild with a small amount of snow. Which means, hopefully, that the spring floods of the last couple of years will be a thing of the past.
Hope you had a great weekend!

Susan said...

I miss the green of fresh vegetation, we had more in common when I lived in Michigan than I do here in AZ.