A Day of Ease

After a week in meetings, on the computer, driving back and forth, lots of mental work, Erik often wakes up on Saturday ready to take on the work on this little ranch that he loves so much.   He told me he would take care of all the animals.   He fed everyone, released the chickens, turned the horses out for the day, cleaned stalls, and so much more.   And when he climbed aboard his John Deere lawn tractor, I left to get my hair done.   Then a quick stop at the tack store and home, to find he was gone buying groceries.   What a guy!   It's not that my chores are 24/7 hard core work, but having him take over for a day is really a treat.   Thanks, Honey!

Wishing you all an easy kind of Sunday.

P.S.    When I walk outside, the lilac fragrance fills the air.   Oh my goodness, everyone should have lilacs to enjoy in the Spring.   


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David took down a dead redbud tree yesterday that provided our home with a bit of privacy... but it was dead, an eyesore, and needed to come out. I told him I would like to plant lilacs there now, but he read that they don't do well in Virginia due to some mildew that is is susceptible to, but there is a Korean Lilac that does okay so we may try that.

http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2126/dwarf-korean-lilac.php
Lynne said…
The lilac fragrance just happened to reach me here in Michigan . . . What luck I am having this morning . . .
TexWisGirl said…
so jealous of those lilacs! really miss them...

nice you had a day 'off'. :)
Barbara said…
Lilacs are gorgeous and I envy you a bit, because we have to wait a few month before they bloom. They have a wonderful scent.

I hope you've enjoyed your day off, you are a blessed girl... what a Man (read: Husband)!!!
Missy George said…
I envy you your Lilacs..I miss the smell...May have to pick some up at market..
Rural Revival said…
What a beautiful sight...certainly makes me anxious for lilac days here!
Karen said…
I LOVE lilacs and their scent.. we have a row of them here at This Old House... and WOW, what a guy!!.. he's a keeper! But I know you've already figured that one out..lol...

Lin said…
I love lilacs. We don't have room for one, but I sure love the scent. Enjoy them for me, won't you?
Michelle said…
We don't have lilacs on our farm, but remember them from growing up. What a sweet fragrance. Always nice when our partner surprises us with some free time:)
I'm glad you had a nice weekend!

When we lived in Alaska we had beautiful lilacs growing outside our house. There is nothing like their fragrance!

Nancy said…
Your photos are gorgeous! I can "smell" those lilacs now. :) just a side note. I like to look at blogs photos and try to guess where they're from before reading the bio's. I guessed yours at central Ca. I know, I'm weird. My sister lives in Fairfield, east of SF and some of your hills looked familiar. :)
Daryl said…
that shot is so perfect i believe i can smell the lilacs from here
Daniel LaFrance said…
If it weren't for my allergies, I'd like them too! They are so so fragrant and make my nose twitch. lol
Connie said…
Hello Denise, I found you through mutual followers and I love your blog. I agree that everyone should have lilacs, but for some reason I have had a hard time growing them. I do have a small bush that I planted two years ago and it looks like it made it through the winter, so I'm crossing my fingers that it will take off and do good this year. Nothing smells like Spring, like the smell of lilacs. I am your newest follower and I would love to invite you over to follow me back. Also, my husband has a blog and he has a give-a-way going on, I have a link to his blog, so come put your name in the hat:)
Your blogging sister,
Connie :) #100
Nancy Claeys said…
Gorgeous Denise -- ours are just budding, but it won't be long!

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