Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 40

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop,
where we share posts about the outdoors!
What in the world is happening outside where you are?

This past weekend we decided to visit some yard sales
in nearby Lake Wales.
It's too hot to do much outdoors here in summertime,
but we got out early.

Wouldn't you know, the first one we found had plants for sale.
This guy had some of the most unique plants.
He showed me the extensive landscaping he'd done
on this little cottage.
He and his mom have quite the green thumb.
We chatted about gardening for a good, long time.

On another block close by,
we spied this chicken sign in someone's yard.
It represents this homeowner supporting the recent
"backyard chicken initiative" program we talked about here.
Go, chickens!

On our rounds, we stopped by Struthers,
to load up on local honey.
It's used to make my new favorite drink, honey lemonade.
Nothin' like it.

We enjoy supporting our local honey supplier.

No treasures were found,
but it was great gettin' out there
and spending time together.

What have you been doing outside?


  1. Daisy, it's finally starting to heat up a bit here too. Near 100 yesterday and again today. Heat index was predicted to be 110 yesterday. I don't know if it made it there or not. No matter. Being from farming ancestors, if the job needed doing you did it. Many times during hay season the thermometer would top out and once it broke.

    Yesterday I spent the day fence building. Four posts had to be dug out of the ground to use for the garden expansion. With about 90 pounds of concrete in the ground around the post, it was no small task. So dig a little, rest allot, and drink lots of water was the key to working in the hot humid weather. Fortunately this part of the garden is shaded after about 2pm and there was a nice breeze blowing. So I have one more fence panel to install on the south fence line and eight more to install along the back. I will get more fence work done today. My goal is to have the fence up and the garden secure when the sweet corn matures. The raccoons with a little help from the deer can devastate a corn patch in one weekend.

    Have a great staying inside out of the heat and humidity day.

    1. Sounds like you've got a lot of work to do. Be careful out in that heat!


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