Wednesday, September 23, 2015


My husband finished the herb garden area for me in the back of the cottage...
right off the porch

now I can get more serious about getting herb plants in

he also put up a sink close to the shed for cleaning up purposes

it is great for washing and cleaning to avoid bringing in the dirt

the water comes from the water tank at the corner of the shed
we plan on adding a smaller tank for just the kitchen...
that will catch the rainwater

love the outside sink

it's where we rinse off the mangoes of their sap before bringing into the cottage

and we are still getting plenty mangoes

so now with the roofing over my herb garden...
I have started to put in a few plants

and the jamaican mint went in first

and I thought a birdcage (no caged birds, please)...
would be fun

thought I would try a couple of grape vines, too
there is plenty sunshine coming in
maybe they will do alright and I will train them to trail...
along underneath the roof

we shall see how that goes
since I planted these...
the vines have been growing like weeds and look healthy

 one thing I learned is that...
it is best to wait until the dry season to hatch and raise chicks

although I have not lost any chicks due to rain and too much water...

it is very difficult for the mama hens to take the foraging for food

and with the drainage trenches and creek high with swift running water...

I get nervous watching the chicks crossing over the wooden bridges
they are so small and delicate...
the risk of them falling into ankle deep water is possible

and then...
oh dear...
we have a little pothound abandoned by his owner
he was left close to our homestead
sweet, friendly, young, healthy...
good with people and other animals

don't know why the owner didn't want him

we have our hands full already...
so we are looking for a good, forever home for him
for now, I call him Meshach

May your day or night be blessed in the grace of the Lord.


  1. Thank you for your beautiful photos and uplifting LIFE here. LOVE the pictures of your garden and shed...and most ly baby chick and that doggie. You are blessed with your place and your lovely....thank you....IO needed this right now in this minute. God provides all the time....His Plan fo rus. Please post soon again Blessings Merri

  2. Your herbs are going to do so well in that space! How wonderful. I really like that outdoor sink. Very smart.

    You are well set up there on your beautiful property!


  3. Always love visiting here. The mangoes look scrumptious. Sweet little pup too.
    Blessings Gail.