Sunday, March 16, 2014

Seed box!

My beekeeping mentor and buddy Pierre made me a wonderful present!


It's a box for all my seed packets! 

We gave him a bunch of good old wood that was in our barn. He planed it all and saved some to make me this box.


And he burned a little art into the bottom!


Isn't it fabulous? He has made quite a few lovely things for me. Today he brought us over some duck and turkey nesting boxes he built. Pictures of those to follow!

And Charlotte the hen may be almost five years old, but she still pops out a nice egg every now and then:



I need to go take more pig pictures. I am in love with Ophelia! Yesterday I was giving her a good scratch and she sort of fell over onto her side with her legs straight out. So I massaged her belly and give her lots of attention and she closed her eyes in a state of extreme bliss. So sweet!

27 comments:

  1. It is good to be surrounded with such good friends! Nice box, and a mighty lookin' egg :)

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  2. Now I know what's wrong with my seeds. i keep them in a plastic bag. They are always in a big mess.

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    1. Mine were previously in the garage in a dirty old cardboard box!

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  3. I'm like Red, I need to have a better system for seed storage. Yours looks ideal.

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    1. I really like it! And I fit a lot of seeds in there.

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  4. That is such a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

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    1. Pierre is very good to me! Wait until I take some photos of the duck nest boxes he built. :)

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  5. Perfect! Beats my scruffy old cardboard box!

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    1. ...which was my former seed-packet container! :)

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  6. My tote box now has feelings of inadequacy.
    Jane x

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    1. Hey, at least it's not a dirty old cardboard box like I used to have! :)

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  7. What a great idea, so nicely constructed.

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  8. Great seed package box! How sweet Charlotte gives you an egg now and then :)

    So where is the picture of Ophelia in her state of bliss?

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    1. I will work on getting a photo of that! It had been so damn cold that I haven't been lingering in the barn any more than necessary.

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  9. What a great way to organize seeds. Mine all end up in a basket in a jumble.

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    1. That was my usual modus operandi!

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  10. What a beautiful box! It beats mine which is a plastic box from the dollar store!

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    1. I like that the wood breathes a bit!

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  11. How wonderful that the wood was from your barn and then transformed into such a lovely object.

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    1. I am thrilled with it. Very meaningful gift!

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  12. I adore the box
    Love it

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  13. I just love you blog. It is the perfect way to unwind after work. Lovely box!

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  14. Well done Pierre, what a great idea the seed box is.........
    Ophelia sounds like a real treasure Natalie.

    Claire Xx

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  15. What a great box. I love the interior dividers!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!