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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Melrose and Garden

Our Gourd Patch by the house is really struggling to survive--exceptionally hard year, but maybe with enough watering, I will get enough to at least get seeds and make a few things.



Sunflowers and Gourds

East side of the Barn

Before Crows

 We have been finding so many damaged Melons that we decided to build a scarecrow--Hence, Mike was born.


Watermelons after crows

Fleur De Lis Show

Melrose Plantation

Clementine Hunters House
Clementine Hunters House
We are well into our garden season here and I HAD some beautiful watermelons, unfortunately the crows thought the same thing.........you can see from the photos above that they had quite a feast.  So, I tried my hand at a scarecrow.  My hubby and I spent the morning creating "Mike".  He can guard the garden and hopefully keep the crows away.  This year has been a tough garden season-the drought, heat, bugs and birds have been quite a challenge.  I did have a good squash and zuccinni yield, though.  Lewis picked two five gallon buckets of purple hull peas this morning. Today is our anniversary--6 years.  We are going out tonight for Sushi......mmmmmmm, I love it.  I bought "Red Riding Hood" last night when we went out on the town and tonight we can watch the movie and shell peas.  Got the evening all planned :)  I attached some photos of the Fleur De Lis show and also the Melrose Show.  Melrose Plantation is so beautiful.  I took a picture of the house that Clementine Hunter stayed in.  It is supposed to be the oldest house in still remaining from the Louisiana Purchase.  My gourd patch is doing okay but the heat and drought is really taking a toll.  I do water every evening but am having a hard time keeping up with the demand.

Barn that Lewie and I are building
Through Clementines Window
Melrose Plantation
Melrose Plantation


  1. I didn't know u were so darn talented. that is a beautiful web site. love the view of ur garden. wish I could make my goards grow like ur's. you'll have to give me some hints.


  2. This year it has been a tough go at gardening. I think all that I get done is work and water, work and water, work and water.......you get the point :) Thanks so much for the compliments on the web site. It is a learning experience.



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