The Letter that started it all......

Tell me what you like about Pike County, Georgia! Let's tell everyone!

I live in the best part of the biggest state east of the Mississippi river in the most generous and best country in the world. I really like my home and my neighbors. This blog celebrates that fact!

Let's get the word out! Just click on where it says "# comments" (where # is the number of comments) and use the comment form to tell me what YOU like about Pike County! Put your name in the comment. Bookmark this page!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Early Garden



Wow, do I ever like the spring gardens!  It takes a bit to get all the weeds out, but, when that is finished, it is a good time watching and planting. Our belled cat uses the bird bath, too. The bell gives her away.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cutting Grass? Arghh!

Yeah, I did it!  So what? Actually, the reason I mounted the old grass mangler and cranked it up was to mow all those pine cones with the old blade.  I was replacing the worn out one with a new sharpened blade as well as change the oil, filters, etc.  Now, I have that nasty chore out of the way and when the 70's arrive in a few days, I can relax and not feel guilty because I've already got a pretty good head start on those summer chores! Remember to spruce the house up now, expecially the lawn and landscaping!  You can even plant trees now, in fact, now is the best time for trees and shrubs! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Forsythia- a surprise every March


Here's a sure sign of Spring in the Southland! I do love Forsythia!  Don't forget the Forsythia Festival in (where else?) Forsyth, GA this coming weekend!

I remember when I first bought a home, it was in Marietta, GA many years ago, and I saw these brilliant yellow bushes along the fence lines.  I hustled down to Pike Nurseries and bought a few flaming bushes, put them in the trunk of the car and drove home to plant them. They were too big for the trunk, so they stuck out a little in to the wind and, by the time I got home, they were dried out and died with in the week! I recommend you don't do that...

Plant now and plant often!