Talk Till Dawn – 29

Creative Cain Cabin's Talk Till Dawn Series

I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.

My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.

Garden Planter, Rustic Garden Planter, Container Garden

May is almost over and that means it’s time to catch up on what’s been happing thing month. Michigan has had some crazy weather that’s for sure. We went from cold and rainy to hot and humid in the span of 24 hours. We don’t even have a chance to adjust here we just jump right into warm days. I think 70’s hot but it’s really hot at 87 which we’ve had for the past few days. I don’t even like those temps at the height of summer. My hubby loves this type of heat but not me. I’m a 72 with a breeze kind of girl all day long. It was so hot even my chickens were panting.

Log Home, Flowering Pear Tree

I’ve slowly been picking away at getting the vegetable garden planted. I was either dodging the nighttime frost or the dreaded hot and humid days. I plant a little, go inside and cool down, then back out to plant a little more. Today I’m going to get the corn and cucumbers in and I’m done. I expanded the garden this year so my designated area for pumpkins will be food we can eat this year. It’s not in the ideal location, it gets no shade, and it’s easy access for critters so this may be a mistake but I’m going to give it a try.

Galvanized Bucket, Garden Gloves, Garden Planting

Michigan is still on lockdown but I’m giving up on my daily report of what I’m doing. I’m assuming the majority of you are in states that are getting back to a more normal routine. Hubby had to go out of state for work and was so excited to actually go into a restaurant and sit down for a meal. Wow how we miss the little things.

Shasta Daisy Transplants, Galvanized Bucket, Hunter Boots, Linen Apron

I’ve been having an issue with my bike tire, it keeps going flat even after hubby’s fixed it several times and wouldn’t you know it there’s not a bike to be had anywhere to buy and parts are just as scarce. It’s my favorite activity too and I’m pretty disappointed I may have to give it up until bike production in the USA can be done. Most bike frames are made in China and a bikes no good without the frame. I did find a company here in Detroit Michigan that manufactures bikes but they don’t make anything like I’m looking for. I like a granny bike; no gears, big comfy seat, handlebars that let me sit upright, and wide tires.

Country Living, Chickens, Wooden Bucket Filled With Wave Petunias

Thank you to everyone who’s reached out to me with regards to being an empty nester. I sure haven’t handled it well and depression and sadness are a constant friend to me lately. I’m kicking around in this big old house and I don’t like it. I know I have to get my act together and shape up and there are days I’m better but life sure sucks sometimes. It’s even harder without my Mom; I wish I could ask here how she did it. I do remember her saying it was hard when I left home but she didn’t show it when I was around. Somehow she sucked it up and carried on like a big girl.

Oriole on Rustic Homemade Oriole Feeder

Grace you asked to see an Oriole on my homemade feeder, so here’s a pic for you! Until next time thank you for taking the time to Talk Till Dawn!

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  1. Sounds like you’re making progress with your garden. And I’m in agreement with you; 70’s with a breeze and sunshine is the perfect day. Maybe for the bike tire you could take it to an auto garage or tire place and see if they can get it fixed or get a replacement tube. And your husband is so lucky to have been able to eat out somewhere. Being an empty nester can be difficult but phones calls help and before you know it you’ll adjust to a new way of life and love it!

    1. Barb, I hadn’t thought of a garage for fixing my tire. I did take it to the bike shop and they found a metal triangle piece stuck in the tread of the tire and every time I rode it it punctured the new tube. I’m back in action now!

  2. grace thomas says:

    oh, love it. I noticed the oriole on your feeder. thanks for the pic. I don’t see any of those around my house.
    Empty nesting…. It is a grieving process and it’s good to acknowledge the grief. hang in there, it’ll get better. reality will be different but it’ll be good and you’ll be ok. 🙂

    1. Grace, I have years where I have a lot of Orioles and other years I don’t have any. They need something orange in color to attract them. Thank you for the empty nester advice, my friend.

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