It was warm and still and the fragrance of the Confederate jasmine, which is on the trellis by the front door, filled the air.
It was one of those perfect evenings. we should do this more often.
With two of our young grandchildren in town for the weekend we thought it the perfect opportunity to take them along to the East Austin Garden Fair sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extensionservice. It was a chilly Saturday morning but the sun was shining brightly.
Our first stop was to visit the chickens, brought in by fellow garden blogger and Master Gardener Ally, from Gardenally Who knew that chickens like raisins, although it was much easier just to drop them into the cage than risk a pecked finger.
Then the children learnt why the eggs have a different color and what kind of house they live in.
Next stop was at the bee hive. Not too sure about this.
Until under the safety of a bee keeper's hat.
And learning how bees are calmed with smoke.
Time to visit the craft table and make a bug house.
I visited with Vicki from Playinoutside, who was there demonstrating the rain water harvesting and this little butterfly water station she made. I think this is next on my project list.
Then, because we were in the neighborhood we stopped in at East Austin Succulents.
I had not been there for a long time and couldn't believe their selection. You had better know what you are looking for or you may be in serious trouble.
And of course I didn't go with a purchase in mind so I left empty handed... this time!
We rounded out a busy day with a visit to the Salt Lick to celebrate our son's birthday. I hope I have the energy to work in the garden on Sunday.