Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Garden Sunday

Sunday started as it always does -- at church
This Sunday, however, we signed up to bring "treats"
after service

Husband Jim helps put muffins on the plates

The Doughnut Muffins

The Glazed Doughnut Muffins

And a basket of strawberries

The platters were almost empty and there was a handful of strawberries left.

We took them home.

After Sunday Lunch,
we worked in the garden
Springtime is always a busy garden time

And, as always, at half past three
We stop for tea

A basket of tea goodies for tea in the garden

For one, I prefer a basket to a tray
lined with blue linen napkins
the tea, a cup and saucer and the nosh

Carried to the table under the pergola

Where we admire the chores we've managed to do today
As we sip tea, munch on both a glazed doughnut muffin and a doughnut muffin
and eat the handful of strawberries we brought home

Muffins and strawberries
A lovely tea treat on a Sunday afternoon

And in the garden . . .

we notice that our little French strawberries are blooming.
Bought 5 years ago, they've rewarded us with breakfast berries the last four springs

And our Ozark Beautys in the strawberry jar

Have bloomed and we can see berries!
Strawberry time should be here soon1

The dogs always enjoy helping in the garden
Mostly chasing away the squirrels

Doogie has one spotted

And once inside,

We noticed the shadows in the herb garden

It's Monday and we're sharing our muffins with Yvonne at Stone Gable for What's on the Menu Monday.


KathyB. said...

You also have a husband JIM! I should have known, given you both love to garden, cook, and share your bounty and hospitality generously. That is my husband Jim's trademark, a love of doing just that.

I have to say, your gardening season is way ahead of ours, we are enjoying temps in the 30's as I type.

Fresh strawberries are sure to be forthcoming in your garden.

La Tea Dah said...

A perfect day....I loved your tea basket!

Pat Cantwell said...

Your Garden @ Linderhof is beginning its glorious Spring awakening!!! I, too, have planted an Ozark Beauty this year. Full of blossoms and looks to be one strawberry in the making!
Your Tea in the Basket shared in the Garden looks so divine!!!
Here's to a great week ahead, dear friend!