Friday, July 6, 2012

St. Joseph in My Backyard

We have St. Joseph in our backyard.

This spot was specifically chosen for him

--so he could watch our backs--.

He has also been watching over our chicken coop since

this past spring when Dan had to move it

because of a nosy-busy-body.

This turned out to be a very important placement for all of us concerned.

He is the patron saint of the family, the home and home protection.

I have found him to be quite dependable.



MAJOR chicken update coming soon...

We are still waiting to find out the details,

but I believe I will have quite a remarkable story to share in the end.

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Red Rose Alley said...

I love Saint Joseph. He is one of my beloved saints. What a nice thing for you to put him in your back yard. Have a nice weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Anne said...

I love the St. Joseph statue. Your garden looks wonderful.

NanaDiana said...

I love your St.Joseph looks like it is perfectly placed to me. Now HURRY UP and tell us your remarkable story, you tease! xo Diana

myric andreasen said...

Hi Andrea! Things are more pleasant. God gave me a part time job at the church I am attending to. Thanks for such comforting words :)

I am excited what will you do with those cute chickens!


Leovi said...

  delicious flowers

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your flowers are looking good. I'm waiting to here what's up with the chickens.

sexta-feira said...

You have a beautiful garden!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Wishing you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

Cloudy said...

Oh ja, es gefällt mir dort sehr gut...

Lieben Gruß

Fiona said...

Good morning Andrea
and once again greetings
from a wet Ireland!!!

Your statue of St. Joseph is lovely. What a great idea to place him in the garden watching over you all.
I didn't know he was the patron Saint of family.

When my son was born he was in ICU and was released on St. Joseph's day so that is his second name
since then I have had a special place in my heart for St. Joseph!

Thanks so much for linking up with us today at "Green Day".
It is always lovely having you with us.

Wishing you a great weekend and that it isn't too hot in your little corner of the world!

x Fiona

BlueShell said...

Beautiful yard...and i like those chickens
Love this blog too..
Have a nice "green Day"!

Terrie said...

Such pretty garden guarded by the statue. The chicken are gorgeous.

anangloinquebec said...

What a gorgeous statue!! And yes, you have my interest....cannot wait for the details!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A nice statue watching over your garden! Love the chickens! Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful weekend.


Eclectically Vintage said...

Someone told me to bury a St. Joseph statue in the yard to help sell a house! It worked (after 7 months)!!

Prims By The Water said...

What a wonderful place to add St Joseph to your garden. At my other house I had a statue of St Francis who is the patron saint of animals. My neighbor loved that statue so I gave it to her as a going away present. Lovely photos! Take care, Janice

Stephanie said...

Your gardeb is lovely. My mother always had St. Joseph in her garden since she is named Josephine. I am your new Linky followed and will look froward to hearing more about the chickens.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love love love to visit your gorgeous yard.

Jann Olson said...

Nice to have someone watching over your lovely garden. I'm sure he enjoys being in such a beautiful place. I can't wait to hear about this remarkable story.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your yard is lovely and St. Joseph is in the perfect spot to watch over you.

Fishtail Cottage said...

love the st. joseph in your landscape! brings such calmness when i look at your photo's! thank you for linking up to this weeks garden party! hope to see you again next week. xoox, tracie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love statuary in the garden- this one is especially wonderful. The placement looks marvelous with the Coneflower and the Daylily - I can't wait to read your chicken update!
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you have been going through such an ordeal over your pets. In the small town in California that I live in, we can have anything we want as long as we care for them. That being said, I have a turkey, yes a turkey. haha Right now he is just about 7 inches tall, but expect a nice large guy by winter. He is my pet,so I understand your pain. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Pam

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