Sep 27, 2015

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

No! I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth.  
However; speaking of our universe, 
I did a bit of moon gazing tonight!

Aug 1, 2015

Mid-Summer Snowball Effect

 The snowball effect in mid-summer! You know how it goes – you start with twenty pounds of blueberries that need freezing … that leads to cleaning the freezer to see how many are left from last year to find only one little bag. But in the process you come across some frozen “stuff” that really should be used soon, as in now! So you pull out a big bag of broccoli and you make a creamy broccoli soup. Then you move onto some packages of turkey gizzards that are miraculously placed into pickling brine and turkey broth cooked off. Oh wait – that was no miracle -I did that. Fish are thawing in the fridge for tomorrow’s supper. Oh and let’s not forget a couple of bags of rhubarb that were made into bars. Yup, that’s just one example of the snowball effect in mid-summer! And how was your day? 

Jul 25, 2015

The Garden Gate Pics

I can’t believe how much our garden has changed in a single month.  If you stop right here and look at my last posting, you will see for yourself what I’m talking about.

Although some things are very slow, there still is a significant difference. The peas on the trellis are 10 feet tall and producing wonderfully. The globe zucchini is new to our garden this year and we've been enjoying them. The regular zukes are getting there ~ slow but sure. The strawberries have been productive and the bee balm is in full bloom. And this is just part of the garden ... more pics later.


Jun 21, 2015

Outdoor Projects

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted anything on here. 
But … we’ve been kind of busy.
When good weather comes, we always have a lot of outdoor stuff to do like re-building rock gardens, putting up a windmill, extending our garden – which meant building new raised beds and extending wiring. That also meant taking down the old gate to move it which lead to repainting it … the list goes on. Not to mention the regular yard work like mowing and trimming.
On rainy days we play catch up in the house with cleaning, cooking, laundry etc. Now toss in a few doctor appointments, grocery shopping and social events and there goes the time!  

So we went from this ~
 To this ~ See how we grew!

May 5, 2015

House Hunting

Searching for the perfect home! 

I already checked the one over there 

I knew you'd love this one Dear! 

 Tree Swallows 

Apr 23, 2015

Bedsprings and Wine Bottles

Bedsprings and Wine Bottles 

One thing leads to another! 

Mar 25, 2015

YES - We got snow!

YES we got snow!
NO I don’t want to talk about it!

YES - the calendar says Spring!
NO - it doesn't look like it!

YES - I'm thinking of gardening!
NO - the garden isn't ready! 

YES - I said I didn't want to talk about it!
NO - I didn't keep my word! 

Jan 12, 2015

Longing for Lush

As I watch my world become increasingly white I begin to dream of the lushness of green.  Snow can be so beautiful when winter begins - but once it reaches mid-winter, I long for green. Then I suddenly crave colorful flowers and that transforms to thinking of the burnt golds and bronze of autumn – and back again to dreams of white.  But today I long for lush green!