Thursday, August 27, 2009
Check This Out....
Isn't this the
Jacob made this
Jacob and I are enjoying our
and so on.....we'll fill you in on
bite when we return!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY! Grampa's Birthday
Monday we celebrated
my Dad's birthday!
With a little dinner on the patio.
I got to use my new
cake pan from Marshall's.
It worked beautifully.
I used the lemon cake recipe from
one of our
It was so
(I used a bit of cocoa to darken the batter for the center.)
Poor Grampa had to peel the Idaho potatoes
for his own birthday dinner.
We had it
and it was
I preferred the roasted.
It was basted with
and a squeeze of
The best part was the
it dredged in flour,
than the egg wash, & the crushed Premium Saltines
the good old-fashioned way.
Look at how crispy and delicious it is....
I used my little deep fryers out on the patio.
I just love this little thing,
my beautiful extension cord
especially for me,
my future electrician
This is as close as I am going to get to an outdoor kitchen.
We have such short summers and cold winters
that I couldn't justify installing one.
Meanwhile, we had a visitor to our garden.
One that wanted to get in on the
(Bunny Relocation Program)
gross crusty claws - YIKES!
Let's visit Susan
A Southern Daydreamer
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Happy Pink Saturday!
I've just gotta share
with you again today.
had the time to read this book.
Now I'm off for
I thought I saw them on a rack
they are still there....
Meanwhile, I'm off to check out
all of the other
out there today....
How Sweet the Sound
Thursday, August 20, 2009
You are Gonna Wish...
By the time you are done reading this
you are going to wish this was
Let's start off with a pic of
As you know, he has been diagnosed
with allergies and raging ear infections.
Well, if you ever had a dog with ear infections,
then you know what they en
Trying to give your dog pills!
The first day he took them as good as gold.
I thought, Hmmmm! This is going to be easy.
The next day, I brought out the
loves, loves, loves
that. And it worked
like a charm.
, (there's always the until)
Jacob opened his trap and told Gramma all about it.
How we covered his pills in whipped cream and
he couldn't get enough of it. Well, the dog can
still hear. He heard every word of it. So, to make
a long story short, he wouldn't touch the whipped cream
the next day. He wouldn't even look at it. He turned
his head away. I forced the pill into his yap.
He spit it out as fast as can be. He went as far
on the pill to
it - I kid you not!
Wednesday was Squirty Cheese from the can.
Okay, that worked. But not on Thursday.
Thursday was peanut butter. It didn't work.
I had to be a tiny bit mean. I had to force it.
But he still loves me.
He came back and kissed me later.
(We have a few more days to go...)
I've been fertilizing my patio pots
faithfully this summer and here
are the results!
But...I 'm not sure what to say about this little guy.
Did he get too much water?
Not enough water?
I just bought him last weekend
from the Home Depot.
Would you take it back?
That would be embarrassing!
I've had requests for shots of the back yard....
I must say - Jacob has done a beautiful with the lawn.
He is the main man on the lawn mower!
This shot is from the patio
looking straight back to the shed.
This is from the swing
looking back to the patio.
And here is the back of the house....
(Above there is a pic of Jacob's
Woo Hoo! I'm having a ripe tomato!
I see a BLT in the near future.
The Bee has sprouted BEANS!
How kind of those silly rabbits to leave me
one very pretty Canterbury Bells.
I planted at least 7 this year.
I bought a few cucumbers the other day
because I was hungry for
Refrigerator Pickles, and so was my Dad.
The usual ingredients...
cucumbers, sliced onion, S&P, a bit of sugar
and white vinegar.
No real recipe - it's all to taste.
You'll want to be sure to use lots of pepper!
It's better that way. Trust me.
Be sure to refrigerate -
they are way better that way, too.
Last but not least....
A few of the offenders
have been relocated
(*The Bunny Relocation Program)
They are darn cute though, aren't they?
But keep in mind....
These stems used to be Coneflowers!
See, I told you
you would have preferred
Tootsie hosts Fertilizer Friday
Gollum hosts Foodie Friday
Artie hosts Share a Garden Sunday
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
How I Spent My Summer Vacation... (Part 3) Outdoor Wednesday Edition
For those of you
that have been following along,
you know that we have traveled
Mississippi River Headwaters.
On our return leg of this vacation,
we stopped at the
to search for
or sometimes they are called
can only be found
in a few places of the United States.
If you want to read more about it
It looks like
is not afraid
to get her hands dirty!
That water was pretty darn
Here are some of the
but not a very good cross in the bunch...
I guess we have to keep at it!
They were not ready to give up
until they found a cross!
Way to Go
Jacob brought these specimens home.
He wants to chisel away at them
I think that a few crosses are imbedded in them.
What do you think?
Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer
is just a
Three or More!!!
Today I am joining
Three or More Tuesday
I thought that you would enjoy
a few of the
from my garden.
As you know, the Bunnies have done their share
of damage to my garden this year.
I've never had them munch down a
So I am especially excited to see these blooms!
I originally planted about
a dozen sets of tubers.
I believe about half
Somebody please remind me
to use chicken wire next spring.