and there is not a place to possibly stick another plant!!
Friday, May 28, 2010
and there is not a place to possibly stick another plant!!
Well almost! I still have to finish the squashes, melons and cukes. The ground was finally dry enough and warm enough to get the late season crops in last night. We worked til dark and were both ready to kill over in our tracks. It was calling for rain today so we wanted to get it all in. The sun is shining beautifully now and I am going to try and finish the other planting and get this yard mowed this morning.
The early season crops are lovely and the weeds are just lovely too. We have some sorta weed here that we have no where else but the garden. It is vicious. The only good part is that it pulls up easily. That is when you have time, energy and a semi moist garden to walk in to do that pulling!!! For some reason that hasn't been the case very much this year ;-) Danny tilled the entire garden last night and I weeded everything but the peas..........................."OMG that's gonna be a lot of work!!"
The chestnut trees are Danny's. He set them out from chestnuts that came from Leslie's tree and he plans to set them out all thru the woods for the wildlife to have something to eat in the winter!! He's a good guy, right? Of course you know that he's a hunter too!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed a tour of my veggies and weeds!!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The backing was a thrift store sheet and I pieced it so the edge would be up in the quilt about a foot.
Started another batch of eggs......wish me luck on these!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Guess what else amazes me with Miss Minnie??? She does not kick! She stood quiet as a mouse, raised her right leg up and held it there for a few seconds and then she put it back down. I did not wear milk back to the house this morning like I did so many days when trying to get Saphira broke to the milking stand. I am soooooooo happy with her!!! Thank You Danny!!
I can't wait to see what she can really do when she has not been under so much stress. I am sure that Saphira is very jealous of her and she probably whispered bad threats in her ears last night. They were a little segregated this morning. Minnie out in the field hollering at the top of her lungs for me, and Saphira in the barn to herself. I am sure they will bond soon enough though!
Now I am lying on the sofa resting a bum knee that I twisted last night and reading my cheesemaking book. Researching goats milk soap recipes and dreaming!!!! I am so happy!!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I also have this one.......same way, I want it all.
This book has the veggies and fruits sectioned out by each fruit.
Blueberries it's own section, tomatoes their own etc etc etc
The recipes range anywhere from a Fresh Strawberry Pie right down to
Freezing Concord Grape Pie Filling!!!!
From cover to cover it is choked full of some great and tasty recipes.
I think all you gardeners out there would like to have these on your cookbook shelves too!
I don't have this one yet, but I am going to order it.
It seems to map out a diet very similar to the one my sil described.
I will probably never be a vegan or a strict vegetarian but we have to get healthier.
I am sure you guys are thinking "Poor Danny"!!
Quite the contrary actually, he is very happy that I am not killing him with my cooking anymore! hahaha
His slight kidney disease, (barely into the non-functioning zone now but irreversible)
and his very high cholesterol and high blood pressure leave him no choice but to try and eat as healthy as he can.
Yesterday was filled with preparing for this new chapter in our lives, a trip to the farmers market, the grocery store and the Mennonite health food store!
I came home with rhubarb, fresh onions, red potatoes, white potatoes, spices, whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed, carob powder, fresh roma tomatoes, garlic, fresh broccoli
dried black beans, lemons, Bragg's Amino Acids and many many other healthy items too numerous to mention!
I made whole wheat tortillas, filled them with a black bean and cheese filling for bean and cheese burritos for supper last night! Yummo!!
I was trying to mimic the Chimichanga served at our funky little international foods restaurant called aptly "Odd Fellas" which was previously called "The Three Legged Cow" !!!!
This is the first dish I got the first time I went there and I get it every time I go.....or if I know someone is going I have them bring me one back!! I can't even explain how good it is but I sure came awfully close to it last night!! I did not have guacamole in mine cause I forgot!
Danny was very happy and said that I never was going to get another meal out again!
That was truly a compliment!!
So come on girls.
Won't you join me on this new adventure?
If you have any healthy, low fat low cholesterol, delicious recipes will you please share them?
BTW all these books are available at Amazon.com!!
This way of eating is not completely new to me, however sticking to it for a long period of time will be new to me! I went on this whole foods kick about 4 years ago and I lost 28 pounds in 32 days! (back when Danny promised to buy me my Jaguar if I lost down to my goal weight, I got the flu and ended up in the bed for almost 2 weeks and went off my diet and never went back on it, I cried on his shoulder til he let "me" buy the car myself)
It was very easy to stick to and I felt so full all the time.
I am sure I was the healthiest I had ever been in my life too.
I also lost a total of 23 inches and 4 full dress sizes.
I was going to the gym everyday and doing calisthenics at home.
Actually it wasn't just me it was us!
Danny was right there beside me every step of the way, except for the flu!
We are a team and if I eat fattening foods he eats them but if I eat healthy he eats healthy too.
Thank you my dear sil!!
(BTW dear sil, you can leave an anonymous comment if you would like ;-)
WISH US LUCK!!!!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I thought this was the perfect time to show you my favorite climbing rose.
I like it in the rain too!
It has ever changing color and is so interesting to watch the flower change as time goes on.
Turning from a dark orangy red.....
Today is a repeat of yesterday,
Friday, May 14, 2010
Ruby and Diamonds are Robin and Leslie's birthstones.
I have always been able to keep the fine gemstone names going for Opal's babies.
When I got up this morning I could hear some chanting in the barnyard from my porch so I knew something was up. My goats like to sleep in and are very lazy and quiet til bout 7:30!!
I ran to the barn and there was one little white tail wiggling in the air while she was getting a drink!!
They are both girls! Did I tell you that already?
Opal is a very very good mommy!!!
These babies are half Tennessee Fainting Goat and Half Nubian......
I wasn't going to breed her for mixed babies again but Danny felt we should!
I am sure glad cause look what I would be missing!!
This excitement never gets old!!
Dad seemed really concerned with the whole mess.
"I would rather be watching cartoons."
That's what Danny watched while I was in labor with Leslie!!
Ellie Mae, who is supposed to be bred to Thunder, was looking on too.
I believe she had different thoughts on her mind
She is thinking.....
"I hate boys!!"