Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sometimes our silly antics have us ready to pee our pants from laughing. Like when we find a hard baseball hat, a wiffle ball and a brand spankan new athletic supporter. Take a picture of the wierdo holding and wearing said items...minus the athletic supporter...and you have some free laughs!!
Oh look!! They had these stylin goggles that really accentuated our...ummmmmm...yeah, I dunno!! But we did laugh so hard that we began snorting!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
On the way home I meandered through various blocks rather than taking Main Street home. Gosh, am I ever glad I did. How often do you see something like this written in chalk on the sidewalk?
Talk about awesomeness!! Now that was one kid who put their sidewalk chalk to great use and put out a great reminder for all of us.
Have a remarkable day!! It's 75 degrees here and I am off to take my furry boy Brayden for a stroll. I wonder what I'll find today.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I am still pretty much in awe and at loss for words as to what all of this has meant to me. Once I get all my thoughts and emotions in order I will tell you all about this special day. It was a dream come true...and I am ever so thankful.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
We also have pretty tulips growing.
The strawberry plants are beginning to flower. Sadly, we will not get any fruit from them this year as they are a two year variety. I am so sad that I will have to pinch any blooms off of the plant this year to promote a nice harvest next year.
Daffodils dance in the front flower bed.
Little stray blades of green are sprouting. Those will be carrots. Yum!!
The bush beans are doing well too. I can't wait to harvest a handful and sit on the bench and eat them raw.
On the side of the front porch I planted a few blueberry plants. They are striving and a few little grows have formed.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
See my 15 foot double row of peas and beans? Those are going to be DEEEEE-LISH!!! We worked on the garden for almost 6 hours after lunch. It was a fantastic Mother's Day. =) I'll have to show you all the beautiful flowering bush Ken got for me and the sweet card. Have I mentioned lately that not only do I have a handsome hubby but he's so thoughtful, ooberously funny and one heckuva farmer!! LOL
And here is my first ever recorded dirty video. It stars "Potato Planter Ken" with "Farmer Kathy" behind the camera. We picked up this planter gadget last summer at the State Fair for $20. Talk about neato!!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Your Mother Is Always With You
Your mother is always with you...
She's the whisper of the leaves
She's the smell of bleach in
She's the cool hand on your
Your mother lives inside your laughter.
She's the place you came from,
She's your first love and your first heartbreak....
Not time, Not space...Not even death....
You carry her inside of you....
- Sherry Martin
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
I made another batch tonight, took out a bottle of some Door County Wine, put on some soft music, lit Nana's candle and enjoyed the pink roses I picked up today and put in the vase we filled with pink roses last year for Mother's Day. It makes me smile thinking of her and how much she loved pink roses.
Here's the recipe I used as a guideline for this yummo necessity. I say guideline because I never follow a recipe to a T... cuz I'm a rebel like that.
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed well (I used fresh spinach)
1 cup fresh parsley
2/3 cup freshly grated parmesean cheese
1/2 cup walnut pieces, broken (I omitted this)
4 flat anchovy fillets (again, I omitted this yuckoid ingredient)
2 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste ( I used 4...we like garlic and we are frim believers in garlic)
2 TBSP basil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground fennel seed ( I omitted this because we didn't have any on hand)
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup olive oil (the first time I made this I used the one cup and it seemed to be a bit much. In tonight's batch I cut it down to 3/4 cup and it was superbaliffic!!!
In a food processor, using steel blade, blend spinach, parsley, cheese, nuts, anchovies, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and fennel seed until smooth. With motor running add olive oil in a steady stream. Makes about 2 cups. Keeps for a week or so in the refrigerator and may be frozen.
Make this!! It's phenomenal on top of chicken. That's what we did the first time. This time I just made up some angel hair pasta and served it on that. This stuff is totally awesome on crackers too.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Today is May 3rd and for the past month I have been waiting as patiently as possible for this day to come. At 8am I had to be at the MSU extension by the College to hopefully secure a plot at our Community Garden. Don't tell me you thought I meant a plot at the cemetary. lol