Monthly Archives: April 2011

menu plan monday ~ april 25, 2011

We had a great Easter, even with too much rain. Our younger son and his wife joined us, as well as our two older daughters. After a great meal, and DD#1’s birthday celebration, we spent some time enjoying the antics of the baby foxes that are currently living in our garage. Seven of them! Oh, […]

rain, rain, sunshine, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain…

The forecast is for a lot of rain the next seven days. I took advantage of the one sunshiny day to get outside, enjoy the garden, and mow the yard. Under the apple trees, there is a large and spreading colony of wild blue phlox, also called wild Sweet William in these parts. The bridal […]

spring cuties

My niece and her husband raise chickens and goats. Yesterday, we drove up to their house and picked up our order of 20 chickens for the freezer. While there, DH took this picture of the 2 day old goats. So cute! Mama goat had four little girls! One did not survive, but these three seem […]

menu plan monday ~ april 18, 2011

Spring just gets better all the time. What’s not to like about fresh flowers and new green grass? Or apple blossoms? As spring makes its way through April, we’ll be celebrating the birthday of our oldest daughter. She’ll be home on Easter and we’ll celebrate then with cake and ice cream and presents. 🙂 Here’s […]

hangin’ ’round

Buttercup has decided my new basket makes a great bed. She has been sleeping in it during school, as she waits for DD to finish her work. Happy likes to sit on the railing at the back door. She weighs about ten pounds, but when she drapes herself over something, she looks much heavier. It’s […]

grateful for a spring garden

I love this time of year. Green leaves and colorful flowers are coming up all over the garden. Growing faster than seems possible. The first iris of the season bloomed on April 9. ‘Baby Blessed’ is a dwarf reblooming iris. The Southern Oak is sprouting fresh new leaves. DH cleaned the veggie garden beds and […]

menu plan monday ~ april 11, 2011

The redbuds and the apple trees are blooming. Spring is in full swing. Today we’re getting a nice rain. None of the severe storms that others far north of us had last night. Yesterday’s hot temps are cooler and more comfortable today. The first black swallowtail was spotted by DH. The dwarf iris ‘Baby Blessed’ […]

visiting family

Last week, DH, DD and I traveled east to visit our older son and his family. We had a wonderful time! We spent some time enjoying the beautiful weather. The twins picked up with us just as though we were always around. They love Pa’s homemade rolls. And Ma had lots of help making pizzas. […]