Holy RAGBRAI Cucumbers Batman!

Holy RAGBRAI Cucumbers Batman!

I apologize for the half-assedness of this post.  It was done on my iPad, which is NOT a good blogging device!! ***** It’s amazing what will happen in a garden bathed in heat and unattended for several days. We left for the weekend to Lake View for the Water Festival then RAGBRAI. My sister in … Continue reading

Cherry Walnut Scones

Cherry Walnut Scones

At the end of this post is a poll. In an attempt to make my blog posts more reader friendly, I would really like your input. Please take a few minutes to review this blog for me! THANKS!!! ********************************************* Breakfast anyone? On Sunday mornings I like to get up early before anyone else, toss a … Continue reading

Pizza Friday

Pizza Friday

Typically, if there is a severe weather alert, I run for the basement, barricade my children in the storm room, cover us up with blankets and pillows, put bike helmets on everyone, and wait out the storm.  Tonight however, I put the Thundershirt© on Feebee (YES! It really works!) and rolled with the storm.  Andrew … Continue reading

Grilled Vegetarian Pizza

Grilled Vegetarian Pizza

It’s that wonderful time again!  It’s time for farmer’s markets and grilling and veggies fresh from the garden.    Last week I saw a recipe in Vegetarian Times magazine for Farmer’s Market Pizza that stopped me in my tracks.  I wasn’t able to think of eating anything else.  But our peppers aren’t ready, apparently no one … Continue reading

Garlic Scapes – Who Knew?

Garlic Scapes – Who Knew?

Well, those who grow garlic, that’s who knew.  And also chefs.  And peasants from one hundred years ago.  And garlic farmers, homesteaders, foodies…everyone except me apparently.  My friend Katie was here a couple of weeks ago, and while checking out my garlic patch, she spotted the scapes.  I’d noticed them before, but didn’t think anything … Continue reading

I’m Viral – Watch Yourself

I’m Viral – Watch Yourself

You may have heard of a certain virus going around.  It affects mainly gardeners, serious gardeners.  The virus, almost parasitic in behavior, gets into your brain, changes your circuitry, and actually sends you out in search of the plant.  Or plants.  Because there are 10,000 or more varieties of them, new ones appearing every year. … Continue reading

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award

What a wonderful surprise to wake up (early – before 6 – FYI NOT ACCEPTABLE) and find that I was given the “Beautiful Blogger” Award by a fellow beautiful blogger Going Coverless.  I feel like I’ve neglected this blog as of late, and looking forward to the last week of planning for my first born’s … Continue reading

LIFE

LIFE

We’ve been overly busy this past few weeks.   First, we and the neighbors were adopted by a little orange kitten we named “Chesterfield.”   We’re sharing custody. Then we started moving the hosta bed back underneath the willow trees, which is no small task.  Finally things chilled, and I thought time would slow a little, but … Continue reading

Today Was a Good Day

Today Was a Good Day

By all accounts, today was a relatively great day.  It was the husband’s last day of vacation, and since he can’t stand to sit still and rest, we decided to put in our hosta bed.  You see, before we built our house, we lived in a trailer on this land that we own.  On either … Continue reading