Sunday, April 24, 2011

Beautiful Sunday

I hope that the Easter Bunny came to everyone's house in the wee hours of the morning... LOL! He made a stop here for the monsters! I like the fact that they do get some candy it's not a ton....LOL!

So this weekend we had wonderful weather. And with that Grim and Teenage Monster built me a fence and gate for the garden. They worked like dogs.... the first post hole was dug pretty quick... all sand... the other three were all clay.... so it took forever and they were sore and beat after the holes were dug. But they persurvired and got the whole thing done for me last night. I am so proud of both of them. They put in a hard days work for me! Now the dog can't get in and wreck my plants anymore!!!

My chives are going crazy! This year I am going to make chive vinegar.... Not only is it pretty to look at. Since I haven't made it before here are the directions and pictures of how kewl it is!
A Garden for the House

My strawberry patch kind of looks pathetic. It will fill in as the season goes. I have alot of new strong growth. So we should get a nice crop again this year.... Since we were all outside yesterday, I thought that I needed to be weeding. So I got 9 of the 12 beds weeded. While I was weeding I found that a few things wintered.... I have 4 Swiss chard and 3 brussels sprouts.... Who knew.... and of course as I'm weeding what do I find... carrots that I planted that did seem to grow. They did I had some huge ones that I dug out.... if only they would have shown some growth above ground last year. I know what your thinking, how did I miss them.... they were growing under the straw. I won't make that mistake again this year.

Today I made potato salad, macaroni salad, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, ham, potatoes, corn, deviled eggs. It was just the 5 of us and my mom. I like having just us for meals... Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having a house full of people, but not all the time. It use to be here that we would have 30 people for holiday meals like today. Alot of work and even more of an expense. I even had time today to sit out in the yard and enjoy the sunshine. After the winter we had I am soaking it up... LOL!

Oh, I almost forgot... Picky monster got picked for a scholarship, won for girl's high game and got top girl's spot for the singles tournament. So one plaque, one trophy and a certificate! She is so looking forward to going to the summer league, so that she can get better... So Proud!!!

Oh, did you notice I found the cord to the camera....?

Gotta Run,