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Egg count

Monday, March 23, 2009      3 comments

We are getting around an average of 9 eggs a day now from our hens. And for 13 hens, I would say that is pretty good. We like eggs for breakfast. I eat one and Sonny eats 2, so y... Read more

Gardening is great exercise!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009      1 comments

Well I thought I would share a picture of our garden since we have it cleaned up and tilled nicely. Notice the landscape timbers. There are a double row of them so that it makes ... Read more

Busy day today!

Saturday, March 21, 2009      0 comments

We got our landscape timbers set around the top of the garden mainly to stop rain from eroding and washing down through the middle of the garden. We planted 4 bunches of asparagu... Read more

Heart health

Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

On most Fridays people are reminded to wear red for heart health. I've been thinking what I need to do for a healthier heart. I wonder if strawberries are good for hearts? They h... Read more

low on calories

Thursday, March 19, 2009      3 comments

My husband and I are both retired and on a fixed income. We receive our check once a month and usually plan a big day in the big town to do our major shopping. Today was that day... Read more

Peach blossoms in the wildflowers

Wednesday, March 18, 2009      4 comments

I had promised to show our elberta peach in full bloom and as you can see all the wildflowers covering the ground. I took this picture 2 days ago and since then the fruit has set... Read more

Bloom Tuesday: Wild flowers

Tuesday, March 17, 2009      0 comments

I love this time of year. I love taking photos of wildflowers. Most pictures I take are in my own yard. We live in a really wild place and it has taken years to clear off what we... Read more

Busy bee

Monday, March 16, 2009      1 comments

This is a close up of our elberta peach blossom with a very busy bee to the far right. Notice how much pollen she has gattered on her legs. She wasn't bothered at all by my prese... Read more

Johnny Jump-ups

Sunday, March 15, 2009      1 comments

Some more wildflowers we have in our yard are Johnny Jump-ups. They are an early blooming violet with very few leaves. I have also noticed the wild thrillium and violets are up b... Read more

Almond blossom

Saturday, March 14, 2009      3 comments

An almond blossom looks a lot like a peach or apricot blossom. In fact they are from the same family. They make a peach or apricot looking fruit but the almond is inside the pit.... Read more

Easter is coming

Friday, March 13, 2009      1 comments

There is something about Easter I really enjoy. And that is the fact that I feel spring is finally here. I also love all the family things we do at this time. We have a great din... Read more

Birthday dinner

Thursday, March 12, 2009      8 comments

Well I have had a wonderful birthday. I decided to get younger a year instead of growing older a year. Our middle son and wife met us to eat at Fisherman's Wharf. We had a window ... Read more

There is no day like tomorrow!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009      5 comments

Well tomorrow is my birthday. Another day older and hopefully another day stronger. I will be 58!!! I used to think that was old!! My granddad died at age 58. My dad was 78 when ... Read more

Bloom Tuesday

Tuesday, March 10, 2009      2 comments

Today is bloom Tuesday. All our fruit trees are in bloom now and some have set fruit. We are also due a cold snap ... Read more

Daffodils on new counter

Monday, March 09, 2009      2 comments

Here is a vace of daffodils I picked. They are the double ruffle type. Also showing off the New counter top that Sonny made from cherry that were cut from trees on our property. ... Read more


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