Saturday, May 31, 2014

June is tomorrow!

 I am so proud of Betsy, she is becoming a reader in a family of women who love to read!
Irises are difficult to grow at least for me.  This one did it on its own,  I get no credit for its health and beauty.

The Blog List:  Back, because I re-did it.  I hope I didn't leave anyone out.  Rebecca has an explanation for why it disappeared, but I didn't understand a word of it.

Strawberries:  It's almost time so I changed my background to celebrate strawberry season.  I found my first big, ripe, strawberry yesterday.....after I had stepped on it.  Happy Saturday.

Friday, May 30, 2014


MINOR... I lost my blog list!!!!!! Oh dear!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Things I like at Town Peddler Craft & Antique Mall.

 These ornate hand mirrors, especially the one with the buttons....
 This booth with the interesting curtain made of strips of fabric...
 close up of the curtains, over the lattice. 

dolls by Homedun Stitches (Jackie)...

Things are coming up in my garden, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, beans, okra.  Also weeds! 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Handmades for the garden

Kynda bought this little felted bird house at The Farm. It's so pretty  I hesitated to put it out, but some little birds might like a warm place to build a nest.  Besides warm, it is a classy place .
This fairy garden kit  is made by the folks at Grass Roots Nursery and sold on Ebay.  Everything you need , and all handmade.

Too cold to garden this Saturday morning but at least it hasn't rained (yet). 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Succulents at Graye's Greenhouse

These are just a few.  Many shades and textures and sizes.  Graye's is just off Lilley on Joy Road.  I also bought tomato plants:  Mortgage Lifter, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Sweet Baby Girl and a new one, Sweet Pea.  I won't be putting them out for a while else they drown.

What's in your greenhouse?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pinterest Biscuits

Yesterday John had the day off from school.  It is Teachers Appreciation Week.  PJ says it is Nurses Week also.  We had these biscuits for breakfast....

2 cups bisquick
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup 7 UP

Turn them over in some melted butter and bake about 10 minutes 425.  They are so easy and stay soft so you can warm them up the next day, unless there are none the next day.

My grandmother would say it is strawberry winter, as I noticed yesterday my berries were blooming.  It is cold and wet this morning.  She would also love the biscuits, she liked the new things and I will never forget how excited she got the first time we brought home a cake mix.   Have fun today and appreciate the teachers and the nurses!

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Calendar Garden Girl

I almost forgot, it doesn't seem much like May anyhow.  Cold and dreary again this morning.
My forsythia didn't bloom, just leafed out, and a beautiful flowering tree near my house looks like is dead.
On the bright side, the tulips are blooming beautifully so it will be a good week.  Patience is needed.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

What I like about the Derby.

Beautiful girls in their finery!  My pick for first prize, Betsy.

Hats, very special creations for the day, like this one by Betsy.  Also my pick for first prize.

Parties, like this one at Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall....
Music, the marching band playing My Old Kentucky Home......

And the beautiful horses ....this one must be telling us what he thinks of the harsh winter he just experienced.        

I'm not a fan of horse racing, so I don't pick a favorite.  I am just mindful of the safety of the horses and their riders.  I was born and raised in Kentucky but never attended the derby nor had a mint julep or burgoo.  I am thinking it is a beautiful day weatherwise in Kentucky to enjoy this tradition.  Happy day to all.