Monday, June 29, 2009
What a perfect day today!! Temps in the upper 70's and dry air. Much better then last week that's for sure with the 90º temps and the humidity. I took advantage of this nice weather and got out and pulled weeds which defiantly needed it. When I got to my flower bed behind the garage there was my prickley pear cactus blooming! And it has 3 other buds that will open soon. It took me forever to weed around that thing. I did have my gloves on but you still get pricked by those tiny little yellow needles that stick in you.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I know most of the country has either been in a heat wave or being flooded with rain. It's the heat here in my neck of the woods. Another day with heat advisories. In the 90's, with heat index over a 100. This is more like July/August weather.
Well I've been staying inside creating and thinking cool with Halloween goodies! Finished up this ghost guy today. He's a big guy, measuring 24" long. I'm headed over to etsy to list him after this.
So for now everyone try to stay cool and don't forget about our pets that are outside that need plenty of fresh water. I always worry about them when it's freezing cold in the winter and sweltering hot in the summer along with the wild birds too. I try to fill up the bird bath every evening with clean water. OK...till next time.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
8 ounces wide noodles
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (I usually added more of this)
3 cans (8 ounce each) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cottage cheese
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
3 to 4 green onions, chopped
2 cups shredded cojack cheese
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I have 4 hummingbird feeders and there is one that gets the most activity. It's a mini size feeder that I got a Lowe's that you stick in your potted plants. So I parked my lawn chair out in the middle of our backyard waited for him to come. It didn't take long, about 5 minutes. So I sat there for about 20 minutes and got a bunch of pics. He would come by every 5 minutes. Then I weeded out the best one to post on here.
I took a few more pics too. Here is one of the front of our house. I like to use lots of pots of flowers around my yard. Don't exactly have the best soil for planting. We have lots of clay in our area.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This is a pic of a flower called Spiderwort, which I love!
I have many varities of this flower, Astilbe
And this is just the flower everyone knows, Marigold!
Monday, June 8, 2009
I had a very productive day today! Only babysat an hour this morning then had the rest of the day to be creative. So I finished up this crow guy today. I think I like the way his stick legs look. I may make a pattern for him if anyone is interested. He will be listed in my etsy shop some time tonight. I'm also working on another new Halloween item. Hope to have it finished in a couple of days.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
One of the baby bunnies!! Hubby and I were sitting out on the driveway grilling some chicken, when he saw something moving in the hedges along the driveway. I already had my camera ready as I was waiting for the hummingbirds to come back to the feeder to get a picture. So I slowly walked over to the other side of the hedges and he just sat there!! Isn't he cute!!
Friday, June 5, 2009
This morning I checked the window well and all the babies were gone. Last night while my daughter and I went and got mexican take out, my son in law was out walking around with my granddaughter and he saw that one of the baby bunnies was out of the window well and was in my garden under the hosta's. I guess that was when they started jumping out. I checked on them last night at 11:00 when I went to bed and there were 3 or 4 left. This evening when I was cooking some brats on the grill I saw one of the babies in our backyard eating some grass among my hosta's. So they are probably all over my yard living on their own now, which makes me happy. I tried to get a pic of the little guy in my hosta's but as soon as he saw me coming he took off into my daylilies.
Enjoy the pics from my garden! :)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
*Another update since I posted a couple of hours ago. The cat must have come back. I was trying to watch for him. There are only 3 babies left now. And I found the baby half eaten in my front yard under the bushes. :( I'm so sad
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
I took out a ad in Country Sampler magazine for the Web Directory section. It will be in the August/September issue which comes out last week of July and news stands on August 1st. I just hope it will stir up a little more business for my website. So I'm trying to think of some new Halloween and Christmas patterns.
I came across a post from Susie from Yankee Lane Primitives on how long it takes for your blog to load. I did mine and it was around 8 seconds. Sometimes I can't believe how long it takes some blogs to load. These people might be losing viewers who don't want to wait for the whole thing to load. So check out your blog here at Stopwatch http://www.numion.com/Stopwatch/index.html
Some things that Google recommends you look at for a faster loading page: The number or size of your pictures. The number of posts showing on one pageWidgets and other java scripts. I know a few weeks ago I took the music off my blog and noticed a big difference on how fast it loads. I think I need to cut down on the number of posts per page too.