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Sarah, I do plant marigolds in the large garden all along the border because they are supposed to repell some pests but not slugs. I heard we have 80 per cent of the slug population in the Pacific NW. Don't know if that was a joke or a sad fact. When I went to the store today I picked up extra lean ground beef to make meatloaf but that will have to happen tomorrow. I'm going to make Mainstay Meatloaf from Cooking Across America. Thank you for your poll.
Louise, Hope your day of grocery shopping went well. I hope you got a swim in this evening.
Cindy, 100 degrees & muggy! Yikes. The pizza your daughter made sounds good. We've had pizza with pineapple & Canadian bacon at pizza places - usually called Hawaiian. Did you ever tell us your horse's name. When you talk about her I always wonder.
Glenna, I have a Betty Crocker cookbook from the 60s so I'll have to see if it has that meatloaf recipe. It wouldn't be hard to adapt the mustard into one of JoAnna's meatloafs. You must be a strong woman to help with the haying. Some time tell us city girls what haying involves.
Well, I didn't go to the hardware store for the clothesline today because we decided to donate blood at the Red Cross bloodmobile. I haven't given for about a year because my iron level was just under what they require for donation but it was okay today. I'm waiting to take the gauzy tape off my arm.
I got some Busy Lizzies to plant by the front doorstep and a few plants for a hanging pot, a sugar pumpkin to plant in the big garden. Sometimes I get plant starts because of our cooler weather.
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You are right about it being good therapy. I know sometimes that helps me more than anything to help others and feel needed. We all need to feel loved and wanted! And I know those people certainly appreciate all your love that goes into making those things. Thanks for sharing them with us in the posts.
HOGWARTS Ms. Glenna
Summer 8 (KaMp MuGgLeS)
Yes, other than for family, I donate all my hand made items. I have a local charity in town that I give my hats, and some other things. I make mittens for the local head start, and afghan for the local nursing home.
I enjoy doing it, God has blessed me with getting super deals on the yarn. It is like therapy for me, and I can give to someone that needs it. A win win situation.
Hi Everybody!! I have been enjoying reading your posts. They are so interesting. I look forward to reading them each day.
It was another hot and humid day in WV. When I got up and looked at the temp. at 6:30 am it was 76 degrees. Then we had a thunderstorm and downpour of rain around 3 pm. We are supposed to lose some of the humidity now. Sure do hope so!!
I did some cleaning today (with the fans all running). I had to sweep and mop. And put up some laundry.
Cindy, your beans are way ahead of mine. My half runners are just now starting to run!! they will be along soon enough I guess. I love all the fresh veggies from the garden. I am anxious for the tomatoes and sweet corn. Yummy!!
Jan, congrats on your weight loss. you are doing so wonderful. You have certainly been dedicated to your exerceise and eating properly. and it has paid off!!
DH mowed down some hay. So I guess I will be in the hayfield tomorrow and probably Saturday, too. Oh well, it's a good workout. Just hope it's a bit cooler.
Patty, do you donate all of your crochet and knit projects to different charities (other than family gifts of course)? You certainly are quick with it.
Sarah, Have you thought of our next poll yet? I was telling Mom about it and she reminded me of a recipe in Betty Crocker's Cookbook that used mustard and Wheaties. I'll have to look it up. It's an older cookbook from the 1950's. She gave me a replica of it one year for my birthday.
I made a type of sloppy joe from some frozen, ground deer meat and vegetarian refried beans that I had frozen. I liked it real well. DH isn't fond of deer so I had to fix him something else. but I enjoyed it. I had some leftover carrots in the fridge that I chopped up and added, too.
I see the sun is shining now so I guess the rain is over for now.
Hope everyone had a wonderful day. Thank you everyone for the interesting posts!!
HOGWARTS Ms. Glenna
Summer 8 (KaMp MuGgLeS)
hi everyone, it is 100 degrees right now. the humidity is unbearable. i keep thinking am i going to make it through the summer?
we went to our youngest daughters last night and she made 2 different types of homemade pizza. one had pineapple on it. that was the first time i ever had one like that. it was very tasty. it was so good to see her again. she really has a beautiful tan. she said that in a few years they want to go again and take their girls with them. i would like to go with them!!!!!!!! we did have a wonderful evening.they went to the virgin islands.
i got up very early this morning and was in the garden by 5 am to pick the rest of the beans. i canned 24 pints of yellowbeans. tomorrow i will can the greenbeans. i am out of time now because i have to go to bed. i have to work tonight.
well, i have to go down to the barn and take care of my horse. i am going to bring him up from the lot and lock him in the barnyard so he can go into the barn if he wants. i am also going to give him some fresh water.
i hope everyone has an abundantly blessed day. cindy
Good Morning Everyone! It is sunny out. It does not
feel it right now but it is suppose to get up to 112 degrees but no humidity or at least little humidity.
I should have gone swimming earlier so I think I will
wait until this evening. Shar, I remember being in Nashville when there was a tornado warning and we were at Orpyland. However, it never happened and I was glad. Have fun with the children today. Patty, even though you are limited to what you can eat it seems that a vegan diet is agreeing with you. Keep up the good work. Sarah, I don't think I could take the humidity that Florida has. I know growing up in Massachusetts the humidity in the summer was awful but I was used to it then. Sarah, I always love reading your posts. The food you cook sounds great.
Jan, it must be nice having your TOPS group walk with
you. When I was the leader of the Chandler, Arizona SPARK's group we walked Saturday mornings at one of our Parks here. It was nice having a group to walk with. I have not been the leader for a long time and
I don't think they do group walks anymore. I actually don't belong to that Team anymore either.
Today is grocery shopping. I was going to do it yesterday but never left the house. I really have to
shop today as we have almost no food in the house. Well, everyone, please have a wonderful Thursday!
Was it marigolds? Gardeners use them to keep other pests off plants. Those little yellow gold flowers.
It is hot and humid but there are thunderheads building up.
Shar those tornado warnings are so scary. They do so much damage in just the beat of a heart. I'm glad you are ok.
Patty I can understand the depression. When I go missing that is what I am dealing with. It really gets to me, I just want to sleep or I catch myself just staring off into space. I hope you feel better very soon!
Jan I was trying to remember what it is that should be planted next to potatoes to help with the potato bugs but the only thing I can think of is zinnias and that doesn't sound right. My Grandmother use to tell me those things and my Dad planted his gardens using plants as deterrents but my mind has forgotten them. I always thought it was interesting though how a garden has rhyme and reason in its layout.
Thank everyone for their input on the meatloaf poll. I love to get everyone's thoughts on different subjects. Y'all are the best!
I'm off to get a few things done around here today.
Make it a great one everyone!!
Catch Ya Later
It's foggy this morning but is supposed to burn off to a sunny day and 72 degrees.
This morning I walk on a trail with TOPS friends. There's lots of gardening to do. I found slugs happily munching on the potato leaves last night.
Shar, Glad you went through the storm without problems. Have a great day with your 3 little ones.
Patty, Hope you feel better each day. I agree that exercise helps. It's a balance between being able to do it and resting when you need to. It is tricky eating out with a vegan diet. One of our local Mexican restaurants has a great dish of beans & rice or black bean burritos. Just have to ask them not to use cheese or any dairy.
When I read Shar's post about putting her sheets out on the clothesline it reminded me once again I no longer have a clothesline and my goal today is to stop by the garden store (for slug bait and spray for the veggies to stop beetles) and the old fashioned hardware store to see if they have the umbrella type clotheslines. I already have the hole to put it into. I'll let you know.
Now that it's getting a bit warm here I'm thinking of summer memories. Cold watermelon, corn on the cob, eating outside at a picnic table, ice tea.
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Morning Shar and all,
Shar we had a bad storm again last night too. No tornado warning here though, I think they had the warning down state.
I left the window open in the office, and the carpet is wet this morning...silly
It is a chilly damp 63 here this morning. Not sure what it is supposed to do later. I need to walk today. I haven't for the last 2 days. I am slowly getting out of the habit, I am going the wrong way with my exercise...
Hubby vacuumed the main floor. I will mop the kitchen, then vacuum upstairs today.
I had my homemade bread toasted this morning. oh what joy. It is so good.
We will be going to senior center for lunch, but all I could have is a salad, pretty much. I may just go for coffee and eat here when I get home. We shall see. They may have something else that I can eat. This vegan does limit you that is for sure.
I have struggled with a bit of depression the last couple of days. Today seems better. I know exercise will help that.
Talk with you later girls. I need to get things done around here.
Edited by: GRANNYSQUARE at: 6/24/2010 (09:37)
I hope you all are having a nice morning so far! It is a beautiful after a very violent evening. We had tornado warnings, but thank God everything is ok. Some damage reported in Fort Wayne, but is sure was scarey for a while. We even went to the basement. Hubby wasn't going to go until I insisted. Glad that is all over.
Patty, I love hearing about your eating and anything you write. That is what is so awesome about coming here. We write what we want! I like to read what everyone is doing, eating, and cooking.
Sarah, I can only imagine the heat there. Our daughter is in Nashville and she said it's been close to 100 all week and the humidity is horrible. I'm like Patty, 80 with that high humidity is too much for me.
Well Jan, Ann, Cindy, Glenna, Patty, Sarah, Louise and who ever else that might join us today I hope you all have a wonderful day. I do enjoy reading you all daily.
Today I only have 3 kids. I am going to try and get my bed stripped and get some laundry going. Want to hang it outside since it's such a beautiful day. You all take care!!!