Happy Monday, Everyone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

We had our first really nice weekend here. I've been working on gardening-related things since last Wednesday, when I attended a morning Container Gardening presentation at my favorite local nursery. The nursery is great - the gal in front of me at the presentation came from Richland, Washington to Beaverton, Oregon, because this is her favorite nursery - that's quite a drive!

We put in a lot of new plants two years ago, our first summer here. Afterward, my new partner said, wow, we spent a lot of money on plants and containers! So last year, I really didn't do very much, enjoying what we had. But he said, "You know, I really miss the lush pots you did the first year..." lol!

We've added four new roses - including a 'Julia Child' - a lace-top hydrangea in the back, plus some miscellanous small things and replanting some big pots. We WORKED OUR BUTTS OFF this weekend! Mr. Man now knows how to prepare a hole and transplant and water in a rose - SWEET!

I smoked some chicken thighs on the Traeger
made some sex corn (corn shucked and cooked on a medium grill with smoked paprika in melted butter) and a Gorzonzola Chicken Pasta Salad with Red Grapes and Whole Wheat Ziti.

Awesome, killer, perfect weekend, and we figure we'll both be crippled by tomorrow, but it was worth it. :)

Oh, and then we watched Treme and he rubbed my feets - MOAN!

Love you guys!
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  • IONA72
    I want my feet rubbed!
    3221 days ago
    Sounds scrumptious! Not a bad way to start the week.
    3226 days ago
    We had a cookout on Saturday. We were expecting our son's girlfriend and another one of her sons, but there were just four of us, dh and me, our son and his girlfriend's youngest son. We played I Spy With My Little Eye and Matthew and my son tossed a football back and forth.
    We had cole slaw, potato salad, fruit salad, Oscar Mayer bun-length hot dogs and hamburgers with rolls, sliced tomatoes and onions and tossed salad.
    The pictures of ribs for that grill made my mouth water and I had to laugh that it was banned in competitions.
    I am sorry for the loss of your birds and that your neighbors are moving away. At our old house a jay had a baby bird that was learning to fly and it couldn't lift off holding the baby bird with its feet. I chased it around and it finally let go of the baby bird and the neighbor's kids took care of it until it could fly on its own. The bird one that one against the blue jay with a little help.
    3227 days ago
    What a fantastic weekend. Don't forget to post some photos when the flowers take off :)
    3227 days ago
  • MARY1313
    Sounds like a great weekend!

    3227 days ago
    3227 days ago
    You smoked chicken thighs??? Isn't it hard to keep them lit?
    3227 days ago
    I'm glad you had a great weekend!
    3227 days ago
    That sounds like a delicious meal and Treme!! I love that show!
    3227 days ago

    Sounds like a lovely and delicious weekend.
    3227 days ago
    Wow! I am envious of all thet yummy food you cooked!I love gardening also! I could picture you both working hard planting in the roses. My DH digs the holes I do the rest! As our garden is now established i spend most of my time weeding and pruning.

    Once our new Gazebo is built (happening as I type) I have a new garden bed to get going before I head back to Santiago!

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    3227 days ago
    Sounds like old Mac Donalds Farm all that lush stuff going on, it is that time of year to plant plant plant. Yes you will probably be stiff and sore tomorrow but it will be worth it in the end.

    My sister use to own the Nitehawk cafe in Dundee, and my nephew is the sherriff around McMinnville area and my nieces and nephews went to school in McMinnville...... small world isn't it?
    3227 days ago
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