Monday Misc: peppers, tomatoes, lilies, juice, cookies

0prplpprI thought some of you may be interested in seeing the inside of a purple bell pepper; it’s cream color. Who’d of thunk it? It was an amusing surprise  to me. I looked it up on the internet and it’s supposed to be that way, so that’s pretty neat.
As for what the purple pepper tastes like, I used it in a sauce and it tasted like a normal bell pepper to me. We haven’t found anymore ripe peppers. From what I can tell we have about 4 purple pepper plants. That’s okay, the 50+ other plants have lots of fruit, so we’ll be bell pepper poor by the end of the season.

0chrkprlWe rescued a large Cherokee purple tomato from the garden when it was just turning. I set it in the kitchen window and after a few days it ripened all the way. It was mighty tasty. There’s nothing like home grown tomatoes. This will be the last Cherokee Purple tomato that we get. The storms made a mess of the tomato patch and the Cherokee purples that are on the vines are culls. But they won’t go to waste because as they ripen the deer eat them up.

P1030624My tiger lilies are blooming. The blooms makes me think of my Mom. I grew these from seeds off her tiger lilies and she grew hers from Grandma’s tiger lilies. It always brings a bittersweet smile to my heart.

7-11-2016-tomatoI’m making tomato juice today. Our Early Girl Tomatoes are producing quite well even with the storm damage they’ve been hammered with. I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I’m making juice and then I’m going to freeze it.

P1030588bCookies with directions printed right on the back…
Not sure what that says about our society,
but it gave me a good chuckle.

Until I get the tomatoes done, I can’t do any blog visiting or commenting. Don’t give up on me, I’ll be around as soon as I can. I’m making this post while the tomatoes are cooking. Wish me luck to get the job done soon.

Wishing you all a pleasant week.

Monday Mix – 4-7-2014

IMG_8710The screech owl that my husband named Screech is still with us. I apologize for the photo but it was looking straight at me and I didn’t want to use the flash. I didn’t want to hurt it’s eyes. I’m surprised it’s still here. I figured it was just wintering over in our barn. But maybe this means it’s a girl and will have baby screechlettes sometime this summer. That would be so fun. It makes me smile just to think of it. If you click on it’s name, Screech, you can see better and clearer photos of it.

IMG_8767I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. I also hope you was able to get out and enjoy some sunshine.
We had mostly sunny days and storms at night. Our temps varied from low 30’s to high 60’s. This time of year is so goofy that way.



Don’t laugh… I harvested my first ever asparagus. I’m tickled pink about it. This is the 3rd year since I started the seed, so I picked it. Hopefully in a few days there will be a few more stalks ready for harvest and I’ll pick them and add them to these and cook them up for us to eat. I’ll let you know how that plan goes.
Okay you can laugh now. lol 😉



My seedlings are coming along nicely. They look a little scraggly but soon I’ll transplant them into bigger containers and hopefully they’ll look stronger and healthy.

IMG_8738The flora and fauna are trying so hard to come out for the year. I discovered a ladybug in one of my pear tree photos. I guess it was trying to stay sheltered in the tree and weather out the storms.

IMG_8799Our pear trees are loosing they’re blooms now. I wish they’d keep them longer. There’s not much prettier tree than one in full bloom.

IMG_8781The dandelions are blooming everywhere. They require so little to survive and they’re quite cheerful.

IMG_8828And last but not least for this Monday mix
Here’s a sneak peek of the colors of yarn of a crochet project I started last week. Hopefully, I’ll finish it soon and then I’ll post a photo of the finished project.

Here’s wishing you all a lovely week of sunshine & smiles.


Misc Monday

IMG_7414We were shopping at our local department store and my husband decided that our Shelibean deserved a new toy since he hadn’t got one in a couple weeks (since our toy fake-off plan). So he picked out a fuzzy ground hog type critter that makes a pig grunty sound. Sheli was thrilled to get the new toy. And even though it’s about half his size he played and played with it. He had a jolly romp with it this morning on his favorite rug. I tried to snap a few photos, but they mostly blurred except for this one. IMG_7407We went to an everything-for-a-buck store this weekend. I discovered, They have bags of some sort of moss. I thought it may be something I could use in one of my crafts, so I got a bag of it and put in a little store-tote-basket. After shopping a bit, we went to the check out.
The clerk was having a jolly good time laughing and cutting up with a co-worker and discussing their wonderful food choices at a restaurant they’d been too.
I put the tote-basket on the counter and she began ringing up our items like an other normal checker would do.
When she picked up this bag of moss she did something odd, in a loud rude voice she asks, “You two aren’t going to smoke this are you?” she sternly looks at my husband and at me.
It embarrassed us. I quickly replied in just as loud a snarky voice, “No! I’m going to glue it on a wreath!”
She smirked and repeated in a lower voice, “Glue it on a wreath!”
My husband and I looked at each other and shook our heads, but didn’t respond.
She rang up the moss and in a quieter slightly confused voice she repeated, “Glue it on a wreath?” and she looked at me like she wanted me to explain.
0123meI didn’t say a word. I just smiled and gave her a ‘knowing look’.  I wasn’t about to dignify her rudeness by giving her an explanation.
Anyway, I realize we could have reported her to the company, but we pick our battles carefully. I try to keep my husband from getting too stressed because he’s still healing and recovering. So to me, It just didn’t seem worth wasting a perfectly good day out of our life to teach her some manners.
We laughed about it and let it go.

IMG_7363-2On a more positive note: Back in November when my husband had heart surgery, our 8 year old great niece is a sweetheart and when she found out about my husband having to have surgery she gave him a 4 leaf clover that she’d found and preserved. I bought a frame for it this weekend and have it proudly displayed. We love our great niece and this precious reminder of the sweet innocence of a child sending her Great Uncle an extra bit of luck and love to get well soon. (I edited their names out of the photo. 😉 )


How was your weekend?
I hope it was pleasant and you had a laugh or two.
Have a great week.