Sunday, September 12, 2010

Too Hot To Green Thumb Sunday

I did look around the garden today and I have to say that my shoe gardening isn't working out too well. I am guessing it is all the rain we've had or the hot temps. I dunno. Looks like I will need to replant and perhaps I don't use succulents again.

For the first time ever, I saw a Roseate Spoonbill standing on something. Typically they are working the waters of the retention pond or standing beside the pond. Until today I had never seen one perch.

Crockpotting again. Have three going right now. Making chicken adobo, beef paprikash, and a ham & wild rice soup. This will feed us all week and will have dishes to share with MIL who really can't do much cooking anymore. The bill at the grocery store today was $44. Not bad, I say. It took me a long time to really use slow cookers but now I am hooked. Notice the modern girl cook here - have to have my laptop in the kitchen for recipes, lol.

Finally, my hubby thinks we don't need those windows with the mini blinds built in. He thinks they are too expensive. You be the judge.....................


Julie said...

You may just need to drill some holes in the bottom of the shoes! They are in a perfect semi shade place for succulents!!! They will NOT be nearly as cute with any other type of plant!!! LOL! I'm slightly prejudiced!!! :)

I am a confirmed crock potter!!! Nice you are thinking of your MIL too...and that total at the store is amazing!!!

I look blinds out of my kitchen and only put a spring rod in with cafe valance (hangs down only about 5 inches). It is cute and works! I don't ned to block any sun tho. Good luck with your new window!!!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

That miniblind situation looks familiar only it was one of my boys that mangled them.

Zoya, Patrick, Nora and Stuart said...

I've been using pressure cookers of late - crockpots on steroids! Patrick

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