Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Another Dab of This and That Ramble...

Think most all of us have bought potatoes and had them them to sprout roots before they could be used.  Well this sweet potato started sprouting roots only a couple of days after  it was bought, and the next thing I know, one root broke thru the wrap and took off.
Almost 17 inches tall and still growing.
Lots of other roots under the microwave covering, so plan to cut the potato up into 2 or 3 pieces,  plant them and see what happens. A pretty sweet potato vine - Maybe?
Why not planted today? One of those gray, dreary,  with a light rain off and on most of the day. Why did I not take pic outside of door? It was raining - again.
Instead of planting a sprouting sweet potato, took a nap - Works for me!
 Looks like "Chubby Cheeks"  the chipmunk is back!  Actually he never left or hibernated full time for the Winter, as I saw him numerous times in very cold weather, scurrying across the courtyard looking for bits and pieces of acorns and hickory nuts the squirrels dropped. Just hoping he/she stays out of flowers this year - or is that asking too much?!?
The bitter cold Winter does not seemed to have effected the squirrel population around here either.  From what I can tell, it has doubled since last year. Not good!
Question:  What do y'all do with all your Birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, Sympathy, Thank You's, etc., etc. cards received?  When looking for something recently, I was surprised how many I had accumulated again.  Don't get me wrong - love receiving them and will leave them out in a convenient place where I can enjoy/reread occasionally, then off they go to a storage box.

A few years ago, I made the mistake of asking someone what she did with hers.  Why the mistake? She is very sentimental and apparently has kept ALL  (sorry - did not mean to yell) , yes - all of hers over the years.
Would love to hear  others' solution to the situation.

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ETA: Never planted the sweet potato, so sent it home with daughter. I figure she would have  better luck than me, as she could add of little of the dirt that has been amended with "barnyard brand fertilizer" to the mix and end up with some very healthy plants. The sprout/root was over 3 feet tall when it left here.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Dab of This and That Ramble

I have not posted a Dab of This and That Ramble for a while now - so......

Whats going on with Bill these days?: Those that read my posts regularly know the story about "Bill" showing up on my daughter's door step when it was bitter cold.  Posted here
He eventually wiggled his way inside their home when he needed a good meal, and a warm place to sleep, and hang out for a while. The bottom line - Bill (named by my Granddaughter) is definitely a outside cat.  Since the weather has warmed up, he usually comes in to eat, rest for a while, then back outside to explore the world.
She walked into the redhead cupid's room recently and found this.
When he does show up (on his schedule) daughter checks for fleas, ticks, wounds, etc., and shuts the bedroom doors when he comes inside.
  Countdown:  Hard to believe school is winding down in many parts of the country. She  painted a door in her house with chalk board paint, and that is where they post up coming events. Big event for the Grands - school is out in 5 days!!!
Yes - it says 9 on the door - I am just slow in adding the pic to a post.
Busy day of appointments and such.:  A good time to treat myself to a take and bake pizza from PM's. Healthy? Probably not, but so good........
Actually, it may not have been too unhealthy as it contained lots of protein, and dairy.  Not too bad on the carbs, as it was a thin, crisp crust, and I am good at not eating the excess crust. 
Right?  Right!! 
What is going on the courtyard this Spring? :  Yes - I know I usually have pics to post of annuals, ferns, etc., that I have added to my courtyard to spiffy it up for the Spring and Summer months.  I did buy several pots of annuals and ferns (not as many as previous years), but have not taken pics. Unfortunately, a couple of them have not done well, and not having a green thumb I don't know what happened.
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Hope everyone is enjoying the arrival of Spring, with warmer temps and beautiful flowers.
Just one of those Dab of This and That rambles.
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Friday, May 8, 2015

A Garden of Flowers and Herbs....

Daughter's roses are thriving,
along with a container of mint, and
then there is the mint that went wild.
A bit of a warning - Plant mint in pots/containers so you can control its growth.
Add a bit of sage growing next to the roses,
and lets don't forget a healthy pot of basil.
Sounds like the makings for some yummy, savory dishes showing up on the dinner table in the near future.
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

They bloomed....

and unfortunately their beautiful blooms have already disappeared until next Spring.
I posted pics here of their buds while waiting for their explosion of color.
Thought the bush on the right would bloom a bit after the other one, like it usually does. However, this year it bloomed at the same time.
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