I'll hit the grocery for the last minute baking stuff I need after work today... I plan to try and get some of my pies made tonight, then finish tomorrow after work. Also I usually get the bird ready the night before then I just have to toss it in the oven Thanksgiving morning. Prep all my veggies and herbs that need cutting up - fun fun fun!
Actually I'm in charge of the 22 lb.turkey, everybody else brings the extra stuff. We have three grown kids plus spouses and granddaughter Livy visiting tomarrow night, not Thursday. Our two sons must do shift work on Thanksgiving Day. It'll still be a fun meal.
I'm baking a Impossible Sweet Potato pie. first time, hope it is good. Smells good!
The Potatoes didn't burn, but they browned on bottom. got the top ons out and they are o.k. sometimes I have a heck of a time. Got the Potato Salad made to...☺
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Everybody home last night, we're taking it easy today. Will visit friends this afternoon for leftover buffet at neighbor's house. Ah yes, I love the leftover part! Okay - just one last batch of Pillsbury rolls to bake, see ya.
bird day is over now got to think about the fat man in red . have alot of grand kids takes us from ont year to the next just to get ready, sure is fun to watch them. need to go to bed ran the vaccum sure made me tirde must be out of shape uper part of the statr got snow today glad we didn.t we may get sleat or freezing rain sure hope they got that wrong sounds cold to me i can do without it. love and hugs mekos love those pups for me.
As a kid when we'd go to a buffet my Grandpa would always tell me "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach." I've just realized that as an adult it's changed to "Your eyes are bigger than your garden."
How are the pups Mekos?
How was everyone's holiday? I avoided the bird because I got food poisoning from turkey I cooked earlier due to a broken thermometer. Thankfully my pork loin turned out excellent thanks to my new oven thermometer (Dad bought!)
oh my goodness need to stop watching hgtv. home improvement bill would stroke out if he thought id been watching this. i get upset with unfenished projects the people in my house will start things but are not good about fenishing things. i could win a 2000 dollar make over for my kitchen.not because i never enter anything like that . i have a uew range hoob in the storage building all ready bought and paid for now if my handy men would get on the ball id paint it myself,the kitchen i mean. and id stop whining not, what i could do is install it myself bit im not good with a tape measure it has to be vented to the outside boy could i make a mess.i think i could drill a hole stick the saw in it and cut a hole in the wall. but i better not.love you all nettie.
Well, Nettie, I'm gonna be praying for those men to get busy on your range hood and get it installed for you! I need to paint my kitchen too. Too much to do before Christmas.
Puppies were 1 week old so I figure a picture each week will be good to show how they grow off. Glad you all liked them. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and weekend!
Turning off COLD here this week. In the 20's and LOW 30's at night. Rain today or tonight and it sure eels like snow weather in my joints! But only suppose to be rain. (Drat!) It's rotten to FEEL it and not GET it.
OH well, got to go fold clothes and clean some.
its tjme to decorate the tree at the city park. its gona be real cold here tomorow high of 40 smothing thats cold for me, i do it for the children garden club we do a tree every year i will ;layer on plenty of clothes and still freeze i know some don,t think thats cold but to me that will be real cold.imsure i will be fine, if not dh can come and get me and take me home. until i thaw out my feet and hands turn blue , will i take pictures of that not. love and hugs nettie hope you all have a good day talk later.
Covered the Jalapeno and Chiltepins as they are full of little peppers... harvested all the bigger peppers and eggplant and will hope for the best. Brugs and sweet potato vines and coleus on the back (south) patio. I am so not into high maintenance plants - lol. Will likely lose my tomatoes but they are on their own... It's been windy and cold all day and is only about 42° right now. I'm going to bed to snuggle with the blankies and my Yankee since he is wearing his fur coat. I'll check in in the am if my fingers aren't too cold to type - lol... I'm such a wuss - grew up where it gets 40 below and I'm cold;o)
LOL, yes Nettie, you bundle up and keep warm. Don't want you freezing out there. Suppose to be in the 20's here tomorrow night.
My cousin who is also best friend and praying partner, her son,(18 years old) had a bad wreck last night totaling her car in that storm we were having. He is ok thank God. He hit a tree and lodged it between two other pine trees and it is a miracle he got out of the mangled mess at all but only got a knot on his elbo. We had some bad storms last night and this morning. Seems to be passing on now.
Loca, hope all the vegies make it through the cold for you.
Al, lots of the garden friends named the puppies for fun and they got some strange names...
Lefty, Kaluah, Chiquita, Taco, chico. Of course the final owners will choose the final names for them. Since we are keeping the two light colored ones we are naming those Sugar and Spice. The blonde one is Sugar and the other is cinnamon colored with chocolate markings and named Spice.
Charleen(RRM) is gonna take the only boy and she has named him Kaluah. He looks JUST like his daddy, Gizmo.
You guys have a wonderful day. Back later.
hi all i made it through my day in the park without frost bite, ihat was a blessing just don,t do well when it gets cold.and yes mekos please keep us up dated on the pups.rrm i think you are very happy going to be a proud moma that little one will be rotton ill bet you.love and hugs nettie. hope you all have a good day.
need to go drag out the victorin village out of the storage shed that is the only reason i keep the old square geand piano the only piece of furniture in the living room that will hold it and the grand kids love it i need a shot of energy. if anyone got ertra wish you would send it my way. sure could use it also have a tree stuck somewhere love and hugs nettie good night.
I'm Ben from south Louisiana. Just joined DG about a week ago and am fully addicted already!
Charley sent me here as a possible source for daylily seeds. I'm trying to get my hands on whatever I can. I'm not picky about color or variety. I really just want the experience of growing them from seed. Sure appreciate it.
hi ben glad you came by this is a good bunch of of people on this site a little crazy at times but very plant sauvy then theirs me not good at anything might be good at whining as a mater of fact i might be the best they ever had not today im inside where its warm and not planing on going outside bill is out side chopping up leaves. love nettie.talk later.
AAaahhhhhhhhh! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!!!
I'm so sorry I was distracted.
I gave Wesley a surprise Christmas party today. Been there all day. He might not be with us for Christmas so I wanted him to have a special day with lots of love.
HI Mitt. Missed you.
i need to think about going to bed but for some reason my eyes are bothering me i just used eye drops in them time will tell closing is not helping them at all must have got into smothing im not useto love and hugs good night nettie. see you later.
Nice puppies!! I'm stuck in the house due to cold and snow. Can't go work in the yard, so am bored and making Peanut Butter Cookies and getting ready to make some Spicy Tomato Jam and some Elderberry Jelly.
My project for the day, besides cutting back the cannas and fried MG vines was to place some of the flagstone I got as a border on a front bed... Don't mind the weeds in the front - lol... There is also tons of wild Oxalis that grows there, but I leave it as the yellow flowers are cute and it makes a nice groundcover in the summer to hold in moisture. If it gets to aggressive I yank it out;o)
Oh yeah - my Stormy thinks she has a boyfriend. She's in heat and staying with my SIL and Yankee's sister. Dogs are coming to the door and barking and she cries for them;o) When SILs girl is in heat, the neighbor's chihuahua comes over and sits in the flower bed outside the front door and cries...
Nettie, everything is beautiful and Shorty is a pretty little dog. I bet he is glad to have you and dh as new owners.
Brrrr! Coldish this morning. 27 degrees at my house maybe cooler.
Had to water my chicken, water was frozen.
g'morning everyone. Beautiful day here, sun is bright , just cold.
rrm i think shorty likes being here he seams to hasn,t ofered to run off . lot better than where he was before im glad we have him. its my bed time. so iwill say good night see you tomorow love nettie.
Hi just checking in. Got 2 sick realitives to care for as best I can so I'm on my blackberry instead of computer.
All puppies eyes are open now and kaluah is barking in his sleep. So cute!
It is cold here was 18 last night and suppose to be 14 tonight. I'm afraid to look in greenhouse, hope all is ok.
Happy birthday mittsy. Hope it is a good one!
Take care everyone and stay warm. Pictures are too small to see with the cell phone kelly so I will look at it when I can get back on computer. Hugs!
Mekos, you take care, we will be saying prayers for you and reltives.
I know those pups are cute nowwith their eyes all open. Can't wait to go get my baby Kaluah!!!!
Come on January!!!!
Nettie, Shorty is like my dogs, Very happy right where they are...
loca ilove rock i use them every where going to do a new bed some where this spring so i can get the stela day lilys back in the ground. i potted them up in the greenhouse hope they make it.dh dug them to make room for the new heat and air unit. that thing is realy big.lance instaled it for us he just wonted to be sure we stayed warm and cool. so ill not complain much. love nettie
rrm dh put gass in the greenhouse he does some good things electric not very dependable where we live high wind will even knock it off don,t take much to get it going and they are so slow about getting it back on part of that may be from years of being out in the rain and snow,and ice.i would have gone to the house if it was me doing it. love nettie. have a good day.
Hi Nettie and all. My cousin Dot (also my best friend and prayer partner) came home from hospital today. Thanks for the prayers. Cousin Wesley is still not well. He went on hospice and has good days and bad, so I just do what I can and keep him company. We had the early Christmas for him and he was so happy. It was really nice. Thanks for those prayers also. He is terminal and his days are numbered but I want them to be as good as I can make it for him. It is so cold here. Nights are in the teens and days in the low 30's. Brrrrrr.
Puppies are growing and getting personalities. Kaluah is growling at the others and trying to fight with them. He barks in his sleep. He is a mess.
Going to rest up, I'm so tired. Good night everyone! HUGS.
i have seed from last year that never got planted waist of time and money thats not good is it. im going to try and do better. my bad just can,t help myselfwhen you get to my age you should plant whatever you like thit is what my dh tells me and i plan on doing just that.he has been makeing parker some stilts this after noon hope he can handle them dh had some when he was a kid this should be fun.parker is always asking gpaw what did you do when you were little and bill promised him he would make him a pair of stilts. simple to make hope parker enjoys them and doesn,t get hurt.
mekos im sorry for your cousin bless his heart my mother was terminsl all i could do was be there for her and love her. lost her over a two week period of time. bothered me alot. takes a while to get over that. you are such a good person.bless you for beeing there for them love nettie take time for you and hugs
This one cracks me up everytime I see AT laughing at the other mules. Kinda reminds me of the rudolf the red nose reindeer story of the other reindeer laughing and calling him names.
Looks like AT is laughing at the other mules.
now i have to change the way i do things ill catchy on one way or the other it will just take time lap top is different from desk top but i will get it. i bet you even if it kills me.found a wireless trak ball they are hard to come by the one i got has the ball 0n the side of it the one ive been using had the ball in the middie ill be ok with it just don't like change but ill get it. lap top reminds me of a cell phone im n0t going to let it whip me. if i wasw 20 years younger that would be a good thing
It will just take some practice and you will get it Nettie. They are nice and you can take them from room to room or when you travel so always have us with you. (That could be a good thing or not!) Hmmmmm, oh well you get the idea. I know you'll love it. Good night all.
hi ben charley has always had his own fan club he does such neat things and he loves cokies any kind of good syuff he can smell birth day cake from a mile away he is bad we all love him. how could you not love nettie.
tikipod go ahead and have a piece of pie sounds good to me. it will give you energy to do some cleaning, or you could bake another one just for you. these are both good ideas. just pick one love nettie.oh yes you better hope charley dosen,t smell it, if he does there won,t be enough left for any one else.
very cold outside with high wind hate that wind comes down off that mountain like ti owns this valley and for now it does im not going out unless it takes the roof off that would get me up and out in a hurry.i can move fast if i have to. i juse don,t wonto do it.love nettie
LOL, well Nettie, you stay inside where it is warm and dry. It is COLD here too. Think I'm going to turn in , I'm tired. Put up the Christmas tree today and going through all the boxes to find decorations and now having to put them back was a hand full. So going to go wrap up and watch tv for a while. We got some Christmas shows on tonight. Good night all.
We were missed by two really big storms last week that hit Buffalo and Rochester to our north. Some motorists were stranded on the NY Thruway for 10-12 hours last week near Niagra area. We're right between Lake Erie on the west, Lake Ontario to the north and Atlantic coast to the east. Sometimes when the wind is just right it forms a circle between the three waters and we get hammered with lake effect snow. It can dump up to three feet at a time. So far hasn't been too bad in our area for this time of year.
Temps dropping down to 30 and still sinking. Had a few flurries after church. Brrrrr!!! It is getting wintertime. Can't stand to be cold. windchill is 14 he just said. If there is any snow it will be in mountains. gonning to be in lo teen's, weatherman is saying.
Me neither and I burned the Brownies. Thought I had them baking and I nuked them, house filled with smoke. Now we found out we need smoke detectorsm cause these sure weren't working and They should have, Still smells in here. Just goes to prove, don't cook when I'm upset with stupid phone...♥
Had to replace my 350 gallon preformed pond because of a persistent crack. replaced it with an extra 150 gallon preform from the shed. Want to do a more natural look with pond liner cloth instead, but that is going to have to wait until warmer weather.
we don,t have snow but i can live without snow or anything that goes with it just keep on moveing along anywhere but arkansas i still need to go to go to grocery store. have a garden club party to go to haven,t bought a gift yet ill do that tomorrow also might get a house plant and garden gloves for now the bed is calling my name.love and hugs to all. nettie rrm open the door and call charley he might take care of that burnt food for you good night.
Nettie, my flower in the greenhouse is blooming. I waited a year to see it and it waits till I stick it in the packed out greenhouse and decides to bloom. Go figure. Bulbine frutescens, the pot is full of blooms and I can't even get to it for a picture so you have to look at the parents of the plant from last year. Put my oxalis in the greenhouse and it made the biggest blooms I ever saw. They were small during the summer but now they are like big white bells.
What is the deal with the greenhouse and my blooms?
nettie, those brownies will go into charley's trough this afternoon if I don't forget. I thought maybe since it has chocolate in it may feed it to birds. I thought I hit the oven button and I didn't. It was a mess. 23 here this morning. Brrrr!!!
Well good morning and a Brrrrr to everyone! We made it through the teens last night and suppose to be 12 tonight so praying we dont lose power this week. It is COLD! Sun is shining but doesn't seem to be helping much at all. Even the birds are chibbering out there.
I've got to share it with someone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just received my 16 new roses in the mail. Darn mailman threw the box down on the ground under the mail box in the snow. My poor roses are half frozen. Got them in a bucket of room temp water and will pot them up tomorrow.
hy people if you don,t have to go out stay where its warm thats my moto don,t do cold had to go get some groceries today almost froze can,t stand it.i haqve to stay i wish you could all stay in. love nettie
This is the list of the new roses I just got! There are 14. They ran out of 2 others I wanted but thats OK. I'll get them later.
Cecile Brunner, just love this lovely rose
The Dark Lady
Dick Clark Rose
Easy Does IT
Elizabeth of Goshen
My garden is going to be full of roses, iris and daylilies. With some other stuff thrown in. Just wait until I get it all put together after the new trailer gets set on the property next late spring. We've decided to do it after I come back from Calif in early June.
:-| yikes! That is like us here. It was below 0 with the windchill last night. made it to 11 news said. Got up to 38 high today they also said but I couldn't find it. Brrrrr. You guys stay warm. Cover up them Iris Mitt, don't want them to freeze.
mekos ... I absolutely LOVE Thomas Kincaid!!! Love the picture you have posted. Love the calendars and a friend of mine has a coffee cup. Just looking at them makes me feel all relaxed and toasty warm. I have one of the pics as a screensaver. Had border of his cabin by the lake pic in my den at my old house.
Ain't he Cute! LOL, The killer was for Mitt and Marti. When we go to snatch some of them irises and roses this summer. Ssshhhhhh.
Killer will help protect us. Ankle biter ya know.
Crit, I love his work too. Everything is so beautiful he does. What talent. That picture up there was a card I had and I loved the colors.
I had 32 roses in my small backyard at our old house. I left them there and haven't tried to move them here as I don't have a rose garden set up yet. There were several that I really liked and one that smelled sooooo good, but can't remember it's name. A couple of my favorites that I remember are Vodoo, Casa Blanca, Fragrent Cloud, Kings Gold, Joseph's Coat. Can't wait to get my rose garden set up. The lady of the couple who rented the house was real excited about them. I went over in the spring and showed her how to prune them. Didn't have the heart to go look at them this summer in case she wasn't taking care of them.
Sorry we over posted.
Babe is just that, A BABE! Look how shiny and gorgeous she is! Charley would love her.
Has anyone heard from Arejay yet ? Just wondering if she got back yet from the beach.
hey would do that and they are good at it if enid shows up i will have to watch them like a hawk or you will be out of roses they get wild i love them but they can be bad. you may have to get you a mean guard dog..love and hugs and a good night to all
Our Little Nettie is amazing! Crit, Charley would love BABE. You know his mom was a horse, He loves horses.
You know horses sometimes don't care for mule?? But Charley loves horses, when the neigbors are truckin their horses in and out he brays. Most pitiful thing you ever heard. He is a beautiful animal.
Went and got them some hay today. They couldn't hardly control theirselves. I had to chase them out far enough so BIL could get trailer under carport and he almost got stuck. I told him to come from other side, had to run off longears again, so he finally got it in. Soft today, must be a little warmer. Yep, 34 degrees is warmer today than yesterday. I'm so glad.
Marti, we wouldn't take your plants, just a few cuttings. ☺☺☺
Believe it or not a lady bug just flew down here on my desk. I'm surprised it dint freeze up already.
Yea Marti and if you believe that from RRM, I got lots of lake front property for sale here CHEAP! How much should I put you down for? Hmmmmmm?
Hey People!!! I've been hanging around DG for a little over a year now AND I've already figured you all out. I will have cuttings available late next summer. I've got them all protected as much as possible but anything sticking above the cover is frozen, so no cuttings for now.
Awwww!! I want to cuddle the killer chihuahua! My Dad made me laugh the other day because we parked next to a truck with a Yorkie that looked just like our Joey. I told Dad it didn't look as friendly as Joey but Dad started baby talking to it and it not only growled but bit the window!! Dad totally jumped back and I nearly wet my pants laughing.
I parked next to a van with it's windows part way down with a Yorkie in it and it was just barking like crazy at me. As I was walking by I was telling it that I wasn't going to touch its car. "Thats your car and you just keep protecting it. I won't touch it! OK!" Anyway I looked around and there stood the owner of the van. She was smilling at me. She said, "I wish he won't bark at everyone." I told her at least in my opinion, he was only doing his job. Letting people know that he was there to protect his property. She started laughing and said Thank You!!
Joey rarely barks in the car and would be too busy trying to get out of the truck so you could pet him. He just really loves people. He gets along well with most of the neighborhood cats and dogs, but he's quite aggressive with certain dogs especially the large ones.
Oh and interestingly, he is starting to warm up to the neighbors big white dog. I think he senses than he's an elderly dog now.
Anyone heard from Arejay since her trip? Has she got back yet? I might need to throw a snowball at her iffin she don't pop in soon. I get worried if I don't hear something soon.
I know she dont want me to call Charley and round up the "GANG" to drop in on her one of these nights with a snowball.
mekos those pups are so sweat love and hugs nettie.hope you all have a good day its supost to be warmer here tomorrow i could stand that im not going to get my hopes to high they said it would be 60 today didn;t get there very cold to me.crazy weather men.
Nettie, there would have been a longear fight over one persimmon cupcake, I know charley would have loved it better than those old dry horse cookies I gave him this morning.
I can't wait to go get my puppy. DH says I'm going to have a "pack of dogs" what a way to go.
He came over and looked at picture so I know he is going to love it too. ♥
Good morning everyone. Was suppose to get a winter storm last night but it didn't arrive here. These weather people don't know too much either Nettie.
All we got was rain.
Big puppy breath sniffs Crit! Smells so good. They are so loveable. BIG SMILE!
They said our weather was suppose to warm up a bit after this week. So I doubt if we will get snow this year. Almanac says it suppose to be warmer than normal this year and our weather reporters said a few nights ago that for the most part it will be warmer so after this cold spell passes so does our chances for snow. It will still be cold but it says we will have a dryer winter than normal too. I'm disappointed. I think we got an acumulation of 3-4 inches last year 1 time and it left as fast as it arrived. Couldn't even make a snowman. Got 2-3 inches the year before maybe twice that year. BUT we use to when I was younger. I remember 18 inches one year and 6-8 inches about 10 years before that and lots of snow before that. It just gets less every year since. I need a winter home in another state so I can go see snow. DH likes the idea of going to Alaska.
mekos found a book on ebay on carnevous plants how to start seed and start ploants can,t wait to get it and read it like to know a little more about them before i get anymore of them its a used book so didn,t have to pay full price for it will be fun to read if they keep it simple i like simple so i can understand what is going on its sso close to christmas probly won,t come in until next week. lowe and good night nettie.
Great Nettie, you will enjoy it I know. Those are cute little plants. I got bunches of little sprouts growing right now. I just love em. I'm working on rooting a leaf of the Ping. Then gonna work on rooting a leaf off the red VFT.Just doing one at a time to I get the hang of it.
rrm we have large simon tree on the hill behind the house molly horse eats them up pretty fast between her and the coon it would be a fight to get any of themhave all kinds of things growing up there wild animals eat most of the things up there i never try to save anything every thing needs to eat. love nettie
OH Yea, When it warms up so I can ship without freezing them, I'll send you some to start out with and seeds too for the VFT. I have my drosera plants inside in an aquarium but the pitcher plants are out in the bog garden. They still blooming with frozen water in there and all.
Drosera sundews are tropical so those need to keep warmer.
I'll help you Nettie, remind me in the summer.
Nettie, I can get you a cp. Let me know when weather is right. I see the VFT are still green out there in my bog, after that last couple of days freeze. I hope we see no more of those freezes.
Deer eat the persimmons too. One year we looked out back door and there was twin fawns eating, so cute.
Crit have you tried using those little black plastic pull ties? I know how they get them off, they love to roll in the dirt cause my long ears do it all the time. Their halters are so dirty. But It beats letting them getting out with no halters and ropes hanging everywhere.I used to let them run around without halters but after they got out once or twice. I leave them on.
I haven't tried yet, but that is what I meant by wire ties. I take the halters off in the winter, but usually leave them on during the summer so I can put the tags on them. I got rid of my tag gun when I sold my cattle, so can't put them on right.
hay mekos im gona hold you tothat offer at this point i can use all the help i can get went to parkers christmas program brought him home with me and had to watch animal planet all afternoon his mother ask how much candy he had and i said none he was very thursty maybe too much mountain dew. as fast as he could swollow it without getting choked. my bad sugar is sugar what can i say sory i did good i usually let him have candy too. now you know who not to leave your kids with love and hugs nettie.