Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Brother In Law's Garden

I went to my brother in law's on Sunday so that he could help me with a fun wedding project that I am going to share later with you all! (So excited) anyway he took me on a tour of his garden and WOW! I would love to grow things like he does.  Peppers ... He makes the best hot chili powder

This is a bell pepper and he said that the taste was out of this world! My father makes the best stuffed bell peppers and I can only imagine what they would taste like with home grown peppers!
This large green leafy bush on the right is a pea plant and he said that it hasn't grown peas yet. I said did it pass its season and he said it's only a six weeks old!.... WHAT??? peas on steroids! amazing but as we walked around we found some flowers
I took this picture of my brother in law standing behind his tomato plant... Yes Standing! The arrow is pointing to his hat so that you can see how tall they are. They are covered with tomatoes
Here is a closer picture but it does not show just how many tomatoes there are. He is a master gardener in my book!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer Zucchini and Squash

What is the best part of summer? 

Squash and Zucchini! I have a co worker who shared these with me so I made him a loaf of Zucchini bread and can I say..... Yummy! 

I found the recipe over at Sally's Baking and it is the best

If you at all like zucchini bread or want to try it then you need to use her recipe! Best zucchini bread I have ever made and my co worker loved it... 

I love how the squash looks like a duck lol

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Start of a New Career

Wow! it sure has been a long time since my last post. SO.... much has happened, we are getting ready for a wedding in the family, my husband has changed his career and I have been dealing with health issues on top of everything... Phew but I wanted to brag a little about my sweet husband
My husband has been in the automotive business for about 40 years. He started in the trenches and worked his way up to the top. In all those years he has spent many hours getting and keeping his certifications to make himself a marketable person and one with integrity and the proof is in his name and reputation
I did not know how far and wide his name was known... People who have never met him know him by name and reputation. I can remember my son one day saying to me "Mom, I met someone today who had never met dad but had such good things to say about him" My son was so proud of his father. In a business where you have to be careful for crooks (not all are crooks but some are) he has a reputation for having integrity and being honest! I am so proud of my sweet man
But now that we are ageing he has decided that he wants to try something different for a living and has changed his career. He is so excited to start his new job on Monday and I am happy for him. We are both looking forward to this new journey and I could not be more proud of my sweet husband! I love you baby

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Sweet Treat

The wild horses in our neighborhood found a very nice treat for munching on...My apple trees
I do not mind sharing with them I have four apple trees which is more than plenty to go around
 It was amazing how close you can get to them

I think her patience was wearing thin as she turned her backside to us in a warning lol
Yah... I'm not getting any closer. What I did not get a picture of was my son handing her an apple to eat. She started to take it then changed her mind.
 After her fill she joined the pack on the other side of the street

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pineapple Plant Update July

I'm happy that his little guy is growing. The first time I planted a pineapple top in 2012 I was pretty excited well... it did not work So This year I'm trying it again. I really think it's going to work but it's time to be planted into a pot
The roots are nice and long
And the center stalk is beginning to rise along with the newly emerging leaves... I'm so excited
Now on to the next phase of this little guys growth...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Time Memory's

Watching my fruit tree ripening reminds me of a sweet summer time memory I have from my childhood of sweet apricots hot off the tree and I mean HOT. My uncle lived in Concord California and apricot trees love that climate! and he had one of the best. I remember when we would go for a visit and the tree was ripe for picking... we would climb up the tree and sit on a branch picking the hot fruit and eating it. The sweet apricots were so juicy they would drip all down our hands and arms. The summer sun would beat down all around us but we didn't mind because the fruit had a bit of magic keeping us cool and happy. We would eat so many apricots that our tummy's would be filled to the top and a lot of the time a nap would follow
I believe this tree in my back yard is a peach or nectarine fruit... I can hardly wait to taste a fresh picked fruit off the branch again!!! I might just have to make peach filled jello or peach Popsicle sticks or... Some waffles with slices of peach on top yummmmmm... I can hardly wait

Update July 10 2014: Turns out this is a plum tree I love plums but now I have to try and beat the birds to the punch lol

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Low Flying Planes

 I had a bit of a surprise today while driving down the High way. Out of no where came these two airplanes
They were flying very low to the ground! 
 It was obvious that they were flying so low as to be undetected by the flight radar... Hummmm I wonder why?
I mean these planes were so low that I could have stood on my tip toes and touched them lol not really but low they were
There is no air port around here for them to land so I can only conclude that they wanted to not be detected by radar.
Sorry the pictures are not too good but I took these pictures with my phone as the planes were speeding by me. It was really quick! Out of no where they came and in seconds they were gone as if the were never there to begin with... I would have never seen them if I had not been there at that exact moment... Weird right...