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Jun 1, 2017 06:37:25   #
LadyDeputy wrote:
I have a big box of yarn from a friend in New Zealand. This is fresh off the sheep with the the natural oils in it. What is the best item to crochet with this yarn? I've been told sweaters. If so, does anyone have a good crochet pattern I can use this yarn for? Thanks a bunch from Georgia.


Not aware if you know this.........so posting just in case....
http://www.ebay.com/gds/How-to-Care-for-Wool-/10000000177318585/g.html
 
Jun 1, 2017 06:26:52   #
ParkerEliz wrote:
I made this soup today. I loved it, DH says it is too hot! I used the Mild Italian sausage instead of the hot. I'll be taking the leftovers for lunch at work. Very tasty and filling. Thank you


Thank for the report back on the soup Liz.
May 30, 2017 09:37:17   #
Juleen wrote:
What many people don't realize is that after the American Civil War many of the Southern families headed west. Here in Arizona, one can still see their wagon tracks embedded in bed rock. Arizona was also the site of a small Civil War battle. The Confederate Army was sending gold to California to buy more guns and ammo. The Northern Army heard about it and sent out patrols. They met in battle at Pacacho Peak where a bloody fight began. However, the two armies became one when they were attacked by Indians! After the end of that battle, these men decided to end their fight and left in peace. When the Civil War was over many people from the South had little to return to, so headed west. Many came thru Arizona. My father-in-law was out hunting one day (many years ago) and came across a "melting' adobe home. Planted next to the house were two Crepe Myrtle bushes with pale pink flowers which probably came with a woman by wagon train from the South. He dug them up and planted them in front of his Mother and Father inlaw's home. When they moved to a new home, he dug them up and transplanted them there. When they passed away, we dug them up and planted them in front of his own house. They stayed there many years and when they passed away, my hubby dug them up and we planted them in our back yard in Phoenix. After many years there our neighborhood became a very scary place to live! (Think drug dealers, prostitutes, dead bodies, gang wars and murders). We stayed there until we retired from teaching in that area and then moved further north in the Valley Of The Sun. We took the bushes with us and planted them in our front yard where I can see them as I type. Our daughter moved to cold country with her hubby and our son and family don't want them. I searched and searched for someone to take care of these living history bushes after we have passed away. Thankfully, the staff of "Pioneer Arizona" (a replica of what it was like living here back then) jumped at the chance to plant them in front of their main reconstructed pioneer home! My heart smiles to know that the bushes so loved by a Southern lady will still be cherished in the future!
What many people don't realize is that after the A... (show quote)


Bravo! Good on you Juleen. Loved your story too!
May 30, 2017 09:33:45   #
This link will get you a free packet of seeds to plant to "feed the bees"!
[Sorry.......I don't have a link for other countries.]

http://www.beesmatter.ca/
May 29, 2017 06:32:14   #
BonnieP wrote:
Wow, you have some very serious gardens to look after! I'm sure they keep you "hopping" and they must be spectacular to look at and are probably admired by many people!
There was something posted on line about HH and all the complaints about the Canada 150 tulips, people had pink or yellow or yellow/red, very few red/white. We searched everywhere for them as they were very difficult to find but they certainly are nothing to get excited about. Yes, you definitely have to pay for quality to reap the benefits. Happy gardening and weeding! lol
Wow, you have some very serious gardens to look af... (show quote)


I don't know about "serious gardens"... but they are "mine" and I am serious about having them. They are my therapy for sure. Neither my husband OR I drink OR smoke, we never go out to the theatre or spend money on any type of entertainment, our kids and their kids...don't talk so we save money there too! Soooooooooo I spend my money when I want .....in places I WANT!

That is another reason we do up Halloween so big....Plus the fact we collect food for the food bank on that night.

We live very simply....still working 5-6 days per week too. "Idle hands easily find trouble"...is something my Mother used to say. I should reach "saint-hood" any day now!......roflmao.....snicker

Have a great day......got time for 1 more coffee before we leave for work.
May 28, 2017 17:03:41   #
BonnieP wrote:
WOW! Your garden will be beautiful! I hope you will post some pics wgen it is in full bloom. I have a question --- did all your Canada 150 red and white tulips "come up" red and white? The reason I'm asking is that I had half of the ones planted come up yellow with red. Apparently Home Hardware has has quite a few complaints about the problem.


I get it Bonnie.....mine were purchased for me by a client...hers' "suck"/imho and so do mine...were white mostly with very little red!
I learned years ago...that IF ya want quality flowers..it cost megs bucks to get them!
My annuals cost me just under $1700.00 ...(YES! Seventeen hundred dollars this year).
BUT they are breath-taking!
I have 1 bed 65 feet long and 5 feet wide; another 55 feet long and 5 feet wide; and a third one about 80 foot long & 5 feet wide and then I have at least 40 pots around the 1/4 acre plus a few window boxes. and then beds along both the east and west side up against the house, plus across the front of the house and around the rear veranda.
"Pleasure" to weed........for sure!.....lololol
 
May 28, 2017 09:01:20   #
planted 25 of the iron Cross >> https://myfolia.com/.../6894.../varieties/20614-iron-cross
Planted 25 of these >> http://www.americanmeadows.com/.../starflower-bulbs-queen... Planted 25 of these >> http://www.americanmeadows.com/.../dutch-iris-bulbs-mix
Planted 25 of these >> http://www.americanmeadows.com/.../peacock-orchid-bulbs...
(( The100 bulbs above were "freebies" from Brecks of Holland for my numerous orders this year!! ;) ;) ))
I also have planted about 100 more bulbs, consisting of...
Narcisssus >> http://homeguides.sfgate.com/whats-difference-between...
Solid red glads, solid white glads, and a blend of whitep & red glads ( for Canada's 150th. birthday celebrations this year I already had 50 red & white tulips in the ground last Fall
I have also planted 30 mixed colors of Astilbe root..all in one bed...>> http://www.americanmeadows.com/perenn.../astilbe/astilbe-mix
Also 1.. 2 gallon potted Astilbe "Beauty of Lisse"... Flash Lime color..
I still have yellow, purple and pink Glads, about 45 I think to get in the ground.
I also added 5 Rhododendrons to my "collection" this year. >> (( 1 Boursault; 1 English Roseum; 1 Nova Zembia.)) http://www.almanac.com/plant/rhododendrons
I already have added 3 Clematis/forget the shades! :( Will let ya know later.
Already planted 1 white scented hardy Azalea >>
1 Royal Star Magnolia/ white scented
1 pot/2 gallon size of Gallery Rose/Pink Lupin >>

1 "Superstition" Tall Bearded Iris >> ((see the image/picture))
1 yellow softly scented Iris , Called "Again & Again"((see image below))>>
[[ I have run out of time to keep adding to this right now......will add more when I get a few minutes, sorry. Promised a neighbour I would help him power wash his deck! See ya'll later! Ciao!




May 21, 2017 10:21:29   #
.......planting season is over, the decks I power wash for people every Spring are finished and I also have 2 very "tedious" painting jobs to work in as well.

All of the above has got to be fit into my schedule "considering the lack of consideration that my regular paying job demands my time" 5-6 days a week!......lolol.

Thank goodness the clients that we do windows for are all done but for 1 that we'll do on Sat. May 27.

I will try to pop in from time to time.

See ya'll later!
May 21, 2017 10:10:00   #
leslie41447 wrote:
Just made this and it is incredible! Now to make a peach version next!


Thanks for the comment Leslie!


May 17, 2017 06:49:37   #
bundyanne07 wrote:
Hillary4 - Thank you for your reply - it's nice to know someone else has done what I intend to do.


I hunted for an answer to your question Anne.....This is what I found >>> http://mumspantry.com.au/thinly-sliced-potatoes-muffin-tin/ ......& I concur.
May 17, 2017 06:19:10   #
Senior Wedding at the Villages, Florida
Two very active seniors (Jacob, age 92, and Mary, age 89), living in The Villages, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in.
Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: Are you the owner?"
The pharmacist answers, "Yes."
Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Pharmacist: "Of course we do."
Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
Pharmacist: "All kinds."
Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"
Pharmacist: "Definitely."
Jacob: "How about suppositories and medicine for impotence?"
Pharmacist: "You bet!"
Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."
Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"
Pharmacist: "Absolutely."
Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"
Pharmacist: "We sure do."
Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"
Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."
Jacob: "Adult diapers?"
Pharmacist: "Sure, how can I help you?
Jacob: "We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry."
 
May 14, 2017 03:44:55   #
Katsch wrote:
A shot here and there always helps the baking process.


May 13, 2017 08:58:18   #
Kansas g-ma wrote:
Good giggle-- but I don't like liquor-- mine needs to be hot chocolate.


Whatever floats yer boat!
May 13, 2017 08:37:15   #
Have a great day Peeps!
Gotta go to work today and thought I would give ya something to think about while I am "outta the office"!
Ciao!


May 7, 2017 12:04:25   #
jvallas wrote:
Oh, yeah. Good thinking.


That's why I get the big bucks!




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