You Could Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk

Ever heard that expression? That’s the way it’s been feeling this week. I know, I know, I live in Texas. But have you read the news this week? Or maybe you live in the Western part of the US and know what I’m talking about? Yeah. There’s a heat wave going on. I know itContinue reading “You Could Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk”

Newest Additions

Please welcome the newest additions to my flower family! All bee and butterfly pollinator plants. I couldn’t help but be(e) drawn to the purple flowers in particular (although I did allow the hubby one choice 😉). To me it is important to find plants that are a source of food for bees. They help toContinue reading “Newest Additions”

New Neighbor

Max (the cat) and I stepped outside this morning to enjoy some fresh air and check out the garden. When I turned to close the door I did a double take! Why is there a shell on our door? Wait, why is there a snail here?? Call me crazy, but when I think of shells,Continue reading “New Neighbor”

Holy Cucumber!

My husband was outside while I was upstairs one day. When I came down the stairs, there, sitting on the kitchen counter was a giant cucumber. Huh? Where did this come from and why was it just sitting there? I was so confused. Was this in the fridge and I didn’t know about it? IContinue reading “Holy Cucumber!”

Red Eared Slider

As I looked out my window this morning I saw a movement. I had to do a double take! Is that a turtle??? Ok so there is a pond across the street, and I’ve seen turtles there before, but never have I once witnessed one on this side of the road. I was both curiousContinue reading “Red Eared Slider”

Hanging with my Parents

The final day before my parents left, we had plans to go to another large brewery with a farm. Don’t fix what ain’t broke, right? Well I guess it was! We had been looking forward to exploring Vista Brewery, but after several days of lots of driving everyone agreed they were tired and needed aContinue reading “Hanging with my Parents”

Taking it Easy

One of the requests my parents had before they came down was to have time to just sit outside and relax. The hubby spent the day smoking a brisket for dinner, meanwhile my dad made banana pancakes for breakfast. I haven’t had pancakes in forever! Yum! Our plan for the rest of the day wasContinue reading “Taking it Easy”

The Garden is Growing!

Is there anything better than watching (literally) the fruits ( ok vegetables) of your labor? We are getting very excited by the baby veggies that are starting to appear. Little string beans, the start of tomatoes, and little bits of bell pepper. It was a tough start with the freak snowstorm in Texas which basicallyContinue reading “The Garden is Growing!”

Texan Wildflowers

Before I moved here, images of tumbleweed blowing in the streets and ranches with cows used to fill my head when I thought of Texas. While cow-filled ranches are certainly a common sight here, what I didn’t expect to see was greenery and lots of wildflowers. In fact, the state flower is a bluebonnet, whichContinue reading “Texan Wildflowers”

Farmer’s Market

As my husband and I get ready to head out to do some errands, he suggests we stop at the Farmer’s Market quickly to pick up some honey. “What do you mean just get honey?” I say. In the hubby’s mind, the farmer’s market is the same as a supermarket. You stop in, get whatContinue reading “Farmer’s Market”