Gooooood Afternoon!!!! Hey everyone..sorry its been a while since I have posted.been busy I guess or had nothing important..on Tuesday night I decided to try out a new recipe..I have been watching some really good cooking programs lately..like Alex's day off and Mad hungry..and I love both of these gals..well this one is by Alex's day off and I will tell you it is heaven..it is Eggplant Parmigiana and there is a bit of prep work..but so worth it..we had it last night as leftovers and there is still some left..give it a shot..;)
This is what I woke up to this morning..last night I could hear the Ferry fog horns at around 1am..so it must have been foggy even then..I do so love me a foggy morning..;)
This is what I did yesterday..we had a gorgeous day and on days like this, ya gotta pounce on them..so I picked up a load of park that I paid for back in November...this is the side portion in the front yard..some of you will remember..I ripped this all out last fall..and the last thing to go is the big holly tree..love it..but don't love the mess..might turn this into a veggie garden..or container one..
it feels so good to have it all done..;) I also get a 1/2 yard of bark for free because of all we purchased last year...so I will add to that 1/2 yard and get a full yard and finish up in the back..might tackle it this weekend if the weather permits.;) this really helps keep the weeds down..and that is great because on all 4 sides of me..they don't care about taking care of their yards..so this helps..I haven't been out all winter and there are no weeds..one here or there..but not hours of work..so I have my jump start to spring..and this is also a great time to bark before anything has peeked its way up through..much harder to do this job when the plants are big..this way I can just dump..and dump I did..this took pretty much the full yard..took me 3 hours..
I barked this portion in our back yard..these are all primroses, one hydranga and a couple of foxgloves..the primroses are already starting to bloom..;)
This is another part I barked in..still have behind the tree to do..I have forget me knots and lavendar plants here..my tulips are starting to peek out in the terracotta pot in the upper right corner of the photo..
pics of the front yard...
That big Rhodie in the front there is going..I a flowering apple tree and it is crowding it..I have 2 other rhodies..if I can get this out root and all I will replant..but I kind think its just going to be cut down..there is another tree off to the right (not shown) that is going as well..not sure what it is..but it creates a huge mess..and I am tired of cleaning up messes and raking all those leaves..I need simplicity..;)
my hydranga is budding..
my helebore is in bloom in the front yard..
here are my chives in the garden..they are sprouting...it won't be long till I get the garden tilled and ready for planting..probably by march 1st..;) I love a clean tidy yard..it is still wet but lots of things are coming up..including the grape hyachinths, and autumn joy has little buds in the ground..I do love spring to see all that is coming back..
Yesterday when I came home from picking up my bark..I had 2 packages from my good pal Linda of Parkers Paradise..she and I are doing a swap..I am making her a penny rug and a rolling pin sleeve..almost done with the penny rug..she sent me these two absolutely to die for repro firkins..that are actually ice buckets..she redid them..and Linda you outdid your self!!! I am so in love with the colors..I hope to add to these in graduated sizes..I took off the lid of the mustard colored one and the red one fits purfectely on it.;)
she also had these packed with lots of goodies..I forgot to take photos of the little bags that smell wonderful..but she sent all of this...
I love those little stained socks.she sent glasses..not sure how to use those yet..and rusty bells and rusty keys..
and I love all of these copper molds..each one is different..guess I need to try my hand at those pantry cakes..Thank you so much Linda..you totally spoiled me rotten..;) I will have your stuff out by next week.;)
I have to show you who is in my room with me everyday..my little Sunny Bunny.;) she is truly my little blogging/couch buddy...she reminds me of one of those baby seals....
and then I look down and she is inching closer to me..speaking of which..she just walked in the room again for a quick pet and a love..oh she loves to be loved.;)
Here is our baby Po-po..she loves to eat the raffia on my carrots that are sitting on the table..she's always chewing on something..the little stinker..she got to go out yesterday to enjoy nature..hoping to get her out again today..to enjoy the day.;)...it is starting to get sunny..well its trying anyway...haven't decided if I want to go pick up a few grocerys or not..Tomorrow we have a luncheon with some gals from church...I am making rocky road brownies and my friend is making chicken enchiladas...;) should be tasty...I am on facebook where you can sell stuff on line..I sold 5 of my patterns so far..so I will be digging into my craft stash and putting more up there.. I have way tooooo much and it needs to go...its called Just prim Yard Sales..;) check it out..you will become addicted..) I have a few things to share hopefully tomorrow..I purchased some neat fabric on ebay and a really neat penny rug pattern..I am so excited to get this one started..cause I know all of you will want one..;) I hope you all have a great thursday..and thanks for stopping by and saying he and welcome to my newest followers..oh and my next post is my 800th.;)..so I gotta get something for my giveaway..its going to be bingo again..I love playing bingo..;)