Gardening & Housekeeping
Popcorn and a Penny

Popcorn and a Penny

Unpopped popcorn kernels and a penny were too much for our mighty garbage disposal, freezing it in mid-revolution. What to do? Call a plumber, which we were about to do when our daughter reminded us of the wrench that came with the garbage disposal. It’ s a type of...

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Yellow Leaves Against the Green

Yellow Leaves So Soon? Looking out of the kitchen window, I spy yellow leaves against green. Seems like autumn is pressing in, shooing along what has been a quick, hot summer. However, summer is not letting go without leaving a hot dry reminder of its presence! I...

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August? What Happened to July?

August? What Happened to July?

Four days into August, and I am not sure what happened to July. Days are moving fast, even if I'm not.  Time flies so quickly, I can't remember if I have anything to complain about. Which I guess is good, right? Oh Hello August! August descendeth like a sigh, to keep...

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What Is Growing, Going or Gone

What Is Growing, Going or Gone

What is Gone Three fourths of the winter pansies are gone. Depending on the heat and rain, one pot of pansies still blooms forth.  The May and June weather we’ve enjoyed lengthened their growing season. They had quite a run – September through June! What is Growing...

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Not Quite the Middle of May

Not Quite the Middle of May

  Approaching the Middle of May It's not quite the middle of the month, but this year’s May will bring forth flowers upon flowers; weeds upon weeds. Yes, I have happy geraniums; I also have clover that is pushing through asphalt! While intermittent probing sun...

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