I wanted to add this cactus, it belonged to our Mom.It is covered in pale yellow blooms.They look white in this picture.
First let me say I'm sorry, no 4th of July pictures. My hubby took movies, not pictures.
But I do have pictures of things I'm doing and flowers that are growing to show you. So here they are . I hope you enjoy them.A daisy,don't know where it came from....Just found it beside the house.
The female downy woodpecker.we have a couple of pairs that think this is a restaurant.
This is a hosta that comes back each year,blooms are lavender color.
This is a clematis that climbs w/ my jasmine.This one is blooming late...
This is "Rose of Sharon", we have a lot of this.Also a pinkish purple.
This is a female finch, the male has a red head.Very aggressive.
This is hydrangea, also called snowball bush.
This is our 1956 chevy pick-up. It belonged to hubbys Dad. It will be having some work done on it this summer, then a new paint job.
This is one of my little time consumers, and worth every minute.
These are my chicks I hatched out.They are about 3 1/2 weeks old. I put them out in the morning and get them in at night. They have learned to climb the wire.hmmm. I'm going to cover the top.Bet that stops them.LOL
My lavender colored crepe myrtle.
My pink crepe myrtle.
This is over 3 cases of jelly I have put up.
Some figs from my tree.This is a small part of them.I have given friends and neighbors some too.
This is what I'm doing to some of the figs...I had 2 trays to put in the dehydrator.Not counting what I froze too.
This is patty-pan squash, I'm going to bake it tomorrow.
This is more berries I picked yesterday.It was close to 100, Thats too hot for me.I only picked 1 gallon, and almost got too hot .I'm though making jelly. I am just putting them in the freezer now.
This is a Care-bear dress I made my grand daughter.I also made a baby quilt for a friends daughter.I forgot to take pictures of it.
I went to a yard sale and got 2 whole bolt's of material to make baby quilts. I will make several , and save them till needed. I also picked up 4 rolls of lace....I don't use lace but it was 25 cents a roll. I do like a bargain you know.The material was $2.00 a bolt, another bargain.
I'm trying everyday to play catch-up with the everyday house-work. I don't think I stand a chance till the swimming and playing in the rain is over.(its raining right now too).
Monday was Dr appt's for hubby.Tuesday was Dr appt's for Luci.The rest of the week was cooking, and "other".
Today we picked up a baby rabbit for Jon. A friend raises them to eat.Jon wanted one for a pet. While we were there we went to the field and picked cucumbers.Now I have to pickle some of those and eat the rest.(I'm not complaining, they are food and FREE). Another friend gave me a gallon can of dried white beans. This is the first time I ever saw dried beans canned. I will cook them and can them. I know Clint and BJ will be wanting some of the canned beans.LOL
Sure beats trying to cook them after getting off work.
I want to can some potatoes, pork roast, beef roast, chicken, and tomato's. I like to eat tomato's and cornbread,just love it.The lady next door is giving me tomato's radishes ,onions and peppers. I'm giving her jelly, cucumbers and figs. We all trade back and forth. Thats the way it should work. If we have extra, we share.
The friend we got the rabbit from has a large place, about 30 acres. most of it is in garden crops.His wife cans and freezes their winter food. The only thing they buy is beef and pork. When they get all they want,Bobby calls me.This is where I get my peas, corn and cucumbers and other vegetables. I almost always get enough for the whole winter. This year he has a new pea, is a purplehull crossed with a whippoorwill. He said it looks like purplehull except it has spots!!! I'm gonna ask for some of the seed to save for next year.
I'm supposed to go to my son's tomorrow and pick plums.IF it doesn't rain. Plus I have 3 kids here tonight, I hope I have the energy to go.LOL.
Time for me to post this and put the kids to bed. Then put me there too. I hope everyone had a good week. I hope you have a good weekend too. Take care and God bless.