Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Tuesday Tidbits - Around The Yard, Making Progress, and More

It's late in the day, I know, but I was really hoping to get another post out before going back to work tomorrow. 

How has your Tuesday been? Mine here has been good! All of the plant photos in this post have been taken this afternoon.

Yellow Iris Blooming in the Garden

Last night I was invited over to Patrick and Amber's for Chinese food and a movie. Amber made general chicken with lo mein noodles and crab rangoon. Everything was so yummy! I love Chinese food and Amber's homemade is the BEST! 

After supper we watched the old Disney family favorite Hot Lead and Cold Feet with Don Knotts and Jack Elam. 

The movie came out in 1978 (back in the days when Disney was still family friendly and worth watching), but I hadn't seen it since my kids were little. If you like westerns and are in the mood for something totally ridiculous and hysterically funny, then Hot Lead and Cold Feet comes highly recommended! Ha-ha! 😆

Last year's sage and chives are doing great, but I need
to work on my herb wheel. Hopefully, it will be
warm enough in a few days that I can get it worked 
up and plant the basil, rosemary, and thyme that
I picked up at the Amish store last week.

This morning I did a general house cleaning (did dishes, dusted and polished the furniture, cleaned the bathroom, vaccuumed, mopped,) and got the laundry finshed. 

The hostas are looking pretty this year!

I picked up a hanging basket and potting soil at Dollar General yesterday, and, this morning, potted the petunias and pretty, little, white flowers that I bought at the Amish store last week. 

Petunias in Hanging Basket

I figured out a few years ago, that by putting the baskets together myself, I save 50% (or more) over what I'd pay for baskets already made.

My peonies are doing better than they ever have and are
absolutely loaded this year! They will be blooming soon.

This afternoon Tony went with me to get another load of stuff from the shed. We're making progress, but, man!!! Why in the world did we move all this junk down here anyway??? It's ridiculous! 

The bad thing is, it's slow going. If I had a bigger trash dumpster, I could really dig in and get stuff done, but, the way it is, I can only accomodate going through a few boxes each week. Little by little, though, it's coming along. I can hardly wait, however, until the day arrives that this job over and done with! 

This robin was pulling worms up out of the ground
while I was taking pictures. There was a pair
of the, actually, and I think they have a nest nearby.

Well, it's time to make supper and get on with my evening chores, so I guess that it's for today! I hope that your Tuesday is going well. Have a great rest of the week!

Until next time...

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  1. I remember that movie! Great pictures :)

    1. Thanks, Janine! And, yes, it's a fun one! Thanks for stopping in and commenting! Blessings!

  2. Hello, my friend! I would love to hear about the homemade Chinese food!!! Sounds wonderful. Beautiful spring photos! It is snowing here today in Pennsylvania!

    1. I will see if there's a certain recipe that Amber uses, Billie, and, if there is, and she doesn't mind, I will pass it along to you. Snowing? We're supposed to be in 80's every day in the foreseeable future! Argghh! And, if we don't get some good, soaking rain soon, I don't know what's going to happen. We're in our 4th year of drought and things are looking pretty serious. We've had nothing compared to where we should be at this point. Thanks for stopping in and saying hello! Have a great rest of the week! We're on the downhill side! :)


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