|A bit of evening sun after a cloudy day.|
|Check out the rays... it was like they were dark!|
|We got some very odd clouds.|
I walked past a fig bush a couple of times this week, and was really surprised to see how much the leaves had grown in just a day! The peach trees are loaded down with little marble sized peaches!!
|Fig leaves that were half that size yesterday!!|
|If you squint you can see the fence posts to the right of the trees here.|
Thursday morning I made a trip to Waxahatchi to pick up my next Zaycon order. 40 pounds of hamburger and 20 pounds of smoked ham. I host a ladies' group at my home on Thursday mornings, and Kae had to get it going for me since I wasn't home yet. She did a great job setting up coffee and playing hostess for me! I got home just as the social time was finishing up. After they all went home, I got busy processing the meat. I cut both of the hams up into 3 nice sized chunks to put in the freezer. Kae intercepted one and it went to the refrigerator for lunches. Yum! I cooked up half of the beef and filled the canner with 16 pints for tacos and casseroles in the future, bagged the rest of the cooked beef, and portioned the rest of the raw stuff into 2-lb packages for the freezer. I had enough to make two LARGE hamburger patties that also went into the freezer.
|Headed for the freezer|
|Ping, ping, ping!! I love that satisfying sound of sealing jars!!|
A few days ago I planted some seeds that I wanted to get started, and on the third day, a bunch of them exploded out of the ground. THIS is ONE DAY worth of growth!! I had to take the cover off these cells because the little plants were pushing on the ceiling!! These are long beans and loofah gourd starts!
|ONE day from breaking soil to having to remove the lid!! Crazy!|
I've been keeping the babies indoors the last few days. Even at that, I'm noticing some weakness in some of them. This morning I thought for sure one was going to die on me today, but when I went to check on them again later, she was just fine. Their feathers are starting to show me some patterns. This little beauty let me take a picture of her beautiful breast feathers! She's going to be fabulous!
|LOOK at those gorgeous feathers on her breast!!|
Kae and Toby came out to take a walk around the pond this afternoon. Both dogs AND the outside kitty decided to tag along, LOL! We went to see the bluebonnets on the far side of the pond. I"m pleased to have a little patch here on my property!
|THIS way, Mom!! Shadow, Toby and Stella lead the way.|