Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Lead Such A Boring Life

   We seem to be the hang out for orphaned deer. At least our garden is. They are very well fed orphans. One of them, there are 3, has decided the best place in all of our 5+ acres to lay is on the onions. Our acres are wooded, you would think it could find a better area. Of course, with the damp ground, the onions are probably cooler.
   We also have some palm size, and bigger, toads. They like under the front and back steps. Tim is relocating them into the garden. Who knows if they'll stay there.
   Tim got the riding lawn mower working. One of our next door neighbors had it for a long time in his locked shed, because he lost the keys to the door years ago. He told Tim he could have it, and try to get it working with the agreement he could use it when he wants. We really needed a riding lawn mower and the price was right. It's so dry here right now, it's a very dusty job cutting all our grass and dead wildflowers. Tim's decided to wait until it rains to hold down the dust before he continues.
   All the cherries are pitted and in the freezer for later when it's not so hot. I don't really want to can in the heat, even though I could turn on the AC.
   We have close to 100 tomatoes on the plants, with a few of the starting to turn red. The corn is getting ears, luckily, not all at once.
   Tomorrow, I am making zucchini bread from a zucchini a coworker of Tims'. It's so big, I am also going to make the dreaded, kids couldn't stand it, zucchini casserole
   To make it these days, I cut the zucchini into bite size pieces, add homemade spaghetti sauce, cooked bulk Italian sausage, about a pound of it. Mix it all together, top with mozzarella cheese and Italian style bread crumbs doted with butter and bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes. I think I'll have to make garlic bread to go with it. Our kids couldn't stand this when I tried feeding to to them as kids. They will tell you we always had it, but it was only a few times.
   I've made bread and oatmeal raisin cookies today and all the clothes are washed and even folded and put away. Now, if I could only figure out what to fix for dinner.
   I have only 1 more baby afghan to make for my friend. I finally put up the sewing machine yesterday. I really intend to sew in the near future.
   Probably the biggest news is I stopped playing Farmville on Facebook. I could never get to my farm or anyone else's and it kept freezing the computer up. I'm not going through FV withdrawals as much as I thought I would. One of these days, I'll decide if I'll continue playing Frontierville. I could just go outside and play frontierville for real.
   On another note, I am going to start exercising tomorrow. Really I am. Really. I'll let you know how that goes. Too bad, just thinking about exercise doesn't work like exercising. I'll have to take the exercise slow, since I'm in such terrible shape. I was going to get into good shape by the time I was 40. I am a lot older than that now, I guess I should start. I hear late is better than never.


  1. I think the zucchini bread sounds pretty good right about now. Of course that being said I have a MAJOR weakness for oatmeal cookies.

  2. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. Tim thought oatmeal zucchini cookies sounded bad, but i think they sound ok. Means more for me,