I'm going to start things off with Ruby Tuesday...then I'll follow with my regular blogging if you are interested. Last night I discovered that I have a whole bunch of radishes ready to roll. I did a quick Internet search and found "Radish Chips". They were hot and good. Dad and I were thinking they would go really good with crackers and smoked salmon. Mmmmm.
If you want to see lots of red check out Ruby Tuesday here!
Now on with the rest of my post....
Want to go from your happy place to frustrated and pissed off quickly? Restring your weed whacker. Enough said on that.
After way too many hours I finally got the yard and ditch whacked and mowed. Looks so much better now.
My Hensa Roses are going crazy. They smell divine! The Johnny Jump-Ups under the Lilac bush are getting huge.
The Striped Marvel Marigolds are starting to pop open. Wish you could get a better feel for just how many there are. Oh, and the Schizanthus that I fretted about this winter and wanted to throw out finally popped out a little butterfly. Olivia loves them so I'm glad I kept them.
My very sad Dianthus plants are giving a few beautiful flowers. Another is all white and one a deep red. I thought I had killed all the pansies, but apparently there are a few left.
This little tiny plant produced a cute little monkey flower. Where is it that they talk...Alice in Wonderland? I want to show Olivia, but I'm not sure what movie is was.
The Impatiens are producing a few flowers here and there, but not like I had hoped. Maybe it will get better in time. The petunias should take off any day now. I wish the yard was more full of color. It always seems they bloom just in time to freeze!
These are odd...Fireball Marigolds. When they first bloomed the petals were laced with fire red and then as they got bigger it has almost faded away. I'll try to get a close up of one when it first blooms.
Dad and the Wee People went off to bed and I spent some quiet time in the yard. I love to be out here between 11:00 and 1:00am. The traffic has died down and all I hear is the waterfall and a few birds. It is really peaceful.
The new grass outside the pen on the corner is doing great. It looks so much better than the wild look from last year.
Look who sits right in my lap and falls asleep. She really likes to be held and I wonder what will happen when she gets big. Will she still want to sit in my lap? A few of the black tipped feathers are starting to emerge. What a pretty turkey this is going to be.
While I held my turkey these little stinkers untied my shoes. They are right on my feet wherever I go. I just love all my birds. It's amazing how much enjoyment I get from chickens and turkeys.
The sky was amazingly beautiful tonight.
Janie has a lab named Daisy who looks just like my Roscoe. Daisy is fortunate because she gets to go on very long runs while her owners are on horse back. Janie figures Roscoe would be a lot more mellow if he had the opportunity to run. I can't let him loose as he has no training/manners at all and would destroy my gardens so he just doesn't get to run. Janie got me to thinking and tonight I tied him to the 4-wheeler and attempted a run. Guess what? It worked! The first trip was one mile and the second was 1.5 miles. I'll have to ease him into as he is two years old and never really exercised, but I can tell it is going to make a huge difference in being able to manage him.
Well...here we are at almost 2am on a beautiful Alaskan night. Time to hit the shower and bed.