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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good morning Mr. Chippy, did you enjoy your breakfast on my patio? I think you must like the food here because I see you here often.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Our azeleas have been so pretty this year. I love spring.









Post for outdoor Wednesday


This is that new area I've planted. My plants have some growing up to do.








My grand in front of the roses.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tennessee Strawberries

It's berry time in Tennessee. So we drove up to Dayton/Spring City the other day and got 2 flats of strawberries. They are straight from the fields and we buy them right off the truck. You can't get any fresher than that. Mr. Scrap pointed to berries at Walmart and said those are cheaper but I told him and how many days ago were they picked.





What do you do with 2 flats of berries? Well, you have them with your sourdough French Toast.




And you make 7 batches of Freezer jam (just in time too, because the you find the last jar as you are making room for the new jars in the freezer).






You freeze some whole on cookie sheets to put in freezer bags.

And you make muffins.

And you slice and freeze many quarts.



Do you like strawberries?

What is your favorite way to eat them?

I think I forgot to mention all the berries that got eaten just like they were.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The newest flower bed

Well, its not really new, it's had various things here over the past few years. But hubby dug out what was here. So now I'm planting it and trying to make something beautiful here that will come back every year.




I'm starting with 3 yellow Knockout Roses. I love roses but just don't have good luck with them. But the Knockout Roses do well here.