Thursday, April 4, 2013

It's Getting Closer to Planting Time!

      April? Already? The weather most of this week seems like February! We had a beautiful, sunny day on Monday with the temps around seventy! Ever since then, it has been cloudy, windy, foggy, rainy, colder! I can't believe this is April! Oh well, par for the South! Ya never know what kind of weather we'll experience here! Next week it's supposed to be in the seventies! Now that's more like it! 

      I hope you all had a terrific Easter! We did! The kids were so cute hunting for the plastic eggs! And the candy! I'm glad they went home afterward! (All that sugar!) The Kombucha tea turned out delicious! And so did the ginger ale! I will definitely be making these again! I'm trying to get to make soap again, but I will have to move that to next week. I had two little visitors yesterday, and they will be back tomorrow to spend the night! I am getting more used to them being around, but not enough to do some of the things I do. I want to make a baby sling to put the little one in when I'm working in the kitchen cause she wants to be held all the time. Hopefully I can find a quick pattern and turn it out before they get here tomorrow! (Not?) We'll see.

      There's so much I want to do! I have so many recipes to try, and I also want to weed my flower beds! I want to plant grape-vines, and help the hubs dig a well! I also need to turn the rest of the raised beds in preparation for planting! I know these things will need time to be accomplished and eventually they will get done! I'm just glad to have recipes my family and I enjoy and can make on a regular basis; and good health and soundness of mind to do these other things! I will try to keep you updated on what tasks get accomplished each week. Thanks for reading, following and commenting! Blessings from Bama!

My Mom and Dad. She has very few gray in her hair. Why couldn't mine be like hers?

Little Easter Diva and the baskets we gave them.

Riley is smiling so big! I need a sling for her.

Hunting for the eggs.

The eggs were filled with jelly beans.

Ran's Mom and Dad.

Riley holds stuff with her feet, so cute!

Yasmine and her basket.

Layla loves to be read to.

My hubs, the clown!

He loves to chase the girls, roar!

Big girl holding the baby!

There he goes!

Riley likes to swing!

Win loves to swing on this!

The seedlings are growing nicely. Only about two or three haven't come up yet.

The lovely daffodils and weeds!

This is what it looks like out today!

I love using this steamer!

Fudge Pie! My oven isn't cooking right so this had to go back in and cook some more. It turned out delicious! I just have to set the temp forty degrees higher than what it's supposed to cook.


  1. Wow looks like you had a nice visit with your family. Fun times too - eggs on the ears and eyes and all. I'm going to look for one of those steamers - you really like it? The pie looks sooo good...especially tonight as I'm out of points and still want to snack....I think I have to be happy with some fruit...waaaa Blessings from Wisconsin.

    1. Hi Jacky! Yes, fun times! I really like the steamer! I've had it a long time and have only started using it regular this past year! So easy to steam my veggies! Oh, that pie! It's ALL MINE! Hope you enjoy your fruit, it's got to chocolate for me tonight! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I think you take after your mother! What a lovely mom and dad you have, and what a fun family Easter! Your Fudge Pie looks delicious..... and your weather looks like ours.... c-c-c-c-cold, gray, and rainy here today. Your seedlings look so healthy!

    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you! Just wished I had her hair! We had a very fun Easter! That pie is so good and was so easy to make! The weather is beautiful today! I hope the seedlings will survive once they are planted! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Your Mom looks great! Our grandkids love the monster to chase them too. They scream but want more! lol You sure have a lot on your list to do! Nancy

    1. She doesn't look her age! Thank you Nancy! Yes they love it! The list is never-ending! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Enjoyed looking at your wonderful Easter pics. What a beautiful family. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and your sweet words.

    1. Hi Becky! Your welcome! And thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words!

  6. hello
    it looks that you have had a fantastic time with your family.the fudge cake looks delicious.
    great blog!
    wish you a nice weekend,
    greetings from germany,

  7. Yes, almost garden time. Your Easter pictures are so nice, I see some smiling faces. I know the kids always have a wonderful time finding eggs.
    You are always so busy. Looking forward to seeing your garden. Enjoy your Sunday.

  8. Thanks for hanging out at Back to the Source! I don't think my blog notifies people of follow-up comments, so I thought I'd say hello here! I like the looks of your homestead...can't wait to have one of those some day. My parents have a small one outside of Bham; fruit trees, berry bushes, new chicken coop, etc. Alabama is an awesome place for homesteads with its long growing seasons.

    1. Hi Elsie! Thanks for stopping by! I love that you are doing what you're doing while waiting for 'some day'! I would love to meet your parents! Sounds like you had an awesome upbringing! We love Alabama!


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