Thursday, May 23, 2013

Has it turned Summer where you live?

      It definitely has here! We have been experiencing very warm temps this week, mid to upper 80's! Tonight however, it's supposed to be in the fifties! That will feel cold compared to the warmer temps. Must be a cold front passing through! I decided to direct-sow the seeds into the ground, instead of planting them in little peat pots. There is a voluntary tomato plant that came up, just like in years past, so I think they'll do fine. We'll just have veggies later than others. I always think I'm going to direct-sow the seeds instead of planting them early, so now is my chance! I just wished I'd done it sooner! How is your garden growing?

      Have you ever been summonsed for jury duty? I have, and unfortunately I was chosen as a juror! That was two years ago, and I just received another summons for June! I hope I don't get chosen this time! I don't even want to talk about the one I served on cause it was so terrible!

      I've had a pretty quiet week so far, so I've gotten a lot accomplished! That may change tomorrow, if I get my hair hennaed. We are planning a cook-out for Memorial Day. Hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, etc. I'm getting hungry just writing about it! Are you planning on a Memorial Day celebration?

      All of the girls got to go to the birthday party last weekend! The one's who had fevers got well quick! They had SO MUCH FUN! I'm glad they were well and got to go to the party! I almost wished I had one of those party slides here, almost! Hope ya'll have a safe and happy weekend! I'm remembering Moore OK, as I'm sure all of you are. Blessings from Bama!

Can you guess what this is?

It's a solar oven! It has banana nut bread in it. The temp was 350 when I put it in.

I really like this oven! It cooks great  even on partly cloudy, but warm days!

And here it is, the fully cooked banana nut bread, along with some green juice!

These pecans were left over from the banana nut bread so I toasted them in the toaster oven.

The girls enjoying the party!

Look at the cute owl cupcakes the Mom made!

Lots of candy came out of that pinata!

Yasmine had the best time EVER on this slide!

Win driving Kassie, the birthday girl.

She received lots of nice gifts.

Skylar with the birthday girl!

LuLu is small enough to ride the one-year-old toy!


  1. That solar oven is neat! Those girls sure are cute! I put my vegetable garden in after Memorial Day. I bought some "Quickie" corn that matures in 63 days and some seed potatoes and onion sets today. Blessings from Ringle, WI.

    1. Thanks Jacky! It works great! If your garden is that late, it shouldn't hurt for mine to be! Have a nice weekend!

  2. Your solar oven is great! It has been rainy here and only got in the low 50's today. Hope our summer is not over! What fun the little ones had! When did that mommy find time to make the fancy owl cupcakes!! Nancy

    1. Thank you Nancy! I'm sure summer is just around the corner for you! They had such a good time! I don't know, I think she must have had a baby sitter in order to do that! Have a nice weekend!

  3. Love the solar oven. I would really like to have one myself. We have had the same weather you have had. Can't believe we still dropped so low last night. It is almost JUNE! Kind of nice to not have it so hot yet though.
    Now that is a lot of stuff for a one year olds birthday party, lol. Glad the girls had a good time though.

    1. Hi Becky! They are so good to use in our Southern sun! It is nice not to be so hot yet, but I'm sure that will change very soon! Yes, she got LOTS of stuff! Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!

  4. I feel like I'm late in getting my garden in too this year. We've had such squirrely spring weather this year with almost record colds a few short weeks ago.... and now straight into summer with above-high temps, like it sounds like you're having. Direct-sowed all, except for the volunteer tomatoes and pumpkins. Haven't got the corn seed in yet nor a few others, but the bulk is in. Love your solar oven! That's neat! CUTE cupcakes!!! Birthday party looked like fun. Hugs from SC!

    1. Hi Lisa! Yea, the weather has been so strange this year! Normally, we would put the garden in around April 15, but this year more like May 15 or so! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs to you too!


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