Showing posts from May, 2012

From my Kitchen: Road Side Bounty

Double rainbow over the field.

One of the things I love best about this time of year is all the little roadside stands that pop up along the highways and country roads selling yummy fresh fruits and veggies. These people are usually just hardworking "tailgate farmers" who sell their goods at reasonable prices and try to have the freshest products available, sometimes even coming right out of the field with them.
Most weekends we tend to hibernate in order to stay away from all the traffic (especially holidays), but this weekend we took a couple of day trips, one with our bicycles and the other just to do a little sight-seeing in the mountains, and along the way we passed several roadside stands, finally stopping at one on a less-traveled road. Anyone that knows me knows that my love for sweet corn borders on insanity. I mean, I can plow through a half-a-dozen ears before I have to come up for air. But my love for sweet corn is only rivaled by one other thing- fresh, plump st…

Summer's Here! (A tad early...)

Lily trying to stay cool in her pool. I wonder if there's room for me in there, too....

Welp, I'm trying to get back into this bloggie thing again, so bear with me. While I was taking a break from the computer, Blogger went and changed the looks of everything on me, so now I'm having to figure things out as I go. *Sigh* Summer came a bit early for us this year- we've already been having some unusually warm weather and the forecast for this weekend is supposed to be near 90. *Whew* We need rain, too- the ground is drying up and the plants and gardens are needing a drink.
Here's what else is going on around here:

The Buzz from the Hive:
The honey bee colony that moved into the home we set out for them back in March have been working up a storm.... we've added 3 new supers to the hive in the last month ("supers" are boxes with frames for storing honey) and these little workers have already filled them full of honey!  I did a post last year about the pr…

Friday Farm Fotos: What A Wonderful World

"I see trees of green, red roses too.
I see them bloom for me and you.
   And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

"I see skies of blue, and clouds of white.

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

Life is finally slowing down (a little bit) for now, computer woes are hopefully fixed, and I'm working on some new posts for next week about what's been going on around here lately. Until then, I'm going to spend my time getting caught up with all my blog friends- I want to see what's been going on in your world!
Happy Friday everyone, and most of all, Happy Mother's Day!