Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WIN A Handheld blender

OK I know this is late notice but if you head over to one of my FAVORITE blogs www.dealstomeals.blogspot.com you can WIN an AWESOME handheld blender. Of course I'm hoping that you just visit the blog for her great recipes because if you really enter to win then you'd be COMPETITION!!! j/k get over there NOW, she has the BEST food storage website around!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Our Garden is IN!!

We finally finished the garden last week (and when I say "we" I really mean "K") but anyway I thought I would share all his hard work!!! I know it's a little late to be getting it going now, and I don't really have high hopes for the tomatoes, but hopefully the zucchini will be good. I've attened a couple events hosted by an awesome woman here and have learned some great tips for growing veggies here. I'm going to be planting more items in mid to late September, I'm really excited about planning our fall crop.

The tomato plants are towards the far end, there's 4 rows of them and then it's the zucchini and then 2 strawberry plants, I'm afraid the one on the left isn't going to make it. In the fall I plan on adding some lettuce plants, peppers and maybe some onions and carrots.

I turned to go back in the house and saw this....

The breaker for our AC compressor must have surged and then promplty BLEW UP!!!!
(I just fell off of the high I was having about the awesome garden bed being finished)
First thing we called Big T and talked to him about what would cause it and it seemed like we were probably going to need a new compressor motor. ugh like I can afford that right now. Anyway Big T and Katie were awesome enough to come up and look at it for us. They brought out a new box and the "correct" kind of breaker or pull switch for it. Thankfully thats all it was and we don't need the new motor, yet.
(the thought of replacing that is still looming over my head)
But now it looks so much better, not all burnt up.
(of course we still need to repaint the wall, but I guess we can just add that to the "to do" list)
ugh that list never gets any shorter, finish one item add two!!!

THANKS again Big T and Katie!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Alive and almost well...

Ok I know, I know. I've been off in a land far far away and haven't been keeping up the blogging. We've had a few things going on here. Between sick kids, long Holiday trips and Root Canals, we might just survive!!!! Our plans this weekend are a little lighter and hopefully I'll be able to get some pics of the kids and get a REAL post up. (Don't hold your breath, thou)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Wednesday to ME!!!

I had the coolest surprise today when I got home!!!

The maillady brought a box for me!!! As most of you know, it's not uncommon for me to get boxes in the mail. BUT I haven't ordered anything recently.
Yet this box is here waiting for me. :)

So OF COURSE I dive right into it!!
Guess what I found inside......Heirloom Tomato Plants!!

There are SIX different varieties. Ones that I've never even heard of before. Like Green Zebra, Cherokee Purple, Striped German, Nepal, Wonder Light, and Moskvich. I'm SO excited, I can't wait to get these in the ground and see the wonderful tomatoes that they will produce.

Hopefully they will look something like these....

OK so I'm sure you're asking how and why did these end up on my porch today.

WELL SO am I!!!

Actually I kinda have an idea, well at least I know how they got my address. Last week I was lead to a site called Tomato Heirlooms by another blog that I read. I had signed up at Tomato Heirlooms to receive the FREE Basil seeds, Well those came earlier in the week and today I recieved this huge box of Beautiful tomato plants!!! I had NO idea that these would be coming. I must have secertly won the tomato plant lottery. :) I guess it's a good thing now that we didn't end up with any of the plants that I was trying to buy from the school this year. I will definently be canning some of these beauties this summer. SO if any of you want to head on over this summer this is what I'll have in store!!
YAY I LOVE getting free stuff and don't tell anyone but I kinda liked the surprise too.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So you think your job is......

difficult, stressful, hard, boring, unfullfilling, or any of the other thousand things that people say about their jobs. Take a look at the view that was outside my office this morning!!

Look at this CRAZY way to work!!!!

OK well this might just look like any old helicoptor to you but take a CLOSER look at that white spec directly below him.

YUP it's a MAN hanging on that line. There were two guys working on the power lines and the helicoptor kept picking them up and dropping them off one at a time. They would be picked up and moved to another section of the power lines or be moved to where the helicoptor was landing. I knew that they were working on the power line this week but to actually be able to see them pick a man up and then have him hook on to the power lines while the helicoptor would hover above and then just leave him there was amazing. I think this would be a pretty cool thing to say that you do for a living but man I couldn't imagine actually doing this. When the helicoptor picked them up and took them back to the landing area, it was CRAZY to see this guy just swoooshing around like he was riding a swing at a carnival. But don't think for a minute that the guy in the helicoptor flew slow. He was flying just as fast as all the tour helicoptors that fly by, except he was so much closer to the ground.

So there you have another reason to love or hate the job you have. It was really cool to watch them, while I was firmly on the ground. :)

Hope you all had a wonderful St. Patricks Day!!!