Who would have known such a prickly looking plant with pretty blooms was such a treasure trove? The Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) not only looks cool, but it is edible! Apparently there are health benefits to including this crazy plant in your diet. You can eat the flat paddle like leaves known as Nopal … Continue reading Prickly Pear
Feeling blessed to be tucked in a warm cozy house on a cold starry night.
I was out hanging my new birdhouse today and this fur ball wandered into my yard. What is it? A dog or a sheep? If it is a dog – it seriously needs a haircut. Either that or it has very sturdy bones.
Finally hung some wall art in our house. Matted and framed my watercolor copy of Emily Richmond’s famous Peppers still life. She’s my favorite artist. I wish I lived closer to her so she could be my art teacher!
Sometimes when you are bored your imagination just takes hold. Today, I headed into the Black Forest. I decided to try and find the notorious Disappearing Gummy Bear. Rumor has it they are sweet. I stumbled upon the Cherry Bear and snatched him up. Oh my, his head disappeared! Oh goodness he totally disappeared! I think I… Continue reading Heading into the Black Forest
Well, yesterday marked the one year anniversary in our house. We have come a long way since move in day. The latest excitement is new ceilings! You have no idea how much I disliked those pink ceilings. This past year has taught us how to wallpaper, install flooring, plumb a kitchen, and garden. It has… Continue reading One Year Mark
You look Marvelous Mabel! Apparently you arrived in style for 2018. Not to mention you look ready for the Runway.
Well Penny got a casting call, but it was from the Doctor, not a Movie Director. Guess she won’t be moving to Hollywood and the big screen. But she did get good news. The Doctor said her arm should heal in no time.
Uh-oh, the snowball fight was all fun and games until someone got hurt. Mom has always warned us about that. Thankfully for Penny the hospital was just around the corner.
Looks like Nigel, Penny and Mabel built snow forts. Hmm, looks like they are up to snow good! Watch out because snow balls will be flying!