Hmphf. Stupid WordPress.

sb158 | April 6, 2010


Was just gonna stick a pic of my rolls in the comments to the previous post, but apparently you can’t post pics in comments. So here are my rolls. They were good!

OK, done for today…

Bread-making, Blue & White, and Babies

sb158 | April 6, 2010


A while ago, I read Annie’s Granny‘s post about her beautiful buns and decided to try the recipe one of these days. Today turned out to be that day. I used a cup each of whole wheat, bread, and all-purpose flour and threw it all in the bread machine on the dough cycle. Lookin’ good so far. Going to make 4 sandwich rolls and some rolls for dinner, to go with the chicken I’ll throw in the roaster shortly. I’ll let you know how they come out.

On the garden front, I’m happy to report that all the baby cukes and watermelon I planted out the other day are thriving. This is good, but it means I have to murder 6 helpless little baby plants in very short order…I hate doing that. Sigh… The mums and gazania I did that day are looking great, too. No beans sprouting yet, though.

All my annual seeds I’ve been sticking in my containers are sprouting and growing like gangbusters so far. Looking forward to purty flowers, barring any of Mother Nature’s nasty tricks.

In my side-of-the stairs container garden, still have lots of alyssum, while the convolvulus and salvia are blooming nicely, too. Sat on the stairs for a minute, and noticed what a pretty picture the blue & white made. What do you think?

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Blue and white

Also forgot to post this pic of my baby tomato the other day. Grown since then, but you get the idea…

That’s about it for now. I’ll let you know how the rolls came out…

Hallelujah and Thank You

sb158 | June 23, 2009


We’re finally getting some rain and (slightly) cooler temperatures! Not nearly as much as we need, but, at this point, I’m thankful for whatever we get. I expect my plants will grow a foot overnight!

Here are some pics I took about a week ago that show how much the garden had grown while I was in Colorado. Compare them to these pics.

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