Darian passed her Clinical Licensure test (it is a bugger)- great job!
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I finally meet Bennett Fullerton who is 3 months old…
We had a picnic outside- Taco Tuesday! Maddox, Tommy And Bennett.
In November, Tommy told me he wanted a typewriter- he saw one in “Men In Black”- became curious and told me “it will help make me think better because I have to know what I am going to say before I put my words down”. Well when you are that curious and thoughtful- you know we had to find him a typewriter (Hard to find decent typewriter today at a decent price- I got one too so we are now going to be penpals). This is what I got back last night.
I don’t normally (almost never) post political things- but this is more than politics and I am so excited. Sad it took the Supreme Court in 2015 to say Gays could marry and now in 2020- they can work without being fired because they are gay. People should stop hating- after all, Jesus said- “Love thy neighbor”.
Kim and Clark got 2 new kitties- one is loving and one is scared. Hoping in time she will come out and join the rest of the family. Here is Chloe who follows Clark around.
Please send some love their way- Clark broke a tooth and Kim fell and broke her nose, has a hairline fracture in her spine and hurt her arm. This is not a good year for them!
My herbs are hugh and plentiful…tonight I made a salad and homemade Ranch dressing. I have tried many recipes but this one is really good.
The vinegar and Worcestershire add a great depth- so yummy!
Homemade Ranch Dressing
- 1/2 cup good-quality mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons fresh minced parsley OR 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh minced dill OR 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk until smooth. Stir in parsley, dill, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Blend well and adjust seasonings, to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. If consistency is too thick, thin out dressing with a splash of additional buttermilk.
- If you don’t have any buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by pouring 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice (or white vinegar) into a 1-cup liquid measuring cup. Fill the measuring cup up to the 1/2-cup line with milk (whole milk is preferred but low-fat/skim milk will work). Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes and stir before proceeding with recipe.
- To make Ranch Dip (instead of dressing), use a total of 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 3/4 cup sour cream, and eliminate the buttermilk.
New beds with the brick’s we all fell in love with-made the job so much easier.
While the family was visiting Beth- they built beds there too- these girl’s take after their dad and love to garden!
Kelly has been busy planting, mulching, painting her gardens and porches…
After…Beautiful… love the blue color.
Front porch… after she painted the floor.
Ella’s fairy garden…
Sporting the flamingo’s…
Linda and I have been busy putting in new beds and planting/replanting old beds.
New bed in back (covered) and 2 beds inside the fence for herbs and cherry tomatoes. They are huge now.
Still have to put down border (white rocks on first picture). Already put down a border and rock between planeter beds.
This was the area dug up to fix sewer.
The main garden out back- raised bed plus ground for tomatoes, cucumbers and beans. Side beds are metal beds we put in last year and the year before.
These two beds have eggplant, broccoli, 5 types of peppers.
Two beds are for plants that come back-asparagus and strawberries…
We worked on replacing areas with new grass… all up now!
Had 5 cubic yards of dirt delivered. Filled yard and beds one wheel barrel at a time-FUN!
We added/moved flowers in the decorative beds…
All the hostas in the 2nd picture where moved to beds on hillside (not shown) and more flowering plants were added.
Added lights last year and grasses to the area where we had the concrete put down…
Put a planeter where we use to have a bakers rack…
We are now power washing the concrete floor under gazebo and deck so we can recolor concrete(peeling) and restain deck. Our temps are now 94 and higher so it is slow going- one day at a time. Hillside gardens are still a work in progress and we plan to add one more 12 foot bed on top of side hill for flowers. We have the back garden for Matthew (Peace pole has Irish and Italian on it), a side garden full of daisies for Lu and two pots full of coleus for Mama (she taught me how to pinch off the tops when I was young and visited).
Well this is a good time to buy a new vehicle…
Kameron got himself a “man-truck”
His parents bought a new Ford Edge (same as Nana’s car- different color).
Kris got a new car too- (same as Nana’s car-different color).
Hope everyone enjoys their new rides…congratulations!