Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Checking in

I've shared this picture on my blog before:  In 1944, my dad and three of his brothers were each blessed with a baby daughter.  I'm the one in the bonnet; my mom said that because I was so bald, everybody thought I was a boy, so in most of my baby pictures, I'm wearing a bonnet.  I'm the oldest of the lot, born in July.  I don't think we would all have been sitting up so well in the autumn of '44, so maybe this is spring of '45.    

I took this picture of Cliff this morning on our walk.  We just made it back to the house before the rain set in; it's still raining gently and steadily.  We need it!  
Yesterday the temperature reached 74, breaking a record.  I mixed up dormant spray and sprayed all the fruit trees, although I don't know how much good it did, since it's raining today.  It was a nice outside activity, anyhow.  I also pruned my peach trees.  Did you know the peaches only grow on last year's wood?  If I ever knew that before, then I had forgotten it.  I know I don't prune properly, but any pruning is better than none.  
I also spent time yesterday leading Gracie and Jodie.  Jodie still leads well, but every once in awhile she tries to lead ME.  Gracie is a stubborn little heifer; I've worked with her for a long time, and she still balks.  It isn't necessary that they lead, but it sure does come in handy at times when they do.  
Today I grated the last of the cheese I made and put it in the freezer, then spent about an hour entering a recipe on Sparkpeople so I can add it when we have it for a meal.  Get this... barley pilaf.  I've never met a pilaf I'm crazy about, but I hope I like it well enough to cook it again, since I went to the trouble of adding it.  
Neither Cliff nor I lost any weight this week.  I expected that to happen, because I fixed enchiladas Saturday and we ate at Cliff's Aunt Gertrude's Sunday.  She cooks about twenty dishes with a meal, and even if you only take a tiny spoonful of everything, you end up with too much.  And then we both had a piece of cake because we didn't want to hurt her feelings.  As far as the enchiladas go, we only had one serving apiece, but it was a pretty big serving.  I put the rest in the freezer.  
Enough for the boring food talk!    

6 comments:

Nance said...

Your blog is never boring. Always a good 'read. Keep 'em comin'.

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Amy said...

everybody always tells us not to prune our peach tree, and if we do, to only trim minimally because the tree will just stop bearing fruit. What's been your experience? We've only had our tree for a couple years so we haven't really needed to prune it...
(and you know where there's food-talk involved, I'm there! :-D)

Donna said...

Amy, we've always pruned, and we get more peaches than I can handle. Go to Youtube and do a search on pruning peach trees. I worked at an orchard, and they prune all their peach trees.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you checked in I miss seeing a post from you and was wondering what you were up to. I even got out for a little walk here today. We are at 57 degrees and it feels so good to be outside. All the snow is gone for now but after tomorrow it's to get below freezing again and the snow is coming back. It's nice to have a little break in the weather and enjoy being outside.

krueth said...

I also enjoy your blog. I really loved seeing cliff in his short sleeves out walking. We got a good 10 inches of snow on Monday night, and today its only 5 degrees out with the wind blowing a bit its only 6 below so far :-) Keep on Blogging for us followers! Wendy