Friday, July 24, 2009
I read this article about three meteor showers that can be seen all over the world. So here's the info.
July 28-29 - The Delta Aquarids
Predawn, about 20 bright-yellow meteors occur per hour. Look for meteors to fan out east, north and west. **Not bloody likely I'll be up to see that one; Farmchick and Cowgirl may be up then but 5:30 is when the coffee starts here.
July 29-30 - The Capricornids
Known for producing brilliant fireballs. It's best to observe right after sunset (now we're talking.) If you can see the Milky Way, you'll probably be able to see this shower.
August 12-13 - Look toward the constellation Perseus (about halfway above the horizon in the northeast quadrant of the sky) in the late evening. Recline with your feet facing south and look straight up. The Perseids should appear over your left shoulder - you could see 60 meteors in an hour. I'll need a new lounge chair for that one JP :O)
Find a list of celestial happenings at http://stardate.org/nightsky/almanac/
You know what is really neat is to use night vision binoculars to look at stars. Wow, you can see so much more! Blessings from the holler yall!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
1) JP and Mrs. JP are saved by grace in our Lord Jesus Christ.
2) Mrs. JP's brother used to make her cry by whistling the Lassie Theme.
3) JP's brother stuck a car antenna in his ear to see if it'd come out the other side, when they were little. By the way, it didn't.
4) JP and Mrs. JP have 2 grandchildren, a boy who is almost 13 and a girl who is almost 6!
5) JP created a TV/movie rating just for Mrs. JP. I love that about him.
6) Mrs. JP likes old movies. Actually we both do. You know, black and white movies with actors/actresses that actually have talent.
7) JP makes the best bagels, cuban bread, lasagna, homemade sausage, smoked pork,...I could go on but you get the idea, he's a great cook.
8) We are both very, very, very, conservative. JP, did I put enough "very's"?
9) We both support our armed forces...support isn't a strong enough word...fiercely support, maybe better.
10) Mrs. JP is phobic of snakes. I don't even like to see them on TV (refer to #5)
Ok, I am suppose to pass it on to bloggers. Here you go. I know...You'd like to thank all the little people who made you what you are today, right?
Cowgirl's Country Life
TennZen Enlightenment, Southern Style
Sleeping Dog Bakery
The Lost Fart of Blogging
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The phone ringing called me inside and when I went back outside the little guy was gone. Then I heard this bluebird chattering it up at the youngun' in the back yard. So I got a picture of him sitting there receiving much instruction from one of his parents. They would fly over and then sit on either the bird feeder or power pole brace line (what's the name for that thing?) and encourage him. You can just see a blue dot in this picture.
Oh, as I walked out to the garden I found this big turkey feather. So cool.
At the close of this post I want to say "Thank you and I love you" to JP for working so hard and being just the best hubby a gal could want. If I started counting all of the ways God has blessed me it would take me forever. That's a great way to spend my days, don't you think? Blessings from the holler yall.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Daisy says "hello."
Friday, July 17, 2009
This is the guilty party.
So, this isn't over, I have to fix this area so she can't get out again because she will try. I put up chicken wire along the base of the building securing it at the building and at ground level. We've got a stalach 13 (probably not spelled right but you know the Hogan's Heros place) look going on (all but razor wire and I thought about that!) Even now, she's sitting at the door plotting her next escape. Bad girl!!!
Addendum from JP: It wouldn't be so bad if we thought she could find her way back, but when she gets out, she runs so far, so fast, that she has no idea where she is when she slows down. She almost wound up sleeping with the coyotes last night...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
- 1/4 cup raw sugar (regular can be substituted)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 1/2 stick butter, melted
- 2 (15 1/4-ounce) cans pear halves, keeping stem end attached, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Lay puff pastry sheet on a work surface brush with melted butter and sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar. Cut into 6 even pieces. Fan the pear slices over the puff pastry, using 1/2 a pear for each puff pastry square. Sprinkle tops of pear tarts with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake until pastry is golden and cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from tart from oven, sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese melts, 5 minutes more.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I thought I'd post a few photos of our garden. I guess it's doing well for our first garden. We have a baby watermelon.
The tater tires will be ready for harvest soon.
Aside from an episode of blossom end rot the tomatoes are doing great. I've learned that there is a use for women's hose and it's cutting them up in strips to use for staking the tomato plants. It's amazing, when I wear them all I have to do is look at them sideways and they run, but get them outside in the garden and I have to use scissors.
Today my neighbor came over and told me that my popcorn would do better if I weeded it! It's okay, she can say those things and somehow I took it well. If JP had told me that I may have gotten a bit of a tude. Anyway, I weeded and put down straw now I hope she's happy. It does look better but I'm looking for yield here.
All in all, things are going along just great in the holler. JP enjoyed his long weekend by making 4 dozen bagels, 8 loaves of cuban bread, spagetti sauce and fresh pasta. Hey, if I'd reversed those first two you could sing it like the 12 days of Christmas song! Great, now I've got that song in my head...come on and sing along. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
So, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and little maids all in a row? I better stop now,,,blessings from the holler!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Blessings from the holler to you and yours.