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These are a few scenes of our farm life this week.As I mentioned before, Charles and Joy (our daughter-in-law) have a great little garden going!
I had not seen, until yesterday, these extraordinary beans she has planted. They are a type of beans grown in her homeland-The Philippines! Charles measured this biggest one and it's 30 inches long! Yikes! One bean to the pot, I guess! :)
Anyway, Joy only has a few of these plants so she plans to save most of the pods for seeds!
Joy's sunflowers are all blooming out now and I had to go down and get a close-up view of them! Nothing says 'country' better than these huge, sunny, cheerful blooms! Looking at one of these flowers is sure to lift one's spirits!
OK-You know me and pictures...I HAD to get a pic posed by these blooms-even tho it wasn't a good time for me...but -who cares...the flower is the star!!
Last night I made this squash casserole again and this time I got a pic before I served it! Although I had used cubed stuffing mix this time -instead of the crumbled type) it still turned out very yummy! At the moment this is my favorite dish! :)
Lol- good thing, too, as we have a LOT of squash in that garden!
After dinner Joy and I went for a golf cart ride around our neighborhood. She's so appreciative and enthusiastic about things -life in general- it's a pleasure to spend time with her!
This is a picture I got of her earlier this week with some Mimosa blooms in my yard! I think, maybe, they remind her of her original home!
This little guy followed us home from a neighbor's place nearby. He was a cutie but shy and wouldn't look at my camera. I was happy when his owner came to get him as I was worried he'd get in the street!
Dachshunds are cool little dogs and if I ever decide to have another dog I think this would be my choice.
We had one when my son was a kid. It was Christopher's dog. His name was Reggie!
Now I've gone and made myself all sad - remembering our Reggie!
Guess I should go look at the sunflowers again! :)
My husband and my D-I-L,Joy, have a great little garden going! Can't say I've had a lot to do with it- except for making pictures and - now- starting to enjoy the harvest of the tasty veggies!
For the past few days we've been having yellow squash and cucumbers. We will have corn,tomatoes, bell peppers and green beans ( and I don't know what all, else,) to look forward to in the next few weeks!
Tonight I made this great Squash Casserole and thought some of you might enjoy the recipe.
Of course it's a simple one and probably a well known recipe and might be known to most of you already-but for what it's worth I'm posting it anyway! :)
This casserole turned out very good tonight and along with a roast beef and baked potatoes, a fresh salad of lettuce, tomatoes, sweet onions, garden fresh cukes and bits of cheddar cheese, we had a fine meal! Tina and her boys had dinner with us and we all agreed the squash was superb!
I forgot to make a picture of my casserole, but here are some of the squash!
Summer Squash Casserole
2 pounds crookneck or zucchini squash, sliced 3/8 inch thick (7 cups)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 10 3/4 oz.can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup dairy sour cream
I cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
Cook summer squash with onion in boiling, salted water, (covered pot) until tender. (about 6-7 minutes) Drain well. Combine soup and sour cream; stir in carrots. Fold in squash and onion. Melt butter or margarine; toss with stuffing mix. Spread half of the stuffing mixture in a 12 x 2-inch x 7 1/2 baking dish. Spoon Vegetable mixture atop. Sprinkle with remaining stuffing mixture. Bake at 350 until heated through, 25-30 minutes.
~~~ Tried to identify this guy- but I'm not sure if I have!- Info and pic below~~~
Wrinkled grasshopper, Hippiscus ocelete (Scudder). A grass feeder, this species may occasionally be numerous enough to damage pastures in north Florida. The hind wings are yellow or rose-colored basally, with a broad dark band .
I'm very late with my Ruby Tuesday pictures/post but Mr. Linky is still open at Mary's place, so maybe it's ok!
I really wanted to share these Ruby pictures with you !
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Yesterday I bought these luscious strawberries at the grocery store. I immediately took them out of their carton and posed them in this pretty green glass bowl! I love the way they look in my kitchen! Oh~ and they were yummy too!
Two hearts throwing off sparks Young and in love with our freedom Moonlight, the soft southern nights We were both ripe to fall Well I was out on my own Playing for all who would listen And you were as free as a bird Flying from nest to nest But somewhere our eyes met And our hands reached out And we felt a kindred spirit And as our faces touched I could feel the fire And needed so to just be near it Oh lord, those moments we soared Borne on the wings of our passion It seemed then like they'd never end But times like that always must ' Cause then one day I flew far away from you I never knew how I'd regret it My sweet Magnolia belle you know I've loved you well Even if I never said it Magnolia, now I see that freedom isn't free And love's the only true redeemer And when this journey's through I'll be coming back for you If you'll have this foolish dreamer I spend a night now and then passing through town on my travels But someday I'm gonna come back to stay Magnolia, I'm coming home
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