because i know it's a dream come true for her, i wanted to send her a proper housewarming gift. something beautiful, something with very little practical value other than looking at a pretty something to give your heart a lift. something i hoped that she would love.
your remember the poppy stakes that i got as a gift for myself? i just love seeing them sway in the wind, or collect water and see little pollinators and birds bathing and getting a drink for themselves. sooo pretty!
so i sent some to Sweet Sandy as a housewarming gift. and me and jambaloney laughed our fool heads off when she sent us this pic of where she planted the poppies:
all around her tornado shelter - bahahhahahahahah! always the prepper that Sweet Sandy!! !!
today is a little foggy and misty and rainy:
that's ok becuz yesterday was gorgeous and sunny! we could only get in the hottub once and that was early morn.
foggy, misty days make for great hottub dips and is soo very good for the garden. although still suffering with black fly fever, we've been sure to eat good food. here's some steak, grilled asparagus and a grilled tomatoe stuffed with rice, olives, spinach and feta.
if anyone is curious what a deer fly bite looks like - here ya go:
they are nasty and they love jambaloney. i haven't gotten a single deer fly bite yet (*knocks on wood* *knocks on head*) but the black flies are still eating me alive - deet or no deet!
this is one of the reasons why we have to check our cats almost hourly for their heart rate.
almost all of the time they sprawl in such a manner that we think they might be dead.
a nice stirfry with a bunch of seasonal veg and fruit always helps in the afternoon.
and here's The Rat in all of his Rat glory - sleeping on the dishwashing machine while it runs. he loves to be on it when it is running!
kids - every now and again we make a proper decadent meal. proper in the way that we feel like a king and a queen being served by serfs at a majestic, medieval castle - but in real life we dirty 10 million pots and dishes, end up serving ourselves...and then moan and groan throughout the meal. and can\t move for an hour. i present such a dish to you:
yes, poached eggs, steamed asparagus, local strawberries and fresh caught lobster all smothered in homemade hollandaise sauce. we felt like a king and a queen right up to the point where we had 10 million dishes and pots to take care of and horribly extended bellies. oh and fyi - we shared that plate.
while i was still feeling queen-like i folded a bunch of jambaloney's banadanas.
the normal coloured ones are for work whereas the crazy coloured ones are for around the Manor. right now he is wearing the brightest yellow bandana you have ever seen!
between his contract work and the new greenhouse - he's keeping himself pretty busy.
i just keep dirtying dishes, yelling at him to drink his water and keeping him fed.it's been another pretty awesome day at the Manor. we hope that your day is awesome too! xox