Saturday, April 30, 2011

Plowing Ahead: Duck Landscaping

Productive day at the Duck today! Bobby, with an assist from Sara and I, built this cool cedar split rail fence corner to showcase the antique plow that his buddy Pat Curnyn found for him. The bush in the corner is a burning bush; so come Fall it will add a fiery splash of red in this little corner of our driveway! In addition to this bit of landscaping, we also planted five lilac bushes along the back side of the house and shed! Plus we got a couple more of the pots planted with geraniums, impatiens, and some spiky decorative grass!

The grass is starting to grow between the stepping stones; it's kind of wispy for now but getting stronger every day!

Sara learned to drive the new John Deere tractor and took it for a spin around the back 40! Bobby called her Farmer Jane!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hanging Out at Lonesome Duck

Apparently the turkeys and possum aren't our only non-bird visitors to the bird feeders!

This squirrel comes by frequently to hang upside down and eat his seeds. You can't really tell in this picture but the wind was blowing so hard it made his tail fly around like a flag on a flagpole, it was quite a funny sight to see! After a full week in Texas it was good to come home and see how much the view had greened up while I was gone. The pretty yellow finches are also back!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Turkey Leftovers

The turkeys are still coming by daily

to eat the bird seed leftover from the birds' breakfast!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Fruits of His Labor

Bobby has been very busy building a limestone walkway from the concrete driveway to the front porch! And I think it looks GREAT!

Turkey Lurkey

Look who is visiting the bird feeder now!

And at night a couple of possums are eating the seeds off the ground too!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oven Wars

Since Bobby is retired and Sara is living at home while she student teaches and works on her Masters, Bobby gets lots of mileage out of jokes about his 'working girls'. Actually it's kind of sweet, he cleans the coffee pot for her each day so she doesn't have to mess with it since she leaves really early in the morning. And he always buys stuff for her lunches when he goes to the grocery store.

(I'll probably be in trouble for telling all of that on the blog!)

Tonight Sara needed to bake cookies to donate to a bake sale that her ESL students are hosting tomorrow to raise funds for a trip to Worlds of Fun and I needed the oven to cook Rattlesnake Bites for a birthday celebration at work.

Well you can just imagine all of the fun Bobby had saying he couldn't wait to watch his women fight over the oven. What a goofball!

Rattlesnake Bites

1 pound hot breakfast sausage browned

1 8-oz package of cream cheese

1 can chopped green chilis

2 tubes of crescent rolls

Once sausage is browned, add green chilis and cream cheese until melted.

Spoon mixture onto crescent roll triangle and roll up into a round shape.

Bake at 375 degrees until brown.

P.S. There was no fighting over the oven! "Teach" mixed up her dough and then went to do homework while I used the kitchen and oven. Now she's finishing up the baking and the homework! She works really hard!

Saturday, April 2, 2011