Sunday, September 6, 2015

Monarchs and tomatoes

Looking out the backyard window I am seeing a lot of Monach butterflies. It’s that time of year again. I should be pulling up the old tomato and cucumber plants…. But it’s hard when they are still blooming. So, I will wait a few more weeks to give the late bloomers a chance to produce. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fresh new beginnings

New beginnings are always hard, nerve-racking, and totally stressful! Today I took steps (Really, really big steps) towards a fresh new beginning. I'm cleaning up my life as well...Physically and mentally. This is going to be a wild ride!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hey, sting has sprung !

A walk through any farm and ranch store and you will notice that spring is here. There are baby rabbits, chickens and ducks.

One of the reasons I like spring? Being outside and gardening, one of my passions. I love to take seeds, plant them, and then 60 days later be able to eat, literally, the fruits of my labor. So far I have 10 tomato plants, eight broccoli, 6 peppers, along with, peas, bush beans, onions, garlic, and cucumbers. I'll be posting garden photos soon. Enjoy the spring weather!

Friday, April 3, 2015

A Cooper's hawks lunch

Talk about something cool to I was driving home I happened upon this sight. A Cooper's hawk was eating a pigeon. It was amazing! I spent a few minutes taking photos with both my phone and my camera. As I was leaving someone else was pulling up to watch the show. Amazing!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ah...Push it!

Tough time at work this week. Maybe next week will be better!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Eastern Bluebirds of Oklahoma

Who doesn't love the Eastern Bluebird? They are full of energy and are not shy. The great thing about the Bluebird is that they're here in Oklahoma year round...Rain, heat, or snow you can see them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Barnum's Animal Crackers, ahhhhhh

Growing up I loved these animal crackers. Even now just seeing the box brings a smile to my face. Way back when you could cut the box and make the box have wheels. On one side of the box you could cut out the animals. I love the handle on the box as well.
They have changed the cookie in the last 10 years or so... They are now fluffy. I have to say I do not like what they did to the cookies. The taste is basically the same...BUT the rheology is soooooo not what it was. Rheology is a big deal! It is the way the food feels in your mouth when you are biting, chewing, and basically eating a food. By making this cracker(cookie) more fluffy it changes the rheology/ the way you experience the product. I still like the animal cracker packaging, that string that transforms it into a purse like product, and tearing open that wax paper inner wrapping. The crackers themselves, well I could just take 'em or leave them. Would I buy the again...yes...duh.