Sunday, May 22, 2016

In Case You Don't Know....

it's the little things that matter most

While in the woods the other day observing the Eagles, I heard something rustling behind me. Turning to see what it was, I spotted this:

(Here, let me zoom out a tad...)

Then, this morning, while watering the planters along the stonewall, I spotted this:

talk about biting off more than you can chew!

And THEN, driving home from Tai Chi the other night, I spotted this:

See, I told you it's the little things that matter most!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Lots...I Mean Pots...of Reflections

A few months ago, I decided to buy a NuWave PIC (precision induction cooktop).

I love it!

Primarily, I wanted it for it's convenience and portability. It came two frying pans, a 3.5 at stainless pan, strainer basket and lid and a second "burner."

It was when I began using it, the features really began to make me smile. Cooking with it is a breeze since it has multiple wattage settings in addition to the pre-sets which range from "low" through "max sear". It is and does function, just as advertised. Low means immediately "low" and "Off" means off. It is great for melting chocolate and maintaining the creamy consistency needed for dipping strawberries too!

Yes, there's a story.
It's me, so, of course, there's a story!!

The first time I used it, I was boiling the chicken I give Moon and Copper.

Chicken in pan.
Water in pan.
Hit "Med High".
Waited...and waited...and waited.
Couldn't figure out why the water/chicken wasn't doing anything.
Telling the Pres that the thing was a dud, I took out the QRG (quick reference guide). It wasn't the dud. I was.

I never hit the "START" button.

Oh, one more thing. It makes great omelettes,

"just saying and sharing..."

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Gated Community

We all know what that expression means.  Well, lets put it this way, we all have our own perception of what it means.  In fact, I even Googled it for you...

Gated community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


In its modern form, a gated community (or walled community) is a form of residential community or housing estate containing strictly controlled entrances for ...

US, of course!

Watching the tiny green hairs of grass grow under all that hay, I asked the Pres if he could possibly put in the gate I've been asking him to build near the feeders.  

So, little by little, parts of the wire fencing came down and was replaced by a beautiful wooden gate.

And while he built, I wandered around the yard and realized he has really created

a gated community.

There's a double gate around the back near the garage which the Pres made wide enough for equipment (like the backhoe/grader) to pass through.

Then there's another double gate along with a single gate for the access to side yard.

Then we've got the front gate right off the driveway.

And another double gate that accesses the front yard which is where the septic and leeching fields are.

Well, the next project (although I cannot tell you when it will happen) is to begin chipping away a small area "into the woods."

Do you think the Pres should change his name to Bill Gates?

"just saying and sharing..."

Good Fences

And just so you don't get tired of looking at our fences, here's a looker that I discovered recently.

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