Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ready for Fall? The Autumn season begins Saturday, September 22nd 2018.

Green leaf colors will slowly turn to the colors of Autumn.
Watch for shades of red, yellow and orange when you are taking a walk.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Best way to make your own suet. Taking care of backyard birds.

I found a recipe to make your own bird seed suet cake. It was easy and quick. The birds are loving it. 

Suet recipe:

1 c lard
1 c crunchy peanut butter

2 c quick cooking oatmeal

2 c yellow cornmeal
1 c all purpose flour
1/3 c granulated sugar
1/2 c ground nuts 

Mix all ingredients thoroughly.

Press into a sheet pan and chill.

Remove from sheet pan and cut into size to fit
your suet feeder.

#birds #birdfeeder #homemade #suet #peanutbutter 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Attracting Hummingbirds. Making my own nectar.

Hummingbirds are visiting my backyard feeder again this year. I make my own sweet nectar for them using 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup sugar. Boil water first. Add sugar and stir. Let cool. This keeps in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. I change it often.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Strawberry tart.

Make something delicious with fresh strawberries. 

Strawberries are the most cultivated berry in the country. They are grown in every state and are available at most farmers markets, if only for a brief time in colder climates. Nothing beats fresh, local berries......read more here:

Today I decided to use my tart pan I bought from the local thrift store. I knew I wanted a light tasting crust. I don’t like a pie crust that crumbles when you cut it.
Next I wanted a filling to resemble a cheesecake but not too thick or rich. I only want it to be about one half of an inch thick. I don’t like the creamy pudding texture most tarts have. Plus not too sweet.
Lastly the fruit topping should be fresh. Not fruit cooked in with with filling.
Ok, so now to find a recipe that fits my needs.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Spring Flower Bulbs Blooming...

Spring time Tulip bulbs are blooming, trees are budding and grass is growing. Enjoying this season.