Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tueday is Farmer's Market Day

We just love fresh vegetables!  For many years we grew large gardens and did a lot of canning.  But I don't know if it is old age or global warming, but we have not had much luck with gardening in the last few years.  We didn't make one at all this year and DH was amazed today when our water bill arrived and it was much lower than summer's past!  Even without a garden, we are still eating good!

No, these beautiful tomatoes are not from the neighbor's garden.  With no rain and temps in the 100+, all our neighbors have about given up on backyard gardens.


Thank goodness for the Farmer's Market on Tuesday mornings!  Although about half of the farmers were there today, we still were able to score some great fresh vegetables today!  

Do you live close to a Farmer's Market?
Love,
Lottie

Sunday, July 24, 2016

July Glory - Tiger Lily

In July we have the most beautiful sights from our Tiger Lilies!  Friendly butterflies come to visit.







DH bought the first Tiger Lily for me years ago.  They have multiplied each year and only lasted a couple of weeks this year because of our 100+ temperatures!  They don't require any care at all.  Only concern is that  they are supposed to be toxic to cats, but my cats just eat cat food and never bother them.


So beautiful!  All year I look forward to their blooms which are in full glory around July 4th!

More beautiful July flowers click here


Love,
Lottie 

Friday, May 27, 2016

DYI Curtains for side lights

 Our 1907 house in Alabama has beautiful lead glass side lights in the front door!  We've left them without curtains because the light is gorgeous in the morning coming through the beveled lead glass. 

But someone ringing the doorbell can see right in when I come down the hall in my pajamas.  So we set about making curtains for the side windows.  $5 for two little white rods for the top, $5 for a sheer panel, and $5 for fabric glue.  We cut the single sheer in half, cut the length and used fabric glue to hem it.  Done!

 There it is!
Love,
Lottie