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Friday, May 29, 2015

Costco Loot ~ Birds ~ Weird Steven ~ Loading Bales ~ Bruiser's Gift ~ Cricket ~ New TV Shows ~ Composting

Good 52º a couple wispy clouds morning. Got to 89º yesterday. Today is supposed to be cooler and partly cloudy.
YEAH it's payday!!!!
My shopping at Costco:
I love lemon! In so many things.....
I keep it handy with a pour spout in this old wine bottle "Jelly Bean" my daughter-in-law Jen gave me...
Dude gets his boneless skinless chicken thighs cooked in chicken stock and gets a little extra with his food. I like to add some to my daily herb tea. And of course the zip bags are the most handy for freezing stuff!
I also got a couple bags of sugar. Sooooooooooooooooo much cheaper at Costco. I use it to make hummingbird necter. The little one pound bag at the market is $5 and the big five pound bag at Costco is $5 !!!

I got a bag of artichokes and shared them with Jennifer. Love them and I would eat them all, but it's better to share!
Keeping them in a glass of water after trimming the stem is a good way to keep them healthy for a few days until you are ready to cook them.
The Audubon Society had a photo contest.. here are a couple of the winners....
Great Egret:

Painted Bunting:
Use them for your desktop wallpaper!
Historically this date...
1886 – The Pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in The Atlanta Journal.

1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recordIrving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history.

1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.

1988 – The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

2004 – The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.


And births this date include...
1903 – Bob Hope, English-American comedian and actor (d. 2003)
1917 – John F. Kennedy, American politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
1939 – Al Unser, American race car driver
   He was my favorite driver!
1955 – John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan
1961 – Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist

And speaking of famous people.... Steven Tyler, before and after.... terminal weirdo~!!

Yesterday my neighbor up the hill was collecting all the bales of grass ....

And, the Bruise brought me a 'gift'! UGH.... not sure what it is, looked like a rat with that tail...
Mmmmm...... gag.
Yesterday after doing some chores I went into town to get a prescription and see Tim about the shipper for the gun forms. I sent a copy of it to Jay in Michigan. As I was leaving the pharmacy drive up there was this what looked like a field cricket... not big enough for a grasshopper....
He was a tough little guy. He hung on as I drove, turned facing the front of the vehicle and stayed there until I reached a speed of 45mph. Bye little funny guy!
Last night I was going to meet up with the "gang" (Pattersons, Yellins, and a few others) at the Elks Lodge for dinner, but my back was totally killer, so I stayed home. Didn't even cook. Had a couple slices of cheese for dinner! Boring............................... I did discover a couple shows on TV that got my interest... on NatGeo is Megacities:   and
Strange Inheritance:  
It's good to find new shows this time of year when everything is a rerun!
All I know. Happy TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 29th
Learn About Composting Day

Learn About Composting Day is a great opportunity to "Go Green" and help the environment. Composting is easy. It makes you feel good, knowing you are doing your part to keep our environment a little bit cleaner. You may be surprised at how easy it is to compost. And, everyone can compost.
What to compost- As you learn about composting, you will be surprised at all the things you can compost. It is common knowledge, that you can compost garden and yard vegetation, as well as kitchen (vegetable) scraps. But, you can also recycle many other things, including papers, untreated wood, and cardboard. Cardboard paper towel and toilet paper holders are great items to compost.
You can use  compost around your plants, to feed them, keep the weeds down, and to help retain soil moisture. If you don't have a yard, you can give it away to family and friends that do. Your reward will be flowers, vegetables or herbs from thankful gardeners.
Did you Know?  You can make Compost Tea with your compost materials to feed your indoor and outdoor plants!  It will save you $$$.
Find more about Compost Materials
As you learn about composting today, you will also see the wide array of ways you can compost. You can start a simple compost pile in your back yard. Or, you can select a range of composters, from compost bins and compost barrels, to compost tumblers. You can even use an indoor compost pail. More on Composters and Compost Tumblers.


Georgia Mattern said...

When you trim the artichoke stems and put in water as shown, do you then put it in the refrigerator, or leave it out at room temperature?

Oregon Sue said...

I leave them out on the counter. They will last that way for several days. The refrigerator turns them black. xo

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh be still my heart re those beautiful artichokes! They are soooo expensive here but I need to send John to Costco and see about them there.
OMG We spend a bundle on sugar for our Hummers. We have three feeders (one jumbo size) and they are totally empty by noon each day. It looks like LAX at landing time or a bee hive around them. The last sugar I bought was at Albertson's and I spent over $16 for a good size bag. UG!
Beautiful Audubon photos. (I used to be a member when I was a young girl at Parnell). My desk top photo is of my Isabella. Love looking at her. Then the screen saver is a huge collection (slide show) of her photos and now have added the other grands. Really neat.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

The artichokes at Costco are 6 for $5.49. Get some and get your sugar there! xoox

Lydia said...

Think it was Melissa Ethridge who early in her career said her neighbors could tell when work was slow- because her garden looked terrific then. Love it is compost day. Any aged manure from vegetarian food source can be used in the garden. Do you rent your cat out for vermin removal? He could earn his kitty Litter.

Oregon Sue said...

LOL re Bruiser!!! xo