Friday, July 09, 2010


According to the news it's a good year for grapes.  The dry humid weather makes for sweeter grapes with a tougher hull.  My grape vines are loaded.  In the end they will be purple.  Here's a cool recipe on these hot days, for a grape salad:  1 T. lemon juice,  1 T. honey,  1 cup bite size cubes cantalope, honeydew melon or watermelon, 1 cup halved red or green grapes, 1 t. slivered fresh mint leaves.   In medium bowl, mix juice and honey.  Add melon and grapes.  Toss gently to coat.  Sprinkle with mint.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Here's a picture of my cucumbers today.  They are growing fine being that I water them every evening.  Boy did they ever get a good drink one night while I was gone.  I ask Gary if he would water them for me and I said, "Please don't forget to turn off the water."   He snapped back at me with, "Mom, I know to turn off the water."   The next morning he called me and said, "you know me like a book."  He went to a friends house and she was commenting on some cucumbers in the neighbors yard.   That's when he thought of the water still running on the cucumbers.  It had been running for about two hours.   Oh well, maybe that the reason they look so good today.  Look at my brown yard in the background.   We need rain!!!!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


I had such a nice visit with Ruby.   She made us a root beer float and gave me a tour of her house.  She has so many pretty things.  I think it's tomorrow gramps is flying to Texas and then she is going to drive.   I'm so glad I got to meet her.  Judy, I wish you could have been there.    Here's wishing you well on your move to Texas.  You will be missed by many, I am sure!   I'm glad you are my friend!

An Africian Violet from Ruby.