Monday, April 30, 2012

Old McSharpley had a farm.....

♫♪♫Old McSharpley had a farm ♫♪♫.....
♫♪♫♪ eee i eee i oh ♫♪♫...
♫♪♫And on his farm he grew..........

Well for now, it is lettuce, onions, radishes.......everything but the bacon!

And what a delicious salad these three items make! There is nothing like a hot wilted lettuce salad.

Recipe for Wilted Lettuce

This year we are trying a new technique...well new for us! It has been around for years. It is called the Three Sisters Garden. The garden area has been tilled. Oh yes.....this is in our FRONT YARD!

Today Farmer Ron planted CORN, SQUASH, and BEANS!
The idea behind the three sisters garden is  ...
" an ancient method of gardening using an intercropping system which grows corn, beans, and squash crops simultaneously in the same growing area that is typically a rounded mound of soil, often called a hill." Click here to learn more about this! ThreeSistersGarden
We are excited to see how this works!

Today, Ron also planted tomatoes, peppers, more beans, beets, turnips, cucumbers, basil.  Gracious! Farmer Ron is going to have to retire so that he will have time to work his garden!

We are also excited about our FIG TREE. Last year the deer and other littler varmints enjoyed this delicious delicacy. This year, we have netted the produce! (and the 22 is beside the back door!)

Would love to hear your suggestions!!! xoxox

PS. Hot out of the garden:

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012 Blue Ridge Marathon - Conquer the Blue Ridge

Sit back, fix a cup of coffee, or a glass of iced tea. 
This blog is filled with lots of information and includes the site to my daughter's (Lauren Hartman) blog!
Enjoy the "ride" and be sure to click on her site. 

WOW!!! What an epic weekend! Visitors from all over the United States, came to see our beautiful city! .....and the brave, well-trained, full marathon runners ran right past our house! The weather was perfect for us spectators!
She came in 7th in her age division!!!!! 2hours 17minutes!
Click here to see her blog!!! It's pretty awesome...and so is she!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Give Me Some Shugar, Dahlin ♥


spring chicken
darn tootin'
a sight for sore eyes
gracious alive
tore up

Southerners know their vacation spots:
The beach
The rivuh
The crek
Southerners know everybody's first name:
Southerners know the movies that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind
Southerners know their religions:
Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm:
Foat Wuth

Southerners know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler
Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon
Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and aconniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them,
You "PITCH" them._____
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."
Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."
Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, as in: "Going to town, be back directly."
Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular, sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin'!
Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that"just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.
Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and Po white trash.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb..
Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... And when we're "in line,"... We talk to everybody!
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, “y'all” is singular, “all y'all” is plural.
Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
Every Southerner knows that tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; that scrambled eggs just ain’t right without Tabasco , and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
~Girls Raised In The South~

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.
And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,"Bless her sweet little heart"... and go your own way.
To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southernness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your little heart!

And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff....bless your hearts, I hear they’re fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fah-evah !
There ain't no magazine named "Northern Living" for good reason. There ain't nobody interested in livin' up north, nobody would buy the magazine!

Ya'll take care now, ya hear!