Sunday, March 5, 2017

A teeny tiny Sunday post

A little post on this quiet Sunday afternoon. Poppy is napping in front of the TV and all the cats and dogs are somewhere asleep too.


actually, here's Bickett and Smokey. The afternoon sun shines warm through the sewing room window.

Well shoot, it's hard to tell yet, how bad the big freeze hurt all the fruit trees and flowers. The wind was blowing so darn hard Friday afternoon, that I gave up trying to cover some of the plants. 

I would get the flannel sheet just about over the little peach tree up at the garden when a gust of wind would lift the sheet straight up and over my head. It was awful! Probably did more harm than good...knocking off the blooms.

But then, look at this masterpiece...

with Poppy helping, we got the car cover over the biggest peach tree, then with clothespins, I attached sheets and blankets all around. Looks a little like the circus has come to town!





Earlier today, both Poppy and I were shuffling around in the kitchen, in each other's way. He was taking up a batch of beef jerky and I was baking banana nut bread. Sorry, but I cut a slice of the bread before taking the picture. It just smelled so darn good!



This batch of jerky is extra spicy, and really good! Poppy sliced the beef very thin...he is a butcher by trade, you know. :)


Smokey, in one of his favorite bird watching spots...


I hear shuffling around, so I will end my post here. Thank you for visiting.

Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny









29 comments:

  1. Hi Henny: It was -22C here this morning and now, 3pm it has climbed to -4. Tomorrow it will be in the +. Geesh...it's going nuts here. I enjoyed your post today. I do hope you saved that tree. And the photo of Smokey on the well is gorgeous. Little scamp, eh. Audrey won't look at me because the dog is here but I put a new shelf up for her to discover later and she'll soon be back to her audacious self. :) Enjoy your Sunday evening. I look forward to the series Victoria on Sunday nights. Must go and take the dog home now. Hug that Smokey.

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  2. Love seeing your sweet kitties. Oh, I hope the little tree will be ok. What crazy weather we have been experiencing. My husband would enjoy that jerky and I would love banana bread! God bless your evening.

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  3. Hope your peach tree's ok, hate it when we have a late frost or freeze. Haven't made banana bread in forever and I do love it.

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  4. I'll keep my fingers crossed the blooms were saved. One of my apple trees has also bloomed. I would cry if we had a frost again this year.

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  5. yummy on that jerky! Maybe he will let you tell us how he makes it? Would love to know how he does it.

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  6. Everybody has their own special jerky recipe. When I used to backpack we had jerky.

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  7. I hope your fruit trees didn't suffer too much from the frost ( or the wrapping! ) Your circus tent remark made me smile as your posts often do. That banana loaf looks good. I made a carrot cake yesterday but we ate a good third of it already! No pictures got taken.

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  8. I can just see you with that billowing sheet out in the wind! Hope eveything is OK.
    Cats sure know how to take it easy, don't they.

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  9. That should protect the tree!!
    Naps sound like a good thing for a Sunday afternoon. Not for me though, I am not a nap taker.
    I think Ken would love some of Poppy's beef jerky, me I'd rather have a piece of your banana bread.

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  10. We did not get out and cover anything. I hope that it did not hurt our blueberry bushes.

    Love you bunches!

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  11. We make jerky, too! But we are not the masters your hubby is. :)
    I like my jerky thin, but everyone else likes it thicker.
    Plants have a way of recovering if need be. Hopefully all will be fine.
    You all have a blessed week!

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  12. I love your photo of the front of the cabin, and of Smokey's favorite resting spot! Hopefully, all of your work covering the fruit trees will pay off.

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  13. at first I didn't see smokey----didn't know where he was------then he jumped out at me! ha ha LOl

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  14. It looks like that peach tree should be safe from the freeze. It would sure be a shame to sacrifice the peach crop.
    I am impressed with everything coming out of the kitchen at your house. I've never been a fan of beef jerky, but must admit that looks tempting. Banana bread is always a temptation and that smell is heavenly.

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  15. Haven't done much baking lately and I miss fresh banana bread.
    Smokey's no dummy - he's the same color as the well.

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  16. Your feline babies are adorable...

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  17. Oh, those kitty cats look so comfortable, on that bed, in the sun... I would not have been able to resist, joining them!!!

    Hope all your wrapping/covering work, helped save some! So sad to see frost, come "late"...

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  18. I enjoy lazy Sundays . . . although your fight with the sheets sounded exciting. I hope you got your tree covered in time. Here's to warm weather that lasts :)

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  19. Hope your peach trees will be fine. My dad was a butcher. My son wishes he had let his grampy show him how to do it but he was too young then. Dad would do the deer for the hunters free if he could have some of the steak. The wind was savage around here also. Hugs, LJ

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  20. Love all your beautiful pictures, especially the one of Smokey!! He is such a handsome cat!!! The banana nut bread looks soooo yummy!!!!:)
    Jessi

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  21. I'm drooling over the jerky. I bought a flank steak to give jerky making a try, but the steak is still languishing in the freezer. Been there done that with trying to cover bushes and trees. Good idea to use the car cover though! Hope your efforts were successful.

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  22. The cat sure is a lovely animal. I hope the freeze did not destroy the fruit trees. We're having warm, springtime weather here now. It seems the weather cannot make up its mind.

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  23. I hope all your hard work paid off and the trees were saved! I didn't realize Poppy was a butcher. Your banana bread looks delicious. All your critters look very sweet.
    have a good week!

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  24. I hope that your plants and trees are okay. That is quite a contraption over your tree. Your banana bread looks so good. That beef jerky does look pretty good too. Have a wonderful day.

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  25. I hope your plants didn't receive too much damage. Your cats are so sweet, I love Smokey's little spot, it looks like he's really enjoying himself. The jerky and the banana bread looks delicious. My brother-in-law makes jerky too, I can taste it now. Enjoy your week!

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  26. Aw! The kitties on the bed! LOVE!
    I LOVE jerky and banana bread. Can I come over? <3

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  27. I hope your flowering trees were not damaged. Spring can be fickle. The jerky and your bread look wonderful! :)

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  28. That jerky and banana bread is making me hungry. My husband used to make jerky a lot but it has been a few years since he's made any. I'm glad that Poppy helped you get the peach tree covered. You surely are a worker, Henny.

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