Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thank you friends!!

for all the nice comments on my last post. I appreciate you all so much...I really do!

Oh my! Is it hot and humid where you are? 

You know, last winter I waited and hoped and wished for spring and summer...telling myself, "I will not gripe and complain about the heat, not this summer". I craved the feel of warm sunshine on my bare arms and the healing powers of the sun for my aching body. 

Have to admit, I have complained just a wee bit this month of July.  It's so hot and humid!!

The sweet little canary yellow bird cage hangs empty at the playhouse...

Poppy did the painting and that's about as far as we got...

I am too ashamed to show you the teeny tiny garden. We have had thunderstorms, lots of rain, and high winds which can wreak havoc on garden plants. However...

tomatoes are plentiful and some are kind of big...

and these Pablano peppers...

Back when the garden was just starting, our soon to be new neighbors, Steve and Loye stopped by and gave us four Pablano pepper plants. 

I've Gooled and found a simple recipe for Rajas; Pablano peppers sauteed with onions and garlic, that looks good. 

Well, we have been walking the dogs a little earlier these days because of the heat. Our boy Eli was sick yesterday...

Poppy asking him if he felt up to a walk this morning...can you believe our sweet Eli is almost eight years old now?

Eli did want to go. We had planned to be at the vet's office at eight this morning but whatever it was that made Eli sick, seemed to be gone. Obviously, he had eaten something that didn't agree with that big tummy of his. Vet told us to watch him today and bring him in if he gets sick again. 

Always ready for a walk...

Ellie says she has been ready!

looks like Smokey had a busy night...said he would just soon stay home and catch a nap...

Guess that's about it for now. Thank you for visiting. Be back soon, I hope!

Love, Henny


  1. Great looking garden produce.

  2. I always enjoy seeing your furry friends. We have been growing Poblano peppers the last few years, I roast them and dice them and freeze them to add to cooked dishes on the winter, like my version of shrimp and grits.

    1. Thank you Linda. I had never heard of Poblano peppers until this summer. I will try roasting and freezing them.

  3. I agree. Your harvest looks wonderful! Very glad to hear Eli is feeling better. And yes, Louisiana has been hot and humid this summer. Do what you can to stay cool and God bless!

    1. Thank you Linda! Seems like folks everywhere have suffered through the heat this summer.

  4. Your garden is producing some beautiful vegetables! Hope Eli stays feeling okay!

  5. That tomato is gorgeous. Sweet yellow bird cage, have you decided want you're going to do with it? I have one hanging on my front porch with a plant growing in it. I love the bright paint job, you have inspired me, it's so pretty.

    1. Thank you Connie. I can't decide how to put a plant inside the cage. The door is so tiny. :)

  6. We've had the hottest June on record over here...40+...
    And much the same to come, l checked the 14 day
    forecast, which includes my annual Barby..on the 7th,
    and it's nothing but sunshine..! :).
    I'm watering the baskets/flowers twice a day..and the
    back lawn has gone brown..! :(.

    The tomatoes and peppers look lovely Henny...But! As
    we know, everything is so much bigger over there, and,
    where you live looks so lovely...! :).
    Always loved your Lake...ooops! sorry..Pond..HeHe! :).

    Hope the cage is just for show, hope you don't intent to
    put a bird in it...! :(.
    I don't like cages of any type, birds should be free to fly
    were they want to...'Free as a bird' they say..!
    Perhaps the cage would look nice with a plant in it, or
    even a very large tomato...HeHe! Bless! :O).
    🍁 πŸ‚ πŸƒ 🍁 πŸ‚ πŸƒ 🍁 πŸ‚ πŸƒ 🍁 πŸ‚ πŸƒ 🍁

    1. Oh Willie, I've been hearing on the news about the extreme heat over there too. Hope is cools off a little for all of us. I'm with you on letting birds fly free. I just feel so sorry for birds in a small cage...or any animal locked in a small cage. It breaks my heart. Thank you for visiting!

  7. Your Ellie dog is a real beauty ...reminds me of my old Golden Retriever , he was kind of similar . Now over the rainbow bridge waiting for me to come one day , although sometimes I swear I feel his presence beside me . I miss him so much . I am also thankfully picking and freezing tomatoes too .Feeling blessed ! Wishing you a beautiful , cooler weekend . Debbie 🌼

    1. Thank you Daisy. I know you must miss your sweet Golden Retriever. They are like family and we love them so much. I just looked at your vegetables post...and loved it. Didn't know you could freeze tomatoes that way. I've been stewing them and freezing them.

    2. Wash and dry tomatoes.
      Cut away the stem and core.
      Cut tomatoes into fourths or smaller (if desired)
      Place on a baking sheet, skin side down.
      Cover with plastic wrap and freeze.
      Once frozen place in a single layer in labeled freezer bags.

      Tomatoes may be frozen raw or cooked, whole, sliced, chopped,
      or purΓ©ed...
      Tomatoes do not need to be blanched before freezing...!

  8. Dear Henny ~ I hear you about the heat and humidity. I work outside early, and even then you start 'glowing' as soon as you walk out the door. A.C. is a blessing. Your harvest looks yummy. Glad Eli is feeling better Have a great weekend, and thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment, which truly lifted my spirits and inspired me to keep on keeping on. ~ Love you ~ FlowerLady

  9. I love seeing your sweet pets! I really like that Henny Penny Lane sign you have in your little "house." So cute! Yes, it's mighty hot, and the Great Summer Hibernation has begun in earnest around here. I'm knitting/spinning/sewing/felting with a fervor!!

  10. Man and beast, don't we all love to be outside enjoying summer even on the hottest days. Because I do not have to think hard to remember my 8 months of cooped up inside with bad weather. And of course, we all worry about our pets when they appear to be sick. So glad it was probably just an upset tummy for Eli. You just never know until it passes or like you said, plan to go to the vet. I think your tomatoes look just so ripe and red and juicy. I can't even grow them here at my house, the deer eat them like candy even when green. And now my 2 apple trees have been just about picked clean by grey squirrels. There is no relief from hungry mouths, lol. Lynn and Precious

  11. Like the yellow bird cage.
    Wow nice big, great looking tomatoes.
    Glad to hear Eli is back to feeling better. Him and Ellie are beautiful.
    Not hot here in western Md. We have a good mix of rain and sun and cool breezes.

  12. You should not be ashamed to show your tiny garden! I've never had a garden! I always say I would not complain about the heat and humidity so I can feel righteous complaining about the cold and snow! LOL! Either way the high heat and humidity is a little hard to take! Our weather man said we are headed to the hottest week of the summer next week! Stay cool!

  13. So glad Eli is feeling better. Love your garden and the little playhouse. You are so creative and artistic! We are hot here too-so dry-I have to water our gardens every day. I said the same things about winter too. Our winter seemed years long though....

  14. Dear Henny, another great post from you.....thank you! Sorry to hear about all your heat and humidity...your garden is putting out some beautiful veggies....never heard of pablano peppers....are they spicy? Sure glad Eli is feeling better and that you can take your walks when the weather is a bit cooler. That yellow bird cage is so cute and beautifully painted....just waiting for a canary! Whatever happened to the little wren family that you had peeping out of the birdhouse? Well, that's all for here this week in the 70's....I love that weather! Take good care! Love you guys and all your critters too!

  15. I'm jealous of those tomatoes! Eli is such a handsome guy. Glad he's feeling better!

  16. I am an outdoor kind of gal, but our intense heat had pretty much held me hostage inside for several weeks. And, it's not over yet, even though we had rain today and it was much cooler. I sure would like to get my hands on your calorie counter book. You are your daughter's mother, so I can only imagine how unique and wonderful it must be.

  17. I am in agreement with you..the heat and Southern humidity is wreaking havoc on our Summertime fun. I do not even feel like walking my doggies, as just either too hot or too late or early when could get by with it..for both them and I. :0( ...Stay tuned..Fall will be here pretty soon..but not soon enough..being its usually October before it really cools off some here in NC. Your garden goodies look the yellow bird cage and hoping your baby stays well. Some of mine little four feel bad sometimes but in a day or so..they are back to normal. Its when they do not get back soon that we have to when my Cocker Spaniel was eating and all normal..other than sluggish. She was found to have a thyroid problem..meds from now on but happy to say she is feeling much better and like herself. Have a blessed weekend at your beautiful Farm.

  18. I was also one who vowed not to complain about the heat but I've changed my tune. July is NOT one of my favourite months after all. Maybe not August either. That will depend on whether it finally cools off or not.
    I'm impressed by your lovely tomatoes. And the other produce too. I'll bet you've turned it all into some yummy dishes by now ( I'm always late with commenting especially in summer).

  19. Those tomatoes look incredibly delicious and juicy. Such a lovely color πŸ…
    We have finally cooled down from the heatwave, it is a pleasant time to be out and about outside.
    Happy to read that your beautiful boy Eli is feeling better, he's the sweetest of pups.

  20. Hi Henny. Thank you for popping over & leaving a comment. I didn't know anything about those bowls, and then in one day at the Amish Flea Market I saw about 5 of them, 2 were heart shaped. Prior to that I had never seen one, and didn't even know they were a thing. I hope you find one for yourself, I was going to use it for bread as that is what they are designed for, kneading etc in colonial times, but mine ended up being for pretty. You can find new ones too. But the thrill is in the hunt isn't it.

  21. Good morning Henny! So sorry your beautiful Eli was sick, but the humidity is no friend to dogs either. He probably got too hot. I hope so. Your garden looks pretty good. Like you said, we are ravaged with rain, wind, and too much humidity. I can't wait for fall, though, I thought that a fall garden might be a good thing instead. I sure am hoping so! Love and hugs Terry

  22. Your veggies all look great, Henny! We've been getting lots of ripe a matter of fact, I just canned my first 7 quarts of spaghetti sauce today. I love knowing what's in my food and I thoroughly enjoy canning...just like my husband enjoys gardening.

    Sorry to hear that Eli wasn't feeling well, but glad he was doing better and ready for a walk.

  23. Adorable garden pics. I have a birdcage hanging outside also, painted mine a light blue. Do not be ashamed of your garden, at least you planted one. With the heat here in Nashville TN this yr I am having trouble keeping the weeds out of my flower bed!! So keep on growing!

  24. Always enjoy your photos, Henny. It's been so hot and muggy here, too. Too much really. I hope Eli is feeling much better now. Our animals mean so much to us. Hi Smokey. He looks wonderful.

  25. I love the little yellow bird cage makes your area so sweet. Your tomatoes look so wonderful. It has been miserable hot here......and not much rain. Eli, Ellie, and Smokey look so cute! Wishing you pleasant summer days!

  26. Ellie and Smoky are beautiful animals. ALways enjoy your photos. The vegetables look delicious!


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