Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chillin' and Grillin'

While Mamie and Poppy were relaxing on the sun porch, a large black bird with a bright red head flew through the yard.  As you can see from the photo, it is a beautiful Pileated Woodpecker.  We hear them quite often, hammering away in the woods around our house, but today we had the added pleasure of watching it.

Today we were feeling a bit melancholy. Our daughter and grandson left at about 5:30 in the morning to go back home.  We so enjoyed having them with us for the last two weeks.
It is amazing how a little child can make a home so full of life. Everywhere we went in the house were signs of his presence. Toys,  bottles,  blankets,  diapers,  pacifiers and the list goes on and repeats from room to room.  Yet with one little smile, he can melt your heart.  
Now we are back to just the two of us, plus Pickles, Stella, and the other characters living at Sweet Pickles Farm...

As we observe the little critters going about their business,  they unknowingly remind us that it is good to take a few minutes and just relax. 

This little guy is like us- can't decide which direction is more comfortable.  So, soon he scampers off when he notices Stella's glare from inside the house. 

 Here is one of the hanging pots we put together not long ago.  Everything is very lush right now since we have had rain and sun...

Enough lounging, out to the coop to get the eggs and check the garden to see what we eat for dinner.

The onions are not quite ready, but this will work for dinner.  
Our trusty Swiss-chard and grilled veggies.  We will also throw onto the grill a thick cut pork chop that has been marinating....

It is amazing what a charcoal grill and a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper can do to veggies.  Those beets and rainbow carrots you see here were so delicious prepared that way...wish we had some more!

Thanks for visiting.  And let us know what kind of tasty treats come from your garden.

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1 comment:

  1. I know this is older but I can't believe the size of that fennel! Wish I could find it that big around here but not even whole foods has them that big....le sigh