Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Another Rainy Day

We are over l0 inches and  counting.  It is raining very steadily now and is supposed to all day long.  We aren't  in a flood zone but so many in the southern Ozarks are.   My heart goes out to them.

I am still feeding kittens  and teaching them to use the litter pan.....I never knew what I was getting into with these little beasties.  They are doing well and still sleeping most of the time.  They will be traveling with us to KC this weekend.  What fun!  We are going to our granddaughter's high school graduation. Fortunately they are a 'cat' family and welcome them.

I am having a good time  baking and cooking for the pre-grad party.  I have missed baking.....yesterday I did our normal honey, oatmeal bread.  This time I made 4 loaves instead of 3 that the recipe calls for.
This is just for family use.  I am taking a double batch of my standard refrigerator rolls, two batches of cookies (maybe more), and a large batch of barbecued meatball (small size  for hors d'oeuvres).  It is good weather for cooking inside.

Yesterday was a lovely, sunny day. We took the opportunity to mow and didn't bury the wheels in the soft grass. I have seen more butterflies in the last sunny days than I saw most of last year and a better variety.
So  far,  We are hoping that is a good sign for the rest of the year.

 I hope I am right on these, if not, please tell  me.  A Red Admiral
  A Giant Swallowtail

The rains have not improved my poor blooming things.

The Native tradescantia has held up well.  It is a ditch plant here so I guess it has to be tough.
We spotted a Rose Breasted Grosbeak a few days ago.  We haven't seen one here in years.  Also the hummers  are back for a week now.  So far, just counted 3, but hoping for more as the weather warms.  I have a honeysuckle in bloom so they can supplement their liquid diet.

More in bloom:

The first is a red peony in  the Well House Bed.  It is gorgeous, but no fragrance at all.

This is iris Swingtown near the almost bloomed clematis Hagley Hybrid

This is my lost red iris among the weeds in the cellar bed....I need to rescue it!

I need to  go start cooking.


  1. Oh, the destruction of the rain. Here's hoping you remain out of harm's way. Prayers sent to those suffering the worst of it.

    I had to laugh at your boat load of kitties that will be traveling with you. They will be seasoned travelers by the time they're grown!

    You simply must stop posting pictures of your perfect breads. I'm a bread lover and yours always looks SO GOOD.

    That red peony is gorgeous. If I ever get my new, large flower garden in front of the deck going, I'm going to plant some peonies in there.

    1. Trip got canceled which may have been for the best....the boxload of kittens would have been a real issue.

      Oral medical emergency with Max. Not quite out of the woods yet with that one.

  2. 10" is a LOT of rain. I'm sorry for those who are dealing with the flooding, prayers for those dealing with this.

    Your bread looks so good! I need to go fix some supper, and omelet and toast sounds good to me tonight.

    Lovely flowers. Spiderwort is one of my favorites, grows like a weed. :-)

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

    1. and spreads! Hope you had a wonderful omelet and enjoyed it to the fullest.

  3. I don't think we've had as much rain as you, but we've had a lot. At least the pond is full now. I'm more than ready for sunshine and warmer temps so I can get some flowers planted. We haven't yet planted our raised beds in the garden. I think this year we'll only have a few tomato plants and green peppers. Maybe a few cucumbers. The homemade bread and other goodies you're making sound so good. There's not much that tastes as good as homemade bread!

    1. My gardening keep getting delayed....don't know what I will end up doing.

  4. Beauty in the yard. Love the birds.

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