Friday, August 31, 2018

Mother's Day Revisited

We aren't known for being "Speedy Gonzales" when it comes to doing things around the house. But today was a good day because TopDad helped me plant the Lilac bush he gave me for Mother's Day this year. I've been nursing it along in its pot on the front porch. It is a Common Lilac; we planted it near what will eventually be a fence between our property and our neighbors. He has a gorgeous deep purple, very fragrant lilac there that I enjoyed this year. Hopefully mine will bloom next Spring and we'll enjoy both of them.

My young plant with the large deep purple lilac behind.
In other news, I made a pot of tomato basil soup from four huge beef steak tomatoes given to me by another neighbor. Yummy!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Intruder Alert!

You know the season is changing when the mice show up inside.

Our antique house is rather porous and as summer turns to autumn the critters seem to think they can move inside. This week we began to notice evidence of a mouse in the kitchen so I got out my trusty little snap traps, baited them with almond butter and set them out last night.

It got in one good meal without setting off the trap.

It was not so lucky on the second attempt to stuff itself.

The face of a filthy varmint!

Critters belong outside. When they come in and make messes they deserve what they get!