The children and I found this big garter snake a few days ago. When I was a little girl I used to catch these snakes whenever I saw them. I thought they were the neatest things. I can only remember being bitten once, the snake would not let go of my hand, and by the time it did, I had quite a bite. Until yesterday, I had know idea that garter snakes were venomous. Thankfully, their venom is mild and they only produce small amounts, they also can't deliver it effectively enough to do any damage. So these snakes are welcome around my house (as long as they stay outside!), they might even help keep the rodent population down which would be great!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Last week I made a beef stir fry; for the vegetables, I added: snow peas, carrots, red pepper, garlic and green onion. I love stir-fries because the are so versatile and you can pretty much add what ever veggies you have in the fridge. I marinated the beef in some soy sauce, a little ginger, and a little tiny bit of brown sugar. :) It turned out great!
Ready to cook!
Cooking the vegetables first, doesn't that look good?! :)
Remove veggies from wok so they don't over cook, then add in the beef.
Add vegetables back to pan after the beef is cooked. And ready to eat! :) I served ours over hot cooked sticky rice. Delicious! :)
Monday, May 13, 2013
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
Friday, May 10, 2013
In the kitchen......The dishwasher is going (I love that thing, don't know why I didn't use it sooner! :)) and everything is pretty clean. Just waiting on my wonderful husband to come in for lunch.
I am thinking.....That I should try harder to take time to read good helpful books and spend less time on the Internet. I am doing better at this, but I'm not all the way there yet. Of course there are tons of good helpful things to read on the Internet as well, there has just has to be balance.
I am wearing..... A long sleeve shirt, and jean skirt. It's cooled off a bit from yesterday and the shirt feels nice.
I am going.....to have to make a trip to the store soon. It's almost seeding time and I'll need groceries. I'm also getting dangerously low on diapers.
I am wondering.....if I should try having a garden this year. I'm leaning toward a yes, but also have a few doubts that I might not be able to keep up with it. If I have a hard time keeping up with cleaning and laundry, I'm probably crazy to add any thing more to my plate at this busy time of life. :) we will see.....
I am hoping......to build/make some kind of nest boxes for my four hens. Right now they lay their eggs on the floor or get into the feeder and lay them; not the best. I am also hoping to get rid of the nine roosters, yes, you read that right, nine, haha. Sometimes hatching your own chicks has its drawbacks. I'm not brave enough to kill them, and so, they live happily in the hen house, eating good feed and crowing.
I am thankful.....For God's mercy and love, thankful He doesn't leave His children alone, but corrects, chastens, and sanctifies. Praise His Name!
I am looking forward to....Trying to catch up where I'm behind, and read through the Bible this year.
Around the house.......There is plenty to do; as always. :) I need to deep clean the bedroom, and organize most of the closets in the house.
One of my favorite things.....Hearing my children laugh, and seeing them play nicely together.
A few plans for the rest of the week....Being Saturday I don't have many more plans for this week, except for possibly trying to get to the store this evening.
A peek into my day......
Little miss baby sweetness (7 months) has learned to pull herself to a stand. Here she is playing with her big sister. :) Sorry for the bad picture quality, I have been having trouble blogging off our iPad. I don't know why the pictures are sharp when I take them, but lose resolution after being posted. Also if you noticed any posts disappear its also because of iPad blogging, sorry.
Growing up it seems we always had a fire pit. Us kids had lots of fun starting the fire and cooking our hotdogs on sticks we cut from the woods. On warm summer nights sometimes would get out our pup tents and set them up around the fire for a campout. Anyways, I thought it would be nice to have a fire pit at our house, so yesterday I made one.
Part of the time was spent digging out the pit. Thanks to my strong man for helping me empty the first heavy load of dirt!
Here you can see the back of our house. When having a cookout you are bound to forget something, and it's nice if you are not too far from the house. :)