Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chickens in the Morning

I went out when the sun was coming up at about 6:30, but the chickens were already wide awake and outside. It was chilly too!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

PJMs in Full Bloom Yesterday

The PJMs are in full bloom and the hyacinths are starting to fade.

Tulips Already?!

This is a photo from the neighbor's tulip bed next door. It seems early for tulips this year. I remember April 22 moving from Rhode Island to Ohio and the tulips were up in Warren but not here in Hudson... It seems early this year.
Aren't these multi color tulips beautiful?
This one is near the driveway.
Glad I got this shot of the tulips above... We were working on the house yesterday and the multi colored ones got stepped on. :( But it will make the house look better year round, so a little smoosh on the tulip is worth it!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Record Big Chicken Egg 116 grams

Wow. The chickens are loving spring time and really laying again. But this week one of them laid a REALLY BIG EGG of 116 grams (4 1/8 ounces). That's a big egg! A record for our chicken coop. Wonder if it will have two yokes when I crack it open?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Crock Pot Recipe Links

Maybe you remember I put cookie links on here back in 2007: Cookie Recipes

So here's a 2010 list of Crockpot recipes from a great viral email from 50+ Friends that my sister sent me!

Crock Pot - Beef
All Day Crock Pot Beef
Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Beef and Pasta Casserole
Beef Diablo
Beef Fajitas
Beef Ragout Over Rice
Beef Tips
Beer Braised Beef in Crock Pot
Burritos Crock Pot Style
California Tamale Pie
Cattleman's Beef and Beans
Cheeseburger Sandwiches
Cheesy Meat Loaf
Chili Beer Brisket of Beef
Classic Swiss Steak
Complete Crock Pot Dinner
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Country Swiss Steak
Cowboy Casserole
Cranberry Pork Roast
Crock Pot Beef Burgundy
Crock Pot Beef 'n Peppers
Crock Pot Beef with Mushrooms
Crock Pot Beef Roast
Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls
Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crock Pot Creole Steak Strips
Crock Pot Delight
Crock Pot Easy Swiss Steak
Crock Pot Enchiladas
Crock Pot Fajitas
Crock Pot Fajitas II
Crock Pot Italian Beef
Crock Pot Meatballs
Crock Pot Rump Roast
Crock Pot Sauerbraten
0D Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce
Crock Pot Swiss Steak
Crock Pot Taco Casserole
Fiesta Tamale Pie
Glazed Corned Beef
Glazed Corned Beef #2
Harvest Dinner
Harvest Pot Roast with Tomato-Wine Sauce
Hot-and-Spicy Sloppy Joes
Lean Crock Pot Beans
Nina's Beef and Beans
Pot Roast Dinner
Old Time Beef Stew
Pot Roast with Noodles
Ranch Style Beef
Reuben Casserole
Roast Cooked with Coke
Roast with Veggies
Sage Pot Roast
Salsa Swiss Steak
Savory Pepper Steak
Savory Stewed Beef
Slow-Cooked Beef Stifado
Slow Cooked Pepper Steak
Slow Cooked Steak Rolls
Slow Cooked Swiss Steak Supper
Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Sauce
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Slow Cooker Swiss Steak
Slowly Deviled Beef
Smothered Steak Strips
Spaghetti Sauce Italiano
Spicy Wine Pot Roast
Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
Stuffed Pasta Shells
Swiss Bliss
Swiss Steak
Teriyaki Steak
Three Pepper Steak
Three-Way Beef
Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables

Crock Pot - Pork
Casserole in the Cooker
Chicken Lickin Good Crock Pot Pork Chops
Chinese Style Country Ribs
Country Pork with Mushrooms
Cranberry Pork Roast
Crockpot Apricot Pulled Pork for Sandwiches
Crock Pot Festival Sausage
Crock Pot Hawaiian Pork
Crock Pot Pork Chops Supreme
Crock Pot Sausage & Potatoes
Crock Pot Sausage and Egg Casserole
Crocked Cherry Pork Chops
Polish Kraut and Apples
Pork Chop Delight
Pork Chops and Mustard Sau ce Potatoes
Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing
Pork Stew with Vegetables
Rosemary Potato Pork Chops
Sauerkraut Supper
Slow Cooking Pork Chops
Soy-Glazed Spareribs
Super Easy Pork Chops
Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa or Polish Sausage
Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs
Sweet 'N' Sour Sausage

Crock Pot - Poultry
90s Style Crockpot Coq Au Vin
Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Baked Cajun Chicken
Baked Chicken Breasts in Crock Pot
Basil Chicken
Broccoli Rice & Chicken
Cantonese Sweet & Sour Chicken
Caribbean Chicken
Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken
Chicken & Cherries Jubilee
Chicken a la King
Chicken and Cherries Jubilee C/P
Chicken & Rice Casserole
Chicken and Artichoke Casserole
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Breasts Supreme
Chicken Creole
Chicken Crock Pie
Chicken Curry
Chicken Curry #2
Chicken Curry Hurry
Chicken Hearts Crockpot
Chicken in the Crock Pot
Chicken Marengo
Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms
Chicken Ol??
Chicken Paprika
Chicken Parisienne
Chicken Parmigiana
Chicken Sesame
Chicken Stew
Chicken Stroganoff in Crock Pot
Chicken Taco Filling
Creamy Chicken with Vegetables
Crockpot Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Crock Pot Chicken
Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Crock Pot Chicken Dinner
Crock Pot Chicken in Mushroom Gravy
Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla
Crock Pot Garlic Chicken
Crock Pot Lacquered Chicken

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

3 Types of Paperwhite Daffodils

Three types of paperwhite (narcissis) daffodils means 3 times the enjoyment.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Spring has Sprung in Hudson Ohio!

Spring time means this week forsythia, daffodils, cherry trees, hyacinths, and paperwhites too!

Can't wait for a beautiful spring weekend!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Blue Herons at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Blue herons in Akron Ohio at Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Bath and Ira Roads March 31 2010

These birds are majestic. I love the Blue Herons at Ira Road and Bath Road in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Akron. I believe that these roosting grounds are actually inside the city limits of Akron Ohio! Hard to believe it's inside the city limits.

Daffodil Time in the Garden

It's daffodil time and I'm really enjoying the first signs of spring around the gardens.
From Saturday to Tuesday, what a difference the sun and temperature makes. We had a high of almost 80 here yesterday and my gardening fingers can't wait to dig in the dirt and soil.

Last night I broke off some old Hosta sticks and wilted leaves... should have put on some gloves, but I couldn't help myself. Just being outdoors where the birds are chirping and the peepers peeping gets my heart beating faster. I think spring is my favorite season!