Brr - another chilly & snowy start to the week, but not to fret too much, temperatures are rising & snow will turn quickly to rain. April showers bring forth May flowers ...
So what is new from the patio? A few new things without photos before the new with photos.
I tried a new to us product from Costco that had been suggested by Mr Man's hair stylist. Pulled Pork & as pork is Mr Man's favourite, I thought a winner. As everyone knows, Costco's products are in bulk sizing & quantities so I figured what Mr Man did not eat Friday night I could freeze & reheat for another 4-5 meals. Cook once, eat again & again. NO. It was very fatty & in-spite of being cooked in the crock pot, Mr Man said it was quite tough. Not a winner in this house. So what does one do with LOTS of left over pulled pork?
We put new taps in the main bathroom. Although it took Mr Man a few hours & some blue smoke, before I knew it the tapes were ready to use. While he worked away in the bathroom, I was in the scrap area sorting through an " new ideas" file folder. I reduced the amount of paper in this file to less than half. Amazing how fast some ideas can become stale or of no interest. All this was in aid of developing a 2016 Summer Manifesto.
My Fur Girls have a new game, hide in the shopping bags (recyclable kind), which turns out, not such a good idea. Bags have a plastic coating, Fur Girls have claws ... although they had at least 20 minutes of a wonderful hide & seek game with one particular bag. As long as they are happy.
|Soot prepares to ambush Smoke|
|Cat In The Bag - chapter 2 of cat in the hat?|
New & surprise yellow crocus sprouting in parts of my garden not previously known for crocus - no matter, I will thank the squirrels and /or chipmunks for their contribution to garden planning. The purple crocus I did plant.
|Crocus between snow melt/snow fall|
|Surprise Yellow Crocus|
The tulips have lots of promise for new flowers. My daffodils are pushing through & shivering. I have several daffodil clumps that did not produce many if any at all, flowers last year, so I spent the Summer & Autumn feeding them; so I have renewed hope of abundance in yellow nodding flowers this Ontario spring.
|Daffodils pushing through|
|Tulips Boldly Showing Up|
All about the garden is new promise of a spring to come no matter what the temperature says right now. Trusting that joy visits us all this week.