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Monday, May 2, 2016

Rainy Sunday

It was a dark and rainy Sunday.
Family members met up at one of our local restaurants for a yummy breakfast with the intent to come back here to plan the future veggie garden. It was a no-go; too darn wet.
So instead, a quick walk about the property and off they went, pumpkin loaf in hand, until next time.

The funny little greenhouse read +6C early this morning under dark sky and heavy clouds.

It's a wet start to one of my favorite months but I know that farmers need it and that's a good thing.
I look forward to our local out-door markets opening soon. I'll be lined up for the blueberry scones and freshly baked oat bread.
Summer 2015

I got my 'early' birthday present  from my sister.
lol
She saw this and thought of her tea-drinking, cat-lovin' sister. :)

It now holds begonias that will be placed in a shady area as they do not tolerate hot sun very well.
For now they will thrive in the funny little greenhouse.

A recipe.
If you would like a quick and easy cookie recipe
this is my all-time favorite one.
You can prepare these in one large bowl.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
I always add pecan or walnut pieces at the end.

This recipe can be found in the 
Canadian Mennonite Cookbook

1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup  brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup chocolate chips
I add 1/4 cup of pecans or walnuts

Mix above in one large bowl. Drop by teaspoonfuls on parchment-lined cookie trays. Bake 350 for 10 min.

2 1/2 dozen.
Enjoy!

My little chickadee came by for a snack.

=^..^=

I've been showing off cats that I cared for through my cat-sitting service that I provided for the area that we have recently moved from.
So
Let's look back a bit...

Meet Caesar
I know...
Isn't he a lovely boy.
The last time I cat-sat this handsome fella I brought my knitting along.
Any excuse to stay longer. :)
He loved nothing more than to sit by my side and watch that I didn't slip a stitch.
We spent many wonderful hours together as he was a playful, loving cat.  
 I miss this guy so very much.



hugs, Deb


15 comments:

  1. yum,, what a yummy post!! I was the pet sitter on our road and I know first hand how close we become to our charges, I miss them too!

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  2. oh I forgot to say what a beautiful cup and saucer!

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  3. I've looked at those little greenhouses and wondered how much protection they provide - they might be good for hardening off my seedlings....hmmmmmm!! Happy early birthday, Deb!!

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    1. I've been very happy with it, Deb. I have flowers and veggies inside and they are all doing well. I've had a couple of nights that I brought the veggies inside because it was going down below zero but other than that they have stayed in the greenhouse and doing well. After an hour of sun-shine it can get very warm in there. They love it. And, I play music for them. haha!

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  4. Caesar is a cutie!

    The main market in the city moved outdoors for the first time this season on the weekend.

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  5. That teacup planter is adorable!!

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  6. Rainy Sundays are great for staying in, I find. It's good to have a cosy place from which to watch the rain. Then again, some pumpkin loaf and a cup of tea would be the perfect complement to watching a rainy day.

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  7. You have fixed up your little greenhouse to look so pretty. I love the little kitty planters. You make me want to decorate my little greenhouse. Caesar is a beautiful cat!

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  8. Have I mentioned how cute your little greenhouse is???
    I have just copied your recipe, and I think it will be perfect for Miss V and I on Wednesday...Thanks!
    enjoy your week Deb...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. Hi, Deb. Love those kitty pics you've been sharing of your past charges.
    My b'day is coming up this week too! Wonder if we share a date?
    Mine is the 6th. Anyway, hope you get what you asked for. (Wink, wink)
    Love from chilly and wet Nebraska ><>

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  10. I could eat a cookie or two right now! :)

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  11. Hi Deb, I love the cat-decorated-teacup-planter! And I love the intent look on Caesar's face as you knit.

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  12. Love that tea cup pot with kitty print. So cute!! Your greenhouse is beautiful filled with lovely plants and cute pots :-)
    Caesar is such a handsome kitty! Have a great day!

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  13. Your cookies sound great -- and the photo of Caesar is exquisite!

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  14. It's nice seeing photos of your cat-sitting clients again!

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