Tuesday, January 17, 2023

It's Ketchup Day

Greetings Blogger Buds,

How was your weekend and Monday?

The HH has been having back issues so I have been working on the leaves...forever.  Next year I'm hiring it done. 

 My little daffies are so confused. January is way too early to be trying to bloom.

My daughter recommended making stock from cheese rind for my bean soup.  She also suggested tossing in some carrots and rosemary.  I followed her instructions. The results were yum.😊

 It's baby steps with the kittens. They will come out when I'm around now, if I don't make any sudden moves. I still can't touch them, which they need. Hopefully soon.

This is the Christmas gift we got from my sister. She made one for each of the sibs. Pretty cool, huh?


This was taken in CO on one of my SIL's walks.

What about you, blogger buds. Got leaves(Cough. Cough. Choke. Choke.) ? Daffies that are blooming too early? Wild child kittens? A purrfect Christmas gift? A great spot to walk?


Elephant's Child said...

Leaves are staying on trees here. Sadly lots of kitten issues (see my Sunday Selections post). Love that gift.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nice Christmas gift from your sister. I mulch my leaves, Sandra. I run my mower over them and they decay into the ground over winter. In spring I have free mulch that is already in place.

I hope the kitties learn to accept you soon. How is Frank taking/accepting them?

Andrew said...

It is ages since your fall yet you still have so many fallen leaves. They haven't decomposed yet.

I always wonder what happens to plants that grow or bloom at the wrong time of the year. Do they see sense and power down to put on a display at the right time.

I am not sure I want to try your soup but I take you yum word for it.

It does seem to take some months to build a relationship with cats who weren't 'peopolised' at a young age.

Is CO Colorado? What creatures are they?

Donna said...

You need to add a mulcher to your lawnmower! No More Raking Leaves! It mulches the leaves back into the lawn which is wonderful for the grass!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Wow, I was intrigued by making soup stock from cheese rind. Do you have a recipe for that?

We don't have kitties, but we do see them in the neighborhood on our walks.

PS: New address :https://elizabethvaradan.wordpress.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can you imagine seeing elk on your morning walk?
Hope you get to touch kittens soon.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I've started hiring out raking up my leaves too. It's too much for me. The kitties are so cute.

CJ Kennedy said...

The best thing you can do is hire someone to do the yardwork. The kitties are adorable. Have you tried sitting still on the floor to see if they come over to investigate you?

Janie Junebug said...

The only one on your list that I have is a front yard filled with leaves. I've been cleaning them up slowly. It helps to run the lawnmower over them. Then I have little pieces of leaves in the mower's bag. In the backyard I pile up the leaves and let them turn into dirt.


Elizabeth Seckman said...

Great work with the kittens! It takes a patient human to tame a wild cat.

We have pine needles instead of leaves. I haven't even started on them yet. It's still winter here, though I won't be shocked to see daffodils. It seems like them and my tulips always want to start growing too early. Eager little things!

Christine said...

glad you liked the stock from cheese rind.

Birgit said...

That last picture is so calming to me. I love the kittens and I know they will get the love they need from you. I love what your sister created. Love the colours. You do have a ton of leaves! My hubby does all of that since I'm Useless as a boar's title as my dad used to say. I did a good job on my tendons in my arms. My left feels much better from last week. My friends are getting slowly better but it will ve a long haul. The one brother wad told his one vertebrae burst! That does not sound good. I was able to wash his hair last night. Our Kaspar, a tuxedo had the zooming last night..just bouncing around... it was funny. I hope you get a grand say!

Jeanie said...

Are the kittens getting on well with the home team? They're awfully cute! Leaves gone for the year, fortunately. I feel your pain. Literally.

Adam said...

It has been very warm for January

D.L. Finn said...

What sweet kitten faces. I love your Christmas gift! I would love to run across those horses on a walk. We don't have any near us anymore. As for leaves, they won at our house...lol I do try to keep them out of fairy town. Enjoy YOUR day xoxo

J.P. Alexander said...

Lindos gatitos. Te mando un beso.

Sandra Cox said...

EC, I am so sorry to hear about all the health issues in your household. Poor kitty babies.
Elizabeth, I love the idea and tried it this fall, but our leaves are an odd size, they're smallish and the lawn mower doesn't mulch them up, either that or they are so embedded in the ground, the lawn mower runs right over them. Odd, I know. Sigh.
Andrew, So true about cats that aren't peoplolised, Love your word. Heh.
Yes, to CO and they are elk.
Donna, Good thought. Thanks.
Elizabeth V, Just visited your new site. Nice!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra - are you schlepping around?! Cheers ... I hope by next week I'll be nearer be up to date (sort of!) ... all the best - Hilary

Sandra Cox said...

Alex, Wouldn't it be wondrous.
Natalie, Definitely sounds like the way to go to me.
CJ, I agree and yup, I do the sit on the floor thing.
Janie, Good idea.
Elizabeth, I think I'd prefer pine needles:) 'Eager little things'. I love it:)

Chrys Fey said...

The kittens are adorable. I hope they get used to you and allow you to pet them soon.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Christine, It made a nice rich flavor.
Birgit, A burst vertebrae. Ee Gads.Glad you and your friends are on the mend.
Jeanie, Sorry you've been in pain. The kits have their own quarters. They haven't met the rest of the crew.
Adam, We've had very warm and very cold days here.
Denise, It's been neck and neck between us and the leaves but we may finally be pulling ahead. Heh. xo

Truedessa said...

The photo of the elk are amazing. I see a lot of deer around here. The kittens are adorable. Flowers in January? Who would've thought...

Sandra Cox said...

Hi, Hils. Yup I'm schlepping:)
Thanks, Chrys. We're getting there slowly. Very slowly. Thanks for stopping by;)
True, Glad you enjoyed the elk photo. That flower is now blooming. Confused little thing:)