Flowers and cookiesS

We had a beautiful, much needed rain last night.  Most of the gardens have been weeded and seeded. Last night’s rain and today’s sun will help the annuals on their way.  I still have three gardens that need the beautiful, strong weeds pulled.  One will have to wait until the painters finish that side of the house. Hopefully, they will paint that side first so I can plant the seeds.  I’ll work on the gardens that go up the steps from the driveway to the house tonight after supper as I don’t like to work in the noon day sun.

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The lettuce came up from last year’s crop.  There is almost enough for a nice salad.

When the stairs gardens are finished, I will have  to decide if I want to remove the garden by the road.  It is very overgrown with weeds and most everything is rootbound.  It is the most beautiful garden in late May and early June with all the Lupine, but after that there is nothing,   I would miss the Lupine by the road. I have successfully transplanted some to the other gardens so they would be still here.  The road garden is  usually is the last garden to get in order and  most of the time, it just does not get weeded.  I may surprise myself and clean it out.

Several flowers are beginning to show up, letting me know that they survived the winter. Some are in different places.  I have no idea how they got there, but will leave them alone as they seem to like their new spots.

There is no grass in the ditch along the road.  The state did a wonderful job last year cleaning out the ditches and the culvert.  They seeded the area but the grass didn’t grow.  It might have winter killed with the road salt.  I’m sure that if I leave it alone, the grass that is on the bank will migrate to the bare spots and I will have grass by summer’s end.

I made the 3-2-1 microwave cake mix with 1/2 box of lemon cake and 1/2 box of angel food cake.  The remaining half of the mix was in the cupboard and I made the most delicious cake mix cookies with it.  It makes about 18 cookies so there are not many left around to tempt me.

1/2 box lemon cake mix.  There are different amounts in different brands, so measure what is in the box and divide by half.  Or you can double the recipe and use the whole box.

1/4 c olive oil   1 egg      about 1/2 c shredded coconut    about 1/2 c chopped nuts

Mix all together.  Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Absolutely yummy

Have a great day and happy quilting.



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