Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

I know it's been a while but we are still at that point of change where we are trying to get things together but are still working on it, which puts everything else on hold.
Anyway, my garden has been growing without my assistance (lots of weeds) and I did get down there a few weekends ago and harvested these:
I almost left them out there too long as the heads started to break apart but I just took the good and cut off the bad and ended up with three good meals of cauliflower and one of broccoli shoots.
Other than that, I sold the quail and almost all of the bantams. I may sell  the ducks too, I haven't decided yet. It has been a relief to not have so  much to do at home every day.
Yesterday I took a class on home buying. It was very helpful and I know that I have a couple of ways to go with that and how to help my credit score so we can eventually qualify for a loan.

We, of course, smoked a ham for Easter. I had it soaking in the cure for the last two weeks. It was a smaller ham than some of the others we have done before. We smoked it in apple wood for 5 hours at 250 degrees. It turned out to be the best one we have done so far.

I have been playing with my aquariums a lot. I have a 10 gallon and a 25 gallon and was just given a 55 gallon that I haven't set up yet. I may start a new blog about them but can hardly keep up with this one blog lately so may hold off on that.
Will try to get on here more. I have a couple of more give-aways still to do and hope things will get going more for us and I will have good news for you all.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Becky, I have been missing myself lately. Dean is having some health issues and it seems like we have been back a forth to a hundred Doctors. Not really but when you have to drive at least an hour to see some of them it does seem that way. He has aggressive prostate cancer but luckily so far it appears to not have spread so he will have surgery in a couple of weeks. Scary but we will get through this.
    I am glad you are looking into buying a home. It is a good thing to have a place that is your own. Dean's family had never owned a home but my father built the one I was raised in so I encouraged that right from the start. Your ham looks fantastic. We actually had ham last night and went out for Chinese today. Seemed the right thing to do since we had no family over for Easter. We are on a diet so that means we will have to be extra good tomorrow.

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    1. Paula, so sorry to hear about Dean having prostate cancer but glad to hear that it hasn't spread and they can do surgery.
      I need to stay on my diet more but it is just one more thing to worry about lately and I don't have room to stress about anything else.

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  2. Hi Becky; So you're thinking of moving house then..? I wondered why we hadn't heard from you for a while. What prompted this decision?

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    1. The house we are in is falling apart and my landlord who is a good friend of mine cannot afford the repairs. Also Phil and I together have a bit of money saved up--enough to look for something cheap anyway.

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  3. Hi Becky! I've missed reading your posts! So glad you're going to be writing more! That broccoli and cauliflower looks so good! Nice to know you grew them! Prayers that you'll get that credit score up soon and will be able to purchase a home! What a nice goal to be reaching for! Keep us informed! I'm excited about the giveaways! Hope to hear from you again soon! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. I do have a few more give-aways to do. I just didn't want them to be my only posts :)

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  4. Hi Becky good to hear from you :-)

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    1. It was really, really, REALLY GOOD!

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  6. What a luscious ham! Best wishes on finding a new home!

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  7. Best wishes on all your endeavors, Becky, and that is a fine looking ham! Friends of ours recently bought a house in a relatively urban area that has a smokehouse in the backyard (incredibly odd for our area). I'm spending a lot of time convincing them to let me learn how to use it....

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