Saturday, 19 August 2017

Books 'n Bears

I found these children's books at the thrift store. I bought the first two especially because of the illustrations. The Velveteen Rabbit I got because I love that story.

            This Foxwood book makes me think of the Brambley Hedge books.

I couldn't resist buying these bears. They looked at me and begged to come home with me. What could I do?

             When I spied this sweet little bear with all her bling I didn't hesitate for a minute!!
               She cost me all of one dollar!

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Thanks for popping by,

            Granny Marigold

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Mostly about Peaches

On Sunday we picked up some peaches and by today it was time to use them. The jam is very pale; I added some grated ginger for an experiment. Hope we like it.

The rest of the peaches went into this crisp. I like to think crisps are very very healthy because they contain oatmeal. Right?

There's no doubt about green beans being healthy. These are ready for supper. DH picked up some corn so we'll enjoy that too!

And I stopped at the library to pick up my library book. I know I've read it before but I want to reread it and then maybe watch the movie again.  Good summertime reading.

Well, that's about all I did today.
         Thanks for visiting again.

                      Granny Marigold

Monday, 14 August 2017


I knew I should have taken a picture of my Zinnias last week. They were doing so well....until DH tripped and fell on them. Now about half are flattened. Too bad. Luckily he sustained only minor injuries when he fell.  So, this image is off the internet but looks exactly like my Zinnias did.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

           Granny Marigold

Sunday, 13 August 2017

National Lefthanders Day

Did you know that today, August 13, is National Lefthanders Day?
My DH is a leftie as are 2 of my sons and a granddaughter.
Apparently 10% of the general population is (are) left handed.
Historically left handed people were considered inferior, with the use of the left hand being associated with witchcraft.

You may have known these bits of trivia but if not then you now do!
So do you have lefties in your family?

Thanks for reading this very short post!!

Granny Marigold   

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Morning Glory and Gladiolas

My self-sown Morning Glories are growing on the ground, up onto the Hydrangeas that have flopped and even onto the hose and hose holder. I had a good shot of that but for some reason that particular photo will not upload. They're even growing on the trellis where I had them last year and where I was hoping they'd grow.

Last Spring I think it was when I bought a bag of Gladiola bulbs ( or maybe they're called tubers).
They had the fancy name of Callianthus Murielae  Acidanthera.
I planted them in a large pot sort of in the shade because the sunny spots were all taken. Consequently they leaned over and had to be tied up. Now I just cut them and brought them in so I can enjoy them from close-up.  They look quite different from 'normal' Glads.

It's Airshow weekend and extremely loud planes keep flying low over the house. Poor bunny is cowering in the corner of her sleeping house. We won't be done with the noise until Monday around noon when they all finally leave for home. On the plus side however it is cooler today and it is a relief.  Earlier I washed 22 tea cups. Ones that have no saucers and that I had on display.  I packed them away in the wicker picnic basket that I bought a few weeks ago. I think they'll stay in there until the New Year. Doesn't it seem strange to talk of the New Year in August!!!

Must go comfort poor bunny. Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment. even a short word or two, just so I know you came by!

Granny Marigold

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Cleaning tea cups

This morning granddaughter#1 came over and handed down 47 tea cups for me to wipe while she cleaned the shelves and then she put them all back. This first pic is dark but you can see the higher shelf with 17 tea cups. The side shelves each hold 15.
 K. is so sweet and helpful and is very much appreciated.

So can I call this the beginning of Fall cleaning?  Not that Spring cleaning got done . Anyway, that's about all I did so far today. Now I have my breadmaker going and I'm hoping to have raisin bread in the oven in a couple of hours. It's hot again but even when I don't use the oven it gets quite unbearable by late afternoon so why not bake!

Thanks for visiting,

       Granny Marigold

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

This past week in my kitchen

We picked up some very ripe apricots and peaches and made jam. The apricots add such a nice colour to the otherwise pale peaches.

The cookie pail in the freezer was empty so I made Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and while the oven was on I quickly made an Impossible Coconut pie. With this hot weather I've tried not to bake and heat up the kitchen too much

Dianna, on her blog ( Forgiven), made pickled beans this week and since I had quite a few beans that DH had picked I thought I'd make some too. I ran short of beans so I added some carrots to fill the jars. I hope they turn out nice and crisp and a bit on the spicy side. ( I added a clove of garlic and some hot pepper flakes as well as some dill to each jar).

On Sunday son#3 came over and he and DH went Blackberry picking at a place that our son knew about. They came home with quite a haul. The berries are very big and juicy this year which is a surprise since it has been so very dry.

                    Lastly I show you my lunch today. It was very tasty!!

That's it for today.Thanks for popping by,

              Granny Marigold