Part 2–pics of 2012

Starting at the beginning of the year and moving forward, again in no particular subject order.

Hubby tilling a new spot for another garden patch:

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Broke down and invested $50 in a quality steamer/stock pot–this thing is worth its weight in gold!

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Cooking up stock for seafood gumbo (stock alone simmers for 7-10 hours). You can lift out that inner pot and it strains all the liquid into the larger pot–no scooping required:

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A yellow watermelon harvested in January:

Yellow watermelon harvested in January

It was sweet!

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Using a dehydrator to make homemade raisins, banana chips and dried blueberries. Also great for making beef jerky and drying herbs:

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Drying blueberries

Decorating ice cream cake for 11th birthday.

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Springtime blooms in February:

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Hubby putting in my arbor:

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Beautiful sunset:

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Added a little decor behind the cooktop and below the microwave:

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The munchkin’s new bed–no more feet hanging over the bottom edge or rolling off!

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Texas Mountain Laurel (smells exactly like grape bubblegum):

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I do believe that bird is telling the cat to “kiss this”!

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First ripe tomato of 2012–on April 10th:

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Onions, garlic, spinach, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, etc:

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Harvesting carrots, onions and tomatoes in May:

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Celebrating the rain:

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Roses from Mother’s Day:

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Lyda Rose:

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The tomato bed and peach tree:

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Fourth of July, Tangerine, Yellow Pear and Italian Ice:

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Tangerine tomato and weird cucumbers (that tasted perfect, but looked like limes!)

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A new visitor–a young jackrabbit:

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Cucumbers, tomatoes and okra:

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Hitting the right spot:

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Shadow–Life is Good!

Happy Shadow

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