Mosquito Torch

Mosquitos No More! All of these spring rains are terrific for my yard and garden, but unfortunately have served as a catalyst for mosquitos to breed and ruin the tranquility of evening outdoor enjoyment. I tried citronella incense sticks and the Patio Egg with no success. Then I decided to go back to the tried…

15 Minute Broccoli

Every day I am harvesting fresh broccoli and have been for weeks. As the temperatures rise, I know my opportunity to continue this delicious routine is quickly coming to an end. I’ll just go ahead and tell you that my least favorite method of serving this garden delight is smothered in cheese sauce. I want…

Grilled Cheese

Truly Grilled Cheese I have always loved a really good grilled cheese sandwich. I can eat it year round. In the fall and winter it’s usually with a bowl of tomato soup. In the spring I like it with some pickled asparagus and in the summer with sliced tomatoes. I tend to like a mixture…

Lettuce Keeper

Lettuce Keeper I love all types of lettuce, but love to grow iceberg in the early spring before it gets too hot outside. The rains we have had this season have contributed to a great crop that keeps me with just enough of a supply to use without being overwhelmed. It is perfect to hold…

Jingles – 4 1/2 months

Jingles at 4-1/2 months old What a beautiful age for a puppy! We have turned a corner with Jingles and she has settled down quite a bit from her initial puppy energy. She still has lots of it, but it is so much easier to focus her on the task at hand now. And since the weather…

Godiva vs Jackson Morgan

Liqueur Comparison Liqueurs are interesting spirits that can be infused with any number of interesting flavors. In a recent taste test, a group of friends got to compare Godiva Caramel Liqueur to Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel Liqueur. Both are around the same price point at the liquor store and I have to admit I had…

Jingles has a coat!

Yesterday, Jingles had her 4 month birthday. But the bigger deal happened on Saturday when she graduated from Puppy Kindergarten and officially earned her coat. This means the bandanna she has been wearing for work was traded in and it is a new time for training. She had to pass certain criteria in order to…

International Nap Day

In honor of National Nap Day, here is Jingles after a long morning at Puppy Kindergarten!

Attention!

Attention! An important part of what we are learning in the puppy raiser process is when to recognize that Jingles is ready to do her homework. It’s easy to see when she is tired and needing a nap! Here she is all ready to practice command training. Her trigger word is “Yes!” This means that…