I tried to plant as much as I could last week, but still fell short of being done because of prior engagements with our children! I think that I have said it before, but I am a firm believer in planting by the farmer's almanac. Friday was the last good planting day until this Tuesday. I was able to get the sweet corn and some okra planted in the garden. The cucumbers and watermelon seed started in flats in the greenhouse (I do MUCH better with plants than seeds in my garden). D helped me put zinnia seeds in the new garden bed by the retaining wall built a couple weeks ago. We also transplanted several things into that bed--I hope to get it mulched in and show pictures soon. I wasn't quick enough to get the tomatos and peppers into the ground, so they will go in Tuesday--if the weather forecast changes for the low at the end of the week--they are forecasting 34 as a low here--Might be smarter to wait another week now! Better late than dead? I was able to mulch in mulch of my new flower bed, around the transplants and some flowers I bought at the greenhouse last weekend.
We are enjoying the blooms from the spirea
the yellow iris
the May night salvia
and the blooming pots!
So, for a nice, quiet weekend with not a lot of plans--I am BEAT!! Thought that I would leave you all with a new recipe I tried out for the youth group movie night (movie night turned "kick-the-can late at night party) Friday evening. The kids snarfed it right up (when they could get their hands in the bowl around the grown-ups!)
Peanut Butter Popcorn
¾ cup uncooked popcorn, popped
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
Cook corn syrup and sugar in a saucepan until bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Pour over popped corn and stir, mixing well. Cool and eat. YUM!
Have a great spring week, ya'll!