Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Long Weekend...

Yes, it's Memorial Day Weekend here and I think everyone is glad for it... adults because it's basically the start of summer and most likely no more winter blasts will pop up (and although spring and summer weather can be a bit challenging) ... and kids because obviously they are almost out of school till August ("no more studies,no more books...").

Memorial Day is also a day to hang our flags and thank those who gave their life and service so that we could continue to live in this 'land of the free'.  The US may not have all the answers, and certainly has it's own problems to deal with, but I'm very proud to be an American and am also proud of this country and what it stands for. I'm not a political person, but I believe in democracy and the will of the people. If you have a complaint, then vote for change. I know it's not that simple, but it does bother me when people talk badly about our country or our leaders. We voted them in... now stand by them until it's time to vote them out. I guess it's the ol' *united we stand, divided we fall..* attitude (just my humble opinion).

Now... on to recent activities:

DH and I visited Ham's Peach Orchard this past week.

These photos were taken with my iPhone inside their store.  And although a variety of fruits and veggies were available, it was a bit early in the season for their regular peaches. Ham's opens every year on May 15th no matter what in Terrill, TX (about 45 mins outside Dallas).  So they did have a new variety peach ready for sale, but they didn't have them in the store and ready to  go for the first 30 minutes we were there.We did get to taste them before buying and they were very sweet.

Tomatoes and cucumbers on the top, plums on the right and various jars of freshly canned products on the bottom. We were told that their peach salsa was very good. And although we try to buy a new item each time for trying, we haven't made much of a dent in the available products.

We did buy peaches, peach cobbler, a buttermilk pie (their fudge chocolate pie is wonderful, but we went for one we hadn't tasted yet), peach preserves, blackberry preserves, and of course home-made peach ice-cream (which is what brings us there).

DH enjoying his peach ice-cream on the rocker out back by their black berry fields.

And now for a few outside critter pics:

brave squirrel eating from cat's dish

fat mama raccoon enjoying a sit-in

Life in the backyard is getting busier. This mama raccoon has already had her babies, but hasn't started bringing them into the yard yet. She will eventually bring them to eat and lounge out by the kitty pool. One of our young black feral females (Shiney - I mentioned her having her babies accidentally locked in our garage in a past post) has 4 kittens on the side of the house. We will wait and watch and eventually take the kittens to the Adoption Center. And if we can catch her, she will be spayed.

That's the news for now. Have a wonderful weekend!
(We haven't gotten the results from the bone scan yet... but the leg is actually doing a bit better.)


  1. I passed a cemetery this morning, it long curving drive completely lined with flags. Thank you to all our soldiers.

  2. Memorial Day does say the start of summer. In Vermont there are small town parades and it is the traditional weekend for putting in the vegetable garden.

  3. Glad to hear the leg is better and hope it continues to improve. I love peach ice cream, and your cellphone sure does take good pictures. How much our lives have changed since cellphones, huh? :-)

  4. I am so glad that shop is nowhere near me, I wouldn’t be able o resist any of their produce.

    It is far too early for this kind of bounty over here, we’ve only just finished blossoming.

    Have a lovely week, indoors and outdoors.

  5. Happy to hear your leg feels better and I would love to have some peach ice sound good.


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