The flu has found me these past few days and it has NOT been fun. Ugh... nothing worse then being laid up when you have so many things you want to get done.
Mirabelle has been faithfully by my side as I travel between the bed and my lounge chair.... such a sweetheart :-)
Thought I'd make this a little catch up since not feeling so well. This picture of Kathleen on the cart was from when we were shopping at Lowes to replace the toilets in our house. She was tired of walking and waiting...lol.
The same weekend we were pricing some items to get started on our garden and I came across these harnesses for walking chickens! I was pretty surprised as it hadn't really occurred to me to walk a chicken.... we've talked about the portable yards to move them from place to place during the day... but never to walk them, lol. Has anyone done this with their chickens??? I'd love to hear how it went.
I made this Chocolate dessert for our company a couple weeks ago and it was a big hit so I thought I'd pass along the recipe ;-) No calories of course... LOL
1 package, 36 Oreo cookies
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 - 8 ounce cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
3 1/4 cups milk, plus 2 Tablespoons divided
1 tub of Cool Whip
2 (3.9 ounces) packages of instant chocolate pudding
Mini chocolate chips
Use a food processor to crush up Oreos. (or place in large bag and roll over with rolling pin to smash them up finely)
In a medium bowl pour crumbs in with the melted butter and stir until completely mixed.
Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and use a spatula to press crumbs evenly into dish.
In the same bowl add the cream cheese and beat with hand mixer until fluffy. Add 2 Tablespoons of milk and the sugar and mix well.
Fold in half of the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cookie crust and place in fridge for at least 10 minutes.
While it's setting, in a large bowl add the pudding mixes and 3 1/4 cups milk and beat on medium speed until pudding starts to thicken.
Spread pudding mixture over the cream cheese mixture and put in the fridge to set at least 15 minutes or longer.
Once set spread the remaining cool whip over the top and add the mini chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill for at least 4 hours in the fridge or 1 hour in the freezer before slicing.
Trees are blooming even more around the yard and I love capturing their early blooms!! This is a weeping cherry in our front yard... Jerry's favorite tree :-)
Sun was just beginning to rise today as we headed out to the bus stop :-)
Jerry has been so great helping around the house this weekend with the girls and cooking meals and running errands so I could get some rest. I am so very blessed to have him by my side :-) He even managed to go out and start some of the never ending yard work like raking up all the pine needles around the yard and adding it around the base of the trees. Definitely a cleaner look to the front yard and this is just a small section.
You may remember this post from last summer. Kathleen worked hard with my dad and then with Jerry to uncover what was hidden under all that ivy and they rebuilt the brick planter and added mums and more recently tulip bulbs to it. You can now see the green of the mums as they are coming back and soon we hope to see the tulips bloom! I love how it turned out and all the hard work, love, sweat and effort that was put into it :-)
On some sad news something got to one of the ducks and sadly Kathleen was the one to find him dead... pretty traumatic for her. We so love the animals.... The neighbor said he had them for 20 years... but they are always in our yard and 3 stay in our pond all the time. There were 8 total and now to 7. The even sadder thing is there were eggs destroyed right by her so she must have been protecting her nest. So heart breaking....
Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!