Planting Day Finally Arrived

Planting DayThe weather finally cooperated and we successfully tilled and planted everything yesterday.

The morning started out very slowly with a much-needed sleep in, followed by a great breakfast of corned beef hash, eggs, and toast expertly made by J. After the long week we had, it was a great relief to have a relaxing morning. Also, I don’t think the neighbors would have appreciated us starting any sooner than we did. Around 10:30 we finally got out and started tilling up the garden. Read more

Cinco de Mayo Garden Update

We have been working steadily on the garden and finding plants and seeds. Things are coming along nicely and I am hoping to have things cleared and ready in time to plant soon.

Most of the grass has been removed from the vegetable garden area, and it should only take about an hour for both of us to get the rest up. The problem is that it keeps raining, which is good for the plants but makes it difficult to work in the mud. We did purchase a blueberry bush and planted it in the back corner, as I had planned and finally got the pea seeds planted.

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Super Yummy Versatile Skinny Muffins

Skinny blueberry muffin

Those who know me know I don’t really follow recipes (unless I am canning). Some I follow fairly closely, but most are only used for inspiration. That is kind of the story for these muffins.

One morning several years ago I woke up at 3 AM inspired to make healthy muffins. I know, it even sounds strange to me, but it happened. So, I found this recipe and have made versions of it dozens of times since then. It is–hands down–my favorite recipe. I ALWAYS double it so it lasts a couple weeks (hence pictures show a doubled batch). Now I am sharing it with you; I hope you like it as much as we do. Read more