Today's Devotional

Friday, January 24, 2020

I'l Just Grow My Own Lettuce You Can Too!


Who loves salad? 

I certainly do!  My daddy always said to mama, "Dot, don't give me any more of that rabbit food! I've had enough!" He would eat it sometimes but she couldn't put it before him all the time.  He was a meat and potatoes man! (wonder why my girls call me Ron Swanson, guess it is inherited, but I love all meats and veggies!)

It has become increasingly dangerous to eat salad lately, at home or in a restaurant.  There have been so many warnings and recalls on Romaine. Many people have gotten sick, some have died. 

This past November a recall on some grown in Salinas California because of  E. coli. January 15th the CDC stated that it appears to be over. That is still enough to steer me away from it for a while.   

We had some in the house over November and December that I'd purchased from Sam's Club. We threw it away.

Why is this happening to the Romaine? Contaminated irrigation water, cattle feedlots, manure. 

Unsanitary growing conditions would be my guess.  Personally, as I'm known for keeping CAFOs away from our area that could be a reason for sure. Either way, it's a sad thing to worry constantly about food sources.

Working with strawberries over the years and watching knowing the irrigation sources have to be as clean as possible.  One main concern is how clean the workers' hands etc, are when harvesting produce.  I think many things could factor into it.  

I don't wish my family nor I to be a statistic with kidney disease and many other health issues that could come from eating a salad!

It's enough to make you grow your own!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I Need Hot Fudge Sauce and I'm Not Going To Town To Get It!



It is Sunday afternoon and I want a hot fudge sundae!  We live thirty minutes away from almost anywhere and I am too blame lazy to go shopping.

Then I remembered I used to make hot fudge sauce but couldn't for the life of me remember how.

I found a recipe and it is pretty good!  

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Thoughts On Retirement When Both Are Home!

What a beautiful picture!


Today's post is about taking the time to enjoy the time!  Yes, the time we are supposed to have when we stop working. Will you do it?  Do we do it? Sometimes, but if you ask me not near enough.

It has occurred to me that I too often post things to do!  Always things to do!  What is the matter with me?  I really need to slow down!  Who am I kidding?  Will I, that is doubtful.  Have I though since officially retiring?  Why come to think of it I have!

This post today isn't about my retiring only, have to include the husband retiring.  This is a retirement post for stay at home wives whose husbands retire. I won't say advice, because I'm not that good at that yet!

Join me as I think, laugh, want to cry, and just plain enjoy sharing our experiences.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

We Are On A Mission In The Cotton Field



The cotton was still in the field just before harvesting, and it was so pretty. The boys were with me and we had been cooped up inside for long enough. It was time for some outdoor fun!

On this particular day, we were drawn into the cotton field something just didn't look right. Some of the cotton plants appeared to have been trampled down. What caused this we didn't know, but we were going to find out.  It wasn't long before the boys saw footprints, animal tracks of some kind all over the place.

We were off on a mission! Join us on this journey in pictures.

Thursday, January 9, 2020