Mama always wanted me to hang ferns on this porch of mine.  I wish I had, for her but just didn't relish watering and babying them with the hot sun that shines down on this porch.  

Although the ferns I purchased recently don't hang, I hope they can survive the Summer out here.  We will see. 

Gwen mentioned the ferns to me at the farmer's market, Southern Produce and Plants for locals. Somer said this particular variety of fern would make it in our hot sun.  It's called Kimberly Queen.

Hibiscus House Peacock Sighting!

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Don't you think that the male Peacock is absolutely beautiful?  I sure do!  We have some of the strangest things to happen to us here.  You know we live out in the middle of farm fields and a huge swamp behind us acres away.  I love it!  I've seen groundhogs, coyotes, bobcats, racoons, opossums, deer, dingoes, lots of snakes ugh, and even an otter came across the side yard one day!  Today was different!

Lemons Anyone?

Recently I've been sharing money saving tips and still have a few more to go, but today we're talking lemons.  The hoarder in me shops when things are on sale at fabulous prices!  I really like Sur la Table, and have found wonderful things there!

Crust-Less Quiche

We have loads of farm fresh eggs here and I really need to use even more of them.  This is a simple crust less quiche is easy enough to make.  If you like a crust, then by all means make one.

Gardening and Gerbera Daisies

This year I bought a few annuals.  I love the almost immediate color and show you get from them.  It isn't usual for me to buy many of those, since they are short lived.  Mama always said try to buy perennials, so you can have them year after year.  I do seek those first when buying or planting, I confess.  These little Gerbera Daisies just caught my eye, and I couldn't look away.  I've purchased so many in the past, and found that they are short lived for me.  Trying one more time to grow some.


Today I share some tips I use for saving money on cleaning.  I don't proclaim to be an expert on cleaning, but can tell you from experience what works for me. You may have to use a little mixing muscle  and find storage for the supplies you will need. The truth is, in the end you will save so much money!



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.