Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

February 5, 2009

Senior Day means Bargains

I forced myself to go to the thrift store today, I know it was really a hard decision to go..but I remembered today was Senior Discount Day and well since I am being frugal & trying to be thrifty I needed to go..and I am a Senior....the good part was I really Saved money. ..Well, Let's say I got some great bargains.
I only spent $16.50 for tall hese treasures some for my bathroom and for my kitchen, The cast iron dutch oven is a John Wright Classic Gourmet, I cleaned it up but the inside is in need of great seasoning. I must use more elbow grease to make it usable, but I thought it was too good to pass up for $1.50 even if I never use it to cook in. The white porcelin basket was made in Portugal, I will use it for hand towels & wash cloths and it was only $2.99 . I loved the dainty floral pitcher too. $1.99. and the small basket for soap $.99 The blue dishes were $2.50 for all 4 pieces. Then as I was making it around the store for the 3rd time, I bought a white sweater for me $2.99. I spotted this cute brass tin with a pewter bird on top..and inside was a small sewing kit. I had to have that too...The white tin and the cute little blue bottle $ .99 each Just as I was at the check stand I saw the glass jar with the wood lid.. Well what would you have done? You bet I grab it too. I probably won't go back there for a few days... or until the next Senior Day.

Spring arrived in my Kitchen

Spring arrives early with forced bulbs in my kitchen.
See them on my pretty Springy tablecloth.
I love the four Seasons and hopefully soon it will be the beginning of all four. I could not wait for Mother Nature so I tricked these bulbs and I started these a few weeks ago in my kitchen window in a cute crock I bought at the thrift store. Now they greet me standing so tall every morning with their sweet pretty blooms and they smell so fresh. I catch a whiff as I walk past my kitchen table.
Paper whites have small delicate blooms, so they look best when clustered in arrangements of six or more. While they have delicate blooms, paper whites don't require as much precise care as other bulbs. Simply plant the bulbs as described earlier. Place in a cool sunny location, and in four to six weeks they'll begin their show.
You can even force paper whites in gravel and water in a container without drainage holes. Allow for 1-2" of gravel under the bulbs. Place the bulbs on the gravel and add enough gravel to hold the bulbs in place. Then add water until it reaches the base of the bulbs only. Maintain the water at this level throughout the growing process.