This Week’s Menu, April 29, 2018

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Menu for the week of April 29, 2018

Breakfast: Waffles
Early Dinner: Pepper steak

Breakfast: Leftover steak with eggs
Early Dinner: Fish with sauteed spinach and orzo

Breakfast: Leftover waffles
Early Dinner: Cheeseburgers

Breakfast: Toast and juice
Early Dinner: Meat loaf

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs
Early Dinner: White bean soup

Breakfast: Sausage kolaches
Early Dinner: Spaghetti in marinara sauce

Breakfast: Breakfast out. We’re doing garage sales.
Early Dinner: Leftover meat loaf


With any luck we’ll be catching Avengers: Infinity War on Tuesday. It’s ‘old people day’ on Tuesdays so we get in at a big discount. We are big Marvel fans. It’s one of the few times we’ll spring for theater tickets.

This week, I need to buckle down and finish some book covers, then it’s back to the garden to put in more plants. I’ve got to order a truckload of dirt for my front yard. After we spread it, I can start planting my foundation trees and shrubs. It’s a large space so I’m proceeding slowly because I’m not quite sure what I want in the smaller spaces yet.

All I know is that I want less grass and more color. I have friends who love grass. Don’t ask me why. Are you a grass lover. Do you enjoy mowing?


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  1. Maria we have a lovely mix of trees and green yard here and I do so love the “grass” in it which is actually a mix of native weeds, clover and etc but hey it is ground cover so less soil erosion right. LOL.

    Mowing used to be one of my favorite outdoor activities, it was a mindless and relaxing way to spend an hour or two without stressing over the time. That and actually walking and being able to drive are what I miss more than other things but each of us to his own I guess.

    Will be very glad when your project takes shape, love to see your homestead photos during groundbreaking phase and later on the fruits of you guys labors. It is always inspiring to me as well as a nice change of scenery without leaving our house.

    • Jackie: I like mowing too, and for the same reasons. I just prefer to have something more interesting in the front yard. There’s two acres of pasture in the back so we won’t run out of grass any time soon. 🙂

      I’ve started taking pictures as we go along. I hope to document the entire process.

  2. Angela Brown

    I am not big on mowing. The temptation to morph my little yard over to a drought-resistant pebble yard is strong. But I don’t own the property so no-go there.

    I would love to see how things are progressing on your homestead. It is always so enlightening and fun getting to go on this journey with you when you share your WIP photos then the end results.

    • Angela: When you’re renting all you can do is go for mobile gardening. Ask for old plastic pots at nurseries. Repot smaller plants into the bigger pots. You can decorate the pots with paint, jute, or that decorative tape. I am always scouring garage sales for nice big ceramic pots. I never buy those new.

      If I was stuck where I couldn’t change the landscape I’d go for big planters and stick them out there to give a little life to tired old grass.

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