The huge amounts of rain we just had was probably good for the begonias and the azaleas.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Homestyle Potato Salad
5 medium potatoes (red potatoes taste the best)
8 eggs, hard boiled (save 2 eggs to use for garnish on salad)
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 c. Mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)
1/2 c. sour cream
2 Tbsp. sugar
mustard, to taste
1/2 c. sweet pickle relish (or 5 to 6 diced baby dill pickles, if you don't like it sweet)
Boil potatoes (do not peel) for about 40 minutes until potatoes are tender, but still firm (if you are using red potatoes do it for less time.. 15-20 minutes or so).
Peel and dice potatoes AND 6 eggs. Add salt and pepper and toss. Mix remaining ingredients separately and fold into potato mixture.
Slice remaining 2 eggs and layer on top of salad. Sprinkle top of salad with dill weed or paprika.
Refrigerate overnight (or at least 6-8 hours).
Peanut hates carpenter bees, those insects that look like bumble bees and drill little round holes into wood. Yesterday at the Visitor House he used his technique to get rid of several. Here's what happens: First he removes his cap and swats them down
Then he stomps them
He's really happy here because he got two at once!
He has also been known to shoot them out of the air with a BB gun. There are witnesses to this!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Here's the great group of friends and relatives that came to our annual Ponderosa Easter Picnic and Egg Hunt.
We had a great meal with grilled ribs, chicken and hot dogs. People brought side dishes of vegetables, salads and desserts. It was some really good food.
After lunch we had the first egg hunt. It was just for the kids.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This week end there was more fun on the Ponderosa than you could put in an Easter basket! It began on Friday when the Ponderosa grands arrived!
The fun included golf cart riding and
Lawn mower driving
Playing with cars
And playing in a box
We took some time to open Easter gifts
There was eating of vegetables and chocolate bunnies
And there was running. . . lots and lots of running
Because it was Good Friday there was planting
The day ended with a birthday party to celebrate Pa Lyle's 82nd Birthday
We know how to cram a lot of fun into one day!