Friday, February 7, 2014

Random 5 Friday


  • Our outdoor dog and two barn cats have become permanent residents in our basement. I hope someday it's warm enough for them to be outside full time again. 

  • I am starting to think about our garden, and what I want to plant this year. Every year we try a new vegetable to help us eat new things. I have been buying beets lately, and I think those will be our new garden veg.

  • Words I never thought I would say. "Hold the milk, I need to get pickles out of my pocket"! In my defense, we had been out to eat and had pickles left on our plates (neither of us eat pickles). I wondered if the chickens would eat them, so I brought them home.

  • I finally went in for testing on my allergies, the tests revealed several mild allergies. The most interesting result I got back was that I have a sensitivity to egg whites, 
apparently that was my strongest  reaction. I am really bummed out about that,
but better to be "sensitive to" than "allergic to", right?

  • Super excited for my blogger friend Mandy today. She made the announcement that she has been to Food Network! How cool is that?! I am so excited to see how this adventure goes for her. If you have been following my blog long, you know that I love love love her cooking!
 If you don't know Mandy, check her out at here!


  1. I often think about leftovers as "would my chickens eat this?" :)

  2. A gorgeous photo - though it's tough driving into winter sun...
    It's my first Random 5, so lovely to 'meet' you :)

  3. Oh I LOVE this statement "Hold the milk, I need to get pickles out of my pocket"! it would make a great book title. Congratulations to your friend Mandy. Better to be sensitive than allergic is better for sure. B

  4. Haha, that is so funny about the pickles! Did the chickens like them? I've never given mine pickles before but I think they would enjoy them. It's too bad that you're sensitive to egg whites! But at least you're not totally allergic, I guess that is a good thing!

  5. Funny....
    And that sun in the winter sky is absolutely phenomenal!!!

    By the way, LOVE your blog title!!!

  6. Beets...They're wonderful! I love growing them...eating them...and feeding the greens to my chickens! We eat them pickled (and make red beet eggs from them)...we eat them cooked with just a little butter. It's hard to believe, but before we know it, gardening time will be here!

  7. WOW! What a beautiful picture, I've seen a ton of sun-flare pictures that are not real, but this one is the sure deal. Lovely. Visiting from R5F

  8. I would try beets, they are so much better directly from the garden, well everything is, of course. And you can add the pretty leaves to your salad.

  9. Glad that they are in your basement..this winter has been a cold one for sure!

    I love pickled beets! :)

    And that photo is just awesome! :)

  10. I remember growing up and our outdoor would have to stay in the barn during really cold weather.

  11. gorgeous sun shot. that is amazing!! i love love, love pickled beets. yum. makes me wish for some right now. i learned to eat them when i was so young - thanks to my next door neighbor. we would make beets & put together puzzles. so fun!! ( :

  12. I love your photo!
    And I love Beet Juice :-) ~ excited to hear what you plan to plant. I am getting ready to get in the garden too. My seed catalogs are here. YAY!