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June 12, 2019
Catching Up from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's comings and goings were a little less hectic than Monday, but I'm still getting caught up on busy work things. My first task yesterday was to churn some strawberry ice cream. All the component parts were made, and so I turned on the ice cream machine, and let her rip.


After about 15 minutes of churning, I added in the strawberries.


Mmmmmmmmmmmm...


When it was approximately soft serve consistency, I put it in a container and then popped it into the freezer.


We had it for dessert last night, and oh my. It's no wonder I ...

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Catching Up from Cat Patches

Yesterday's comings and goings were a little less hectic than Monday, but I'm still getting caught up on busy work things. My first task yesterday was to churn some strawberry ice cream. All the component parts were made, and so I turned on the ice cream machine, and let her rip.


After about 15 minutes of churning, I added in the strawberries.


Mmmmmmmmmmmm...


When it was approximately soft serve consistency, I put it in a container and then popped it into the freezer.


We had it for dessert last night, and oh my. It's no wonder I ...

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June 4, 2019
Meanwhile, on Monday... from ... Cat Patches

It was a pretty relaxing day yesterday. With Scott the window guy here, I was kind of confined to the house, and trying to stay out of his way. The best way to do that is to stay in the sewing room, and so I did. Wasn't that considerate of me? So, I did some catching up on the Tiny Tuesday blocks. I finished off May's oranges.

First, this rail fence block...


I kind of like that configuration of the rail fences. Then this "monarch" butterfly...a cute design with no paper piecing, which I hate.


There is ...

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Meanwhile, on Monday... from Cat Patches

It was a pretty relaxing day yesterday. With Scott the window guy here, I was kind of confined to the house, and trying to stay out of his way. The best way to do that is to stay in the sewing room, and so I did. Wasn't that considerate of me? So, I did some catching up on the Tiny Tuesday blocks. I finished off May's oranges.

First, this rail fence block...


I kind of like that configuration of the rail fences. Then this "monarch" butterfly...a cute design with no paper piecing, which I hate.


There is ...

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June 3, 2019
Checklist Items Complete from ... Cat Patches

It was a very productive weekend here at the Three Cats Ranch. There were several items on my to-do list, and I finished everything. I could have made the list longer, but it worked out exactly right. At the top of the list was to finish the Guatemala quilt (aka Quiltemala). There wasn't a good place to lay it down for a picture, and so I took it outside and hung it on the deck railing.



Smitty's part in this endeavor was to sit on my work table, looking handsome and pettable.


Also, he helped me decide where ...

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Checklist Items Complete from Cat Patches

It was a very productive weekend here at the Three Cats Ranch. There were several items on my to-do list, and I finished everything. I could have made the list longer, but it worked out exactly right. At the top of the list was to finish the Guatemala quilt (aka Quiltemala). There wasn't a good place to lay it down for a picture, and so I took it outside and hung it on the deck railing.



Smitty's part in this endeavor was to sit on my work table, looking handsome and pettable.


Also, he helped me decide where ...

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June 1, 2019
Fried on Friday 2.0 from ... Cat Patches

It has been a busy week, and I was feeling it in my bones (literally) yesterday. There was something to do away from home every day this week. Since I'm something of a homebody, it wears on me after a few days of that. Sue and I walked yesterday morning, but my rear-end was dragging by the time I got home, and there was still plenty to do. But first, here is every blooming thing we saw along the way.



These daisies were interesting. Can you see they are a pale shade of blue? I've never seen wild ...

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Fried on Friday 2.0 from Cat Patches

It has been a busy week, and I was feeling it in my bones (literally) yesterday. There was something to do away from home every day this week. Since I'm something of a homebody, it wears on me after a few days of that. Sue and I walked yesterday morning, but my rear-end was dragging by the time I got home, and there was still plenty to do. But first, here is every blooming thing we saw along the way.



These daisies were interesting. Can you see they are a pale shade of blue? I've never seen wild ...

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May 28, 2019
A Full Day from ... Cat Patches

We packed a lot into our Memorial Day yesterday. The weather was cloudy, but warm, and so we did some work in the yard early on. It was high time to plant the zucchini and one of the sunflowers. It's the only one that sprouted early on before I mended my ways with them. Also, I scattered some "candy" for the slugs.


For this, we got a nifty tool I saw on Instagram, of all places. Usually I avoid those ads, but this one caught my attention. It's a short auger that fits on an electric drill. It ...

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A Full Day from Cat Patches

We packed a lot into our Memorial Day yesterday. The weather was cloudy, but warm, and so we did some work in the yard early on. It was high time to plant the zucchini and one of the sunflowers. It's the only one that sprouted early on before I mended my ways with them. Also, I scattered some "candy" for the slugs.


For this, we got a nifty tool I saw on Instagram, of all places. Usually I avoid those ads, but this one caught my attention. It's a short auger that fits on an electric drill. It ...

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May 27, 2019
A Red Poppy for Memorial Day from ... Cat Patches

After yesterday's sorrowful poppy discovery, imagine the thrill I felt when I woke up this morning and looked out the window to see this:


It's almost as if it was waiting for Memorial Day to arrive. The significance of the first bloom on a red poppy on this day isn't lost to me. I went in search of some information about how red poppies came to be associated with Memorial Day, and I found this article. Interesting.

Yesterday, I went out to clip off the rotten bud. While I was there, I took a picture of this ...

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A Red Poppy for Memorial Day from Cat Patches

After yesterday's sorrowful poppy discovery, imagine the thrill I felt when I woke up this morning and looked out the window to see this:


It's almost as if it was waiting for Memorial Day to arrive. The significance of the first bloom on a red poppy on this day isn't lost to me. I went in search of some information about how red poppies came to be associated with Memorial Day, and I found this article. Interesting.

Yesterday, I went out to clip off the rotten bud. While I was there, I took a picture of this ...

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May 25, 2019
Flowers and Friends and a Finish from ... Cat Patches

There was a lot packed into a single day yesterday, and so I'll just get right to it. First, we saw every blooming thing along the Fanno Creek Trail yesterday morning. There is lots more to come, and so we'll walk there again next week. The lupine is ready to bloom, and we don't want to miss it. As for the blooming things along the trail yesterday, I took a lot of pictures. I don't know some of these, and so I'll just let you look.

Of course, I know a wild rose when I ...

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Flowers and Friends and a Finish from Cat Patches

There was a lot packed into a single day yesterday, and so I'll just get right to it. First, we saw every blooming thing along the Fanno Creek Trail yesterday morning. There is lots more to come, and so we'll walk there again next week. The lupine is ready to bloom, and we don't want to miss it. As for the blooming things along the trail yesterday, I took a lot of pictures. I don't know some of these, and so I'll just let you look.

Of course, I know a wild rose when I ...

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May 19, 2019
Gardening and Sunshine from ... Cat Patches

The rain held off until late in the day yesterday, which was good because Mike really needed to mow the field. He started to mow it last weekend, but then disaster struck with his mower tire. He was mowing away with the tractor when a wheel came off the mower deck being towed behind. He didn't notice it until he headed back the other way and then ran over the wheel, cutting it to ribbons and bending the shaft that held it to the mower deck. Oy. And, well, Mike is really good at fixing things, but it took ...

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Gardening and Sunshine from Cat Patches

The rain held off until late in the day yesterday, which was good because Mike really needed to mow the field. He started to mow it last weekend, but then disaster struck with his mower tire. He was mowing away with the tractor when a wheel came off the mower deck being towed behind. He didn't notice it until he headed back the other way and then ran over the wheel, cutting it to ribbons and bending the shaft that held it to the mower deck. Oy. And, well, Mike is really good at fixing things, but it took ...

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May 18, 2019
Pretty Peonies from ... Cat Patches

Sue and I got lucky with a dry day for our visit to Adelman Peony Gardens. It was my first visit to this particular grower, and what a treat! I took pictures of virtually everything I laid eyes on, and then this morning ordered five peonies for our garden...to be planted after they arrive this fall. In the meantime, Mike and I will have to get busy preparing a new home for them.

So...wanna see? I won't show you all the pictures, but I'll show you some of our favorites, and I'll show you which ...

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Pretty Peonies from Cat Patches

Sue and I got lucky with a dry day for our visit to Adelman Peony Gardens. It was my first visit to this particular grower, and what a treat! I took pictures of virtually everything I laid eyes on, and then this morning ordered five peonies for our garden...to be planted after they arrive this fall. In the meantime, Mike and I will have to get busy preparing a new home for them.

So...wanna see? I won't show you all the pictures, but I'll show you some of our favorites, and I'll show you which ...

read more
May 12, 2019
Catching Up from ... Cat Patches

Happy Mother's Day, Everybody!

I hope you have something special planned for your day. I'm making dinner tonight...kind of a Happy-Mother's-Day-Happy-May-Birthday-to-you sort of thing. We have three May birthdays in our family. Yesterday, was spent making a cheesecake for tonight's dessert. This morning I'll add the topping and try (yet again) to successfully make some chocolate curls. I've been studying up on YouTube. Also, Mike announced last night that he was making breakfast this morning. He makes an excellent waffle, so that will be a treat.

Yesterday, I shared on Facebook this image ...

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Catching Up from Cat Patches

Happy Mother's Day, Everybody!

I hope you have something special planned for your day. I'm making dinner tonight...kind of a Happy-Mother's-Day-Happy-May-Birthday-to-you sort of thing. We have three May birthdays in our family. Yesterday, was spent making a cheesecake for tonight's dessert. This morning I'll add the topping and try (yet again) to successfully make some chocolate curls. I've been studying up on YouTube. Also, Mike announced last night that he was making breakfast this morning. He makes an excellent waffle, so that will be a treat.

Yesterday, I shared on Facebook this image ...

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