Friday, April 19, 2024

This week on the Homefront, Great deals, Spring, and Grilling out!


Tulips and daffodils are blooming!   Spring has Sprung and it won't stop raining.  The backyard is just a flood.  It will be awhile before we's just too wet.

I made my youngest daughter a cake for her birthday. 

 I realized then I no longer had a turntable.  I bought one at a church garage sale today for $1.00.  It came with a bag of cake decorating tips and bags, icing spatulas, and silicone cupcakes holders.  Brand new!  

I picked up two bales of hay on the curb just before trash day.   Man they are heavier than I remember!  I like to use this in betweens the rows of the garden.

We bought mulch for $2.00 a bag at Menard's.   Now to get it done! 

 Although it was windy we grilled out  today.   It was enough for 3 days, steak, hot dogs, and pork chops.

I used my garlic butter I had frozen and we are in love with the taste.  I'll be doing this again at harvest time for sure.

How is it been going at your house?

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Kathy said...

Your tulips are lovely!
Happy Birthday to your girl! Hope she had a nice birthday. Beautiful cake and what a find on the decorating items too.
Hope your garden dries out. Have a great weekend.

Lana said...

That cake looks delicious! Let's just say the hay bales are getting heavier! No shrinkflation there!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Kathy, she definitely had a happy birthday party. The garden needs sun and some wind...hope we get some! Have a great weekend.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Lana I just hope no one saw me lift it out of the trunk... I know they laughed if they did! Have a good weekend.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

My tulips are done - I wish they lasted longer. Rain, has been the word of the season! We are now out of drought in our area. Have a great weekend.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Hi Cheryl, It seems the heat causes them to quit and we haven't had much heat just rain. I'm so glad you are no longer in a drought...the rain was well worth it for sure in your area.
Have a great weekend too.

Belinda said...

Your tulips are beautiful! And that cake looks like a professional one and looks so good!!

Nancy said...

Vickie-your tulips look beautiful. No flowers up here yet but we are getting there. And wow-that cake-looks delicious. I smiled when you wrote about those hay bales. That's how I feel when I buy 40 pound sunflower seeds at the store-sometimes I ask a strong person walking by if they will help getting it in the cart-but when I get to the parking lot it's all me! Hoping it's less windy and sunny for you this week!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Thanks Belinda, I took a cake decorating course years ago and what little I can do is worth it!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Nancy, we need someone to come home with us to carry the heavy things! Yet though we need to keep the muscles moving I guess. I guess.