22 October 2020

What I'm Liking This Thursday (3)

I'm writing this on a lovely misty fall morning.
Who doesn't like those?

I'm going to kick this list off with roses.
I especially like yellow ones.
And peach ones.
(I didn't get a pic of those.)

They can be counted on to bring color to any garden
throughout the warm months but it's time to cut them
back and give them a much-deserved break.

I like bringing the last roses in and putting them all over
the house.  I don't always take the time to do this the
rest of the growing season--but I should.
Take time to stop and pick the roses!

I like cooking with herbs so this is what happens
when that freeze threatens--and this isn't even all
of them!  I love fall and winter but I always miss
my herbs.  I don't grow them indoors--absence
makes the heart grow fonder, you know.

I like getting the chicken coop all cleaned up for winter.
The chickens get some of the herbs by their window
and all through the coop.  These are beneficial
for their sensitive lungs.

I like getting ready for winter!
Off goes the patio furniture and up comes a nice
supply of firewood and kindling, all just outside of
my sewing room window.  A huge order of firewood
is being delivered this weekend.
My lemongrass plants have been trimmed, dug
up and potted, waiting for hubs to bring them in.

I like my brahma hen...even if she
was supposed to be a huge fluffy rooster.
Look at those feathery legs!

Show off!

I like watching these trees in our back yard turn.
Over 120+ years my family has been here, this land
has seen multiple farm houses so from a landscaper's
viewpoint, trees aren't always in the most
"aesthetically pleasing" spots--but I don't mind.
These are kind of scrappy trees but I just love
this little corner of the yard every fall.  We had to
remove some to put in the pool and that added
to the odd layout but we're slowly adding more.
Soon, I'll make my yearly visit to the nursery
to see what end of the year deals I can get.

I like smoking the last of the peppers.  After
removing every single seed, I smoke them
till crispy/charred and then crush into spices.
(The food processor works great here.)

This year it's poblanos, Anaheim chilis and,
of course, chipotle from the red jalapenos. 
I like cooking with these flavors.

I like making naan.  Some are for dinner tonight.
The rest are going into the freezer for pizzas
on those nights when I run out of time to
make dinner...or don't want to.

I don't like the way the new version of blogger
messes with my font.
(Sorry, had to slip that one in there!)

I have no pics from the sewing room this week.
It's currently undergoing some construction and
everything is sitting in our sunroom.

Chloe's "likes" for the day:
~ my fabric no matter where it is ~
~ the chaos of moving things around ~
~ catnip ~

Happy quilting!
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Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

So many great likes. I can relate to the random trees because of the farm and different buildings, fences, poor judgement when planting. :D What herbs do you hang in your coop? Your hen is gorgeous. How cool to be able to smoke things, I miss those days. Your Naan looks awesome. LOL cats, fabric, doesn't matter. Have a fabulous weekend.

grammajudyb said...

Lovely post this morning! You are one busy girl! I’m not sure where you live, but your Fall is longer than ours has been this year! My flowers are done. We had snow and freezing last weekend. We did get most of the current leaves off the deck. But there are still leaves on the trees. We will have to do that again!

LA Paylor said...

that chicken! Love that they enjoy the herbs and roasting peppers! I never did that or even grew them...don't know what to do with them still! Chloe... I love fabric too. that was a nice trip around your home, it's cozy and comfortable as you prepare for winter. It's supposed to get very cold here soon, and bring a bit of snow finally. The air is awful. We have to bring in any plants we will want out next week when it returns to warmth. Trees make oxygen... I like oxygen

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I always enjoy visiting your place, Cheree! So many interesting things to see. I didn't know that herbs were good for chickens' lungs, so I learned something new, too!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cheree! I love that photo of Chloe sitting on the boxes of fabrics. She looks like she is the Queen of America. All of your photos are lovely this week. That chicken looks like she knew you were taking her photo - a regular model, for sure. ~smile~ Roseanne

Shasta Matova said...

This is a lovely post with lots of likes. You have been quite industrious to get ready for winter. I like making naan too, and especially eating it. I really like its versatility.

PaintedThread said...

Great likes! All those herbs! and those peppers - pretty cool (or hot, I guess). Fresh made naan. I'm jealous - that looks delicious!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Homemade naan? YUM!!! Looking forward to seeing what's going on in the sewing room.

Needled Mom said...

It has to be a satisfying feeling to get all the winterizing finished. Your “rooster” is beautiful! I’ll bet those peppers smelled heavenly during processing too.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Valances in the hen house. That has to be a first :)

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