Yesterday Papa Pea brought the deck furniture out of storage. I'm fantasizing about sunning my lily-white legs one of these afternoons soon when the sun's warmth is strong enough. But first I need to wash winter's grit and grime off the chairs and table. That would be after my dear husband moves the hive of bees off the deck however.
He had one weak hive that he gave extra protection to by situating it on the south facing deck up against the house these past winter months. At the warmest part of our day yesterday, I went out onto the deck to wash furniture and immediately stepped into a whirl of honey bees taking advantage of the good weather. This caused my hasty retreat back into the house as I'm allergic to bee stings.
"She's lovely to look at, delightful to see . . . "
I hit the kindling making job pretty hard yesterday and this morning my right wrist is well aware of the hour and fifteen minutes of constant thwack, thwack, thwacking. I thought I had only three bundles left to work my way through, but found six more which is all for the good because the kindling bin won't be totally full even when I'm finished.
Beans. 'Member I mentioned I still have lots of frozen green and yellow beans left from last season? There's no doubt the poultry would gobble them up (even without butter and salt) should I decide to give the excess to them. But my frugal nature won't allow that (quite yet) so I've been trying to use as many as I can (without causing out and out revolt) in the kitchen.
Last week I made Cream of Broccoli Soup except I substituted beans for the broccoli. As I was making it, it occurred to me that the left over wild rice in the refridge would go well in it. Then, how about some cooked turnkey meat I had in the freezer? The pot of "string bean soup" actually turned out to be very tasty. Just goes to show there's more than one way to snap a bean.
Yesterday I made a casserole using more of the green and yellow beans. (I'm on a mission here.) It's a recipe for Hot Dog and Green Bean Casserole I've been making forever. If you're interested, you can find it here.
Enough sitting at the computer. Main items on my list for today (along with the usual other 15 . . . or so) are going to the dairy for our resupply of milk products and more wood work.
Hope you have a great day doing whatever is on your agenda!