Easy Date Nut Bread

One of the things I buy in bulk is dates.  I love them.  And they are terribly expensive in the little packs at my grocery store, but when I buy dates in bulk on line , the price per pound is much less than the tiny pack in the store.  They keep well in the [...]

My Blooming Cactus

I have a cactus grown from a small piece my sister gave me.  She got a piece from her father-in-law, so we are keeping it going in the family.  It's taken years for the plant to get large.  Every spring I put it outside - it just loves rain and summer sun. This year it [...]

Grandma Said “Don’t Go to Bed Mad”

When I was quite young, I remember my maternal grandmother talking to me about  family relationships.  I distinctly remember her saying "To get along, you never go to bed mad.  Remember that.  You should always talk things out before sleep". I don't remember the context of the conversation, I was probably only 7 or 8 [...]

Simple Hummingbird food is the best

For any bird watcher, backyard gardener, and nature lover, hummingbirds are one of the coolest birds in North America (as well as many species in other parts of the world)., and one of the easiest to feed.  Making a simple syrup is cheap and simple.  Feeding hummingbirds provides a reliable food source for them.  this [...]