Quilting, Farming, Variety

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday -- Around the Yard and A Recipe

I feel a little tuckered out this morning so I've got to rest up before going back this afternoon to rake more hay. The picture above shows the result of yesterday's baling; it will take much more to feed the cows through winter.

The purple cone flowers are beginning to open up. Butterflies like to sip nectar from them, although I can't for the life of me figure out where they get it, since the "cone" is pretty rough.

This is a bed of June lilies, sometimes mistakenly called tiger lilies. They're often seen on the side of a road where, over the years, a road grader has carried a clump away from some old homestead. (I can't for the life of me take good pictures. I suppose it's because I can't see what I'm taking a picture of. :()

These are blueberries, waiting for about a month to pass before ripening. I usually give away as many or more than I keep for ourselves. Wish I could share with you!

Now I can't believe I'm sharing a recipe with you. Recipes are just not my thing! I rarely try a new recipe unless it's something I have eaten, and liked, or know my husband will eat. You may have already tried this; it's quick and easy, cool for a hot day, and satisfies a sweet tooth.

Easy Jello Salad

2 small boxes orange Jello

1 large carton cottage cheese, drained

1 large can crushed pineapple

1 large Cool Whip

Mix dry Jello with cottage cheese. Drain pineapple until dry. Mix all ingredients together and chill.

(Other fruits can be substituted, just make sure they're drained completely)

Put the salad into a pretty bowl to chill.

Now I can scrape the mixing bowl and lick the spoon!

Enjoy! Charlotte


  1. Love the pictures-man thats a lot of hay : ) I think Granny used to make that recipe-or something like it. I need to make it too.

  2. I saw those big bales of hay (or do you call them rounds?) this morning when I passed by to pick blueberries - the bugs were bad this morning and it got hot too quickly this morning.

  3. Your yard is beautiful. I love the purple and the orange together. :)

  4. You must not have deer in your yard. I tried coneflowers one time. They lasted about a day!

    Recipe looks delish. I'll have to try it!

  5. Your recipe sounds yummy and easy!