When my muscovado came, it was rock hard. No problem...I put the sugar in a glass jar along with half an apple. After several hours the sugar was soft like regular brown sugar.
Last week I decided I was going to buy a little cactus to put in a planter I bought last year at the thrift shop. I've always enjoyed seeing little cacti. So off I went to the amish greenhouse where I'd seen a large selection.
I fell in love with the tall cactus on the left. Mr. Z said he's had it for many years...so many that he couldn't remember how many! So now that beauty is mine for $12!! I asked if I could come back two days later to pick it up...I had no pot for something that tall.
In goes the plate, in goes the soil, in goes the cactus. Ouch!
I love it! I wanted to see if cacti are mentioned in the Bible. Not directly...but the desert is. “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.” Isaiah 35:1-2 KJV
Now I want to research my cactus to find out what kind it is, and what I need to know about making it blossom. Fun!
Two years ago I wrote here about our trip to Baltimore to see the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra. Ever since, I've been keeping an eye on the concert schedule hoping for another freebie. Sunday, April 25th is the closest thing to a freebie...donations welcome. The only other concert available to the public is on Sunday, May 2nd. This concert requires a $10 donation which will go to an orphanage in Tanzania. That certainly appeals to us! Let me know if you are interested in going to either concert. Our family sure enjoyed it.
Sarah bought these two bee-themed fabrics for Maggie. Aren't they cute?! Mike, Allen, and Maggie inspected our honeybee hives this week...and the bees were flying in loaded with pollen. Hurray!
Enjoy this lovely spring weather. My forsythia has turned green, and my tulip poplars are all budding. This morning I saw 6 doves outside my kitchen door. Such a lovely sight!
Many blessings ~ Kathie