‘May’ I Present The Wednesday Hodgepodge?

We’re kicking off the month of May by experiencing cool nights and hot days.  It’s also dry, dry, dry!  As I mentioned, last week, all of these things make growing a garden quite a challenge, but we’re hanging in there.

While we’re ‘hanging’, how about we participate in another Wednesday Hodgepodge?  As always, thanks to our gracious hostess, Joyce, for keeping The Wednesday Hodgepodge up and running!

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Is there a flower you associate with a particular memory? Explain.

I always associate “azaleas” with “Easter Sunday” because about 80% of the family Easter pictures we have [in our collection] were taken beside some kind of azalea bush.  For the other 20% of our Easter pictures it either rained on Easter, or Easter fell too late for the azaleas to still be blooming.

Whenever possible, before our annual egg hunt, we always take a “family Easter photo” with everybody standing in front of a backdrop of our very old, very large azalea bushes.  We’ve done this for several years.

Easter 2015 (a few azaleas)

Easter 2017 (no azaleas)

April 1987…a family of five (beside those same azaleas)

Oh, my goodness!  Where does time go?  The ‘young’ couple in the photo, above, is now the ‘old’ couple in the two photos preceding it,  and those three children are now the middle aged adults we used to be.

2. Last time you helped someone? Tell us how.

A few days ago, Ed and I kept our two oldest grandsons while their mama went to a doctor’s appointment.  And, last week, I prompted Ed to build those same grandsons a fence for their blackberry bushes to run on.

3. It’s National Salsa Month (the food, not the dance) so tell us, do you like salsa?  I’ll eat salsa, but I can live without it.

Hot, medium, or mild? Mild or medium, not hot!

Homemade, store-bought, or from your favorite restaurant only?  I only eat salsa at Mexican restaurants, and that’s not very often.

4. When I was twelve years old… I was in the seventh grade, and had a crush on the person who would later end up becoming my husband!  That’s right, when I was twelve (and in 7th grade), and Ed was seventeen (and in 12th grade), I had a crush on him.  He didn’t even know I existed, back then, but I knew who he was!

5. It’s the first of May so let’s run with it-first things first, don’t know the first thing about it, first dibs on something, first impression, first-rate, first cousin, first string, first come first served, at first light-which phrase can best be applied to something in your life currently or even recently?

Ed and I always begin our days by doing some Bible reading, then feeding our animals, then we eat breakfast ourselves. First things first!

Random:  “Perils of Farm Living”

Ed and I live in the country, and have always gotten our water from a shallow well, located in the corner of our yard.  One evening, many years ago, while brushing his teeth, Ed remarked to me that the water coming out of our faucet smelled bad.  I told him I really hadn’t noticed, and thought it was okay.  Thankfully, he didn’t listen, but went out to investigate the well.

It turned out we had a dead snake floating in our well!!!  Needless to say, our entire family turned a bit ‘green’ at the thought of the water we’d been drinking!  Ed rigged up a contraption with a stick and some string, and had a grand old time trying to lasso that dead snake out of 23 feet of water!  Finally, he succeeded in removing the snake from our well.

We sanitized our well, with chlorine, but continued using bottled water for cooking/drinking, for quite sometime.  (I won’t even elaborate about what heavily chlorinated well water does to your dark laundry!)  Last, but not least, Ed made sure any openings in the top of the well were sealed and secure.

Flash forward about twenty years.  This time it was me who noticed the foul smell of the water!  It was after 10 p.m., on Sunday night, but when I said something, Ed immediately grabbed his flashlight and headed to the well!  This time he discovered a dead rat floating in our well!  Once again, we felt our stomachs growing queasy, and once again, Ed rigged up another contraption and went ‘fishing’ in our well–at 11 o’clock that night!

Ed accomplished the mission of removing the intruder, and we’re about to begin the process of sanitizing the well, today. (Trying to get all of our laundry washed up first)  Needless to say, we’re using bottled water for cooking and drinking purposes! Now, what were the chances of this happening to us twice in our lifetime, but we weren’t alone in our misery, this time?!

Our daughter and her family, who now live in that house next door, also get their water from this same well.  They’ve been dealing with some queasy feelings, as well, and are also using bottled water for cooking/drinking.  I guess Ed and I won’t be the only ones wearing faded clothes, either.

You know what they say, misery loves company!

 

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Thursday’s Thoughts…First Edition

I’ve been busy doing a few things around the house, and still trying to rest up from Easter.  Instead of doing a long post about one thing, I’ve decided to do a random post about several things.  I hope you enjoy the change.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back in full blogging mode soon…

Just in case any of you blogging buddies have ever wondered why in the world I call myself edshunnybunny…it’s because my husband calls me “Honey Bunny”.  A while back, I found this cute little sign on the Terry’s Village website,  and I loved it.  It’s so “Kathy and Ed”.  My hubby has gray hair, and calls me “Honey Bunny”.  (After taking this picture of the sign, I noticed all that dirt on the vinyl siding…hum, mental note: wash down house! ) I always hang this sign out for the Easter holidays.  I have several different signs that I hang throughout the year.  I’ll share those on another day…I’ll do a “sign post”!  Ha Ha

I love Azaleas.  They are one of the few plants/shrubs that I have any luck with…and even those tend to die sometimes…Have you ever seen an Azalea bush grow two different colors of flowers on one bush?  I have a bush that not only has two colors of blossoms on it, but some of the blossoms have two different colors of petals!  Check out the above picture! 

This is a special  Azalea bush…It used to grow over beside our old house, then we moved.  It had two different colored blooms back then, too.  Our daughter didn’t want the bush when she moved in our old house because they added on a deck, so we pulled it up…We planted it beside our new house, and it nearly died.  In fact we moved two azaleas, but only one survived.  After two years of struggling,  the old Azalea has revived and is showing off it’s dual colored blossoms once again!  Nothing like bringing a little of your old home to your new home.  We originally planted those azaleas in the late 1970’s or early 80’s…

Remember when I told you that we hid 160 eggs in our yard on Easter Sunday?  Remember how our grown children raced off in a cloud of dust to find those eggs because some contained money?  Remember that my husband was such a good egg hider that all of the eggs were not found? 

 Well, guess what I spotted while working outside in the yard yesterday?  This shinning green thing caught my eye…I walked over to take a closer look, and I’m thinking could it be?  Humm, green is the color of money…

I found a shiny green plastic Easter egg…with only a message hidden inside.  Here is what the message said:  “The closest  you will ever come to having a brainstorm is… a light drizzle.”  Oh, that is just so wrong, but I had a good laugh when I read that message.

Speaking of money…I almost forgot…again!  Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter yourself for my “blogiversary” cash giveaway.  The twenty dollar cash prize will be awarded on April 30th.  Just let me know that you’d like to be entered.  No limit on the amount of times that you can enter either.  I’m surprised that more people haven’t entered…

  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

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