Friday, September 20, 2013

The Fast Friday Post

Keith is on his way home from Baltimore... via Dallas...and I am hurrying to finish things up for him. 
It didn't help that our electricity went out for an hour this afternoon!  I don't think the chuck roast in the crockpot has thoroughly cooked. 

Here was how our storm looked last night.  In the course of one hour, while I was doing chores, it dropped from 93 degrees to 73 degrees! 

Still 93. 

Then.. I finished chores on the run... and had to have some Kentucky Fried Chicken original style.  Craving it. 

I ran to the closest one, ten miles away. 

Stupid, I know. 

73 degrees.  This was five miles away at Basehor.  Scary. 

Driving home was NOT fun.  I was stupid to go out in it. 

I sent this picture to the Kansas Native Plant Society today... It was returned by Mr. Jeff Hansen, who declared it to be American Bittersweet, and that I would have gorgeous berries once the yellow berries burst.  I don't ever remember seeing this in our fenceline before, but I love it. 

A rose, you ask? 

No... fungi from the old black walnut.  It shed a bunch of bark in the storm last night.  Isn't it gorgeous? 

What I saw when I looked out the window a couple of hours ago.  The little girls rest on each other all the time. I checked on them frequently... Kelly was to their left, under a chair, chewing his cud. 

They are in their pen now, since Keith should be home within an hour or so. 

Even the Range joined us, and he is laying near the only branch that came down, despite almost 3 inches of rain!  
Chore time calls.... 
Everyone have a great weekend! 


  1. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to curb a craving. Those clouds sure look scary. I love to sit on my porch during a nice summer thunderstorm and listen to the sounds and enjoy the cool temperature changes.

  2. We did have a great storm last night!
    Ken was grilling when the rain came in.
    Needless to say, he had to bring them in and
    turn off the grill FAST!

    Enjoy the beautiful weekend.

    M :)

  3. I know you'll be happy with Keith home. Then you can 'weather' the storms better. I do hope you guys get some cooler weather soon so that big snake can go underground. Can you look at his hole & plug it up so he doesn't come back next year?

    p.s. That fungi IS beautiful.

  4. The important thing is that you made it home safely! I know the chicken tasted pretty good after that. Beautiful clouds. I showed my husband. We're to have cold front come through tonight with rain.

    Do you think that Kelly will snuggle with the girls some day?

    Enjoy the weekend and so glad your husband's home to enjoy it with you,

  5. hahaha...i am too lazy to drive that far for a craving! the rain is on the way to us. we are supposed to get at least 2 inches and we sure need it. the girls are so cute!

  6. Sometimes one has to take care of that craving, and you did :-) I'm glad to see you made it home okay. I hope your husbands flight is not delayed because of the weather.
    Have a blessed evening.

  7. WOW~ scary storm, Mary Ann... and I don't like driving in them, either!
    Your bittersweet berries will turn red, and the birds will love them!!! I wanted to make a wreath out of the vines one fall while the berries were still on there, but the birds beat me to them. *haha*

  8. Those clouds are scary looking. Glad you had a brief cool down. 3 inches of rain is a lot. We're to cool down in the 60's today. Hope you too have a great weekend.

  9. Brave you are ! Isn't it funny how far we will go for a food craving :)

  10. OH, that darn crispy crunchy salty chicken.. I know that craving.

    Love those two little goat babies huddled at your door.

  11. I'm glad you found out what that berry is.

    Neat looking fungus.

  12. Love that pic of Ranger! Bittersweet is a beauty and great for wreaths and decorations. I laughed at your KFC run. Hey, a craving is a craving. I made brownies last night and Kevin is like "you could have eaten a chocolate bar" and I said no way, a craving is a craving and must be taken care of!


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