Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Don't you wish you were my Friend?"

"Don't you wish you were my Friend?" My Dad used to say that when he had a treat or something very good that he wanted to share with you. I had forgotten that 'saying' until I made this jam. I thought I would like to share it with someone, any ideas who?

This isn't any ordinary jam, it is Strawberry and Raspberry mixed together. It is freezer jam. I found some in the freezer my Mother made about 8 years ago. It was sooooo good, actually, it was better than good.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Sorry, no picture for today, something more exciting.

I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog. Please let others know about it too, okay? I just discovered something very cool. I did a google search for my blog, cause I am curious. I typed in pam olsen blog. I totally did not expect anything to come up, but here's what happened. I got 1,010,000 results. But the cool thing is, my Picture a day blog came up 9th. I couldn't believe it, it made my day.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009


Okay, here is my latest health kick. Growing my own sprouts. This is my second batch. I love them on sandwiches and salads. This is a small sprouter, it takes about five days from start to finish.

Friday, March 27, 2009


I tried planting a few (900) flowers. Most of them are my Mother's old flower seeds, some from the 1950's. I am planting them to see if the seed is still good. Some are flowers I would like to plant in about 6 weeks. I don't know if they will grow, I will let you know. I am growing them without lights, and without heat. I am hoping for the best.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


As some of you know, we had a family party Saturday.
We had an Easter egg hunt.
Here are the eggs no one found.
Where were you guys looking?
Hahaha !!!!

Another picture of my Amarillis, are you getting tired of this flower yet?
This is it's second bloom, with two smaller ones to come.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Here are more pictures the next day, tens of thousands of Snow Geese.
The sound they make when they fly is amazing.

Monday, March 23, 2009


These are pictures of Snow Geese that my friend Barbara took. They are migrating north, and stopped by American Falls to eat for a few days before heading to Mud Lake. They will end up in the Arctic. The round trip for some is more than 5000 miles, and they can fly at speeds of up to 50 MPH.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Here are a few pictures from my latest party. We had an Easter egg hunt, photograph contest, fire starting contest, airplane flying contest, hot wings and lots of other great food and fun. Thanks to everyone for coming. Next party the end of July in Palisades!!!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009


This is a close up of my Amarillis, isn't it BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

I can't believe it has been growing for just 50 days.

Here are some crocuses, I took these at 8:15 this morning.

Now here they are 6 hours later, cool huh?
I think they are adorable !!!

Here is another crocus, notice the lighting !!!
The picture really doesn't do it justice.

Remember the crocus bud I posted a few days ago? Here is the flower today. Notice the curves around the edge of the pedals. I love this little flower, but today is it's last day.

I should have taken a picture of it yesterday, but I was too lazy. I wanted to document the first blossom of the year, this morning when I looked at it, it was falling over and looking like it was just fading away. I had missed my opportunity to take the picture I have waited all month to take.
But at 2:oo pm it came out of it's slump and I took this picture. I will never forget this flower and how it gave me a second chance to enjoy it's beauty.

Here are some tulips by the house. The last few days it has been pretty warm and the tulips have really started growing. I guess the ground is warming and they are taking advantage of it.
I can't wait for these to bloom, they are two years old
and should have quite a few blossoms this year.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I found this in my Grandmother Robinson's recipe book with a Tapioca recipe on the back. If you remember these you are older than I am. If you look close you can see the letter c with a circle around it, that means the program was in color. Listed below is the Tapioca recipe. For other old or new, tried and true recipes go here: http://www.recipeaweekfoodforalifetime.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


What does a cat do when he is hungry?
He checks the fridge for leftovers of course !!!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Update on the Crocus bud, it is looking good !!

The Amarillis has a large bud, and after only 45 days out of hibernation.

This is a bunch of Day Lillies next to the house.
They are looking good.

These tulips are fat and sassy.

Finally, here are some lilies next to the house.