Monday, November 5, 2012

30 Days of Thankful - Day 5

Today I am thankful for fresh squeezed orange juice!
Right from my own backyard no less!
Doesn't it look yummy!!
We planted this pretty, little satsuma not long after Sheep arrived, but hadn't seen any oranges since the measly two it had on it when we bought it.  Until this year.  Sheep's about to be 8 btw . . .
Now I know it's not the tree's fault.  Poor thing spent the first three years of it's life just trying to survive our new puppy Katie - who managed to dig up EVERYTHING in the bed no less than 5 times each season for the first three years of her life!  It was awful!
Then it had to endure one of worst droughts on record here in Texas last summer.
The Silver Leaf Maple didn't make it.
But 'Lucky' did . . .
 . . . with a little help from Mary, who came to join us a few years back from my aunt's home in Austin.  Lots of good memories made up there and I feel blessed to have her gracing my own garden now.
Snacks is home with me on Mondays, and it's always fun to have a little 'help' in the kitchen!
Jaime Oliver's got nothin' on my "Nekked Chef!"
And the verdict is . . . .

Mmmm, mmmm good!
Don't forget to add your own daily thanksgivings at the 30 Days of Thankful Blog Hop going on now!!

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  1. Oh yum! Your orange juice has got me wanting to rush to the market for some fresh oranges right away! {wish I had some growing around here!)

    1. We have to wait all hot. sweaty summer for these jewels of fall and winter, but they are so worth it!! I've read many of your inspiring thankful posts this past year and would love it if you would share some of them t the Blog Hop - Blessings!

  2. Your fresh squeezed orange juice sounds super YUMMY!
    Your Nekked Chef is the the cutest!!!

    1. It is . . . and 2-year-old hineys really are the cutest! Thanks for stopping by!

      Blessings to you!

  3. Ohmigosh, how adorable!! I'm so glad to be following you, love your blog:)


    1. Thanks Katie! I am heading your way to check you out too (wink, wink) "How you doin'/" in my best Joey voice - ha!

  4. I always love swinging by to say, “Hello from Whimsy Wednesday!” Thank you for partying with us!
    Smart! School {House}

  5. Oh my gosh, is that the cutest chef EVER ! Would love to find that in my kitchen :)

    1. You'd think that - until you actually see him cook - lol!! He's cute, but he ain't neat :o) Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Your "Nekked Chef" brought back memories of my own boys parading around. Visiting from the Newbie party and am your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit!

  7. How funny, a truly pinch-able tushy!
    :D Linsey