Monday, January 25, 2010

Here we go on the wild ride....

Here we go on the "Carpet Ride"......

any good carpet ride takes one through a wonderland of scenery...
and just think of all the flowers and gardens that you can look down upon from such a lofty height! sense in just admiring someone else's garden...
How about having a chance at winning your own garden seeds? or a beautiful sunflower print??
This first offer is from my online garden shop.
A $15 gift certificate for garden seeds from
(available for U.S. residents only)
And the 2nd gift is open for all(both U.S. and International).... an 8 by 10 canvas print of a sunflower!
This canvas print is derived from a vintage botanical image.
Simply leave me a comment letting me know you were here and on the 15th of Feb. we'll have a drawing to announce the winners.
Make sure you leave me a way to contact you should your name be drawn.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Enjoy the Ride!!
~The Garden Goose!~

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Riding the Magic Carpet...

Starting January 25th I'll be "Riding the Magic Carpet" with quite a few other folks across blog-land.

I hope that you'll stop by and join in the fun.
A lovely way to meet new folks and have a great time doing so.
~The Garden Goose!~

Monday, January 18, 2010

My vintage chicken collection

This is a little "show and tell" today. This is part of my vintage chicken collection. I just really like these little guys and gals. Can't wait to let them star in a 50's style kitchen. Thanks for stopping by to see my pretties. Have a great day!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Brrr it is cold...and more...

It is day's like today,even in N.Florida that I am ever so thankful for a nice,

toasty warm home.
Tonight's temperatures have dipped down into the 20's and I did see
little snowflakes floating in the air both this evening, and at about midnight last night, but they always melt about a foot away from the ground. Having temperatures this cold in Florida would actually be worth it if the snow would actually hit the ground and accumulate at least a little bit. It somehow would make those evening "doggy needs to go potty" jaunts out to the backyard just a little bit more enjoyable, although not any warmer of course... if just a wee bit of snow was out there to see.
So it is also days like today that comfort food just has to come into play..a big pot of veggie soup this evening and nice warm potato salad. Yep, comfort foods.
How'd I make the veggie soup?
Oh it was easy and probably a lot different than any soup you are used to as it was one of those "toss it in the pan and let it cook" sort of things. No recipe, just a blending of things I felt would all blend well together and taste good.
So..into my large soup pot went the following:
1/2 bag of Bob's Red Mill veggie soup mix
about 8-9 cups of water
3 hand fulls of wild rice blend (again from Bob's Red Mill)
1 can of seasoned field peas with snaps/undrained
about 1 cup of frozen baby lima beans
about 1 cup of frozen purple hull peas
2 large tablespoons of beef bouillon
salt and pepper to taste
Let cook until soup mix and beans are tender..about 2 hours.
Like I said..this soup is probably different than any you have tried, but it actually was pretty hearty and tasty.
Well..stay warm folks..that's what we are doing.:0)
I've also taken the time these last couple of days to organize just about every room and closet in
my house. It's a nice feeling to have organized such things as both bathroom cupboards, the hall way linen and toiletries cupboard, the kids closet, toy box and dresser drawers...and to have packed away 2 boxes of items. To have organized my closet a little, to have organized my desk. To have organized all of the kitchen cupboards and both pantries. So the cold days have not been for naught.
Have yourself a lovely weekend! And if you get a chance to, check out the new Small Town Living blog at
~The Garden Goose!~

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New year...New Changes

With a new year comes new changes. Such is the case with the direction that we have decided to go with the "Small Town Living" e-zine.

Oh, but they are exciting and fun changes which will still bring to you the informative topics that you have grown to expect from "Small Town Living"
After much discussion and thought by Paul and I, we have decided to take "Small Town Living" into the realms of the blog world!
Yes! "Small Town Living" is now a community blog. Where a panel of talented writers will bring to you articles about such things as gardening, vegan family recipes, home style recipes, small business tips, back to basics topics, and much more.
Stop by and follow the new blog!