Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter

I'm getting this done today because I know I'll never get it done tomorrow.  Today I'm dying eggs and I actually read the directions on the dye box and found out that I've been doing it wrong for years.  You're supposed to dye warm eggs not cold ones, so mine are out on the kitchen counter attempting to get warm.  It also said to let the dye tablet dissolve completely before adding vinegar and to only put the vinegar in the blue and green dye, not the red, orange or yellow---who knew!  About the only thing I've been doing right is that I use warm water not cold to dye them.
I was out in the garden attempting to plant things this morning, but mainly doing damage to myself.  While cleaning out a spot for my Impatients I was attacked by an Asparagus Fern, had to clean it out with alcohol and cover with a bandage and go find my gardening gloves.  Who knew they could be so spiky, they look gentle enough,  But I got the Impatients in.
Mac put the Chrysanthemums in and then we heard our neighbor calling his dogs, he has big ones, and as they were running loose we went to go get Miss Kitty off the back deck.  I held onto the railing going up the stairs, as one should, and ran a splinter into my other hand.  Gardening was definitely done for the day.
I'll leave you with some pictures of what Easter looks like around here.









18 comments:

  1. Happy Easter. Love your decorations.

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  2. I haven't dyed eggs for years! I used to collect lovely leaves and stick them to the raw eggs with a little water, then wrap the eggs in pieces of tights, securing it all with some thread. Then I boiled the eggs in the dye. When you take your eggs out of the dye and remove tights and leaves, there would be a beautiful leave on the egg where the die didn't pass through completely. Happy Easter xx

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  3. I love that you go all out with the holiday decor. You've proven what I always thought...gardening is not for the faint of heart.

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  4. Fun Easter decorations. Gardening is always an adventure -- hopefully always wearing gloves! Have a lovely week and Happy Easter.

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  5. Wishing you a lovely Easter day tomorrow to you both

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  6. We must be using a different kind of dye because mine didn't specify egg temperature and also said to put the vinegar in first, let the tablets dissolve, and then add the water. Mysterious! I hope you have a nice day tomorrow.

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  7. It's been years since we dyed eggs around here, think I wouldn't mind if someone dropped a few by. ;-)

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  8. Oh Happy Happy Happy Easter.
    I did not dye any eggs but I might make some boiled eggs and pickle them Mondy.

    cheers, parsnip

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  9. I have never dyed an egg ... I knew I was missing out on something!
    Happy gardening, and Happy Easter.

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  10. It sure looks a lovely Easter at your place ...
    Have a Happy Easter too

    All the best Jan

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  11. Well, your Easter was memorable! Time for a holiday, possibly with rabbits. I seem to have spent my time cooking Easter foods that look just like Every-Day-Of-The-Year foods. Greek biscuits. Italian bread. The best is of course choc-chilli. (Mexican?) Did you know this is an Easter food? How else do people get rid of too much chocolate?

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  12. Happy Easter.. love your decorations.. hope your hand is fine now..

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  13. So many cute bunnies! I have a few but I didn't even get them out this year and I'm not sure why. Lazy maybe?

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  14. Great Easter preparations, and wow about the eggs, I didn't know that either.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter.

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  15. This year was the first time in decades...many decades...that I didn't dye eggs. I just plain ran out of time. The chocolate eggs are the best ones, anyway. Ha!

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