Tomatoes —-Yes!

Hello there!  So glad you stopped by Two Dogs today because I am about to burst with news.  You will think I am getting feeble minded when I tell you that news, but that’s OK.  I’m smiling from ear to ear and please remember:  Only crazy, whacked out people smile all the time!  Uh huh! 🙂    So what’s this fabulous news?  Remember those tomato plants I put in the ground in MARCH?  Planted in-ground and covered with a Wall-o-waters?  These plants endured numerous hard freezes for several days at a time, some nice days, some downpours of rain, hail — the whole gamut — but mostly too-cold-for-a-garden-to-grow weather.  After all that, June finally arrived, and the weather seemed to settle down, although we did have a cold night or two beyond our supposedly frost-free date.  Those tomato plants survived although a couple of them looked pretty rugged.  The hot/cold seesaw didn’t do them any favors and I had to remove a few branches that were pretty much done for.  BUT —— almost to a plant, there are tomatoes already setting on those vines.  They aren’t big, but they are there and the plants are covered with lots of blossoms.  I even have ripe tomatoes on two of them!  It is unbelievable and I just had to take a picture to show you. 
Ignore those lurking weeds!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful week! 

My old friend vinegar

Hey there —– good morning!  Looks like summer has FINALLY arrived and decided to stick around, so as you can imagine, I am one happy camper. 

Last week’s post was on homemade dish washing detergent, and I hope you tried making your own and are happy with the results. This week I wanted to tell you about a homemade rinse agent; they go hand in hand.    Homemade rinse agents are an even bigger savings money wise.  They help get your dishes cleaner and drier but they are pretty darn expensive.  So let’s “make” our own. 

You will need a bottle of white vinegar.  That’s it.  Just white vinegar.  Pour it into your dishwasher’s automatic dispenser for rinse agents and you’re set.    Refill as needed.   You are going to love the results.  No water spots,  your dishes will dry faster because the water will sheet off, and there’s no harsh  chemicals. Matter of fact, they will sparkle like you wouldn’t believe.  Did I mention it will save you a lot of greenbacks?  It also helps keep your dishwasher cleaner because of its astringent nature.  But darn, you still have to put those darn dishes away yourself. . . . . . . . . .

Have a fabulous week my friends, and thank you for stopping by.