Gentry Middle teams go pink
Plant colorful pansies this month
If you still have a few containers that nothing is growing in, you can fill them with colorful, green pansies that are still available at nurseries, hardware stores, Walmart, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. They are available in six and nine packs. You can choose from the colors white, bronze, yellow, purple, lavender, pink, pink, beige, burgundy and others. To get thoughts off to a good start in November, invest in a thought reminder bag and apply a handful to each container. Water sparingly in November to prevent the substrate from freezing.
Red berries on Carolina dogwoods
As the crimson leaves begin to fall from the dogwood trees, they reveal a crop of tiny red berries that remind us that Christmas is approaching and Thanksgiving is approaching. If the birds don’t eat them all, the berries will make colorful Christmas decorations. Dogwoods are favorite nesting places for birds, so we’ll be scanning empty limbs to find the perfect nest for the Christmas tree ornament, preferably a nest not filled with poo like the one Mary Ellen found. in Walton’s Christmas Story.
Enjoy the beautiful splendor of November
November is a month of calm seasoned with brown, gray, beige and beige colors underlined by a Caroline blue sky and green notes of red-hearted cedars, pines, holly and honeysuckle. Freshly fallen oak leaves form carpets on forest floors and Carolina woods. Lawns are covered almost every morning with frost crystals. The gray trunks of trees with mostly bare branches form a backdrop for the sparse greenery of mistletoe clumps in the hickory and oak trees that remind us of Christmas coming next month. Most of it will remain safe as it is located high in the trees. Only mighty oaks have a few leaves, and most likely they will stay until the first snow of the year.
Christmas Cactus: Infinite Beauty
In early November, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Walmart, Food Lion, Lowe’s Foods, hardware stores and nurseries will feature Christmas cacti in full bloom. A Christmas cactus is a floral investment that will thrive for many years to come and bloom every Christmas season if taken care of. There is an advantage to buying them now as they are in bloom when you buy them and you can choose from white, red, coral, and pink colors. You can buy them in small or medium containers costing from $ 6 to $ 12. The first step in growing the Christmas cactus is to purchase a larger container and a medium cactus bag and transplant the cactus as soon as you bring it home. Place it in a semi-sunny spot in the house where it should stay all winter. Check it once a week for humidity and water lightly if necessary. Feed once a month with Flower-Tone organic flower food. Keep cacti out of direct sunlight. One signal that a Christmas cactus is receiving too much sun is that the foliage will turn pinkish red. If this happens, move the cactus to a less sunny location in the room. Use a drip tray under the container to keep the water from hitting the floor.
The fall acorn harvest
Mighty Oak is a majestic tree that produces wood for floors, furniture, homes, and many wood products. They also produce a crop of acorns each year that covers the forest floor and produces food for squirrels, raccoons, foxes, wolves, chipmunks and rabbits. As a 10 or 12 year old boy, we harvested five gallon buckets of acorns for a pig farmer for a dollar a bucket. After school it took us until nightfall to harvest a full bucket, but a dollar was worth a dollar in the 1950s. An interesting fact about acorns is that if times get too tough, acorns can be used as food. It is well known that during the Depression of the 1920s times were really tight and many families could not afford to produce flour. So they gathered acorns, took off the shells, crushed the pulp, and made flour from the pulp of the acorns. In the natural world, God has created many wonders and provisions. He provided a table in the desert and also provided one in the forest.
Grass on the lawn in late fall
The lawn mower is almost ready for a long winter nap when it comes to mowing the grass. The grass on the lawn slows down and takes on a lighter shade of green and slowly begins to turn a light brown. The gel thickens and whitens as the month progresses. Continue to use the grass clippings in the bin or composite pile to warm the ingredients. Make sure the sun has dried the frost before mowing lawns in late fall.
Darkness is plentiful in early November
The days are getting shorter by a minute each day. As November progresses we will continue to lose a minute each evening and will continue to do so until winter arrives on December 21.
Make a pumpkin and maple bread pudding
The pumpkin is the highlight of Thanksgiving desserts and in November there is an abundance of pumpkins. This recipe is different because it combines the flavor of pumpkin with brown sugar and maple and is easy to prepare. You will need a 16-ounce can of Libby Pumpkin or a quart of pumpkin, four hot dog rolls, a three-ounce can of Caramel Jello Instant Pudding Mix, three large eggs, one half a cup of light brown sugar, a quarter cup of Log Cabin maple syrup, a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, one can evaporated milk. Run the hot dog rolls through the blender on âgrillâ mode and place them in a large bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Pour into 13X9X2-inch baking dish or pan sprayed with Pam cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for fifty minutes. Let cool and serve with Dream Whip or dairy whipping cream.
Make pilgrimage centers from turnips
Round purple-topped turnips can be used to make pilgrim centerpieces for men and women for the dining room or coffee table. Wash the turnips and pat them dry. Cut the leaves and the bottom tip so that the turnip is level. Use acrylic paints to draw faces on pilgrim men and women with eyes, nose and mouth. Use yarn to form hair and glue on top of the turnips. Use black and yellow construction paper to make hats with buckets for male pilgrims. Use light blue or tan paper napkins to make hats for pilgrim women. Use a bag of Hershey’s Kisses crop mix to spread around the pilgrims. Surround the centerpiece with cream pumpkins. This is an edible centerpiece, so often fill the centerpiece with kisses and creamed pumpkins.
The weather of Saint-Martin
On Thursday, November 11, Saint-Martin is celebrated. On its special day there is a bit of a meteorological tradition that says if the leaves are still on the vine we can expect a cold winter. There are still a few leaves left on the vines and most of them are yellow and ready to fall. Leaves or not, we are looking for cold weather with lots of snow to take advantage of and also cold weather to destroy insects and weed seeds, besides making kale turnips and Siberian cabbages sweeter. Saint Martin is right in a sense, winter is the season to expect the cold.
Old Fashioned Sticky Sweet Potatoes
We tried to replicate an old-fashioned sticky, sappy, baked sweet potato recipe that my mom and grandma made when we were kids. The secret to the stickiness was that the sweet potatoes were freshly dug up from their potato plants and cooked after harvest in their ovens until the sap ran out. Most sweet potatoes in stores have been dried before you buy them, so they have no sap. To replicate mom and grandma’s sappy sweet potato recipe to fit 2021 standards, take six or seven large sweet potatoes, wash them, and coat them in Crisco shortening. Bake at 4oo degrees until you can smell them and run a knife through them. Remove from the oven, cool and peel the potatoes, cut the potatoes in half. Brown in a pan with a stick of light margarine. When they are lightly browned, cover the potatoes with this mixture: mix three tablespoons of brown sugar (light), a stick of melted light margarine, a quarter of a cup of light Karo corn syrup. Stir in the mixture and pour over the potatoes. A taste of mom and grandmother’s cooking in the 1950s.
Hoe hoe hoe
“Quiet Please.” A patient in a mental hospital placed his ear against the wall of his room, listening intently. “Shut up,” he whispered to an attendant, gesturing to the wall. The attendant put his ear to the wall and said, âI didn’t hear anything. – I know, replied the patient. “It’s awful, it’s been like this for several days.”
“Men at work.” Artist- âThis is my last painting. This is called ‘Builders at work’. It’s a piece of realism. Art Watcher – “I don’t see any of the men at work.” Artist- “Of course not, that’s what’s real about painting!”
The new moon occurred on November 4. Daylight saving time ended at 2 a.m. today. The moon reaches its first quarter on Thursday, November 11. There will be a full moon on the night of Friday, November 19. be called a “beaver full moon”. Thanksgiving Day will be Thursday, November 25. The moon reaches its last quarter on Saturday, November 27.