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Of Still Life & Cow Licks

BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
edited 11:36AM in EggHead Forum
Day before yesterday this was the picture......lowest temp ever..


Today .......would you believe it (Frozen basil behind) ??????

DSCN9870.jpg not that simple ...What's in between those two drastic, diametrally opposed temps.?? Still Life!!! garden's been transformed into a Still Life Garden (The term in spanish is "Naturaleza Muerta") Dead Nature it suits it much better now.... :( :







I haven't had the guts to check it all out but I know most of it has gone......sooooooo yes I'll be busy planting in spring.....meanwhile I needed a Cow Lick for comfort..... :woohoo: I cranked The Mini...just 400* dome.....


Cow Licked some Fajitas............................& pulled at 140* internal.........


They were really good just what we needed.................


& Now Ready for the Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,885
    We are at 68 here and I took the easy road and did hamburgers....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Have a great sunday Mickey Saldo's just around the corner... :woohoo: :laugh:
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Sorry about your plants, we have that problem here and it is no fun, not to mention the cost of replacing everything. :(
    Food loks great as usual, have a good weekend :)
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS & Likewise Capt. have a great day!!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hey Beli
    Fajitas look tasty
    Looks like the temp is moving the right way :)
    Sorry to see you lost some plants

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Beli, That is a huge plant loss. That sux. Monster scallions!! That last picture is great!
    28 here.
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Wow! To bad about all your beautiful plants.

    Go Green Bay Packers! :whistle: :woohoo:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Yeap big damage but Shane i love gardening so it'll keep me occupied for a while.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    That's a BUMMER! I hate you lost those beautiful plants. :( The food should cheer you up though! :woohoo: YUMMEE lookin cook! :)
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Molly Devastating temp swings here. Wouldn't mind that much if it was cold or hot for a while but those swimgs are real killers
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Tim I'm with the Steelers :P But Valeria is with the Packers. So may the best one win Steelers :woohoo:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hoss I'll need to come over to one of your parties & forget
  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,494
    Oh Beli, that breaks my heart. Your plants were so pretty. They are telling us here not to throw them away yet but wait and see what comes out from the roots in spring - just trim off the tops after this next cold spell....good luck... (I have a bunch of dead plants too. I might have lost my Bird of Paradise :(
  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    Beli-You really neede some snow to get the full effect of winter. Want some??? :P Haven't seen my lawn in about a month.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Judy, never had so much damage at one time. Yes I'll wait & see which ones grow in spring. Funly enough the birds of paradise did ok here but of course you had a harder freeze. Talked to the lady at the nursery & programed some deliveries starting the beginning of March hope we'll be fine then
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Gosh Brian honestly don't know how you guys & specially the ones from the northern thundra :laugh: put up with it. This time we really had to stay indoors & I was going mad
  • BashBash Posts: 1,011

    Sorry about your plants! I bet with your climate, you can get the garden back in a jiffy.

    The fajitas look good.

  • Beli, so sorry to see the plant damage for the record cold weather. :( That is some temperture fluctuation!

    Your fajitas with the guacamole have my mouth watering. :)
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075 sorry about the garden. Mother Nature can be so cruel at times - but think of the enjoyment you feel as you re-plant. At little Cow Lick makes everything a bit bitter....enjoy the game (go Packers)! :laugh:
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,200
    Man, that sucks!! Hopefully, some will come back in the spring. Smaller than before, but if there's still any life in 'em, maybe it won't be too long before they're back.

    Valeria ROCKS!!! :laugh:


    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,446
    well that sucks, alot of work there. will the ferns and grasses come back on there own. should have mentioned to pick and freeze the basil, its what i have to do with it early october when the first bad frost comes thru, turns it black but you can still use it in a lot of dishes. plow truck almost took out my one and only flowering plant this last weekend, plants dont fair well in my yard
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,429
    Sorry to see the damage. :pinch: That's how it goes with the weather. Wonder how the farmers came out of this?

    Enjoy the evening watchin the big game!
  • Oh wow! You sure took a hit with the cold. But like Judy said, some of your plants may come back on their own. We tried to save everything here that we could by putting it in the garage. All the planted stuff was covered but it was still exposed to 19° for many hours.

    Food looks good though.

    I'm on my way to fire up one of the Girls now for some pre-game steak.

    Hope your team wins.

    Spring "Cold Knows No Borders" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS Richard yes I hope to get that garden looking good soon. Will give me somerhing to do next month once the cold weather goes
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Rebecca & on top of it all the Steelers are playing lousy :angry: Thank the Lord for the egg at least there's some pretty good stuff comming out of it & tomorrow is a holiday here soooooo. Yessssssss I'll cook again :)
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS Elizabeth. Gosh my Steelers just can't get it right
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Michael here she is next to me making sure I don't miss any time the Packers score :P
  • Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 1,184
    Beli, I know how you feel. It sure hurts to lose so many beautiful plants. It'll take awhile, but you can replant and have have your garden looking better than ever.

    Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going.


    Tulsa, OK
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    I completely forgot about the basil, the orégano & rosemary did very well. The big ferns I will have to buy again I might give the smaller ones a chance to regrow but I know I'll be very impatient & once we have the first party will be wanting to have it all ready.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Lots of citrics orchards in the region must have lost crops no doubt
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