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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One Pot of Hens and...




Skittles at Heads Or Tails! Prompt this week: TAILS: RECIPE

A fun meme - feel free to play along!





To concoct this simple recipe:

one whiner
and
one enabler

I complained mildly about an area of my yard that heats to boiling and doesn't retain water. Each year I plant any number of options and meet failure each time.

In the early summer, my younger daughter brought multiple pony packs of tiny hens and with a little encouragement, she even planted these succulents before she left that day.

Last week, I noticed they were still alive and decided to bring a pot of them inside to see what will happen next. Imagine my surprise when I found a couple of tiny new chicks.

This may be the highlight of my recipes ~ don't expect a cookbook any time soon!



Digital Photo by Sue.

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19 comments:

Tammy said...

My father used to have those in his garden. I haven't seen them in a long time. Thank you for the memory! :o)

Shannon H. said...

I love those but I have not had any in my house in a long time. I need to search online for a place to buy some.

Sue said...

Great photo! I miss having a garden!

Skittles said...

You know.. I found the key to having a nice garden is to water it now and then. Of course I realized this too late. :P

Vixen said...

I have never seen these before, they are so nifty looking.

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent!!!! This was one of my late father's favorites. They're survivors.

What? No cookbook? Well, okay. [insert giggles here,.....kidding!]

Thanks for stopping by. I love to have you visit.

storyteller said...

I've never seen this succulent before but it looks very 'kewl' ...

I did enjoy the 'whiner' & 'enabler' recipe just because.

I'm playing (belatedly) at Small Reflections ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

baby~amore' said...

Very interesting looking plants and very creative recipe !

cowhumor said...

I love the plants, way cool! Now here is my question, if I start whining about a section of my yard will your daughter come and fix it? ha ha... Cute idea, and neat picture.
Blessings,Kim
p.s. thanks for stopping by earlier...

maggie's mind said...

I've never seen these before now, but they are cool looking! Cute take on the theme, too. ;)

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I thought of buying hen & chickens recently. I will sometime or other here....I did buy other cacti. :-)
I will have to post a picture on my blog at some point...Husband has given his cacti names (because I asked him what their names were). :-)

Tina said...

i have never saw those before. at least your on your way to that cook book now wink!

thanks for stopping by my hots :)

anthonynorth said...

I've never understood this gardening thing. I've moved so often that I've never really had chance to develop one properly.
The problem with mine at present is it won't stop growing. And it has its own idea of what it grows.
It just won't do as it's told ;-)

Simone said...

Hehehehe - good one.
great Shot.

Thanks for stopping by.

Simone said...

Hehehehe - good one.
great Shot.

Thanks for stopping by.

Vicki said...

How neat!!! Never seen them before.
Thanks for visiting my meme blog.

andrée said...

huh? Those are hens? I am SO confused! I don't cook, I don't garden. It's like a foreign language here for me!! sniff

Deborah Godin said...

Looks yummy, your new recipe. Not for large holiday gatherings, though, but probably great to serve to a bridge foursome!

julofalltrades said...

This whiner got a daughter enabler to help plant succulents in containers for the hot deck. It's been the most successful container beauty we've had on that deck in years! There are babies, now, too, so I hope their propagation lasts through the winter and continues next hot, Sue-weather, season! Your recipe works for me!