Ladybug vs Asian Beetle

The ladybug and the Asian beetle look very much alike but there are some differences.

Ladybugs have a red color and a black head. The Asian beetles are more orangish red and have a white face.

If your home has been invaded by what you think could be a ladybugs chances are its actually the Asian beetles.

These beetles will bury inside of the roof of a dogs mouth. There was an article posted in December in the Houston Chronicle about this. I will enclose the link.

Asian Beetles in a dogs mouth

I took these pictures on Wednesday with my macro lens so they are still hanging around.

Look for the white head then you will know it is them. Some people say these beetles bite so beware.

Never let your eyes fool you what you think is a cute ladybug might be the evil twin in disguise.

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Coopers Hawk

The Cooper Hawks are stalking the birds in the clover in our pasture.

I caught two yesterday in a tree but one was gone by the time I got my camera so I was able to capture this one.

He let me get about 15′ from him before he flew away.

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Piggly Wiggly

This is a 1950’s Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store ad. WOW look at those prices compared to today.

My grandparents had a Piggly Wiggly in North Louisiana we would go to sometimes. I remember the giant pig sign.

It sure would be nice if we could have these prices back for a while.

My how times have changed in 65 + years.

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Flower bulb exchange

Would anyone be interested in a flower bulb exchange?

I love flowers and gardening and would really enjoy this if I can get others interested.

We have Louisiana Iris and Paperwhites. Last year I started gladiola bulbs and they were so pretty but Zoee keeps digging them up so I may not have any left.

This is a great way to get a wide assortment of bulbs the cheap way lol.

If you are interested let me know.

 

 

Hawk Stalk

I saw this Hawk in the pasture stalking the birds I guess I was doing the same thing.

I figured by the time I grabbed my camera he would leave but he stayed for a few quick shots even though he saw me.

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Cows and Calves

I grabbed a few more pictures of the mama cows and the calves.

The first two pictures that baby is a week younger than the other one.

They are adorable always running and acting silly.

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Unstuffed Cabbage

My husband and I both love cabbage and we really like cabbage rolls.

I hate making them they take forever to get all rolled up.

I found a recipe for unstuffed cabbage rolls and let me tell you it was super good and something different to cook. I am always looking for something different.

1 –  2 # of 80% lean ground beef

1 Cabbage chopped into chunks

Dash of salt

Black Pepper to taste

1 cup chopped up onion

2 cloves of garlic minced

8 oz tomato sauce ( if you want it moister you can add more)

8 oz diced tomatoes

1/2 – 3/4 cup beef broth for flavor

2 cups cooked rice – Optional

All you have to do is brown the ground meat, sautee the garlic and onions.

Cut your cabbage into chunks. Combine everything and heat over medium heat in a large pan until the cabbage is done 20 minutes at the most. Make sure to stir several times.

This easy 30-minute meal it is quite the time saver and very tasty.

 

 

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