Bloom Thyme Friday: Adventures Old and New

Mr. G’s grandfather was quite the adventurer … at the age of 9, he decided to jump on a boat with his much older cousins who were leaving Greece and heading for America where new opportunities awaited! They were “sure” they didn’t want to work in the family’s olive groves! Can you imagine doing that at 9? Well, he did.

Life wasn’t easy in this new world, but he was a hard worker with an entrepreneurial spirit. He worked his way from New York to Ohio on the railroad project to a small river town and began to make ice cream and confections to sell on the street. Soon he was able to buy property for a real confection shoppe where he began bottling pop and making his wonderful ice cream and other treats. Through the late 40s, 50s and 60s the business was booming. Mr. G still measures all ice creams and chocolate milk by the ones his grandfather crafted!

No wonder Mr. G is so handsome… 🙂
Our brave soldier…

We were recently visiting with Mr. G’s mom and came upon several items that had belonged to his grandfather …. A picture of him as a young man, a picture of him as a soldier who proudly fought and was even wounded twice in WW 2. We found his business card, pictures of the “shoppe’ and an amazing bucket that was used to mix the ingredients for the ice cream. There is even a handle low on the back of the bucket for ease in pouring a large amount.

Guess what… that super cool bucket is my new MOO POO bucket. It is perfect and since MOO POO is brewing throughout the summer in our garden, we get to see and use our new found heirloom all the time. We absolutely love it! For more about Moo Poo Teas, visit Annie’s site at or follow her on Social Media…  Twitter @greensoil and Facebook.



First of all I have to say that hummingbirds are particularly happy in the garden this week. They are everywhere! We love to watch them! Aren’t they just so fascinating!

The heat is up and we are doing a lot more watering. I hear rain is in the forecast BUT it would take a lot of rain to get us where we need to be so… hand watering it is!

Even with the heat, we still have blooms and the pollinators are feasting on many of them today! Especially the sedums. I don’t blame them, the sedums are spectacular this time of year!

The roses that are showing their best side are getting snipped and put in the fridge to exhibit at the Indianapolis Rose Society rose show tomorrow! Wish me luck! I’ll let you know how I do.

If it’s hot where you are, take a break, get out of the heat and …


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13 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme Friday: Adventures Old and New

  1. Hey Miss Teresa!

    I love your new found heirloom bucket. It’s stunning! I just ordered a watering bucket for the two indoor plants I have but it sure doesn’t look like yours. What a great find for you.

    I’m not sure if I told you but I left California in June and bought a new home in Oklahoma. One of the first things I did was hang a hummingbird feeder on my back patio. They are such amazing little birds. I really love watching them zoom around cutting each other off trying to make sure they get to the feeder first. It’s so fun to watch.

    I still haven’t done any gardening but I’m hoping to at least plant a few containers by October. My hand will never be the same so I have to work with what I have. I just have to work around my limitations. I guess it comes with old age. After all, I am pushing 39…..:-)

    I hope you have a fabulous summer! I’m hoping to be back on Twitter soon.


    1. Linda, I am so glad to hear from you!! And your new home sounds wonderful. Love it that you are so positive about your limitation … We all have them, some are just more obvious. Will pray your hand gets stronger! Keep in touch! 🌹🌹🌹

  2. That bucket is AWESOME! I was the recipient of my grandpa’s manure fork, which we use when we’re loading mulch and stirring compost. Where in Ohio did your family settle? Good luck with your roses! You’re about 2 1/2 hours from me, as I live in the northwest corner of Ohio.

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