The can opener that can….The OXO Good Grips smooth edge can opener. Friend Sherri recommended a can opener that doesn’t leave a jagged edge behind. Made sense. I had been tempting finger fate with the old one. The OXO cuts from the SIDE of the can NOT around the top. You can put the lid back on the can and store the can in the fridge without having to put the contents in a covered dish. This is huge for me.
I love the name OXO. It isn’t what you think, durnit. But it’s still a good tale and the website is quirky.
I like Popsicles in orange. Or red. Trouble is, they come 6 to a box: two orange, two red, two yellow. The yellow ones stack up in the freezer. Molly, the world’s fussiest former starveling won’t eat them, of course. Nor will the formerly-starving cats. I’m always looking for someone to lay them on. Visitors to the Holler today had two children among them. I graciously offered them banana Popsicles. They accepted. Sweet. Doesn’t happen often enough, so around October I pile banana Popsicles in the kitchen sink and let them melt down the drain. It’s not as much fun as it sounds.
We use miles of water hose around the Holler. We have a spigot toward the front of the house. We have a spigot in the well house. We have maybe 2.5 acres of flora that need watering occasionally, to watering every other day. Kinking hoses are the bane of my summer gardening life. I’ve gotten rather clever at shaking the hose out way up the line but that doesn’t always work. I have to throw down the hose and stalk back to the kink, unkink, stalk back. It drives me to profanity. I broke down and bought a really good no-kink hose. The first time I mowed, I ran over it.