Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


in my my workroom.
A thunderstorm rolled through last night and the hole though the foundation wasn't sealed up yet from replacing the water line. Needless to say, I'm feeling a bit discouraged at the moment.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Just found a couple of tiny Galeux D'eysines squash hiding in the tomatoes! Long story there, I had planted them in the spring and nothing happened, for 3-4 weeks. I finally put the last of the tomato plants in the squash bed, and chalked it up to bad seed. Well, a week later, what do I see but squash seedlings popping up! I left them alone, as they can just as well vine out into the lawn, but I really didn't expect any results. Now it seems I may have squash after all!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cicada emergent and Monty would be proud

I caught this cicada crawling out of its old skin, and came back later to check on it, it was all the way out and waiting for its wings to harden.

The bun, well, what can you say about that? Ni! Ni!

This is my favorite time

It's still hot, but not QUITE as, the sunflowers are blooming, the sweet corn is ready....there's that stillness and waiting just before the headlong descent into autumn and then winter.
As usual, I've not done what I think I ought, but that's always the case....

A few new beads over on Etsy, before I dive into canning sweet corn!

Monday, August 9, 2010


I'm a listing fool's not my favorite activity, so I tend to save it up and do a large grouping all at once.

When we had the two computer crashes in a row, I lost all of my mailing list, so if you were on my mailing list for sales, etc, I lost you...

If you'd like to be on that list again, just let me know. You can leave a comment for me here, or drop me a line through Etsy. About once a month, I email with links to new things, announce the freebie of the month, etc.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Green beans, purple beans, and rattlesnake beans!
Just starting to come on, we've been picking a few every day, trying to stay ahead of the grasshoppers.

Tuesday I made a really nice vegetable dish.
I cut up one onion and a few garlic cloves from the garden and browned them in oil. Added one can of coconut milk, a tablespoon of red curry powder from Spice House, a tablespoon of generic yellow curry powder, and a dash of sugar.
Then I peeled and cut up three potatoes, from the store, alas, and added them, along with a handful of fresh green beans, and a chopped up zucchini.

It was very good, we ate it with cornmeal frybread.
Then we had the leftovers for lunch the next day, with more zucchini added.

Monday, August 2, 2010

My poor Peanut (gross alert)

I was holding Peanut today and felt an odd bump on his flank. At first I thought it was a cat scratch, but it didn't seem right, so I looked at it to see. After poking at it for a minute, IT MOVED. Blech, blech, blech. Not so happy dog either. I had Con help me hold him down and I squeezed the awful thing and out came a larvae of some kind. Poor pup went from wild thrashing to instant calm as soon as it was out.
I cleaned it and made sure there weren't any more, then called the vet. Evidently this is not uncommon, all they said was clean it and put peroxicide on it.

Needless to say, we went over the dogs very throughly!