Monday, October 20, 2014

photo show anyone?


pac choy :: BEFORE

beautifully done by my Horseman

these interweave into my days  ::  many many this season

September means 'spider lilies' to me

foraging for turkey tails :: the real one is in the middle, the other two are false

flip them over to tell :: the false are smooth, the real one has tiny pores all over it, I blew these up so you can see

watching something special on Daddy's phone

Wildwood buckeye

ready to push

sawdust flying

Wildwood :: black walnuts

her last day :: a few weeks shy of her 15th birthday

ice cream Friday

pac choy :: AFTER

late tomatillos

elephant garlic :: 56 cloves in, planted primarily for cut flowers

what I worked on today :: at center, better late than never, fine crumbly carrot bed

a trickle of October tomatoes keeping us happy

a bulk of the purple basil got the heave-ho

the green basil that was in the way too :: heading to the house with it for a pesto freeze
lots more in the garden tucked here & there for fresh eating

what joy to see the kids keeping the beans picked all by themselves, I just go back & get the ones way up high

Thursday, August 21, 2014


One afternoon spent building primitive shelters.
An adult could lay down in this one.

Blends in so well - can't tell how big it is from the back.

Working on a second one.

shelling popcorn we grew

The grapes at Granddaddy's house - loaded this year.
This is a cutting grown from his grandmother's grapevine!

The 'barn star' I'm still working on for the shop in Wildwood.  It's a 4x4.  I think I'm gonna do the star right in the center red.  Whatcha think?

We spent 3 weeks in Wildwood over the summer & during that time 'went swimmin at the creek' many times.  Every afternoon would have been fine with the kids.  On cloudy days they'd get out shaking & ask Bobby (our cousin who lives on the creek) to build them a fire.

She takes this job very seriously & is completely insulted if I have any carrots or potatoes that I don't ask her to peel.  She's does a fine job of it too.

Levi's first day of school.  Indi had to squeeze in for a 'cheese'.

Windfall pears - 18 pounds.  And heaps more on the trees.

The pimento peppers that ripened during the one last week I was in Wildwood.
Now chopped and frozen away for winter.
This was a gift seed pack from Seed Savers & I will grow them again - extremely prolific.

This is Indi's new little look lately - right before she says something hilarious.

I'm in love with these blond curls by the way.

We've got a banana tree - this is the first time to cut the leaves & wrap fish & steam it.  Really good.