Friday, October 26, 2012
|The shelf in the carport which catches Levi's comings & goings. |
Here's his bow (handmade by Joe), 2 arrows, flint he's been napping, and some eggs that never made it into the house.
|Oft used items: hammer, bike helmet, heavy canvas quail bag.|
|Too warm temps made for spotty snow pea germination. |
We've re-seeded the empty spots. Now just waiting.
|A great find - an old wire egg basket. |
The hens have slowed down a bit - I'm not feeling run over by eggs now.
|I love finding the speckled eggs best.|
Friday, October 19, 2012
|Wildwood Pumpkins sit alongside one of the gourds from the pecan tree (up 40 some feet). Joe got it down with a single shot from a .22|
|a freshly planted pot of pansies|
|a flat of arugula waiting to be planted|
|first 50-foot row of swiss chard in|
|row garden taking shape: broccoli, kale, cabbage, swiss chard|
|nearing maturity, reminds me I need to replant another bed|
|still working on the herb bed & repurposing some nameplates|
|a toad house in the garden - Levi made - replete with a feather & shells - an impressive tunnel is within|
|getting bigger still, bet it will be over 20 pounds|
|a front moved thru yesterday, bringing us rain & cooler temps this morn|
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
|The largest of the Wildwood pumpkins just starting to color. |
They will mature to a buff color.
|Two medium sized pumpkins about ready to pick.|
|A volunteer tomato just starting to set fruit - our first frost date is around November 15th, so about 6 weeks to go for this guy.|
|Letting my garden evolve as I see what's working & what's not.|
Here I'm creating a perennial bed on the border of the garden - leaving a majority of the space open to get the tractor through.
|Beets up about an inch.|
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
We attended the Gainey family reunion on Saturday in the little community of Reno, Georgia, just a 10 minute drive from Cairo. Joe's grandfather is Papa Bill Gainey. And the Gainey family has been in this area for a long while.
The old homeplace, nestled at the end of a dirt road, is nearby. It's in fine shape, & still has a Gainey family in resident. Joe's great-great grandfather, James T. Gainey, walked all the way home from Columbus after his discharge from the Confederate Army, and his final steps were on that same dirt road.
|taking The Grit's (of Athens) Mac & Cheese|
|the dessert table - I counted 36|
|80 something covered dishes|
|it's held at the old Reno school (now community center), which in its time held grades 1st thru 9th - some elderly attendees spent their school-days here|
in the background is the stage of the auditorium
|130+ sat down to dinner|
|all distant cousins (Indi on far left)|
|Indi trying to plant a kiss. These two are fourth cousins and seven days apart in age.|
|Indi running around visiting during the clean-up|