Wednesday, September 26, 2018

some words are just fun to say Thursday13











early warning system



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bits and Pieces

Strangest mushrooms  I've ever seen. and they keep dying off and regrowing

Been trying to get this shot all summer, I love the look of this, all those leaves cascading over one another...

My new kitchen counter (window frame to come) with two lovely wide shallow drawers, and the perfect  place for bread making   Underneath the counter is the woodbox area I've always wanted,  handy to the stove, out of the way of everything.  I even have it on rollers, so I can pull it out without doing serious damage to the rug or me...

Charlie the guard cat.  He seems to have chosen his role as Guard, he will sit on the front step or the back step for hours,  sweeping the field like a fuzzy little beacon, baack and forth...

And this, if you look closely, is a perfectly formed apple that has been placed on the chinese chestnut branch, ever-so-carefully,  waiting for whomever placed it there.  We checked the next day and it was gone.  The apple tree this came from is about 50 yards away. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Well damn now Im hungry T13

Aunt Lizzie's Nice Cake




chocolate cake

three layer coconut cake with butter cream frosting


johnny cake

applesauce cake

angel cake

devil food's cake

mayonnaise cake

lemon cake


Mayonnaise cake, recipe.  It really just looks like a regular chocolate cake

acrobat squirrel

Happy happy squirrel.  He managed to work his way up the pear tree and after nearly braining himself on a branch, reached this: 

Notice the size of the pears relative to the size of the squirrel...his effort paid off, and he hurried home with one firmly clenched in his teeth.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Grapes of Wrath

I was planning on a major grape harvest this year, since the stuff I picked last fall turned out so well as jelly.  All summer I've been admiring the bounty, waiting for them to ripen.  Right.

Tonight I went out to murmur words of encouragement at them, and found most of them (and there were a LOT) gone. Not fallen to the ground, just--gone.

I know grapes are one of nature's foods, and a lot of critters eat them.  But the biggest eater I can think of is my favorite rodent, The Pear Eating Squirrel.  That little grey (insert expletive of your choice) squirrel has been systematically stripping My Grapes, and I am left with several sad bunches of green ones. 


Not sure what to do, short of teaching my cat to hunt squirrels--and judging from the lack of interest on his face, I don't think that's gonna happen.