Saturday, May 31, 2014

Drying Herbs and Cottonwood Fluff

There are four layers of herbs from our garden drying to be used in food recipes: oregano, lemon thyme, chives, and sage.  The aroma is heavenly!  We drove home in a light rain, perfect for washing the tufts of cotton from the air.  Cottonwood trees are not very pretty, common in our area, and fast growing!

Thursday, May 29, 2014


 These are gigantic sunflowers; for bird food and next year's plants!
 She self-planted with the help of our wind.
 Here's one of the original plants!

first magenta winecup
I'm guessing the yellow are Yellow Coneflowers.  The leaves look right; the bloom is different right now.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Anxious #41

The little snout showed signs of wear in spite of only being in the cage a few minutes. He relaxed as soon as I draped the towel over him.   A person there to recycle commented, "oh, a squirrel, glad it's not a skunk!"

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Celery, Peppers, #40

Why do we spend so much time relocating squirrels??  Because they eat and destroy everything!!
There's still snow on our peaks.  Is that mulch on the right for the taking??

Monday, May 26, 2014

Impatient #39

In his defense, he might have been in the cage awhile; we had lunch at Sweet Tomatoes and then visited Tuesday Morning for yarn and Sprouts for steak to grill this evening.

Gardening on Monday

This is the front yard and most of the perennials are back! Only the Lavender Daisies died.  The next pictures are from the back yard.
 Again, he ha a topsy turvy tomato.
 Pumpkins are in front, celery (our first attempt at celery!) and tomatoes and pepper are in the planters.
 All is edible.
 This view is upon entering the side gate.
 Many of the little white blossoms have tilted upside down due to the bigger, still green, strawberry.
 Doc's grape vine is doing super.
 Tiny cosmos are coming up in spite of Mother's Day 10 inches of snow! What a great climate!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Go Away, #38!

Pumpkin Patch

The plants will produce 7-10 pound pumpkins!  That is if the squirrels don't eat every one just like last year!

Spring Hailstorm

It's lush and not too wet after last night's scare of: tornado, quarter size hail on the way, torrential downpour and possible flooding.  We only received rain during the night! Flowers are un crushed!

 grape vine

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Brothers Went to ARC

Doc picked up his older brother and they enjoyed some ARC shopping.  Look at the great find: a Halogen Oven and our evening baked potatoes were great!  I missed most of their day as I taught a class and got to play with a Bernina Virtuosa!  Awesome machine!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Everything is lush in our state due to rain, hail, flooding.  Doc mowed after work and our yard is gorgeous.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

#37 Is Puny

While working all morning, and finishing something to list on etsy, I kept resetting the cage. A youth with a huge bushy tail was successful in getting numerous graham crackers, and not getting trapped, thanks to his huge tail.  I finally captured a tiny one who nibbled in the cage for three minutes before putting enough weight onto the spring to close the doors.  One less squirrel and more apples for us!!
Here's where I place the cage so there's no more toppling over of the human!

Knitting Message

I found the printed pattern, 3-29-10, without a picture.  As I knit last night, we were finally able to decipher the message!