Monthly Archives: June 2012

chairside knitting lamp

Knit and Read in a nice Lazyboy chair.  WIDE arms, not enough light to see well.  Small gooseneck lamp didn’t quite work. By the time I’d adjusted it to bring light to the work, it was stretched out and fell … Continue reading

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cherry time again!

Yesterday hand pitted about 8 lbs of cherries.  Its only once a year (if there are good cherries), so haven’t bothered getting a cherry pitter.  When in the midst of the marathon session with knife and cherries, always consider it. … Continue reading

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summer squash

Looks like I’ll be sharing with the neighbors today Three on the far left are from the zucchini corral, as is the one in the middle. while all were in a set of 6 packs from the nursery, that middle … Continue reading

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garden update / tomatoes

This AM planted some green beans (top crop from Ferry-Morse) in the area just vacated by the garlic.  Had planted some from last year’s crop in grow bags in the green house. Think they got toooooooo hot in there (temps … Continue reading

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ONIONS

The first harvested onions.  This is the first year I’ve had the patience to wait until the tops start to fall over before taking them out of the ground.  More still developing out there, but how many can we eat … Continue reading

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zucchini success!!

scenes from the Zucchini corral.  There are a total of 6 large pots, some with 2 plants per.  As you can see, more ready to eat, or freeze!  Soon I’ll even be able to give some away. These are a … Continue reading

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GARLIC!!

Have now harvested all the garlic.  This is the Persian Star variety which has become my standby.   Decent keeper, and has good flavor after a winter in the fridge in oil, which the Siskiyou purple does not.  Some will be … Continue reading

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