Monthly Archives: September 2012

surprise

despite checking my zuke plants daily, this one was found in the zuchinni corral, not seen until the leaves began to die back.  its over 12” long.  from the color, its been there awhile.  so now I’ll have plenty of … Continue reading

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new sewing machine

Wish that I still had my mom’s old cast iron singer portable – electric, not foot pedal.  Even so, that thing would sew through anything.  And that was the problem, it was a little tough on the finer fabrics.  So … Continue reading

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almost fall

while the day time temps are still hitting upper 80’s and low 90’s here at 4500 feet, the night time temps are dipping down to low 50’s, upper 40’s.  That’s proving to be a little too cool for some of … Continue reading

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grasshoppers and chocolate chips

Who knew that grasshopppers like chocolate chip cookies?  or is this a locust? 

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APHIDS

With our monsoon season possibly behind us, the sun has come out once again, the weather is noticeably cooler, and the Cocozelle (bush zuchinni) plants started in August are overrun with aphids!  Its the first time I’ve seen such an … Continue reading

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tomatoes

This AM harvested the first two of these interesting low acid tomatoes.  A plant given to me last year, without a name. Saved seeds, and this year have several plants. The fruit is good, meaty, and very tasty. As you … Continue reading

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Wednesday!

While checking on the plants this AM, after heavy wind and rain yesterday, found a bee sitting on a leaf so covered in pollen that I was wondering if it could fly!  Of course, did not have my camera in … Continue reading

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9.4.12 canning

Another FINALLY.  Grew enough of my own zucchini and tomato to can.  only other ingredients are onion and garlic.  See more people trying to can zukes these days.  These pints are done at 15lbs (4500 feet) and 30 minutes.  8 … Continue reading

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finally

yesterday FINALLY started some seeds for fall planting.  At least two weeks late, but that’s how it is.  Its still plenty warm, but the day length is short enough to show in how things are growing (or not).  The tomatoes … Continue reading

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