Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dress them Tots in the Latest Fashion!

My city life places me about three blocks from seriously "high-end" boutiques. Home of the $250 blue jean. These boutiques make Banana Republic and Ann Taylor look like a K-Mart store. (Let me take a time out for my country friends. PLEASE do not post comments about the virtues of K-Mart. I am merely trying to illustrate a point.) I can even shop at fine boutiques for the wee ones. I have always wondered who in their right mind would put a two year old in a $150.00 dress, but somebody must be doing it.With all this fashion at my fingertips when I'm in the city, I find shopping near my country place a bit frustrating. That is until today! I think I found the answer...at least for the little people!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Between Perfect Ripeness and Rot


Late summer’s bounty is (was) alive and well at my country place. Too bad nature got to the bounty before I did. I’m telling you, Mother Nature actually is a bitch! And also a thief since she stole my grapes before I could get to them! It’s the strangest thing…all those grapes in the picture below were around one weekend and gone the next. All of my dreams of jellies and homemade wine are now only bird poop and bear scat. Mother Nature is punishing me. Serves me right, I suppose. I left them too long because I was too busy hanging out with my country friends and "shootin the bull" (as I like to say when I am in the country). Anyway, I guess there is a perfect time to harvest things….that time between perfect ripeness and rot. Better watch out Mother Nature, I’m coming after you next year!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Fall"en Garden

Hey folks. September is here! I know everybody is thinking about football and pumpkins and toasty evenings by bonfires, but I've got shit to do people.  It's that time again....digging up the summer garden and putting in the fall garden. I know a lot of people feel like this is a fresh start and all. I probably wouldn't go that far, but I will say that it was pretty damn fun yanking stuff out. It was like a girl fight but with plants! This is my city garden in a semi cleared state and a picture of the tangle of carrots I discovered hiding under some rotten amaranth. I'll show you some of my country garden crops in the next post!


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