Back about six years ago we scavenged a free dresser off Craig’s List. It was in great shape and was actually really good wood...but I wanted something fun for the studio. I used it, as-is, for years and finally got around to painting it. And boy did I make it fun!
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
|That’s a cherry tomato for scale|
|Compared to a Bunty egg|
|Bunty laid a double-yolker |
Sunday, August 9, 2020
What absolutely glorious weather we had this week. A mix of gentle rains, sunny yet mild days, and cold (56 degrees!) nights. Completely ridiculous for August.
The garden is doing great. I’ve had to perform more squash surgeries but am now harvesting mini tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, cabbage, garlic, and tomatillos. I’ve got ears forming on the corn too. The greenhouse tomato plant is starting to ripen but the peppers in there have no flowers or fruit. Not sure why as I know pollinators get in there. The peppers planted in the big garden are fruiting though.
Chris finished a gift for friends who are getting married this fall and began rebuilding the cabinet that will be a window seat in the upstairs studio. The rebuild has been complicated by the fact that someone did some really bad repairs sometime in the past. They used a variety of glues (including hot glue?!) that just destroyed the dovetail tenons. Anyway, his progress means I need to get moving on planning a cushion. I’d like to weave the fabric but am not sure I can get that finished in a timely manner. Gotta give it some thought. I worked a bit on the sleeveless top I’m sewing but mainly maintained the household and garden. That seems to take most of my time in the summer.
I found a couple of small batch canning/fermenting guides and am excited to give sauerkraut a try. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time but the quantities in most recipes were just crazy. Theses books give instructions for a half gallon or less of most things. Shoot, some of the recipes make just two cups. Awesome!
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020
|Three plants but fruit on only one despite flowers on all.|
|Cucumbers up front, corn behind.|
|The first cuke |
|Crowded but heading up|
|Yes, this is post surgery. Ugly but alive,|
|They are also putting in new roots so all may be well.|
| My potato tower|
|Sea of peppers|
|Another shot of the corn field plus two more tomato plants |
|Mulberry before training aids were added|
|More sunflowers, Veronica, and Cooper (and the tall mulberry)|
|Cherry tomato |
|Large cherry tomato? Gotta look this one up in the journal.|
Monday, July 27, 2020
|Bar and frame from rake|
|Before pushing into soil|
|Tines buried, cat helping|
|Pulling back to lift|
|Look closely for the tassel|
|Tying to the frame|
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
|Cherry with black resin filled stress lines|