Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A fun night ahead if my torch cooperates. I got a new shipment of glass in, with some new colors. I’m done getting them entered into inventory, now I have to label the new rods so I can make some test beads.


We also got our first load of hay in today. He bought a round bale, so when I get my tractor back I’m going to put the bale spear on it to see if my old 8N is got enough horsepower to lift it. If it does, we’ll get the next load in round bales, because then we’ll use the tractor to carry hay as long as we can get to the feeder with it. Once we get decent snow, we have to switch to the snowmobile and sleds to haul flakes out.

I don’t remember such a bee/wasp-busy year before. Christian took down my Baltimore Oriole feeder because there were so many bumblebees and wasps on it, the orioles wouldn’t even come near it. Here’s some bumblebees busy on a flower,


And next year I have to remember to plant more of the four o’clocks and nicotiana up closer to the house. They smell so, so lovely!


And finally, a hummer visiting some of my glads,


.08” of rain this morning, the most rain we’ve have in more than a month. We need rain!!
Jim, my neighbor’s son, is just tooling along on his bike ride to raise money for the Randy Shaver Cancer fund. He’s into day 22 on his ride to the tip of South America, and he’s in one of my most favorite states, Wyoming. Here’s a photo off of his website, Pedaling For Pennies,
Next year I really need to get back out there!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

It’s been quite a busy couple of weeks. We bought a new van!! Technology sure has changed vehicles in the last 13 years. The new van has a backup camera, a side camera for changing lanes, and it pairs with my iPhone so I can listen to the music on it, and hands free talking on the phone. LOL, I can answer the phone with a button on the steering wheel, and if I want to call home, all I do is touch a button and say who I want to call, it pauses the music and places the call, and when I’m done, it resumes the music. Really neat. And the last row of seats fold down into a trunk area, so we don’t have to take out the seat to make room for hauling feed. Just so cool!

My nephews were up to work on my greenhouse yesterday, but they didn’t get much done, it was way too hot to be working outside. Hopefully they’ll be back up this weekend to get the plastic on, because I’ve got a bumper crop of tomatoes, three rows, 30’ long. Next year, LESS tomato plants and further apart!!!
Here’s a batch that I stewed down and froze,
I went down and picked up my nephew last week and had to take a picture of his granddaughter. Oh, what a cutie pie!
And a picture of Pip sucking up to James, one of Mark’s boys,
I’ve found out that Pyr is a cat magnet. If he’s in the studio and Suka is not, she comes out and does some serious snuggling,
I need to get some beads listed tomorrow,
And here’s a couple of funny internet photos:
I can certainly relate to the last one!!!