Archive for July, 2013

July garden

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Look at all those flowers! The garden just keeps getting better and better, and bigger and bigger. It’s pretty much just coasting along by itself at this point, pumping out the food and flowers and asking only that I weed it now and then (the weeds are growing and growing, too) …. I’m not so […]

Salsa time!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

What with the garden rendering hauls like this just about every other day… It was time to start up the canner! Those are only 1/4 of the tomatillos I got, and boy howdy, my jalapenos are going like gangbusters. I have no idea what I’ll do with them all – try to sell them, I […]

Sparkly chairs!

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

I just finished a super-fun project with a set of 1950’s chairs from my good friend’s grandma. They had been well-loved, but the one above was the worst one. For the most part, while they were pretty darn rusty, the worst thing that had happened to them was the passage of time. The stuffing and […]

Sunflower harvest

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

The sunflowers have been so productive! They’re not toweringly tall, but that’s ok by me – I want them to put all that effort into making seed heads, not growing up to where I can’t reach ’em. I had been wondering when to harvest sunflowers, as the seeds aren’t fully ready yet when the petals […]


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

This is most of the reason I keep this blog, I guess – to have a visual record of where I’ve been and what I’ve done. I was just out pouting at the garden for not growing faster, and then re-read this post from June 17th, when it looked like this: And now it looks […]


Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

My favorites! They’re finally here! Er, well, ok. So my favorite flower changes with every season. But sunflowers are one of them, man! Who can fail to smile when looking at a sunflower? That yellow is made of┬ápure happy. Plus, these are the seed kind so once they fade they will provide some supplemental food […]