Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wanna look around where I live?
Ok...if you want to, I'll show ya around. Not too exciting really, but I'm bored and lazy today.
So here goes. My driveway is lined with Silver Maple Trees on both sides all the way to the house. I love these trees. I love most trees.
These are the trees on both sides. Pretty dreary here today. No sunshine, but lots of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.
This is one of my favorite trees on the property. I have several acres with woods on two sides. This is a very old Shag Bark Hickory. This pic doesn't do it justice. It's so rough and yet somehow majestic in its size. Can you see the rope swing hanging from it? It's on the right side of the trunk of the tree hanging from one of the branches. Hard to spot in the pic. The smaller pic is of several more Shag Barks.
I did get all my mater plants in this week. I cut back this year by a lot. I only put in 48 mater plants this year. Half are romas and half are a local hybrid called Brandywine. Looking forward to fresh tomatoes. I usually can about 180 qts a year. Last year I had a lot of extra, so I made and canned salsa. I have some bell pepper plants and some cucumber plants to get in yet, but no hurry here in Michigan, yet. We had frost last week.
See that fancy tomato cage there? I made those. First year I lived here, I found a roll of fencing in the barn and thought....I can do something with that. So, I stole...uhmmmmm....I mean I borrowed Garrys recipocating (sp?) saw and cut the fencing up and then rolled it and made cages. He thought it was great until he got a look at his saw. I hurt it. OOppppsss.....Sorry, Garry!
Hostas are looking good and I think the Peony bush will have to be moved soon. It's outgrowing this spot. I don't want it near the house because they draw ants so bad, but I love to see it bloom.
This is the only quilty thing I've done all week. Spend some time at the dentist last week and I'll just leave it at "I hate this dental stuff". I've had a fever off and on all week, swollen face, bruised cheek bone. I had TWO AND ONE HALF HOURS OF DRILLING done. During a short break in the drilling I did ask my dentist, Dale, if he'd struck oil yet? I'm getting a bridge. I go back next Tuesday. If it didn't still hurt this badly, I'd cancel it. Anyway...have a wonderful weekend. My daughter starts driver's ed next week....pray for all of us here.....ahahahhhaha (insert evil laugh here)
I need this link on another computer that I don't have my email set up on. This is easier than setting it up, so, I'm leaving it here for myself. Odd, huh? Gracie Bag Tutorial