Thursday, October 16, 2014

I have decided to take a short blogging break due to a variety of factors including sickness, preparing for a yard sale this weekend and October being "my month" (birthday). I will be back in a couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bottom yardstick is the natural color.

Did I mention that I am messy when it comes to painting and crafting?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I think I am going to have to come up with a different title for the dumping of pictures. In this case, the word "dump" is used as a verb which means a deposit or (to leave something) in a careless way. Apparently, not many people use (or think of) this word in this manner. Until I do come up with a better name for what I do, I shall continue to title all dumping of pictures as a "Picture Dump".

Pickling Cucumbers; May 4, 2014

Carrots and Onions (Potatoes in background); May 4, 2014

One Lone Pea; May 4, 2014

Pickling Cucumber; May 11, 2014

Pepper; June 5, 2014

First Carrot and Yukon Gold Harvested; June 14, 2014

Blueberries; June 18, 2014

Peppers; June 18, 2014

First Carrots Harvested; July 12, 2014

Wild Muscadine Grapes (found on our property); July 14, 2014

Brief Recap:

We actually harvested a bunch of these wild grapes and I made three jars of grape jelly. I wanted to try making some and it was a total success. I plan to harvest more next year and make tons more jelly.

As for our gardening efforts, the carrots, red potatoes, pickling cucumbers were awesome. The strawberries were somewhat successful. I will concentrate on growing more of these next year. I am wanting to grow a BUNCH of pickling cucumbers to make pickles now that I know they will grow down here.

I am abandoning onions, garlic, melons, peas and peppers as they were not successful growing down here. Oh, a few plants here and there bore fruit; but, most did not give forth anything. It was just not worth the effort.

The fruits such as blueberries, lemons, and limes will take several years before I know whether or not they will bear fruit. I think they will. Eventually.

Monday, October 13, 2014

{Note: Picture used in above meme was one Dan took at Garner State Park years ago.}

Today is my birthday. I turned 50. Eeeks!!! I shall forget today ever happened. Ha!

We went to Floresville Peanut Festival this past Saturday which was not all that great in my humble opinion. It was much better years ago. The weather did not help and may have been a factor. I did go to two of my favorite antique stores; but, I did not find a single thing.

We are planning to take a vacation and travel soon. I am looking forward to that and am praying for good health! I will endeavor to take pictures and jot down travel notes.

{To see a larger image, go here.}

In the meantime, here is a macro for you that kind of sort of reflects my mood. I thought it was a beautiful viewpoint. It was taken after a storm passed through the area.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • Peacock Spider; very cool moves!

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