I just finished cleaning the last of the Brussels sprouts from our garden for Christmas dinner. They have been very very good.

So despite all my health issues this year, I was able to have some small garden successes.
compy: (bleedingheart)
( Feb. 24th, 2009 01:30 am)
A kestrel hunted our bird feeder yesterday. Then she flew to the coffee tree and dined.

I went out today and tried to find feathers to identify her prey, but she ate very neatly and there was no trace of the little brown bird that was her dinner. CSI, I am not.

She was a bold little thing. I was able to open the back door and take a couple of blurry pictures before she left in a huff.
compy: (Default)
( Aug. 22nd, 2007 02:01 am)
Got any politicians you want me to throw rotten tomatos at?

I seem to have a few. Rotten tomatos, that is.

This has been a bumper crop year for me. I have more tomatos from my garden this year than I EVER have had before. I send tomatos to work with DH and DD. I take them to the food pantry. I shove them at unsuspecting neighbors. I hauled two bags full of them all the way to Archon in St Louis, the the first week of August.

They are, without a doubt, the BEST tasting tomatoes I have ever grown. Still, I cannot keep up with them. So some of them rot on the vines before I can pick them.

So today was 'pick rotten tomatoes' day.

They smell bad. O RLY? YA RLY!

Today was the day, because tomorrow is garbage pickup and believe me when I say I did not want rotten tomatoes sitting in my garbage can in the garage in the heat.

I already filled my yearly quota of stinky garage days when DH stored a wheelbarrow full of fresh grass clippings in the garage overnight. gag.

So I donned disposable plastic gloves and filled plastic bags with slimy, stinky stuff. And I am having major guilt pangs because I did not put the stuff in my compost pile.


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