Friday, May 29, 2015

this week in pictures ... Warning -- extremely picture heavy.

the girls are growing .... and hopping about

I spy a watermelon hill.

Miss Kim lilac -- wonderful scent.

allium .... a four foot tall allium

yes, we grow arrows amid the perenials.
Nothing is more stately than an iris.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

dentist part 3

I survived ...

new crown feels good
fillings are done ... and jolting me on a regular basis

next up



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

so my last 36 hours

1. County Board meeting/new building tour in the rain.
2. at the office .... work
3. home for supper ... stop at Shopko (dad's birthday treats)
4. back to work
5. birthday gig for Dad
6. 5:00 am start ... work for a bit
7. 7:00 on the road to New Ulm for AMC meetings
      where I won a door prize
8. back to office ---
9. next up (in an hour or so) off to Mankato for R9 Budget stuff
10. home to see the birds and gardens
11. back to dentist tomorrow for another 2 1/2 hours of crap.

Wedding quilt top is stitched, needs a final press and then ready to quilt.  I'm using a 108" backing -- it will go fast -- and smooth .... binding is done.

Even if hell freezes over I'm going to the lake on Friday night.



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

can you see them

yep, they're  up! (or some of them) -- the melons are cracking pretty well, the pumpkins have hatched!  -- the early hard rains formed a tough crust and Sunday's gentle rains loosened it up ... and they're popping thru -- it's a cool sight out there.

see I used, their, they're and there correctly in one long run on sentence.  sorry I digress (and I corrected myself and only used two of the three)

whew .....

now on to bug control.   as in cut worms.  spray and hoe, hoe, hoe


Sunday, May 24, 2015

and yesterday

  lots got done.  #1 sprayed the patch -- better living thru chemicals.  lets hope they do the trick and keep the grass to a minimum.  I'm all about less grass -- (and less Round Up to control it) ...

  I quilted the ugly quilt .... and got the binding on # 8 & 9 and had a little road trip ....

I've referred to this one as the "ugly quilt" ... not feeling the love
the vision at the cutting table did not match the end result ...

hmmm -- grandma's old dog house

demolition in progress

not sure if Nick is feeling the love ....or the need for demolition

frost tinged corn ....

Saturday, May 23, 2015

this week in pix

sunrise (from the drivers seat) ...
my latest addiction  - dark choc and blueberries --- should be health(ier) eh!

 squash to the left -- watermelons to the right and corn that had a touch of frost -- straight ahead
the watermelon "third" of the patch
a bit of left over corn stalk residue .... and crooked rows .... life is not perfect

the girls are growing ...
the morels were huge ... Dad found them while mowing lawn ....
and the itty bitty rock in my brake drum ...good grief, heads were turning while I was driving down the street -- it is bad when people stare, point and cover their ears.  Cousin Shorty to the rescue -- he's been blessed with both of my vehicles this week --
Patch is planted --- watermelons, squash, pumpkins, fancy pumpkins, canteloupe, sunflowers, zinnias, zuchinni and green beans ... left to plant is the dill, bachelor buttons, cosmos and a few tomatoes, peppers and eggplants (not many) ....
I have a 300 ft row of giant sunflowers and a 300 ft row of colorful zinnias --- should be fun!

Friday, May 22, 2015

finally Friday

it's been the week of entertainment ...

the truck is falling apart
the Mustang is now making funny noises
   it's not good when people stare and point at you ....
   that is my next phone call.
the patch is 98% planted and ready to spray for grass
the little garden is planted (I had nothing to do with it)

the laundry is done
the crap in my office is still piling up.

so today ...

1.  going to call cousin Shorty regarding the Mustang
2.  going to call the truck repairman and get it scheduled
3.  going to plant the last row in the patch
         (green beans, zinnias, tomato's and an assortment of peppers)
4.  going to sort and organize the work piles
5.  going to sew.

yep, it's going to be a productive day.

Happy Friday y'all.