Gathering

Our yard has some pretty great stuff going on.

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Garden Times…

Green beans, onions, Bok choy and basil.

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Seeing how posting from my phone works. Testing… Testing…


Grubs suck.


The Bok Choy in the garden is doing well, with the exception of one that was laid out flat and shriveled on the ground.  I barely touched it and it clearly didn’t even have any roots in the ground.  And right under the surface where it was planted? This grub.

Jerk.


Garden Dudes

Saw two of these dudes yesterday.  I put the keys there for scale.  These caterpillars are huge!  And they should be since they are on a very steady diet of leaves from my jalapeno pepper plants.  I’ve been getting more jalapenos from the garden than I can make nachos for, and trust me – I’m trying to make nachos every night.  Pregnant ladies have those weird food aversions and cravings, you know? And apparently nachos every night isn’t what pregnant ladies want.  But these green dudes, they were all about the jalapenos.  They came out of nowhere though. It wasn’t like I saw little baby versions of them or anything. I was just watering yesterday and noticed a plant was missing half it’s leaves.

Lots of tomatoes and lots of jalapenos. Salsa gardening.


Spring is over?

This weekend was an interesting 90 degrees outside.  Here’s some pictures from the backyard and garden on what may already be the last days of spring (not really…).

Zucchini flower

 


Things to eat, and places to sit?

Got some nice rain last night.  The zucchini and snap peas are just poking through the surface.


I made a simple clamp rack for some new clamps I got.  It was mostly as excuse to practice hand planing, routing and angled dowels.

A gentle and amateur prerequisite for something like these perhaps?


The second picture is of a welsh stick chair, closely related to the American style Windsor. That is something I’m really interested in trying to make.  And although the angled tenons of the stools above are probably equally time consuming, it seems a little less daunting.  I’ve been enjoying a number of woodworking blogs lately, the stick chair picture came from here, a person with FAR more woodworking experience. You can tell because he refers to making this chair as “extra-curricular”.

For now I’ve reached  a happy medium between chair making and gardening with making a cutting board.  At least when the zucchini are knocking on the kitchen door I’ll be ready for them.


Here it is with the oil still drying.


BIG WEEKEND

Amber and I went to Tallahassee this past weekend.  It was my mom’s birthday and had recently been Amber’s mom’s birthday. Dinner on Friday night meant we got to announce THIS:


While possibly not the most becoming photo, this is indeed out first photograph evidence of the newest  member of our family!   The rest of the weekend was a blur of merriment, St. Marks, board games, dogs and stopping by my uncle’s house.  And of course the mothers went shopping for some baby things.



And on Monday we had some time to relax around the house.  I got to enjoy the awesome weather and get some gardening done. Snap peas, tomatoes, zucchini, jalapenos, and green beans.   Should be a good one!