August 28, 2011

Sadly there hasn't been a whole heckuva lot goin' on around here at our humble lil' homestead.



Which sometimes, can be a good thing.

You know, quiet and mundane is not so bad.

Yeah.
*shrug*smile*



Tomatoes are coming in like gangbusters!
(said with much enthusiasm)


You say, "to-mae-toe" and I say, "salt & pepper please".







In other garden news, our pumpkins were doing great but it looks like they are losing their battle to the Squash Bugs
Those lil' bastages!


[ahem] Sorry.






Last year was a stellar year for pumpkins.

I was sooo happy.

I love pumpkins.
*swoon*sigh*


Seriously.

If there were such a thing as Pumpkin Intervention...

...I'd be a perfect candidate.


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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
-Henry David Thoreau


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I couldn't leave the garden without stopping to acknowledge...


...the grande dame of our homestead.


I love her.


Of course, you knew that already.



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Word on the street was that there was a really fun guy waiting for me out in our driveway.

"Wow!", I thought.

As I picked up my pace my mind was racing, "who could this be?", "and for lil' ol' moi?!"...

"Gosh, after such a slow, quiet, boring even, kinduva week here this girl could use a lil' fun!"

"Yay for me!", as I dropped my basket of tomatoes and hit full stride.



I rounded the corner of the house slowing my pace some as I didn't want to appear to anxious and at the same time trying to straighten any wayward strands of hair and quickly wiping the sweat from my brow.



Then, I stopped dead in my tracks.



My heart sank.



I fell to my knees.



I looked to the sky and shouted towards the heavens, "No!", "No!", "No!"



And then...



...and then...



I took a picture.



Of my...







100_5011.jpg by Humble Origins

...fungi.

*giggle*snort*snort*






Blessings,
tj

August 20, 2011

"Poot" the cat is taken.



*giggle*








Sign is available here.






Blessings,
tj

August 15, 2011


(Flickr)

"May God give you...
For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile,
for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial.  
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, 
for every sigh a sweet song and 
an answer for every prayer."  

-Irish Blessing







Blessings,
tj

August 13, 2011


*giggle*snort*eyeroll*




Blessings,
tj

August 10, 2011

(Flickr)
School yourself to savour most
Joys that have but little cost;
Prove the best of life is free,
Sun and stars and sky and sea;
Eager in your eyes to please,
Proffer meadows, brooks and trees;
Nature strives for your content,
Never charging you a cent.

Learn to love a garden gay,
Flowers and fruit in rich array.
Care for dogs and singing birds,
Have for children cheery words.
Find plain food and comfort are
More than luxury by far.
Music, books and honest friends
Outweigh golden dividends.

Love your work and do it well,
Scorning not a leisure spell.
Hold the truest form of wealth
Body fit and ruddy health.
Let your smile of happiness
Rustic peace serenely stress:
Home to love and heart to pray--
Thank your God for every day.

-Robert Service



Blessings,
tj
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