What Kind of Tree Do Acorns Grow On? - From Our Archives – October 2007 GENE LOGSDON (1931 – 2016) The Contrary Farmer A teacher friend called recently with a strange message. “I just foun...
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
|A Black Walnut...That Is Green With The Husk Still On|
a black walnut tree
|Fresh Shucked/Hulled Walnuts|
|The Official Walnut Shucking Boots That Only The Finest Shuckers Are Wearing This Year|
|The finished product that awaits my mouth and my nut bread,...|
gettin' straight to the nut cuttin' as a friend of mine has so eloquently put it.
|This is what a black walnut looks like before the process of shucking and removing the hulls|
|My way of cleaning the walnuts and keeping out the squirrels Put them in a cage|
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I love the bright pink stems of the pokeweed. berry plant. It makes them very photogenic. So I did a little investigating online and discovered a lot of good stuff about pokeweed, and a lot of not so good stuff.
The good stuff is that the juice from these berries was used to make ink that was used back in the colonial days to write a lot of our documents including the Declaration of Independence. Indians also used the juice to paint their horses.
The not so good stuff is that the berries are deadly and toxic to mammals..
In any case, the pokeweed berry is a very ornate berry that says "Look at me,...Look at me" You cannot miss the beautiful colors of the pokeweed berries, as you look about on the happy trails and paths of
Sunday, September 12, 2010
It's been six months approximately since I started this gardening blog. Originally it was meant to be a place where I'd post my pictures of my nature and my oudoor life and work. But it's become more than that. It's become part of me. An extension of myself. Just like my other 2 blogs Cheyanne's Campsite and Chef Vinnie's Kitchen Heat. That's why I adore blogging and sharing.
My first attempt at gourmet sun-dried tomatoes.....we shall see how they turn out.
|This process of sundrying tomatoes in the sun may take 3-4 days but I'm willing to try it at least once.|
And into the Sun they Go.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I have no idea where they emerged from or what cocoon they were hiding in, but these tiny butterfly's were the sweetest things to watch today as the flitted from one place to the other. All in all there were about 10+ that were having a party by my deadheads drying out in the afternoon sun.
Name 'em, claim 'em, and feed 'em peanuts. Whatever their REAL names are they were sweet to watch.
Actually sometimes if I do not like their REAL names, I rename them anyhow. I do not care who discovered them. I do not care what their latin name is. Sweet Little ButterFly's Fits.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Name It, Claim It, and Feed It Peanuts...Whatever the Name Of This Mothlike Butterfly Is.... It's Pretty
|This butterfly moth alighted right outside my front door on the door mat, so naturally I had to take it's picture|