Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day weekend 2014 randomness

Here's a few Labor Day weekend helmet cam pics and other randomness

Why do flies gravitate towards the screens when it's raining?  Do they really care if it's raining?  Inquiring minds want to know.

I tried out a new scone recipe this past week - Zucchini Cherry Scones.  Loved them!


When we went to see our new grandson after he was born the end of July, we stumbled across a new winery.  Of course, we had to stop.  We had to buy a bottle of this, if for nothing else, the name.  "Schilttenfahrt".  When you see that word, what do you think it means?The Bavarian owner of the winery says it means "sleigh ride" but we still got the giggles.  

And the last but not least piece of randomness...when in the world did pillowcases get so darned expensive?  I did a little shopping over the weekend and wanted to pick up a package of pillowcases.  I looked at two different department stores... $39, $48, $56 & $69???  Seriously???  They aren't made out of cashmere for goodness sake!  Think I'll make my own!

btw...I still haven't figured out how to get my editing rights back on blogspot so I can't change anything on my sidebar or approve comments.  When I figure this out, I'll approve all of the comments you've been sending for the last few posts.  If you have any pointers on how to get my admin rights back, I'd love to here them.  I can still see your comments in my email but can't do anything with them on the blog.  Craziness!

August gardening

I went outside one night this weekend to do a little walkabout and snap a few pictures.  The flowers always look so nice this time of year.  
Never mind that when I shut the door I forgot it was locked and DH was in the shower. walkabout was a little longer than intended because I couldn't get back in the house.  So was does any good wife do, go pound on the bathroom window until he gets out of the shower and drips through the house to unlock the door for me.

But I digress...
The bees are lovin' these sedum!  There were so many that you could hear the buzzing from feet away.

From our front porch

Our basil has went crazy and just keep producing this year.

The tomatoes are finally ripening.  So far I've made salsa and spaghetti sauce.  Looks like there will be MUCH more or both to be canned this week.

This dinner bell came from my Dad's family years ago.  It's a great way to call DH for lunch when he's down in the shed.  The grandkids love to play with it and ring it as well.

No matter what we've done, something keeps eating the collard greens.  They've stripped some of the plants bare!  We've gotten a couple of small pickings off of them this year but DH is crying "uncle" now.  We're just gonna buy them in the store. Hrmph!

I've missed being able to be out in the garden, pulling weeds and messing with plants this summer.  DH has been trying to keep up but we're very behind.  Maybe we'll have everything cleaned up and ready by the time the snow flies.  Whatdaya think?