Friday, October 28, 2011

I found it in the swamp...

I found it out in the swamp, mommy... it followed me home. Can we keep it?!

Gee, I don't know Billy... it's awfully big. What would we feed it? The poor thing looks hungryaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhaaaaaaaa OH MY Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Missouri Department of Conservation Special Alert

Informative and educational site from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hey buddy... can you spare a jalapeno?

With the forecast of upper 20s coming this week, I figured it was time to bring in what was left of our garden, so after work this afternoon, I got to it. We already picked about half this many jalapenos a couple of weeks ago, and about the same amount of banana peppers. But this last load from today was a bumper crop. I think this is the most jalapenos we've ever had at one time. And they are HOT. Very tasty and hot. There's about 4 inches of peppers in that bucket I'm holding. Pam just looked at it and shook her head. Hmmmmmm... what to do. Freeze 'em. Which seems funny, considering that's why we decided to pick them all... freezing temps. I also picked quite a few green tomatoes, which will be placed in a paper bag and allowed to ripen. We've done this before, and have enjoyed tomatoes from our garden well into November. It's not quite the same, but they are still pretty good. This was a bad year for tomatoes, though. Our plants grew like crazy, but didn't produce much of anything worth talking about. I'll be clearing out the garden here in the next day or so... doing some major composting and closing it down for the year. I guess our long, wonderful summer is behind us. (sigh....)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's that time of year....

It's already October 5th and I am just now getting serious about what I want to do for Halloween! For me, that is very unusual. Normally I start planning my Halloween projects by mid-summer, but this has been a very cluttered and busy summer and fall. And it doesn't look like things will settle down anytime soon. C'est la vie. We all seem to have that never ending to-do list. At any rate, my plans for Halloween involve spiders. Big ones... little ones... and their hapless victims. I don't think the bug spray we've been using around the house is going to work this time. Yikes!