Sunday, September 29, 2013

First fire of the season yesterday

Last night we had the first fire of the fall. it has been getting down into the 40's at night this past week so we know Autumn is on its way. Today I went out and dug up carrots and potatos . I also pulled up lettuce that has bolted for the chickens. 
Checked my hanging pots......it has not gotten below freezing yet so they are still doing OK.

I had mushrooms still going from all the recent rain!
I picked a couple of my pumpkins because the deer did get some of the squash.


the last bit of the summer flowers
including sweet peas

I did do much better on the potatos this year!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bill working on chili sauce


Tomatoes everywhere you look today and 54 degrees outside makes it easier to stay in and can chili sauce.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

My best flower bed


This random mix is my best spot this year....four o clocks, marigolds, zinnia and phlox.

Mushroom stump


This Stump has been disintregrating over the past ten years....this year it has become a mushroom stump. There are at least 30 mushrooms.

Monday, September 2, 2013

more stuff to pick

More to pick soon and I feel Zuchini Fries are on the way!


We are averaging 4 eggs a day from 5 chickens even through the heat of the summer.

Zinnias


Cinderella pumpkins


Holy cabbage

Blue Hubbard

We still have sweet peas


Homemade Fabric Refresher (Febreeze)

I have animals, some old, some stubborn and they have smells. I used to buy febreeze regularly but it has gotten more expensive over the years. I am now trying this homemade version especially on the cat area and it seems to be working........

In an old cleaning bottle that is well  rinsed put in

2 tablespoons of dollar store fabric softner
2tablesppons of 91% rubbing alcohol
2 tablespoons of baking soda
fill with HOT tap shake well
 thats it!