October 12, 2020

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Unexpected topic

Sooooo….. we had a pretty intense storm on Sunday night. It was pretty windy all day and I was enjoying it quite a bit. I would have gone for a walk but it was too hot.

Around bedtime, the wind really picked up. I heard things crashing about but couldn’t see anything. I peered out during some lightning flashes and it looked like we maybe lost a branch.

Erm….. we did. Two good-sized ones in our neighbor’s yard, a few smallish ones in our yard from various trees, and a big ol’ one in the backyard. Good thing we have a chainsaw and Harold stores his trailer here.

We’ll be taking a heaped trailerload to the town’s burn pile this weekend, and my firewood supply for Council Fires will last a good long time!

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2 Responses to “Unexpected topic”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’m glad there was no damage.
    That’s a great pile of firewood!

    Reply

  2. Deborah Said on:

    That wind was intense! I’m thankful nothing hit your house.

    Reply

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October 12, 2020

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Unexpected topic

Unexpected topic

Sooooo….. we had a pretty intense storm on Sunday night. It was pretty windy all day and I was enjoying it quite a bit. I would have gone for a walk but it was too hot. Around bedtime, the wind really picked up. I heard things crashing about but couldn’t see anything. I peered out […]

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October 11, 2020

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Success!

Success!

I got a bunch of stuff done this weekend, and hopefully I will remember to post about them this week. Today: my magical dirt-making powers. You might remember the genius placement of my compost pile/bucket/bottomless trash can? Well, it was super-successful! Today I cut off the bottom of another can to move the current compost […]

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October 7, 2020

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Dinosaur Peanuts

Dinosaur Peanuts

A week or so ago I came across a recipe for Syracuse Salt Potatoes. It was fascinating. You put a TON of salt in a pot of water, dump in some tiny baby potatoes (unposed), let come to a boil, then boil for 15 – 20 minutes. Some magic happens. The salt raises the boiling […]

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October 6, 2020

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Delightful company

Delightful company

Sorry I was offline for so long. We had company and I was previously cleaning like a demon (shame and fear – the best motivators) and later was visiting and didn’t take time to post. Kathryn was here! She brought her second-oldest daughter to visit Concordia, along with her friend and friend’s daughter. Everyone stayed […]

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October 1, 2020

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Brrrrrrmaters

Brrrrrrmaters

Tonight it is supposed to frost. I brought in the last of my tomatoes (not all in this picture), and we’ll see how the green ones fare. I hope you make it, outside tomatoes.

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September 30, 2020

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How could I forget?

How could I forget?

Tomato sandwiches! How could I forget I love them? White bread, Miracle Whip, garden tomato and salt. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… I think I just might try gardening again next year. 🙂

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