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Saturday, January 2, 2010

We're still alive..

We didn't die, or get sucked into a vortex.

I'll play catch up this weekend..toss a few photo blog entries out.
The delightful below 0 windchill is keeping me indoors more than I like, so plenty of time.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Photo blog


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Catch up...

Starting another cycle of cluster-blogging. Things are very busy here (growing season)..plus, I'm spending my time swimming with the dogs.

And..I'm just damned lazy about blogging.

My fierce guard dog, Irie the Akita, is finishing her Shy Dog class today. Yes, Shy Dog. She's very gentle and sweet with everyone once she is allowed space to get to know them. The people who scream "Akitas are SO MEAN!"..HAHAHA!
People aggression is not a breed norm, but they are in fact a guard breed. They aren't supposed to fawn over strangers, dumb ass.
If you're "one of those people", ask yourself this:
Why does a guard breed feel the need to dislike me?

What kind of energy are YOU putting out, hmmm?


Anyway,
we're finishing up shy dog class, and looking around for other classes that are micromanaged. Hard to find here in WV.
I've got a few photo posts coming up- the new raised beds, some fun shots of the dogs, etc.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

"You eat my cookies.....


..and I'll eat your SOUL"

That is one CREEPY ass cookie jar!
*gulp*

But, all soul-eating clowns aside.. I love that site.
I love vintage kitchen goodies.

Golly-G


I especially love kitchen utensils in 50's green. Not 70's avocado, mind you.
Avocado green kitchen stuff is more frightening than soul-eating clowns.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

Very, very nice day here in the Chaos Household.

We did a ton of yard work, hauled some lumber across the property (why in hell do we live where there are so many hills?!?)

I baked a lime angel food cake with raspberry sauce. BLISS!
I'll get photos of that tomorrow (need better light). Look at the mess! I managed to get flour on Henry's head.

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This is Irie's Halti. She doesn't pull, but it gives me a little more direction and control when she's having a fearful moment. People, for reasons I don't get, think it's a muzzle. She also looks moderately scary (according to others)...soooo...we Cuted it. Now people say how adorable she looks, and they don't pull a U turn when they see her coming.

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We took Voo and Irie for a long drive...LOVELY weather.

Easter ducks! Easter Beaver!


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Voo says, "If there is a God, they will let me out of this car."

No luck, Bucko.

Monday, April 6, 2009

It's That Time of the year...

I've got gardening on the brain.
I got my very first gardening sunburn of the year..so of COURSE there is snow in the forecast. 1-3 inches, and 15 degree windchill. Woo.

I'm going with square foot gardening this go-round. I'm damned tired of fighting through clay and shale...bring on the fabulous rock-and-clay free soil of a raised bed!
(I will miss the Shovel Drills...you get a true picture of your balance when you sink a shovel into the ground a few inches, hop on with both feet and immediately hit rock. It takes speed and agility not to fall on your ass. Over and over. I do not heart northern WV soil.)

The Planting List:
Squash- Sunburst, Golden Dawn, Richgreen and Magda
Peas- Sugar Sprint and Frosty
Cauliflower- Early Dawn and Veronica
Beans- Valentino and
Beets- Bull's Blood (the young tops are REALLY good in salad)
Cabbage-Stonehead
Eggplant- Fairy Tale
Corn (wont be in raised bed)-Luscious and Polka
Broccoli- Coronado Crown
Potatoes- No idea! I'll get there.

I know I forgot a few things......

I considered planting carrots and bell peppers, but I can get huge bags of really nice organic peppers/carrots at freakin' Costco for $3. It just didn't justify the space/expense of planting my own.

Square foot gardening is supposedly more cost/effort efficient. We'll see. As it stands, I need roughly 76 12in squares. Holy soil, Batman. Michael will be SO THRILLED with our next few weekends. *snort*


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And squash shall overcome Earth.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday's photos


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"I like to feel the wind up my nose."

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