Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Around the Log Cabin

I'm glad to be home. Working out of town tires me, I don't sleep well. For two weeks I worked at a hospital too far to commute daily, I came home for the weekend only. Now I am home and it feels good. I am working at a clinic an hour away this week. Distance-wise it's not too far, just some of these mountain roads require slower, more cautious driving.

Just a few notes on our recent daily lives;
Tristan catches the school bus down the street, about a 5 minute walk. Last week a mother and daughter walking to the same bus stop, experienced a mountain lion crossing the road just in front of them.
Tristan will be playing in band, his first time playing an instrument, he has chosen the trombone... ( I took accordion lessons for a short time)
We finished my small riding arena yesterday.
The kittens are cats now. Not so tiny anymore.
We finished the permanent fence around the 'lower' horse pasture.



Several trees here on the property bloomed, beautiful Crape Myrtle Trees.

These funny stalks popped up overnight.


There were several in a few of the flower beds. Not sure what they were.




Resurrection Lilies! I love them. They have faded now. What do I do with them? Dead head the flowers? Cut the stalk off at the ground? Can I safely transplant the bulbs? I'd like them grouped together, or shall I leave them be? I need a garden buddy to help me out here!

And today I gathered these lovelies from my garden. Our bounty has not been abundant but I am thrilled with every tiny cherry tomato that ripens. We had potatoes, green beans and Egg Plant Parmesan for supper. yum


13 comments:

LadiesoftheHouse said...

LOVE the pictures! But I don't like hearing about the mountain lion in the vicinity. We deal so much with bears and the cats seem even more dangerous.

Courtney said...

Your veggies look delicious and the flowers are gorgeous!

Jenn said...

You sure do manage to still get a lot done even only being home on the weekends!

As for the lilies...don't cut them off! Mark the spot where they are and let the stems die off by themselves. The stems feed nutrients back into the bulb and if you cut the stem off, you starve and weaken the bulb. Once the stem is completely brown and dead, you can transplant the bulbs.

Your veggies look fabulous! Homegrown veggies are SO much tastier than anything you can buy at the grocery. It has been so, so wet and humid here this year that I ended up losing about half of my tomatoes and quite a few peppers to rot and mildew/fungus. The tomato worms ate the other half. *sigh* Hoping for a better year next year.

Karen Deborah said...

If your happy with where the lillies are just leave them. They'll reproduce. Don't cut old stalks. Ditto on the above comment she knows about bulbs. You may want to add some other bulbs to the area, like daffodils for a nice spring surprise.
Glad your home again.

lov ya, mom said...

Nice fresh veggies, yummy. Flowers and tree real pretty, bet the mystery one is some kind of lilly???maybe?

As for your lillies, you do want to cut the dead flower head off, don't want it to go to seed. Takes feed away from bulbs. Leave the rest of stem & leaves on to feed bulb.When brown and down, then take off.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Gorgeous veggies, delightful lilies. (Be warned, if you transplant the lilies they make take several years to settle in and bloom again -- I'd just build a garden around them.)

So nice to read and catch-me-up post. (Also nice to see blooms and veggies rather than surgery -- I'm one of the squeamish ones.)

Love your country life ... slow but not without danger. We've got coyotes running rampant right now -- probably got our beloved cat Edward along with all the strays that typically come to call and are no longer showing up. BUT ... the prose of country living far outweigh the cons. : )

di :) said...

Our flowers are pretty much all done here in MI. Some of the sumacs are turning red with our colder nights. I've got 8 tomatoes (they're all done now) I only got about 24 tomatoes(total) off 'em, they tasted good but the skins were tough. have a great weekend. miss ya

di :) said...

that should've read I've got 8 tomato plants.... sorry

lov ya mom said...

I have moved all my lilies, at all different times. even in full bloom and not lost one lily. But then maybe it is just I am very lucky.

GOOD LUCK, with what ever you DO with Lilies.

JANET IN MICHIGAN said...

WOW YOUR LITTLE BASKET LOOKS LIKE A MEAL TO ME---I AM GOING TO HAVE A GARDEN NEXT YEAR---THIS BLOGGING MAKES ME FEEL LEFT OUT---I AM GOING TO HAVE A BLOG AND GARDEN BY NEXT SUMMER HAHA---GLAD YOU ARE GETTING TO RELAX ALITTLE---I WONDER IF A MACE SPRAY LIKE THE MAILMAN USES WOULD BE GOOD FOR TRISTAN IF HE ENCOUNTERS A MOUNTAIN LION---ARE YOU SUPPOSE TO TELL HIM NOT TO RUN? THAT WOULD BE HARD--FIRST INSTINCT---RUNNNN!!! TAKE CARE

Coffee Bean said...

Oh! All the stuff from your garden looks wonderful!

Any amazing gross out surgeries to share?

Karen Deborah said...

Will you just quit leaving? Is this your vacation home? Why don't you get a big bread truck and be a TRAVELLING VET. You set up at feed stores and other pertinentplaces on little towns close by each other. You become known as the easy vet. it goes like this, Hey what 'syou trouble? Well mycat gots diareeah, you tell him waht to do give him a poopie collectr cup for a fecal and charge him a small fee like 15 or the visit. Word gets out and people are waiting in lines for low cost vet care. You listen provide remedies work on prevention but really you go back in time and becoma country vet. Somebody every body loves and calls Doc.
It's a true story. A guy in Santa Cruuz travels all over thoose towns. Parks at certain times where people all know his schedule.
He takes the surgeris home to his house and they get picked up the next day from his mother. He's back out on the road. Scoopin the business. He prices everything so reasonable that of course you say yes. Everybody loves him, except the competition. Guy has the most vet business in the area.
Just a thought.

Vevay said...

Keep up the good work.