31 August 2009

Stucco complete on exterior

Next...clean-up and landscaping. Froze tomatoes and peppers this morning. Interior floor to be emplaced this week...cut the arch and stucco it in a turquoise blue...need to get some other pigments.

30 August 2009

There was a touch of frost on the lower garden last night

We'd been drying onions on the straw strewn paths between garden beds for the past week. Some of the pepper plants were touched by frost, the tops of tomato plants, sweet potatoes...so we harvested what we needed to for now...and we'll let the warmer weather of the next couple of weeks ripened the rest.

Another day in the life

Some low lying areas around here were frosted last night...our upper garden is fine, but we've yet to go over to Cheryl's studio to check out the lower garden... Busy prepping for stucco. The addition is wired and ready to go. We'll take a walk through the woods to the studio...check things out and then return to mix and apply stucco.

24 August 2009

24 August 2009

Why are we still in Iraq? Why do we continue to build up troops in Afghanistan? Why do we continue to use Blackwater as a mercenary force? Where are the promises of the Obama administration? Is it possible for him to articulate to us just what is going on in so many arenas? He's looking impotent and aloof. Here's some pics from around the homestead today. Please, let us find peace for all...and justice.

23 August 2009

Today, 23 August 2009

The bees are busy...as are we. Cheryl's canning beets, with very little help from me. I notched the log shelf into the kitchen addition window and gave it a good finish. Mowing the lawn was more like herding frogs.

01 August 2009

So much anger, so much dissent...

Is there no contentment? No calming influences? Do the distractions of a 24 hour news cycle make it impossible for 304,059,724 persons in this dis-united states to find some peace in their own sense of being? I know I'm making gross exaggerations...but, there certainly is a lot of anger out there...the 'birthers'...what? Why? The outcry against public health care...what? Why? The word out on the right wing blogs/radio/tv...is that the government wishes to off the elderly... When I'm drivin' in my car and a man comes on the radio he's tellin' me more and more about some useless information supposed to fire my imagination. I can't get no, oh no no no. Hey hey hey, that's what I say. I can't get no satisfaction, I can't get no satisfaction. 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try. I can't get no, I can't get no. When I'm watchin' my TV and a man comes on to tell me how white my shirts can be. Well he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke the same cigarrettes as me. I can't get no, oh no no no. Hey hey hey, that's what I say. I can't get no satisfaction, I can't get no girl reaction. 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try. I can't get no, I can't get no. When I'm ridin' round the world and I'm doin' this and I'm signing that and I'm tryin' to make some girl who tells me baby better come back later next week 'cause you see I'm on losing streak. I can't get no, oh no no no. Hey hey hey, that's what I say. I can't get no, I can't get no, I can't get no satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction. *** Still so relevant!!!!

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