Fluffy

GusOur sheep are getting fluffy again, just in time for the cold weather.  We’ll shear again in March, so they’ll be toasty over the winter. Augusta and Beatrice are my two most favorite ladies.  They know their names and  come when I call them…  sometimes.  Gus came to us with the ear damage.  She used to have ear tags.  I guess she doesn’t like wearing jewelry.

Tiny Plants

MicrosWe didn’t prepare this dish, chef Bruno of The Landing restaurant did (and holy hell was it delicious)!  We did, however, grow the microgreens on top.  Garlic chives, bull’s blood beets and micro cilantro.  They pair quite well with amazingly prepared shrimp and pork belly I must say.  😀

That Time Of Year

GarlicWe received our annual shipment of garlic and shallot starts yesterday, we have two raised beds prepped and waiting to be planted.  Our hot peppers and fig trees have been relocated inside the greenhouse.  The fishing line deer fence around our garden is down so the potato bed can be plowed under.   October garden chores are in full swing.

Vincent Price’s Living Room

VP1Here’s a tiny diorama I recently finished.  It’s set inside an Altoid mint tin.   There’s popcorn sitting beside a chair made of wire, there’s a ‘tingler’ lurking underneath.  I love the spooky night outside the window!

VP3

We’ve Got Skills

EuphoriaWe spent the weekend at a wine, food and music festival spit roasting a lamb for a friend.  I love the ‘talent’ passes they gave us.  It was one of the nicest festivals ever and we ran into lots of friends.  We got to sample awesome food such as BBQ peanuts, quail sausage, shrimp and grits and duck pot pie.   Who wants to meet us there next year?

Microcitrus

Orange I purchased a calamondin orange tree during a trip to Florida earlier this summer.  The tag said it grows well in pots and has abundant fruit.  Sounded good.  The plant had flowers on it and everything.  We just had our first harvest.  It’s not only the size of a quarter, it’s more sour than any lemon I’ve ever tasted.  I guess I should have read the tag more carefully!  Oh well.

 

 

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