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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Even when you can't tell what the hell they're doing

Them kitties are cute, even when it's not clear what is going on:


Behind the blinds, I'm not even sure what they're up to. Shadow boxing? I don't know:


But they're doing it, it's cute, and Mrs. Wolves takes pictures of it. So deal with it.

All they do is cute

Fighting, resting, getting into bags and boxes, you can't beat the sisters for cute:


Go ahead. Try.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In case you're keeping track

Poland is no longer No. 10 on the all-time visitors' list. No, they didn't surrender the spot to the U.K. or Latvia, who played takeaway for so long with the slot before the Poles decided to kick both of those nations out of the Top 10. No, Sweden is back in the Top 10 at No. 10. Poland has moved up to No. 7. Too lazy to figure out who got booted in favor of Sweden, but Poland is kicking it! Denmark continues to overperform at No. 4.

Friday, September 15, 2017

In case you didn't know this . . .

Whipped cream that you actually whip from heavy cream will maintain form for days. Whipped cream that you dispense from a canister will be flat by morning. Interesting.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back to The Farm, strictly harvest edition

Went to The Farm a couple days ago, just to do some harvesting. No weeding, no nothing else. Just harvesting. Got bell peppers, which have done well. The hot peppers, not so much:


Got some more of the last-crop beans, which continue to produce well:


Paltry hot-pepper crop. Too much rain in July, too cool in August:


This is practically our entire tomato crop this year. Partly weather, but mostly no weeding. They just got choked out:


As it has all year, the Swiss chard continues to produce in spades:


The okra also continues to produce at rates that pretty much exceed anyone's ability to consume okra:


Fall crops are in, so we'll see how they do. The fall corn is coming along OK, and we have lots of other stuff in as well. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I really need to post more often, Farm edition

About 10 days ago, I was at The Farm to check on things and harvest stuff. The corn that Farmer Tom finally let me plant looks good:


e have some broccoli in the ground now that should be ready about Halloween:


The second-crop peas I planted are coming in:


We also have brussels sprouts in the ground:


Swiss chard continues to produce, against all odds:


The final crop of beans also is putting out produce:


I harvested some cucumbers, tomatoes and okra:


Also turnips:


Got some carrots:


A little Swiss chard:


Some beans:


Some peppers:


All in all, not a horrible day. We have a number of crops that performed extremely poorly, but we've had some successes, too. I prefer to dwell on the positive and correct the deficiencies next season.