Saturday Evening


We emptied out the sweet potato bed this afternoon.  Yes, I was a tab bit disappointed in the results.  No, I wasn’t exactly too disappointed since I’ve never done these before.  It’s a learning season for me and we did in fact get some produce from our efforts.  The results were just less than spectacular and to be honest I had looked for something slightly less than spectacular.  So we looked at the soil as we pulled what grew out of the grown, made some mental notes and then started working on the bed I’ll use for next year.  I think I have a solution and only next year will tell for sure.  I’m optimistic tho.

My ever faithful chickadees are visiting me this evening.  The girls pointed out a nest that was in one of my trees.   I had never noticed it before but one of the girls said she had seen it a couple times before.  It’s kinda neat finding these little secrets of nature as the leaves fall from the trees to expose them for us.

I think this is a good night for a fire in the pit and an apple ale to sip on.

Random Thoughts for Saturday Morning


I usually detest it when someone bothers me early on a weekend morning.  I’m usually like “Go away! This is my time!” when someone has come a knocking on my door.  But not this morning.  A nice guy from FedEx brought me a nice package.  It was like Christmas in October.  I love early morning visits like this.  Any bets on how long this hangs around?

This morning is a breakfast of some really good Brie, some leftover, toasted baguette from last night’s supper, some green grapes and of course my weekend coffee.  God, I love really good cheese.  I wanted more Brie but I ran out of baguette.  That means a run to the market sometime today.  I need some grape tomatoes anywho.

Later today we begin to harvest my sweet potato crop.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that I actually have a crop since this is the first time ever that I’ve tried to grow them.  I’ve made a number of mental notes on what I want to do different next year.  It will mean dropping tomatoes which is OK since I can get plenty of really good ones at the local Farmer’s Market.

We still have that warm breeze blowing in from the south.  It’s really unusual for this time of year but I’ll never complain.

OK, that’s it for now.  Feel free to comment or leave a “Hello!” if ya want to.