Thursday, July 19, 2018

Outing at the Lake

We finally made it to the lake. You can see we added a bimini top and a horseshoe grab bar to steady our footing getting into the boat. We were quoted $1100 and $900 by local canvas shops for the top. We got a top via internet for $149 and put it on ourselves. Several car problems and then lots of rain prevented us from going to the lake till today.

I'm not sure why we had to research and learn how to repair a car and tell the repair shop how to do it? For two different problems, one the cooling fan and the other the power steering pump. Sometimes it's so exhausting fighting with supposed experts who don't seem to care to do a good job.
As we were launching our boat we saw a couple coming in from fishing. They had caught a 36 in long bass. Amazing. Above you see us out on the lake. Gary is driving and I'm sitting in the back taking the photos. We went by several islands, on one island we saw a blue heron land in it's nest. Our fish finder told us there were lots of fish under the water. Gary mistakenly left the bait at home so we didn't do any fishing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lemon Cucumber Harvest

The lemon cucumber harvest this week.
This is from two plants, very prolific.
Five are missing because I sent Gary to harvest
earlier in the week and he picked tiny green ones.
He said, "You didn't tell me they had to be yellow"
Hello, they are lemon cucumbers.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
Click above link to learn more about this heirloom variety.
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Leaves are Good Sellers

Leaves are good sellers so I can't have too many.
These are from the latest firing.
Most folks like a particular color.

I've been using my plate stacker for the leaves
at the market and it's working out great.
I'll be at the farmers market today from 7 am to 1 pm. 
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Thursday, July 12, 2018


 Recently I sold a number of bowls.
So this week bowls are drying
 These random edged bowls
are a pain in the neck to pack to take to the sale
but they sell well so I keep making them.

 butter trays/dishes are drying
 ornaments are drying
leaf pendants are drying
One of my customers comes by every Saturday
looking for leaf pendants in different colors.
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