an evening harvest

an evening harvest
WELCOME TO MY BLOG! I am glad you found me because I hope I can be helpful or at least interesting for you to follow, be you a gardener yourself or just watching vicariously.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Diary 9/20/14

Lucky to go on another river float the other day. The cloud cover made for more wildlife out and about, including this tree of vultures who were waiting for more salmon carcasses to wash up on the bars, and this bald eagle who was  up and down the river fishing and

offering us a photo op.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Diary 9/17/14

The amazing work of the bald hornet who over the course of the summer months builds balls of this grey
paper in which to hatch their babies. Not a big fan of their sting, but admire their home building skills.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Diary 9/16/14

coring and peeling and setting in water with ascorbic acid to prevent browning

the finished product~a winter treat
Harvest is gearing up as it usually does this time of year. Fruits and vegetables are coming in wanting attention. Today it was the pears who called out as they ripen to soft yellow sweetness from hard green inedibles. So sweet...

P.S. Dress rehearsal for rain dance tonight...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Diary 9/14/14

Pictures of pretty clouds at sunset? No. Pictures of smoke billowing out of the Rogue Valley, on the right from the new fire by Grants Pass, and on the right from the continuously stubborn Happy Camp fire which gains thousands of burned acres everyday. It is so dry that even banging two rocks together is dangerous. There is a slight chance of rain toward the end of the week and everyone here has their fingers crossed.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Diary 9/13/14

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? In this case, the chickens. They have been here for a few weeks, and today was a breakthrough day with 5 of 6 pullets giving us an egg~

Friday, September 12, 2014

Diary 9/12/14

No time to blog. Busy working on choreography for rain dance.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Diary 9/10/14

I have looked at the sign "Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint" fifty times and never went there until today. It will be part of an Upper Rogue visit from now on. My friend, Cheryl, and I surmised it might be more impressive this level of water; low enough to see the empty lava tubes and the rock walls that contain it. In high winter flows, all its impressive bulk would hide the features that made it look so powerful today. Glad we went . Visited Takelma Gorge on the river also. It is a favorite place and well worth the 1 1/2 mile trek along the river over lava rock. The maples were starting to change color. In another few weeks it will be spectacular!