Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Harvest, Hallowe'en and Photo drama

Goals were meant to be broken, right?  That's how that cliche goes, isn't it? No?  Well, it is now.

I haven't posted because I haven't been taking pictures!!!!  I hate posting pictures because it involves a bunch of wires and downloading and crap.  Tell me how to do this more easily and I'll do it more often!!!!  Damn it all to hell... I have a Kodak z712. I take pictures, then I have to plug in my camera into the computer. Then I have to go to the folder for the camera and move the photos into the blog folder on my computer. Then I have to resize all of the photos that I want to use because they're usually too big. First world problems make my head hurt....

Anyway, I have been harvesting a crapload of tomatoes.  They are just loving this season.  In the past, I've gotten one or two, here and there.  This year I'm getting what works out to about a tomato a day.  It's awesome and they're gorgeous. They taste all fresh and tomato-ey.  Yum.  Mostly I've been eating them with cheese I got from Cowgirl Creamery in Petaluma.

On the subject of strawberries, I give up.  I have two raised beds full of strawberry plants and I think I've gotten 2 whole berries this year.  If I'm going to spend that much square footage on something, it better be something that's producing produce!  I am merciless.  The strawberries are history.

Hallowe'en is officially on the agenda.  I'm working out the sketches on the front and back yards.

I know people who know people.  If you're one of those people, I'm looking for a few things that I will need and if you know a source for borrowed (B), super cheap (SC), F-R-E-E (F), or bulk (K) let me know.  I need:

  1. 10 or more wrought iron shepherd's hooks (B, SC, F, K)
  2. 2 trash-worthy 5-drawer filing cabinets (5 feet tall or taller) (F, SC)
  3. Pink extruded foam in sheets or blocks (where do I get this?  I can only find the white insulation which I've used for years in lieu of the stuff I really want!) (SC)
  4. Fire-pit (B, SC, F)
  5. LED lanterns - these will likely be painted or otherwise messed with so I don't want to borrow (SC, F, K)
  6. A very large stone garden angel or two. Not necessary to match - also will likely be painted or messed with (SC, F)
  7. Fabric - cheese cloth, ivory muslin, plain grey, white or black cotton or muslin, tulle (SC, F)
So if you're someone, or if you know someone or you know someone who knows someone, let me know.  It's going to be an epic Hallowe'en. EPIC.


  1. In Northern California, we haven't had quite enough heat/sun for tomatoes to be full blown yet. Hopefully soon.

  2. Ugh. This week in my area, it's been 100 degrees every day. Total tomato weather.

    And why oh why do I keep wanting to spell tomato with Dan Quayle's "e" at the end?

  3. Honey, are you living in Petaluma now? I have family there!!!!!