Thursday, July 28, 2011

Welcome to the Slug Saloon!

I have been battling slugs in my potatoes.. they LOVE the leaves! So Dad made a Slug Saloon for each of the potato corrals. He made openings towards the tops of a quart sized yogurt container.

And I put beer in them....

and nestled the little saloon down in the dirt. Easy to toss the drunken (dead) slugs out, and refill. So far it is working fabulously. ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meandering.. a photo stroll around the Holler

The Alpines are trying to make a come back ~yay~
their suffering happened while we were on vacation a few weeks ago...

Waiting to bloom into splenderiferous color!

I love bright colors ;)

Slick is ALWAYS good for making me smile...
(she is one of my pet Silkies)

Flower jewels... nice sparkles.

Fabulous Mt Rainier in all of his late afternoon glory

Gandalf wants to know 'What's up?'

Monday, July 11, 2011

Back from a much needed vacation!

And boy, is it EVEH hard to leave for a week and a half. There is SO much preparation to do. Most of the prep work centers around making sure the animals will be safe and easily cared for while I am gone. We have a house sitter that comes in to stay here, in an effort to keep everyone on somewhat the same schedule. Her note of How-To was four pages long! ;)

and since this was the worst thing to happen.. I am pretty happy.