Monthly Archives: July 2012

Red Sky at Night, Sailor’s Delight. Red Sky at Morning, Gardeners Get Your Act Together, A Storms Coming!

Red Sky at Night, Sailor’s Delight. Red Sky at Morning, Gardeners Get Your Act Together, A Storms Coming!

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, gardeners, get your act together, there’s a storm coming! Okay, Browning,  I am not.

Red sunrise this morning in East Texas.

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So, Here’s the Plan…

So, Here’s the Plan…

So, here’s the plan…

This week is all about harvesting and replanting.

Last year I missed having pumpkins ready for Halloween by about four days. This year, we’ll have them! The only way that can happen though is if I get the corn harvested and the new pumpkins planted. So, it’s going to be a busy week. Add to that, the Vert Grimppant melons are ready to pick, plus several dozen cucumbers, well, what am I doing inside?

So, here’s the plan…

On Monday, the corn gets got (love that Texas twang?), the squash gets yanked and the pumpkins get planted.

Tuesday, melons come in, cucumbers too, and the zinnias get a well deserved deadheading.

So, here's the plan...pickles

Vert Grimppant June2012 soon to be pickles

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Dragon’s Egg Have You Ever Heard of Such?

Dragon’s Egg Have You Ever Heard of Such?

Have you ever seen a Dragon’s Egg? We have! In actuality, we have seen many this year.

The cucumber girl is at it again.

Dragon's Egg Cucumber

Dragon’s Egg Cucumber

Dragon’s Egg

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Is it Time to Feed You Again?

Is it Time to Feed You Again?

Friday seems to come faster and faster these days. = ) Is it time to feed you again?

Today I have a Gunz creation that has morphed into a fun, easy tradition.

It’s Friday, it must be time to feed you again!

Tuesdays are omelet day at the Gunz’. Each person fills out their “order” sheet that includes all of the ingredients on hand for fillers and each person gets a personalized omelet. There is even a fill in section for “extras” I may have forgotten to list. I draw the line at peanut butter, you’ll have to spread that on yourself. Some winner combinations included Durkee onion rings (you know, the kind you put on green bean casserole?) and cheddar cheese. Some incredible fail combos included Spagettio’s, let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty, and the recipient ended up with a mushroom and Swiss in the end.

This time honored tradition has been followed with other “You Build It” variations. Friday is usually homemade pizza day. You pick your topping, I make pan size crusts, you build your pizza, the Parsnip cooks them (because he doesn’t scoff at lifting out the pizza stone a dozen times, especially when homemade pizza is involved).

Our most recent build it yourself involves sliders made to order. We use King rolls for buns or sometimes I make them. In a pinch we have used English Muffins with good results.

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The Time is Now! Fall Planting Must be Planned Now

The Time is Now! Fall Planting Must be Planned Now

Now is the time to be setting in motion what you’ll be growing in your fall garden. It is time to plan your fall planting.

Fall leaves in Texas

Texas in the fall

If you wait until summer wanes, it will be too late.

Jack B Little Pumpkins

Jack B Little Pumpkins

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Red Rubin Basil Flatbread Recipe, Pesto Recipe, Flatbread Recipe

Red Rubin Basil Flatbread Recipe, Pesto Recipe, Flatbread Recipe

Last week the paisley plant was Red Rubin Basil. I mentioned that my family enjoys Red Rubin Basil Flatbread. I wanted to share that recipe with you.

Purple Pesto

Purple Pesto

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