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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hum Along, so you Don't Get Bored
I trust everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend. On Sunday, my sister had the family for dinner, and it was lovely. She gifted me with the handpainted hummingbird feeder above. I did try to get a better photo, but either the hummers didn't come around, or they drank from the opposite side of the feeder, so this one taken through the window will have to do. Can you see the hummer just to the right of the feeder?
I canned pumpkin and winter squash yesterday. Quite a few were picked early due to dying vines or borers. The squash with borers wouldn't keep, so had to be canned. We'll have to do a better job next year, covering them with row cover to keep the moth away from our squash. They seem to be more of a problem every year, bothering our cucumbers, summer squash and now winter squash and canteloupes. The chickens are getting all the worms and ruined melons, and the compost gets all the cut away bits and skin, so nothing is wasted. Dog baths and soapmaking are on my to do list. What's on your to do list this week?