I am writing this post on Saturday night. I will tell you
a secret, I always write my posts the night before.
I hope you won't feel ripped off, but it is easier to
write after I have the dinner dishes done and the
troops fed and the house has settled down for the evening.
I picked my last basket of peaches today. I was sort of sad.
The only thing left on the fruit trees are the Pomegranates.
Which I am looking forward to in October. They are so pretty.
I also picked these 4 walnuts. I have had this lovely
walnut tree but when I had my horse I let him out one
day and he ate that poor walnut tree down to a nub.
It has been trying to recover ever since. So to get 4 walnuts
was a big deal to me today. I am having a bit of a fight with
the parrots. I don't mind to much when they eat my sunflowers.
Their next favorite crop is nuts. So for a couple years in a row,
they have got to the almonds before I have. I would like just a few.
I really enjoy raw almonds.
This is the first gourd that I did something with.
it is okay for a first project. I learned a lot. Don't use
a small jigsaw while you are holding the gourd between
your legs. Sometimes the jigsaw slips. The same goes
for using a serrated knife. Use a blade with a straight blade.
I stood and looked at exacto knives at Michaels.
I kind of shivered to myself, those things would really cut my leg.
My gourd had lots more teeth but I slipped so it only left him with two.
I am going to have to use a vise next time. These gourds are really
dry and seasoned. They are much harder to cut than a nice soft pumpkin.
I have also been kicking around the idea of just spray painting them
and leaving the seeds and every thing inside. They rattle kind
of nice and some evening when I am bored I could grab one and jump
up and down and do a little rain dance. :)
Well, as I guy I used to listen to on the radio would say when he
signed off at night, " Well, this is how it looks from my fencepost."
I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)