Tuesday’s Ramblings ~ Garden Veggies, Soap, Candles, Boys & Critters, Sunflowers & Pumpkins

I know…long title.

Garden Veggies ~

I don’t have a lot of corn to freeze, mainly because we’ve been eating it! 🙂 But I wanted to freeze some of it for a later date ~ either to put in stews, salsas, or just to eat as a veggie with our meal. So far I’ve only blanched 7 ears and then cut the kernels off of the cob ~ which yielded four bags. I have more corn on the stocks, but I’ll let them go a little longer. After I took the picture below I nibbled on the cobs to clean them off…oh my ~ very sweet corn!

Over the weekend I had pulled about a 1/4 of my carrot crop and chopped them in large chucks, blanched and froze.

Cold Processed Soap ~

I cut the Fall Apple Crisp, Sierra Nevada Forest, and Oatmeal Milk & Honey (with a tad of Arabian Spice) cold processed soaps…they are up in the window nooks for at least 4 weeks of curing.

Apple Crisp
Sierra Nevada Forest
Oatmeal Milk & Honey

Soy Candles ~

A coworker gave me some orange peel and glass containers to make her sister some Essential Orange soy candles to take back with her to Czechoslovakia. Below is my “high tech” candle making operation and the finished candles. I made her some Essential Lavender candles with lavender from my garden.

Boy & Critters ~

Had lunch with my mom, sister, bil, and their kiddos yesterday. The boy wanted to show me his loose tooth. Calling him Shark-Boy as the permanent teeth are already up shoving the baby tooth forward looking like a snaggletooth. Gotta love the hook the nose pic ~ 🙂

Here’s a dragonfly that was next to our table at the park yesterday ~

Pumpkins & Sunflowers ~

So…by now I assume you know I love pumpkins and sunflowers. Here are more pictures! Imagine that! 🙂 Taken this morning in my yard…was killing time waiting for the primary voting polls to open just down the street.

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra.
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6 Responses to Tuesday’s Ramblings ~ Garden Veggies, Soap, Candles, Boys & Critters, Sunflowers & Pumpkins

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  2. duchessdreams says:

    Your soaps sound like they smell increadable! And that corn looks tasty. I haven’t tried the crashed potatoe recipe yet but it sounds really good.

  3. don_mae says:

    Your article took me directly from reading about carrots to the picture of orange swirls. For a minute I thought those were the carrots. LOL!! Still yummy looking though. Will you plant even more stuff next year?

  4. Sorry about that Donna! Both are yummy! 🙂

    Yes ~ will plant again. After this growing season I know what I want less of, none of, and more of!

    Dutchess! OMGosh! Those Australian Crashed Potatoes are very good! I added to the ingredients and my husband & I woofed ’em down.

  5. Quilty says:

    I like the boy’s technique for opening the mouth. Must try that next time I get lockjaw. 😀

  6. I think there must be a mechanism in the nose that helps open the jaws! 🙂

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