Ghost Pumpkins of Sleepy Cat Hollow & Other Stuffus

I planted a lot of pumpkin seeds in the early spring ~ of all the plants growing in the back, only one was producing any pumpkins so I pulled half of them. Well…it seems that I have a few Ghost Pumpkins growing now! Hopefully they will step-up the growing process a wee bit faster so they’ll be ready by Halloween!

Here are the big’uns out front ~

I cleaned out the garden over the weekend…Sunday morning was absolutely beautiful, very cool and sunny. (Monday was even more GLORIOUS, but I’ll post about yesterday, tomorrow. 🙂 ) I’m down to 3 squash plants, a couple of cucumber plants, many peppers and 2 rows of green onions.

Check out this Poblano pepper ~ looks like someone punched him in the nose.

Here’s a Key Lime plant that I found next door. The old guy moved to his son’s house and left a lot of stuff behind. I ran off with the plant. There are 5 key limes on there…originally I found only 4, but I must have missed one. Not sure if you can make a pie out of 5 key limes!

Cut down all of the sunflowers and placed them around the yard for the birdies…

Sunday nights dinner ~ ribs from Desperado's BBQ at the Best of the West Rib Cook-Off…very tasty. Got the 1/2 slab with beans, slaw, and cornbread. I sampled all 3 of their sauces…ummm…I think one was just plain ole PEPPER SAUCE! Felt like I rubbed an open cayenne pepper all over my face.

For Today ~ 02 Sept 2008 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

I missed yesterday ~ so will post today.

FOR TODAY … 02 September 2008

Outside My Window…A BEAUTIFUL CHILLY MORNING ~ lots of sunshine.

I am thinking…I’m still thinking of yesterday. What a glorious day. We had a “cool-down” of 30 degrees…went from nearly 100F to 62F (was in Virginia City yesterday!). I was nearly skipping like a school girl! I couldn’t stop grinning.

I am thankful for… Mom nature giving us a peeksee of Autumn.

From the kitchen… the makings for chicken tacos for tonight’s dinner.

I am wearing… Brown Irish linen tank, tan crop pants and berks.

I am creating… Still working on that wool wall hanging…and labels for the cold processed soaps I made in July.

I am going… …to get my car smog-checked after work. Need to get it registered.

I am reading… not sure what the name of the book is! It’s about 3 children going to Wales with their dad after their mom dies.

I am hoping… that my husband can find a job real quick as he is out of work again (please pray!)…I’m tired of the temporary jobs…as I’m sure he is too. We need a full-time permanent job for him! (He’s still working temp jobs…but at least he has one for the full week this week!)

I am hearing… The copier run…I’m having to copy class lecture notes…85 copies, double-sided, corner staple, 3-hole punched. WooWoo.

Around the house… I’m taking down all the “summer” decorations and putting up the Autumn ones. I cut the sunflowers down and placed them around the yard for the birds to eat. Cleaned up the garden…I’m down to just 3 squash plants, green onions, peppers, cucumbers, and pumpkins.

One of my favorite things… Is a cool sunny day with a slight breeze.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Clean the floors and floor boards, then spray for spiders. I’ve been bitten again and this time I have a large red welt where the poison is, bloody wee arses!

Here is picture thought I’d share with you…

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