Sunday, September 13, 2015

Weekly Journal #12

My second week on strike from work. But the paychecks have finally come so it's back to work tomorrow!  I did love staying home all day these past two weeks working on my blog, resin-ing and hanging out with the cats, but, I am happy to go back to attempting to make some money.

The pumpkin madness continues...

I found the reason behind my tomato plants being demolished in nearly a day! I set these guys on the ivy covered fence that we hate. Lets see if they like ivy as much as they like tomato....

I hated bananas most of my life, but I've grown to sort of like them in the past year. Recently it dawned on me that I could now eat a banana split. So here it is! My very first banana split!

My vegetable garden gave me a lot of peppers, so I picked some banana peppers and then made some sweet spicy chili sauce with my hot peppers. I hope they taste alright!  I've never made anything like these before.

On Tuesday I woke up to a rash. A rash that grew and grew, eventually into the bleeding, oozing, itching monstrosity it is today. I knew it must have been from some poison plant. But how? I've barely been outside! Finally I found the evil culprit lurking in my vegetable garden, poison oak! I must have brushed up against it when I went to pull my squash vine out.. It's definitely the worst case I've ever had.

6 comments:

  1. Those are the biggest caterpillars I've ever seen! It really becoming candle season, I can't resist running over and smelling all of the autumn varieties when I'm in a shop. We don't really get much pumpkin stuff over here which is a shame, we only recently got pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks (which I still need to try). I hope your rash gets better, that sounds awfully painful!

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  2. The size of those caterpillars is ridiculous! Never seen anything like it! ...Your rash sounds awful :( I hope it heals quickly. And you should pickle some of those peppers.... that's my favorite!

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  3. Huge caterpillars, but not as big as that beautiful banana split!! :) Hope your rash gets better soon!

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  4. Wow you got quite the collection of caterpillars they are huge! Hope the rash clears up soon.

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  5. I am really enjoying see what you do with all your garden things! The sweet chilli sauce sounds tasty!

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  6. Love the photos but sorry about the strife at work & the outbreak. Glad everything has healed & your job situation has changed.

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