......Your Crazy Ideas?
Roger Zelazny always said he left milk and cookies on the door step at night and in the morning the tomte would have left a nice pile of story ideas.
This, in addition to being a kitchen string holder, is a CHERRY PITTER! Saw this on Food 52's blog and thought...why a beer bottle? If I make the string hole a little bigger it should do the trick. Et voila! A dual purpose item.
I threw these yesterday. It has been so humid that they are nowhere near ready to have their tops cut. This is the same basic form I use for honey jars and garlic keepers...yes I do close in the tops for them.
I would love to see what others do with this. I don't have a corner on the idea after all.
IT'S ALWAYS SUMTHIN':
Yesterday the pool ladder bit the dust. It was over thirty years old, so I have no reason to complain. It's just the nuisance of having one more thing to do. Right now I get out of the pool by bouncing up and down in the water and flopping on the deck....sort of like a beached whale. Not a pretty sight....oh so glad I live out of sight of neighbors and street. There is no desire to be Another Roadside Attraction!
Winter started doing her job yesterday and went out on the deck to bark at the deer in the woods. They have learned that they won't be chased but did retreat to the other side of the stone wall, which is where we want them. They are so beautiful, but so destructive.
Speaking of deer, the hostas are recovering quite nicely from their devastation. At least they are blooming and putting out new leaves. Winter and chili peppers are doing the trick!
Has anyone ever heard of red beetle? From what I read on Google they are native to China, Asia....and have recently been found in New England. They have done a number on my lilies.....lilliums...day lilies...hemerocallis... seem to be immune. I think what I am going to do is start a new bed in a different area and do what I can to kill them.
I got a sale on morning glories.....they were badly tangled....I took them apart and have been potting them up. By August the shed should be overrun with them. My moonflowers are struggling though.....we'll see, grasshopper...we'll see!
More hot weather today. I'm writing this on the deck and listening to Bach. The only sound are some chirping birds.
Stay cool and remember to drink lots of liquids. Did you know that in the tropics beer,but not wine, counts as liquid intake? Just saying....I'm sticking to chai lattes.
Hare and Rabbits!
Enjoy the day......thanks for stopping by.............*s*