The dahlias toes that I found at the beginning of August have begun to bloom. The toes were in a bucket of dry peat and cat litter that I thought I had emptied. All I really wanted to do was give them enough growing time to get strong enough to make it through the winter. The blooms are a real bonus. These is also a lavender and purple that is starting to open. Toes crossed that it makes it through the oncoming rain. Mr Harrelson had a find old time chewing up a bunch of them that blew over in some wind a few weeks ago, so we moved them up close to the house. Even the gnawed ones are showing signs of buds. Maybe frost will hold off for a few more weeks!
I made the pigs and garlic pots back in the fall of 2011. The garlic pots dried so fast that I never cut the air holes in them. The pigs were supposed to be banks. I cut the slits but never made the cork holes on their bellies. Then their feet fell off and were glued back on with spooze. I saved them for glaze tests and experiments. I went digging for them yesterday because I was thinking about making a bunch of test bowls; remembered these guys; it only took me an hour to find them!
I may make a few of a better size for our upcoming Christmas Sale.....we'll see, grasshopper....we'll see!
We are expecting a couple of days of rain to start soon. Toes crossed we get some heavy showers. Things are not dire....but rain is good. It's amazing how the garden has picked up with the few inches we have had. Plants are much happier with rain than with hand watering!
BTW to see how dogs are celebrated with their own holiday in Nepal go to Jenny Mendes's blog!
We've had warm days and cool nights; I hope everyone is enjoying good weather too.
As always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*