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A Warm Labor Day

It was positively hot today.  Even Bob was melting on the deck.  (I don’t know why he didn’t go inside to the air conditioning.)

Since it was so hot, Mom and I decided to pick the Indian corn! 109 more words



The corn in the pot is doing well, lots of rain, more rain forecast in the coming week, and the corn is using every drop. This is Indian corn, I think. 132 more words


Do You Decorate for Autumn?

Autumn is just around the corner (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and it’s my favorite season. I love the colors (red, gold, moss green, slate blue, maroon, deep purple), the… 343 more words

Home Matters

The Other Corn Crop

Besides my twenty-four acres of field corn, we planted a tiny little patch of Indian corn and popcorn.  In keeping with the theme this year, we had mechanical failures and the corn is spotty and full of grass. 55 more words


Meanwhile, in the Back Yard

I step onto the back porch and spot an old Chinese man in my yard. I yell at him, “This is private property. Shove off.” 997 more words


Growing Popcorn

The popping stopped and I split the hot corn into two bowls.  A drizzle of olive oil, sea salt, and nutritional yeast turned ordinary popcorn into a treat to watch in front of a movie.  244 more words


Visit me during the Chichester Art Trail

Over the next two weekends I am taking part in the Chichester Open studios event.

Our conservatory will be ably manned by Robin and he is looking forward to see people arriving to look at my botanical art which is hung there for the occasion.  186 more words

Botanical Art