please don't be alarmed. i know that the above picture looks like some kind of strange, nuclear, biological, chemical weapon - but they are not!
they are tomatoe tires wrapped in plastic - ingenious eh? ya, that's what i think - bahahahah! our tomatoe plants lived on the porch for a month and grew to 6-8 inches during that time. we buried them sideways in order to develop a really strong root system - and they love the seaweed that lines the bottom of every tire. like loooooove the seaweed! have yourselves a little look-see:
is there anything in the world more beautiful than potatoes???? i think not!
and some yummy breakfast - trouts, fried, left-over smashed potatoes - yummeh! and artichoke hearts:
here are some beautiful ferns already going to seed - these are all over our property!
lots of peppers on this tiny little plant - i love this guy!
hmmm - some shrimps marinating in olive oil, garlic, vinegar (with the Mother in it - not the Grandmother Rob, buddy!) and salt and pepper - hmmmmm???
oh ya baby - grilled shrimp, pasta with olive oil, butter, fresh parsley, salt and pepper - divine! and some cucumber with fresh mint!
some beautiful yellow and orange flowers that seem to be of the same type - just different coloured. no matter, i love them!
close-up of the orange guy - so pretty!
just so that you don't think that we always eat healthily - we looooove junk food! it's just that our junk food might be different than most. when i want junk food - i want EGG SALAD SANDWICHES ON CRAPPY, STORE-BOUGHT WHITE BREAD! oh ya baby - yer darn tootin's i cut off my crusts and give them to jambaloney! jambaloney's plate is on the left - mine is on the right - i looooove junk food! i also love our fresh picked lettuce on my egg salad sandwich - jambaloney is not crazy about it so i leave it off on his!
more junk food - we are junk food addicts. hotdogs below - bahahahhaah!
obligatory pic of the sky for my dearest and sweetest friend Helga! i have many dear and sweet friends, some in person and some on the internet. some of my internet friends are so lovely and i appreciate all of you. but Helga has my heart...and always will. here's another sky pic for you Helga - move yer butt here!
my friend Wendy put up a post with a pic of her lupins. i told her that we had lupins all along our road but none on our land. i lied. theses pink lupins self-seeded themsleves on our driveway - woohoo!
these purple lupins did the same. you just know i am letting them all go to seed, gathering the seeds and planting them where i want them to be next year - oh i love collecting seeds!
look at this beautiful red clover - oh so much yummy tea and lemonade to be made!
presenting - dah-dah-da: the tallest butter cups ever recorded in North America - yes, we are in the Guinness Book of World Records:
and here is the traditional korean kimchi that i made the other day. agirlandhergun - the recipe is on it's way!
check out the cleared off, and almost tidy, porch!!! all of the pots on the right hand side of the porch are pots full of a variety of lettuces - woohoo!
lastly - and i really hate to brag and show off - i mean we live in a crap-ass cottage that is cramped and needs A LOT of work! being that we live on a small, fixed income - you may think that having a hot tub is extravagant. we think it is necessary for our daily mental, emotional and physical well-being.
but yes - you are right. do we really need to spend money on a pool when we have a river and the ocean steps away from our property.
YER DARN TOOTINS WE DO!!!!
take a gander and drool at the Framboise Manor Pool...also known as kymberz pool:
oh ya - that's an old shower curtain used as a pool cover. i hate to brag again - but we don't do anything by halves - no sirreee!
it's awesome isn't it? oh man....could we possibly be any richer??? well, if you all wanted to send any extra money you had our way - sure, we could be richer - teeeheeheeeheee!
honest to goodness - i don't think we could ever be richer!!! and we are so thankful! and you are all welcome to come and hang out at our new pool. don't thank me - it will just make me blush. your welcome!