Sunday, April 17, 2016

what a beautiful day...lots of stuff done...and a walk to the river....with lots of pics!!!

it was a beautiful spring day and we thoroughly enjoyed it!


here is our mess of concord grape vines.


jambaloney went out and trimmed them according to our friend W's advice. here is the front.


and here is the back of the vines. W let jambaloney know if he did it right or if he needs to do more trimming. thanks W!!!


i planted 4 trays of different kinds of lettuces and 9 pots of sunchokes.


i also did 3 pots of different kinds of amaranth. the amaranth will be planted all over the yard once it comes up and we plan to use the seeds for food.


a great sign of spring? how about getting the spring/summer bedding out!


we have spring/summer bedding and fall/winter bedding. i like it like that.

jambaloney, following W's advice transplanted some of the grape vines near our telephone pole. here's hoping they'll take and climb the pole.


then it was off to the river!


the greatest well that ever lived! it's 350 ft from the house and on a down slope and we have never had trouble with our water. we love our little well!


the first flowers of the season. they are called colt's foot and are beautiful to see!


baby trees growing as other trees die. these trees will probably be 6ft tall next year!


here is a creek on one side of our road to the river. sometimes it runs much faster and deeper but it never stops running.


here is our swampy creek on the other side of our road to the river. one thing for sure - we have a lot of water!


as you all know - we like to run around nekkid during most of the spring summer and fall. but in the house - regardless of the weather - it's clothes off! but when we do have to wear clothes, we try to be "stylin". here's jambaloney "stylin"...and carrying his fishing bag, fishing rod and more grape vines to plant down by the river.


not to be outdone by jambaloney, i try to be pretty "stylin" too! bahahahhahaah!


oh...forgot to add that i planted 4 rows of carrots from last year. i planted them to get seeds this year. guess what else we never have to buy? yep - carrot seeds!


here's where jambaloney planted more grape vines. hey - if they take - maybe we'll open up framboise manor winery!


our platforms that we lay on with cushions are still in good form. boatdura held up another winter. we can't wait to take our first ride in boatdura!


the shed and the canoe are in tip-top shape!


this is a pic i always take for my friend C!


here is a beautiful pitcher plant - i think they are beautiful but they do eat bees.


here's a tree/plant that some deer have been nibbling on.


and i saved the best pic for last -


my man doing what he loves best! the trout are still sluggish but he'll be catching us a ton this year. fresh trout is delicious...but so is smoked trout. i can't wait until he goes fishing regularly and catching our breakfasts and suppers.

and just a bit of fyi - brook trout (or speckled trout) in any water are like the canary in the coalmine for fresh water. if the water is even a little polluted they will not survive. we got some of the freshest water known to man - every time that man goes fishing he comes home with 5 beautiful brook trout.

i hope you all had a nice day like we did. tomorrow is supposed even nicer out. sure hope so. might even be able to take off our clothes - bahahhaah!

28 comments:

  1. jim jam wandering! love it

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    1. jim jam is something else eh? sending love! xoxox

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    2. yep - yer right Sol - when we have to wear clothes - we wear pajamas...without any underwear ever! we only put on underthings when we have to go off the property. and underthings suck! bahahahahah!

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  2. I assume you know that coltsfoot leaves are edible when they're only 2-3 inches long.

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    1. me and jam are crazy about eating wild food - like colt's foot leaves, dandelion leaves, plantain, clover - a whole pile of stuff. talk about saving on your grocery bill ON TOP OF growing a whole pile of your own food. i love reading about your trips to walmart when you go and gather wild greens. it makes me think "washooey!". sending love Gorges. xoxox

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  3. I always associate Concord Grape wine with the rather heady stuff I always had for communion.

    Pictures are beautiful! Yay Trout!

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    1. TB - to be honest - i don't like the concord grapes as grapes but "they" say it makes a really nice wine. jambaloney eats the concord grapes but i can't stand them. we'll see if we can get enough to make our own wine this year. but if not - blackberry wine baby! apparently blackberry wine is delicious and we have tons on our property.

      sending much love! xoxox

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    2. I will be interested to hear your results. Blackberry almost anything is delicious!

      Much Love, TB

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  4. I always associate Concord Grape wine with the rather heady stuff I always had for communion.

    Pictures are beautiful! Yay Trout!

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    1. hmmmm....yer becoming like JUGM - her posts normally appear twice but this is the first time in months that her comment only appeared once. google is whacky!

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  5. hey Gurlie!!! grapes???? ohhh enjoy those bad boys. Thats something I need to work on getting. Really wouldn't mind a little vineyard. Muscodines are real popular down here and native to the area, just not crazy about them though

    Hope all is well with you and the Jamster...much love to you both

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    1. hey Sweet Angel - i hate the concord grapes but jam loves them and apparently they make good wine. we'll have to see. but i can really see me enjoying blackberry wine and we have tons of blackberries. if we make a good wine i'll send you a bottle. and ya - if muscodines are native - you should try planting some. then we'll swap wines all year long - bahahahhah! we're doing great and sending much love to you, Senior and the boys! xoxoxox

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    2. i think thats illegal to send stuff cross boarder..lol

      Yall could make grape jelly with those grapes. Concord grape is the best. i feel about muscodines like you feel about the grapes. yack!

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  6. Is Jamby wearing a light blue bow on his head in that picture?

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    1. they call him "pirate jambaloney" around here because he ears his "bandana". the men here all have their hair buzzed right to their heads so jambaloney is a bit of a different creature. i loooove him with the long hair and i love to brush it for him.

      just looked up dew rag - bahahahahaha! can't believe that someone like you who is so out of touch with the world, and what's cool, plus yer old...even knows the word dew rag. good on ya, ya little nutter bro! sending much love, as always! xoxoxox

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    2. I can deal with the dew rag..but my God, please don't let him start putting his hair up in a "Man Bun"

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    3. JUGM - he WILL NEVER HAVE A MAN BUN! NEVER!
      love ya Gurlie! xoxox

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  7. I love trout.
    I have grapes, last year my dogs kept eating them.

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    1. J&M - we love trout too! when jam brings them home - fresh out of the water and we cook them for breakfast - it's deevine. then we freeze some and then we smoke some. think of smoked salmon except these are exceptionally fresh when we smoke them. i loooove them fresh or smoked.

      sorry about the dogs eating your grapes. what kind do you grow? xoxoxo

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    1. Fiona - golden trout are a very rare kind of trout and and are found only in a few places and are native only to California's Sierra Nevada mountains. i only know this because jambaloney did a 3yr biology degree(i swear i am making him finish his degree!) but on top of that he knows everything about fish! he is the fish king - bhahhaah! sending love. oxooxoxo

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  9. Hey Kymber,

    check your e-mail. Nice land and projects you got going on there.

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  10. You must not have many surprise visitors or have clothes stashed around the yard in various places. Sure as can be, if I were naked out in my backyard, that would be when the FedEx guy shows up needing a signature.

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  11. Sweet Kymber and Jambaloney,

    TROUT.....TROUT.....TROUT, LOVE TROUT. I hope Jam comes home with enough trout over the summer to fill your freezer, and jars.
    You two are dressed to the tee for walking through mother natures. Are those moon boots you have on?
    Sending love and hugs to you both.
    Sandy

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  12. Oh, you kids! Looks like a little piece of paradise up there - I love fishing. It's so very zen. I've too many rude dogs to go about the house naked, but it would be glorious.

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