Friday, July 19, 2013

Re-purposed Planter

I've wanted to make a tire planter for the longest time & I decided this was the year.
Before doing a big tire I decided to try out an old wheelbarrow tire I had.
 I marked the zigzags with chalk & cut. Now Ive read some people say that tires cut easy, this was not my experience, I got a huge blister on my hand & my arms were sore for days!
Turning the tire inside out was no easy task either. I've learned a lot depends on the individual tire.
This tire had a rim making it a perfect fit for an old birdbath base I had hanging around.
A can of black spray paint & its perfect!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Zucchini Pie X2

I hate to cook...except if its something from my garden.
As soon as I spotted the zucchini yesterday I knew what was for dinner!
Zucchini Pie!
Callan was coming to visit so I made an extra one for her to
take home to share with her roommates.
Here is the recipe I use with the exception I use only about 1tbs parsley flakes
& I use a pie dish instead of a quiche pan.
It is absolutely delicious!
Click here for recipe

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Exciting Times in the Garden this morning!

 This morning a Beautiful Black Swallowtail Butterfly Butterfly was born.
There were a ton of the parsley caterpillars (below) so I hope to see
more butterflies soon!
 Also picked the first zucchini of the season.
I think I'll make zucchini pie - a family favorite!