|My room...I shared with my daughter, Amanda|
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Last week-end was our annual stitching retreat, held at Kindred Spirits Country Inn. There were 24 of us this year, and we had a great time stitching, knitting, eating, and socializing. It seemed like we just finished one meal when it was time to head out for the next one! It's always nice to have someone else cook and clean up! Some of the more ambitious stitchers were up stitching until the wee hours of the morning! We also had a tutorial on how to finish cross stitch Christmas ornaments. Here are a few pictures from our week-end:
Friday, October 11, 2013
What do we do with a full bucket of jalapeno peppers?
We picked all the squash in our garden, just in case of a frost, and Dale came in the house with a few funny looking squash, saying he didn't know what they were. After a bit of research, I came to the conclusion that they are a cross between a pumpkin and a spaghetti squash. Apparently if your pumpkin or spaghetti squash was cross-pollinated last year, and you saved seeds to plant this year, you can get a funky hybrid.
Even the squirrels are enjoying the bounty. They just love the sunflower seeds from our sunflowers.
First we make 13 half-pints of cowboy candy
|These didn't go in the salsa, but aren't they nice?|
|Funny looking spaghetti squash|
|Look like spaghetti squash inside, just a darker color than normal|
|We cooked it up, added butter and parmesan cheese, and had it for our lunch. Tasted the same as a normal spaghetti squash.|