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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's Been Afoot in August

 Hello from the hazy hills of Tennessee.
 While the butterflies danced on the zinnias..
 Our yellow watermelons ripened, and a few were consumed under the cover of night, lol. We think it was a raccoon.

 I started this crocheted shawl.

 And managed to make a successful batch of sauerkraut. The first try ended in the composter. Sigh. All is not perfect in the foothills y'all.
I finished the shawl just yesterday and blocked it overnight.
Our summer garden is just about finished. These cayenne peppers are just a fraction of what we've gathered and strung up to dry. While some other plants failed, they were abundant. I think that pretty much sums up what our summer has been like - heat in abundance.
Till next time, hope yours is way cooler. ;)


  1. You live in my most favorite part of the US, where I like to visit as much as possible. Must admit I am a bit envious, lol. Been enjoying your posts for some time now and like to here about your wonderful garden.

    By the that shawl and the colors you used.

    Will be back to check and see what's new soon. Have a lovely day.

  2. Oh my - that is a beautiful shawl! And those hot red peppers, yowza...just full of health.
    I bet that was one happy and full raccoon :)
    I'm really enjoying seeing lots of butterflies this summer here, too.

  3. That shawl is nice, looks like you've got a fall wrap now, hehe. Your pictures are really awesome, too:D

  4. Those butterflies are gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as your lovely shawl!

  5. Lovely photos as usual! Love your shawl :)
    Summer is going by way too fast! At least you've been so much as I've been concerned ;)

    Have a wonderful weekend. We're bracing for Irene.....

  6. beautiful peppers, beautiful shawl !
    your peppers look like Christmas ornaments ! a ground hog ate most of my tiny garden ! pesky varmints !

  7. what yarn/ weight/ hook did you use?
    just being nosy !

  8. I know I have said it before, but oh my how I love my visits here! It is always something wonderful going on in the foothills.:o)

    What a beautiful shawl, just lovely! Your cayenne peppers are beautiful too! I am one who loves to add a little spice to many of my meals and a pinch of cayenne does it perfectly.:o)

    Continue to enjoy a lovely week dear friend.



  9. Hi, I enjoy your site, as well. I check in often. I'm a retired teacher from MA, my husband and I are looking to relocate in Tenn. Just waiting for our house to sell. I just love your shawl, the pattern and the colors. Would you mind sharing what color yarn you used? I found the pattern on Ravelry but none compare to yours. Enjoy it! Our evenings are already cooling down and the shawl would certainly get alot of use.

  10. hi just a passerby, just wanted to say i have never heard of yellow watermelons before, do the taste the same?


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