Monday, July 28, 2014

Best of Craigslist

 Found! Cat Snake?

Found (assuming) pet. Some sort of cat snake? Long and nimble but with dryish fur and cat teeth. Seems to like cat food, but isn't a cat. Please come take this off my hands it smells weird.

Fire and rain

Here's a view of the fire west of Yosemite that is filling the park with smoke. Looks like Cal Fire is getting that burn under control, apparently having learned their lessons from the disastrous Rim Fire last year.

The park is still smoky, but better, and there is some rain in the high country to help get the smoke out of the air.

Actually a surprising amount of rain, as of 4:30 in the afternoon.

Freckles, they are good.

Swing - and a miss!

Clean, cool air.

Mondays, they're like that

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer bounty

The garden is starting to fire up during these hot summer days.  The boy went out and picked these tomatoes today, and there are still some left for tomorrow.

There are two egg plant fruits on the egg plant we got at a yard sale for a dollar.  I figure that if just those two reach maturity, we will have paid for the plant.

The peppers are doing well.  Nibbling on a "Ring of Fire" variety today darned near burned off my tongue.

The wife used Doug the Wild Yeast to make this bread.  With the temperature right around a hundred degrees, putting the dough out on the deck under the sun makes for a quick rise.  Feels right to eat bread made with a yeast you caught yourself.