Monday, December 31, 2007
(left - biggest plant & head)
Tomorrow will start up our commitment to finishing the boat in the next 4-6 wks. We will put in a full day, 2 of us, on the topside.
For today, I wanted to share an exciting development in the garden. I have 3 heads of cauliflower!!!! FINALLY!! It's been 4 full months. (right- my Lazarus "should be dead" plant w/ the next biggest head)
Found this 3rd one today. Big plant and should be a substantial veggie when done growing.
My bell peppers are slowing down. One to three tomatoes are turning red each week. Carrots & onions are still growing. Herbs are my best friend in the kitchen.
I did pull another section of weed/yucky plants from an older flower bed and turned the soil. I think I'm going to add soil & make that my bean area for spring/summer. I would also like to make a strawberry bed but I don't know how much space that takes.
Again, be sure to check back tomorrow for boat improvement pictures.
Happy New Year!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
The boys asked me on the way to the grocery store what paradise meant. "Hmmmmm..... honey, look out your window," I said.
(Crossing over the bridge to head back home, window view.)
Robin & her 81 degree day.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
They are saying that Red Tide here at Cape Canaveral is the worst it has been in this area in the past 10 years. The fish that the Dr. takes the scale from is not a deep-sea fish. It is a tripletail. She has done a good job ID'ing the other species. She does a great job of explaining the science behind red tide.
Here the city workers are taking all the dead fish from along the beach and burying them under the sand. That would be a disgusting find for some kid that wants to build a little sand pool. Ick!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
We were Pompano fishing Christmas Eve - fyi. The Pompanos haven't shown up quite yet, but it should be any day now.
I have to say that I'm getting a bit of a sore throat and I'm wondering if it was from all the Red Tide (bloom) from the sea air. It is a known irritant for the eyes, nose and throat. We saw many dead mullet on the beach.
It's strange because there could have been many beach species to die, but only the foot-long mullets actually washing up. When we went to the Panhandle, we also saw dead foot-long mullet on their beaches. I have a picture of one up on the Raising Fishermen blog a couple weeks ago.
Capt Jack is working hard all week but we'll be hard at the boat project after the 1st of the year.
I leave you with this parting shot of my bigger of two cauliflower heads growing in the garden. Normally, it is completely covered by those little leaves.
Short story: Few weeks ago, I had a smaller cauliflower plant that was knocked over & pulled out of the dirt. I hated that so much that I ended up quickly reburying it & watered it. It thought about dying but then it didn't. It eventually came back to where it is now growing my 2nd head of cauliflower. I find all that so weird. Not only was it 'dead', but it came back much better from then dead than my other healthier plants. I'm going to call it my Lazarus plant.
Happy Fishing to all!!
Monday, December 24, 2007
We headed here for a couple of hours today, but it was very gloomy and eventually started sprinkling on us.
It never ceases to amaze me that people are playing right next to the sign that says, "Keep off of Rocks." There are 3 signs all 30 ft from these people and yet, they're all over the rocks. Sheesh!
These barnacles are all over the rocks and will cut you up!
Enjoy these holiday pictures! It was too cold to be shirtless & wet, but they did it because they're young & full of energy.
You'll have to put up with some of my artsy pics.
This next one is better.
Here's my fisherman. Braving cold waves simply to wet a hook. Sorry dear, skunked again. No fish came to play.
This guy.... oh my.... loves every single shell on the beach and brought them home as a gift for me.
Then join me over on Raising Fishermen for a crustacean-christmas-eve-dinner. Little man did not want anything to do with shellfish so he opted to make his own PBJ early-on.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Christmas is beautiful that we remember Jesus's birth and we gather with family & good eats. But.......but...., every year, our family waits for March & April like a lion stalking an antelope. It is our family hobby. We make so many memories on the water fishing together. I especially can't wait to try out the better camera on the blue water.
I will leave you with a few pictures to warm your hearts as you sit in snow or taking time away from holiday dishes & cooking.
Merry Christmas to all!!!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Whatever it is, I'm likin' it. Those poles are 8 ft, so in another 2 ft, I'm in trouble.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I noticed that I have been getting numerous hits on my Sitemeter for Nikki. If you recall, she was the diver from our area that went missing back on Sept 22nd.
Here is a link to a recent article about her.
They have created a Memorial fund in her name to help search in the future for other divers.
There will be a Memorial service to celebrate her life at the Jupiter Civic Center on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. 5:30 - 8pm. Please RSVP to spearboardRSVP@gmail.com
What a shame since Jack was doing such a lovely job with rolling it on instead of spraying it.
Friday, December 14, 2007
After 1st tack coat
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Corner repair (above)
Fun w/ stickers (above & below)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Forgot to mention these below. A miniature army of these microscopic fellows hatched. I found this bunch but there was already another batch on some stems & leaves elsewhere. Tomorrow, I shall counter it with Extract of Neem Oil. It is suppose to be organic. I cannot afford to feed all these guys.
Happy Fishing & Gardening,
Today, was garage clean-up day in the afternoon. Jack helped me in the house all morning so I would have no excuse but to spend time in the garage with him. LOL. It was worth all the effort too. Everything is back in its 'home' and I don't have to worry about tripping any more.
I also discovered a surprised in my garden today. I had not 1, but 2 tomatoes almost fully ripened!! Yeah. They are a good baseball size.