Friday, August 20, 2010

SkyWatch Friday, Fertilizer Friday, and NaBloPoMo-Green

SkyWatch Friday - just a little woodpecker in a tangle of old branches left over from our cold winter.  These little guys managed to successfully trim the dead branches from three of these trees.  If only we could train them to pick up after themselves : )




Fertilizer Friday (and NaBloPoMo although I've missed two posts this month)


Longans and lemons - we have been sampling longans for a while but they need just a little more time.  The lemons are getting large.  We have been picking up tons of windfall limes rather than picking the ones that are still growing.  Unfortunately, I cannot even see the ground under the lemon tree so if there are any windfalls, they're turning into fertilizer!   Yesterday I spent a bit of time zesting and squeezing the limes.  I mixed the juice with some water and made ice cubes, and I put the zest in my dehydrator and made dried lime zest for future use.  Recycling - that's what NaBloPoMo-Green is all about this month.  The best part is when the citrus fruit is all gone, you can still use the leaves for cooking.





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13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great post and photos, I love the woodie in the tree. Great skywatch shot. Happy skywatching.

Ricepatty said...

Great shots love the little guy in the tree!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shots for the day! Love the little woodpecker! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

That first photo is astonishing. Just lovely!

Alexander said...

Nice perspective! :) I like it

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
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Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a creative skywatch series. Very well done.

Gail said...

Very original sky watch!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How wonderful to have lemons and limes right there ready to pick.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK Real Estate Info for the Sandwich Generation said...

Wonderful! I love the way God made plants to be so wonderfully "multi-tasking." We've been having so much fun with the Sunflower House activities for grandparents and their grandchildren this year. And now, as the summer season is winding down and fall is approaching, we're using the seeds from the lovely flowers for food for our Kentucky birds, rabbits, and squirrels as well as in autumn art activities for my grandkids. :)

Mellodee said...

What acute little woodpecker!

Suzy said...

Aren't you so lucky to have limes at your disposal! I'm not familiar with longans..will have to look them up. Cute little woodpecker..and great shot!

Splendid Little Stars said...

cool photo of the woodpecker in the tangle of branches. never heard of longans before I wonder what they taste like. How great to have all that citrus!

Tootsie said...

awesome!!! I only see limes in the store! hahaha

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