Friday, December 16, 2016
“May the road rise to meet you
May the sun shine warmth upon your land
May the rain fall soft upon your face until we meet again”
Quote from Roger McGuinn:
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Always learning something new……. LOL
“Originating in Slavic mythology, the hairy little imp known as the domovoi is one of the world’s creepier household gods. As the legends go, each house has a personal domovoi, which usually resides somewhere beneath the threshold, under the stove, or in the oven. The creatures are sometimes thought to be the spirit of the original head of the household.
Domovoi take the form of a tiny old man, about the size of a small child, with a long gray beard. Sometimes they mirror aspects of a family ancestor, or even the current head of the household. They can also take on animal form, appearing as a cat, a dog, or even a snake.
To keep the domovoi content, you must keep a tidy household. The home needs to be kept in good condition, with dishes cleaned and put away, food not left out—unless it’s a small table offering to the domovoi.
If the domovoi are happy, they might come out at night and perform small chores around the house and yard. However, if the domovoi becomes upset with the condition of the house or their treatment, they turn into pests, stealing small items, breaking things around the house, and disturbing people’s sleep, among other nuisances.” READ MORE
Monday, December 12, 2016
Well the weather here in Ohio sucks. I really don’t like those cold cloudy rainy/snowy days.. What better way to spend a morning…order garden seeds……
“The Amish Paste Tomato.. The Amish Paste heirloom tomato is, as the name implies, a plum tomato of Amish origins, that is commonly used for cooking, although it's sweet enough to eat fresh. This is one of the larger "paste" varieties of tomato, its fruit growing from 6 to 12 ounces. It varies widely in shape, from "oxheart" to plum, and though coreless, is somewhat seedier and sweeter than normal paste cultivars. They tend to ripen 80 to 85 days after planting.” (No disease resistance with this tomato that I know of.)
The Defiant PhR (F1) tomato. According to the catalog, this tomato has not only “high” resistance to late blight, but also has “intermediate” resistance to early blight. ( I’ve been having problems with early blight.) Defiant has very good taste, and is similar to Celebrity, a well known slicer. The Defiant is a determinate tomato. That means a tomato generally makes one large crop and then it is finished – which is great if you≠re canning.
‘Mountain Merit’ is a large-fruited, determinate, fresh-market F1 hybrid tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) resistant to late blight [Phytophthora infestans (Montagne, Bary)]; verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae); fusarium wilt [Fusarium oxysporium f.sp. lycopersici (Sacc.) W.C. Snyder and H.N. Hans] races 1, 2, and 3; tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV); and root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.). ( So take that…….) “An AAS Winner! If you like Celebrity Tomato, you'll love Mountain Merit! We think this tomato matches all the fine qualities of the popular Celebrity tomato with some notable improvements. The 3" to 3.5" round, beefsteak-type fruits are larger, weighing in at 8 to 10 ounces each. They have deep red color inside and out with smooth, crack-resistant skin and barely noticeable blossom end scars. A mild, true tomato flavor along with a firm texture makes them perfect for slicing and sandwiches.”
Juliet Roma Grape Tomato…. “Slightly larger than the well-known Santa grape tomato, Juliet bears delicious, sweet fruit on indeterminate vines. Some gardeners refer to it as a mini Roma because of the shape. The wonderfully sweet fruit are crack resistant and remain in good condition on the vine longer than most cherry tomatoes. The fruit are as soft and juicy as cherry tomatoes, they hold up well in salads, even leftovers, and they have a longer shelf life so you can keep them on hand without picking every day. The vigorous vines set lots of fruit on long trusses and keep setting fruit throughout the summer. Quite heat tolerant. Vines are long and vigorous, so give the plant room to tumble over its cage. Tolerant to late blight. Resistant to early blight. One of the longest-lasting tomatoes in the garden. Hybrid.”
A FEW PHOTOS FROM PAST YEARS…………
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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Meadows,lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests
JORDAN POND: The trail around Jordan Pond is a 3.3 mile/5.3 km loop.
You will find landlocked salmon, and lake trout in the lake. That is Bubble Mt. in the background
PICTURES ON THE TRAIL:
MY WIFE AND I ON THE TRAIL:
The pond has a maximum water depth of 150 feet and canoes and kayaks are permitted. Carriage Roads are adjacent to the restaurant and pond area.
MORE OF THE TRAIL:
BEAVER DAM AT FAR END OF POND.
TRAIL COULD GET PRETTY WET SO THE N.P.S. HELPED OUT WITH SOME BOARD WALK
END OF HIKE GETTING READY TO
IN THE BACKGROUND The famous Jordan Pond House, the only full service restaurant located within Acadia National Park.
Jordan Pond House continues the tradition of afternoon tea featuring there famous popovers and strawberry jam.
TIME TO GO BACK TO CAMPSITE:
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
JOE TODD AND LINDA.
Friday, December 09, 2016
I hope you enjoy the following photos. For me the photos brought back many memories of Christmas Pasts… (Made me feel a little older to LOL)
“Today, the word “nostalgia” carries positive, day dreamy associations, but it was coined to refer to experiences that were terrifying and sad.” READ MORE (interesting)
The Ghost of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits (after the visitation by Jacob Marley) to haunt Ebenezer Scrooge. This angelic spirit shows Scrooge scenes from his past that occurred on or around Christmas, in order to demonstrate to him the necessity of changing his ways. “These are the shadows of things that have been. That they are what they are, do not blame me!”
To Grandmother’s house we go…..
Today, there is a lot of anxiety about change and maybe a yearning for a simpler world.
Cabbage Patch Kids were "adopted" each with their own individual name and birth certificate.
I really enjoyed my “Erector Set” and it was motorized.
Time out.. I have to read my Boy’s Life…. CLICK to subscribe…
Love those Christmas toys:::
Then there was Christmas Day evening when, if you were lucky you might even get to play with your new toys.
A very special thanks to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio for their great exhibits and free admission to.
Maybe we will “grow up” sometime…(maybe not)……. Christmas Present..Christmas Past.. Nostalgia..& A Merry Christmas To You..From Joe Todd and Linda