Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real -2 August 2012

Joining the girls for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week.
This week my Pretty, Happy girl and I joined our friends Terrance and Teresa at the Rose Quartz mine over in Quadeville.
I've never been to a mine before so we didn't know what to expect.  The mine is basically open pit.  More or less they just keep chipping away at the side of the hill.  
We were welcome to pick up any loose rocks we could carry.  If they weren't rose quartz it was free.  The rose quartz had a small fee.  Ella found a nice selection of rocks (white/clear quartz, smoky quartz, rose quartz, beryl) for her collection.
Here's the Funny for this week.  Under this pile of kittens is one patient black Momma cat.  Only 4 of these kittens are hers, but she willingly nurses any of the little one that come along.
And here is the continuing Real on our farm and all of Renfrew County.  This is 6 ears of our early sweet corn.  Six out of what should have been 3000 for the early planting!  At this rate, these are worth $90 a cob just to cover seed costs. The cobs on the left are full size for early corn. but none of the cobs were fully pollinated, i.e., there are gaps where kernels should be -it was a good thing I had BBQ roasted pork and green beans to go with the corn.  This time of year we should be able to make a meal of corn!  I'm glad we are going to be able to have a few cobs for ourselves.  Our corn is so sweet and delicious.  I don't know what kind of corn the others around here grow, but it just doesn't taste as good.  

If we were getting the proper amount of rain, this would have been the best year for corn.  Heat makes sugar.  

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