Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Today's Update - 9 Sep 2014

Well didn't get the dirt moving finished.  Guy whose Bobcat was being used is waiting on a new starter.  Such is life.  But it has to be done before Tuesday - may wind up having to do it by hand which will not be fun - because that is when the carport is being delivered.  We are having that built on-site because they can do it cheaper and faster than we can and we get it certified to hurricane codes.  Nothing to sneeze at around here with the way insurance and code enforcement is.  Oh, my pardon, inside the Tampa city limits they are now calling it "Neighborhood Enhancement."  Ugh.  That should tell you what direction the bureaucrats are going.

I did get a good surprise ... saw a sign that said persimmons for sale.  Well, I wasn't going to pass up investigating something that interesting and wound up getting quite a load of them because apparently people just don't know what they are missing.  I processed them into pulp today and I've included some videos on how to do just that on the bottom of this post.

Don't mean to be short but I still have a lot to finish before I can hit the hay - including switching out the trays on the Excalibur - so here is a list of the writing that got posted.  And my apologies about the ones that didn't post yesterday for some reason.  Looks like BlogSpot hung up and I didn't take the time to check before I exited.  I'll know better from here on out.

And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Zombies Aren't Real ... Are They?!

Up On Hartford Ridge

Larkspur in Eden

There Is No Such Thing As A Thornless Garden

When All Doors Close

A Bunch of Wild Thyme

Enduring on the Lake

Mother Hen's Recipes

Persimmons and making persimmon pulp:



  1. Yes it's always something isn't it? We have done the dirt and wheel barrow work of moving dirt for a garage and other projects ack.

    Oh wonderful on the persimmons. How wonderful. We got apples this year on our old tree and I just finished making sauce this past Monday. Turned out delish.

    1. Don't wanna do the dirt and wheelbarrow routine. I've done it before and have absolutely no wish to repeat the experience. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Maybe in the winter I wouldn't be so whiny about it but right now with the humidity running so high, right along with the daytime temps ... uh uh, nope, don't want to. LOL

    2. A couple of the persimmons were more pucker-y than I wanted so I stuck them in the frig. I might use that pulp to experiment with.

  2. I couldn't comment on There Is No Such Thing As A Thornless Garden, but I just wanted to let you know how much I love that story and say THANK YOU for sharing it (and the other ones) with us.

    1. I'll try over the next week or so to modify the comment sections for all of the stories so that people can post anonymously. Thank you for your nice comment, it is appreciated.