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July 17, 2013

the weather is hot and very dry

the teasels are as high as the gutters

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I’m freezing the hollyhock blossoms for dyeing

look who came knocking at the front door

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she didn’t come alone

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there are three babies

they are taking swimming lessons in my fish pond

the fish are long gone/eaten

they are cute but very destructive

11 Comments leave one →
  1. lagriccia permalink
    July 19, 2013 11:50 pm

    I love the colour of the hollyhock, I am curious to see how it wil dye.

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    • July 20, 2013 7:31 am

      Blandina – if you click on “tags” on the blog home page and then click on “hollyhocks” you will see the early postings and the colour from the hollyhocks

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  2. July 19, 2013 2:16 am

    looks like summer has really hit your zone. seen those fulling brushes too.

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  3. July 18, 2013 2:53 pm

    will you make your own cards or a fulling device from the teasels? i once saw a fulling machine made with teasels. (geesh, is that the right name?)

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    • July 18, 2013 4:42 pm

      Velma – I’ve seen pictures (I think it is the right name) but the small “thingy” I’ve seen is only 3 teasels in a fan shape with a wood brace at the ends and again just under the heads and no I’ll not be makin’ one. don’t do much weaving with wool.

      Aimee – mom was literally standing at the front door with one baby. when I opened the door she stood on her hind legs and hissed and snarled at me, in broad daylight. it is so dry I think they are looking for water but there is a creek 1/2 block from me – wish they would go there.

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  4. July 18, 2013 1:32 pm

    yikes! quite bold.

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  5. July 18, 2013 9:45 am

    have a heart traps and relocation can work. jusy sayin’

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    • July 18, 2013 10:44 am

      Velma – I have a student who has a trap and a truck and relocates racoons but it is illegal, dangerous (mom is extremely protective) and a never ending job. think I’m stuck with them

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  6. July 18, 2013 7:08 am

    Ah, the urban wildlife! Our neighbourhood raccoons keep knocking the bamboo spout into our water garden. That wouldn’t be so bad but they chomp on it first! T has had to build new parts for it twice already. Luckily we have a ready supply of bamboo. Yes, they are pesky critters!

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