Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hickory Horned Devil Catterpillar

Originally uploaded by mlochk22@
How beautiful is this thing? And HUGE!! I have several pictures of this in flickr, but since this one gives a good example of how large this thing is, I thought I'd use this one instead.

That is my DH's hand next to this thing. We spotted this large buggie specimen while visiting the Pea Ridge Civil War site in Arkansas during our vacation.

I'll try to get a "montage" of just this guys pics up soon, but for now, I'm just going to blog certain pics over the next couple of days so everyone can share in my vacation. I hope you like the selected pics!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Yup, I'm bored

I'm playing around on, so thought i'd share some of the silliness!

You Are 88% Feminist

You are a total feminist. This doesn't mean you're a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).

You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It's a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.

here's another one:

You Should Vote for Barack Obama

Where you and Barack Obama agree: Abortion - Education - Immigration - Taxes

Where you and Barack Obama disagree: Cuba - Global Warming - Health Care - The War in Iraq

and one of my favorite ones (lol):

You're Not Exactly a Hippie...

While you're not a hippie, you've got the spirit of one.

Like most hippies, you have deep beliefs and unusual interests.

You may not buy into hippie fashions, music, or heavy drug use.

But at heart, you are a free spirit and suspicious of the status quo.

ok, thats it for tonight!

had to share!

You Are 46% Evil

You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.

Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Originally uploaded by mlochk22@
Nanner peppers? Oh, they are soooo wonderful!! We picked off enough banana peppers to pickle 2 small jars of them. We are so pleased to be seeing the fruit of our labors. Hopefully the pickling is good, I used a fairly basic recipe.

It was just water, white vinegar, sea salt, fresh dill, and fresh garlic with the banana peppers. Here's hoping it turns out alright in about 3 to 4 weeks.

You should see the rest of our stuff that is now starting to come up like crazy, right when we are getting ready to leave for vacation! I did tell Sherri, Alex's step-mom who comes to look after the cats, that she could pick some if she wanted and they were ready. So hopefully any veggies won't get wasted while we're gone.

We also planted some new stuff. Our peas didn't do well so we ripped them out and our onions became waterlogged so they were gone too. We decided to plant some other stuff instead.

We've now added squash, romaine lettuce, and watermelon. Here's hoping it does well. On another note however:


Can any one id this plant??!!? We thought it was a cucumber plant, but it is now very readily apparent that it is NOT, but we don't know what it is!! This really is an accidental planting! Now just for comparisons sake, here is a pic of the cucumbers:


Yeesh, now what else could we possibly have grow in our garden. No cabbage, cause I don't want to cabbage patch kids, dammit!!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

New clothes...

but only cause my hubby is TERRIFIED of me making any of my own. Silly man! But, hey, who am I to complain, I got new clothes outta the deal.



The pics suck, but they do look very nice IRL, including the plaid pants, which just isn't my normal style. But Mike picked them out and liked them immensely, and I really do have to say, I think I like it too.