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Friday, April 27, 2012

badazz with a bale of straw...and a winner!

I did the eeny meeny miney moe thang and came up with CLAUDIA for our winner! Claudia wins a ...Mother's Day card.  Won't her husband and cats be impressed?  I am sure her cats, um, think of her as their mother :) You should visit Claudia's blog, Idiot's Kitchen.  She may be a concert muscian and cat wrangler, but she is also a food writer!!!!

In other news, let's just say that I was playing up the Ralph Lauren cowboy thang on Thursday....I bought a bale of hay! Or straw?  I have never bought hay, or straw, before.  I have all this grass to seed in my yard plus a big hump of dirt we have not yet decided what to do with, so I was like "what can my lazy self toss onto that hump so it is not all weeds in a week?" and I got 2 bags of clover at Agway with my grass seed.  The bags say something cover with blahblah blah, and I don't know what that is, and the helpful agway person (I love agway! they always have cats from the shelter there for adoption :) shows me this 50 dollar bag of pellets, to cover grass seed or clover seed.  She says "cover with this...or straw" (or did she say hay?) And a bale of hay OR straw is merely 5 bucks! I am like "wow, i have never bought straw OR hay before!" and it fits into the little car trunk and smells GREAT, like horses.

I don't own a cowboy hat.  But I look pretty flippin' rugged here on my bale of straw, don't I????


Below is the yard BEFORE the hay..or straw...



Don't you love these mugs I made?  I do! Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Joe Troncale said...

Gary the hayseed...
Somehow, I have trouble with the visual. I think that landscaping could be a side business when the kiln is down...Native Americans used to fire their pots in buffalo dung, so maybe your septic system could double as a kiln!
Great mugs!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Good lord, I hate yard work Joe :) Sitting on a bale of hay...or straw...YES. That I like :)

Joe Troncale said...

A "gentleman" landscaper, then...

smartcat said...

Looks like you had a good day haying....bringing it all in from the fields.

When I was doing a lot of raku we used hay and straw for reduction.

Loving those mugs!

Reverend Awesome said...

Yes, love the mugs!
You do look rugged! $5 over $50 is smart landscaping.

Lori Buff said...

You look like a cowboy even without the hat.

Michèle Hastings said...

best of luck with the grass growing, which will equal more lawn to mow.
but it sure will be purty and green

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Really? I won? Sweet!!! Thanks for the nice words and plug for me old blog. Yes, the cats do think of me as their beloved mother and kibble provider. They are very thoughtful critters and have been known to buy me some nice gifts for birthdays and other holidays. I'm sure that they will appreciate a Gary Rith original card created in their honor! If that last sentence doesn't seal the deal for crazy cat lady status, I don't know what will!

You look quite rugged on that hay bale. It works for you. :)

Thanks Gary!!!!

Joyful Things said...

yup, it's straw. and I agree the mugs are great.

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