Friday, May 23, 2008

Little Ducky, you're the one...

Look what I found yesterday! This little Mallard duckling just about walked right in front of my lawnmower... Are you my mother? It was all alone, we're assuming it's mother was the injured duck our dog chased away earlier in the afternoon. Well, we're all in love with it, and we'll get her(?) a friend next week.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Coupeville Market regular

I had another GREAT day at the Coupeville Farmers' Market yesterday. I've decided to make it my new favorite, every Saturday 10-2. Well, I won't be there every Sat, I do need to go camping here and there! But I WILL be there the next TWO Saturdays: May 17 (Penn Cove Water Festival) and May 24 (Memorial Wknd.) Come by and say "HI!"

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Huge Cattleya orchid blooms

This Cattleya orchid is special to me: The hybrid is named after my grandfather, Carl Hausermann, from My mom grew up at "The Largest and Oldest Orchid Grower in the Midwest. Family Owned and Operated since 1935. Our 3 ½ acre orchid range is home to the Largest Collection of Cattleya Orchid Plants in the USA."
If only you could smell over the internet!
My Cattleyas grow alongside two types of Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, Oncidium and Miltonia. All bloom nicely in the east-facing bay window around our soaking tub. They get the shower's daily humidity (well, at least Steve takes a daily shower :-) I have two baby Paphiopedilum, looking forward to those blooms hopefully someday! My cymbidiums are blooming on the front porch.