This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, September 17, 2010

my new ristra

ristra 3

I found some pieces of string and started a ristra. I love that it is something that grows. I can add to it as more chiles ripen. I tied three cayenne or two Thai together at the stem with string then made a loop with the end of the string. The loop gets added to the other chile bunches on the growing ristra.

I hung it on my kitchen door - so evil is now warded off!



Blogger meemsnyc said...

You are so creative! Do you have a photo?

September 17, 2010 8:46 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Yup! I just posted it. you can also click on it and go to my Flickr site to see the straight and close up views.

September 17, 2010 9:00 PM

Anonymous vic said...

It looks beautiful Kathy.

South Indians mix it with lime and hang it on their doors.

Chillies and Lime also have anti bacterial substances in them.

Here is a sample shot:)

September 20, 2010 3:46 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Great Vic! I will try this. I will be so evil-free!

September 20, 2010 9:08 PM


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