Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chilly Sunday morning

 Halloween is over which means that the holiday season is knocking on our door steps. We have been working at getting the piggy bank stock increased for the season. Jeff has always done the occasional fish and this week I spent some time learning to make them. I am a VERY slow fish producer. I know that the more I make, the faster I will become. The plan is to have a decent grouping of them for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters show (info in the side bar). In the meantime, I am also putting a few pigs together everyday.

Last night was our first really cold night. There was a frost warning, but I am not sure we had one here in Seagrove. I will also admit to not being up early enough to check the temperature! When I got up at 8 am it was a chilly 39 degrees. Not wanting to take chances, I brought all of my plants in last night. I finally cut down the last of the basil and set it in one of Jeff's wood fired cache pots. Today I will make pesto, then chop and freeze the rest of it with a little olive oil. There is nothing like fresh basil, but I will get some satisfaction knowing that what comes out of the freezer this winter came from our own little garden.

12 comments:

  1. Love these fish piggy banks! You both make the best ones ever! Love the idea of painting outside the piggy bank lines to use other critters. I can even think of some bizarre ugly ones that some might buy but I won't share that here! LOL

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  2. The fish banks are brilliant... seems the opening hole is just right for a fishy mouth. Haven't been outside to check things yet here, but I cut a large bunch of basil too, to process today.

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  3. Yes fishies! Don't forget to show us when they are through the glaze firing.
    Basil in Jeff's pot is gorgeous. Love the contrast of the rich green of the basil with the warm tones of the pot.
    We're expecting our first frost tonight. I think it's coming from the south? Gosh. thanks! Did you read Gary's post this morning? No snow there!

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  4. Love the Fishy Banks! So cute, they made me smile instantly.

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  5. What joyful fish banks, and with a cork in their mouths, I bet they'll bring a lot of smiles. Basil looks so delicious!

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  6. Love the fishbanks!
    No frost here yet to speak of,just the warmest Halloween/Samhain yet!!

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  7. I just looked at the photo and remembered you wanted different pigs but then I said no those aren't pigs. Ha. great fish and they can be glazed in so many different colors.

    the jet stream always goes that way down to us and then up north in a big swoop and yet we are still cold.

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  8. I like the piggyfish! What a good idea to deal with the Basil before the frost does. I've never tried chopping and freezing it with a little oil. Almost summer here now and I think the frosts are past at last.

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  9. Chilly? I went to Dillsboro w/ friends this weekend. 6:15 AM we were setting up in the dark with cold wet snow.Fair number of people showed up regardless of the end of days weather forecast.Bet those fish would do well in coastal gift shops.

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  10. Ah yes, I have made fishy banks too, yours are quite charming :)

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  11. Love the fishy banks!! Your basil looks fantastic, we had a bit too much rain this year and most of the basil mildewed ……. nice to see a healthy plant!!

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