Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

From the Bottom Up

Thursday, September 19, 2013

This pepper caught my eye last night because it's literally ripening from the bottom up and there's a clear line between ripe and not ripe.  Kinda cool!

No news on the house yet.  We're now off contract because the amendment expired last Friday, but I've been assured that the lender is working furiously to resolve the issues.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see.  Patience, however, is not one of my virtues.

Not that it's been hard to wait with all that tasty pig in the refrigerator.  We've put off the bacon-making to this weekend when it will be really nice outside. But, in the meantime, we've been pigging out (*snicker*) on pork chops.  Nom nom nom!

Last night, I let the chooks out for some recess time in the garden while I changed their water and filled their food.  J. likes to call this their "ultra recess".  Henrietta decided to sneak in the big coop at dusk while no one else was looking.  I considered leaving her in there overnight, but it wasn't long before one of the other Austrolorps noticed her and started trying to peck her.  Bless her heart!  She wants so badly to be part of the flock and let me know she wasn't happy that I plucked her off the roost and put her back in her own enclosure.  But I'd rather she be angry with me than pecked to death.  

What's up in your neck of the woods?


  1. I have never seen a pepper ripen like that.

    I've come to the conclusion that we are getting NO pumpkins this year. The vines are traveling but set no fruit. We're not the only ones, I read on the web yesterday the pumpkin harvest is going to be small because of all the rain earlier.

    1. Huh...I had no idea. I didn't get my pumpkins in this year, so I was drooling over the variety they have out front at Hen House. They've got tons! Nothing better than fresh pumpkin bread....

  2. Oh, chicken drama. It can be so heartbreaking sometimes! That is funny about your pepper ripening so uniquely. That's why I love growing things - you never know what you might see!

    1. Yep, Mother Nature never ceases to amaze, does she? Hope things are well at your place and thanks for stopping by, Lana!


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