Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Isn't this a pretty colored moth? I had never seen one like it before.

It's very humid today. I finally got my lawn mower back. It's almost new and didn't want to start. I had to pull on it about 50 times to get it going. They picked it up and have had it about 2 weeks. I have tried it today 3 times and it starts wonderfully. Oh what a difference! I only had to pull it 3 times to start it the first time and once after that. :) I'm so glad they fixed it. I think it was getting too much gas because you could always smell it real strong. I figured they could adjust some thingamajig or something like that.

I got my onions all dug up. Now I hope I can find a spot to put them so they won't rot on me. Any suggestions??? All the tops have dried up and fallen off so I just have the onion like you buy in the store.


Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Just how many onions do you have? You must have planted a lot to worry about them rotting.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

If that is a real moth then yuck..
If the onions look like store onions then as they rot just exchange them at the store. You will need to buy one to get your scam started but that should be it..

3:12 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Ralph, I only have about 30 maybe?

Thanks Happy! Just dandy advice!!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Well, for 30, just eat them fast.
When I saw your picture I thought you were practicing for a job on a cruise ship, cutting up vegatables and turning them into sculptures.
That is quite a pretty moth if you could make some out of the onions. I have a book on carving ducks, but nothing for moths.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

The moth looks so cool! If you have more than you can use give some away to someone who has a garden with something you like in it. They will give away the excess they have to you in return.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

7:56 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Hooray for gardening! You know, a basement or something is great for onion-storage - just make sure they're dry and they love the cool dar places. Especially if you can get a small box and fill it up with a bit of sand, packing it around them, they'll keep for a year or so. It sucks up that moisture.

Good luck to you, I find that you really can never have too many onions. :)

Here's a good link:

5:33 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thanks Christa!!!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Hick said...

Cool moth.

I tried taking Happy's advice a couple of times and it never worked out in my favor.

8:14 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hey Rachel...I wish I knew something about growing onions, but I don't...(lol) I hope s omeone can give you some good advice, my dear.
That is an amazing looking moth! I've never seen one that color either!

10:00 AM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I love onions. Funny I used to hate them very much when I was a kid.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Unusual looking moth...I like it.

We didn't plant any onions this year because we let last years rot by accident. I'll have to remember Christa's advise.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Clarence said...

I do a bit of gardening myself. Can't say that I've ever tried growing onions though. The ones I get at the grocery store are wonderful and kind of inexpensive. I had to go waaaay back in my life experience to recall a time when we tried to store onion that we raised ourselves. A root cellar worked well. Keeping them cool and dry is the secret I believe. Unscented clay type kitty litter might work well as a moisture absorbing medium to pack around them in layers while storing them in a cool basement.

Just a thought. I've never tried it.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

I remember just keeping them in an open barn where the breeze could blow through, but out of the sun.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

mesh bag
keep cool
keep dry
cool and wet is easy around these parts. cool and dry is mighty hard to come by.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Rurality said...

Way cool moth! I've never tried growing onions... maybe next year. Sounds like you need a root cellar. :)

6:04 AM  

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