Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tater keikis

Baby spuds! Can anything be more exciting than little plants pushing their way up through the soil? So much potential in such a little package. We tried to grow potatoes once before, and nothing at all happened... we waited and waited and finally decided they just weren't going to grow. These little spud starts sat in a plastic bag on the kitchen counter for several weeks before I got them planted. They already had little sprouts forming. I planted 6, so there are still 2 to come.

Discussions on the redecoration of the beadio have ranged from "just paint it and get on with it" to "my ideal beadio? well, cedar paneling would be wonderful." Cedar paneling brings back many scented memories of my childhood clothes closets. My dad Warren was a carpenter, and built most of our houses. They were pretty much standard ranch houses, but had special little details, like cedar-lined closets.

Cedar is a distant memory on Kauai. It can be special-ordered, at GREAT expense. It seems more likely we will enclose the walls with pine planks, which can be done much more reasonably. Although "just paint it and get on with it" has its appeal.


  1. Good luck with your potatoes! I can't seem to grow a thing...but I try flowers once in a while. Mostly if something actually grows, I call it a happy accident! I enjoyed reading about your beadio! I know you will love it after it's finished. And, just wanted to let you know that your advice about finding my Followers and commenting on blogs was taken and now I can find them, comment, etc. So, thank you very much for that very helpful suggestion! Have a wonderful weekend...pat

  2. Hi Peggy! Visiting via Robin at Beadlust. I enjoy handsewing - you two have inspired me to do more beading. Welcome to the world of blogging. I love the idea of a "beadio".I work at the kitchen table. Even a desk would be nice, but we have downsized which I'm actually happy about.I look forward to visiting again.