Chinese Five Color Peppers

As you can see Chinese five color get their name from the 5 different colors that they become. They start out purple, then turn cream, yellow, orange, and finally red. I had 4 on this plant, but I just had to pick one to share with a friend. But I have resisted trying them myself, so I could observe their changes. It is kinda exciting walking out and seeing the progression. But in retrospect I should have listened to Diana, and pulled all of the first buds off so my plants would have gotten bigger and produced more. I know the season isn’t over, and I’m hopeful, but if this is all I get, it will be my own fault. Oh well, live and learn. So, today I am going to go pick them. And I am seriously thinking to freeze all my peppers until I am ready to process. I froze my peppers my first year and they did amazingly. I am definitely going to do some research and see how I can get these plants to get bigger and produce more. My sister’s garden is going nuts! But her pepper plants are huge, however are just now starting to produce. While my plants are small, but produced a month ago. And my jalepenos and serranos have been going wild with peppers. I will definitely update this blog with more info. I’ll let you know the taste and my findings to improve my plants! Please be patient, it might not happen until tomorrow. But, I will conclude for now, that it took 3 years of me trying to get these peppers to grow, and it was worth it, even if just to observe the beautiful colors in the garden!

My Cat Thinks We Are Kitty Breaders

Welp yesterday Marie our 2 Year old cat had her 3rd litter of kittens. Now she is back to her sweet self. We currently have 2 of her kittens from her last litter (Rosie and Lucy) who are only 4 months old.

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During this pregnancy she hissed and smacked at these 2 constantly. One day she even grabbed Lucy by the back of her neck with her teeth and tried to drag her outside. She said “Girls it is time to grow up and find homes of your own!” Ha ha! Well now that she has had her new babies, she’s back to being sweet to the 4 month olds. No more hissing or smacking. I think she was just beginning to be miserable. Come on mom’s, you know that point in pregnancy 7-8 months where your sleep diminishes, because you can’t sleep in any position without losing circulation, you can’t shut your brain off at what needs to get done and you aren’t up to doing, and your not even sure you have toes anymore. I think she was there. So enough blah blah blah. Here’s some pictures of her big day and her 3 beautiful boys!

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They are adorable. The Grey striped one looks just like mommy. The brown, orange, and white striped one looks like older siblings (Tiger, Rosie, and Tara). And then the black one looks like older brother Oso. We aren’t trying to run a Catery, but apparently Marie didn’t get the memo, yet. I’m probably going to drive everyone crazy this time, because after this litter we are shutting down the kitty bakery and Marie will have to find new purpose in life. BTW if she is anything like her mom, food will be her new purpose! We shall see.