Saturday, January 17, 2009

A little lipstick for the pig


Hmmm, what angle will make the backyard crops look ever so much better than they look in person? Farm Girl's are so neat, kempt, abundant. I know! I'll stick a couple of minimum-wage dog models in there to divert attention.

Albert, smell the kale -- NOW! Phoebe, you think you're too good for this? Get back here, SCHNELL!

Oh, and what is that crop, romping with abandon in the foreground? Beets. Shit, who eats beets? But, I have a sack of dandelion weeds pulled up from a neighbor's yard. I'm going to plant them, oh yes I am. I pay $2 a bun for those at Ralph's. And if I can't grow weeds, well (we won't pursue that thought).



Modeling is exhausting.

22 comments:

  1. Beets, as I'm sure you know, are a great detoxifier. I once drank 8 oz. of beet juice.

    Once; never again.

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  2. Pickled beets are good.

    It's looking a lot like your models are overworked and underpaid. Where do I write to report this?

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  3. You're trying to make us canines look bad.

    Be careful - we have infinitely more embarrassing material on your species!

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  4. Don't listen to Wayne , he's a vegetarian for Pete's sake!!! Pickled beets? OMG. But who eats dandelion greens? I guess you guys in Cali do. Why did I even ask? Can we talk TURNIP GREENS here??? Send Albert down here NOW. Pork bones await his arrival. Here boy, here!!!

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  5. Those pooches are better at looking casual thane J. Crew models.

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  6. PS. I love pickled red beats. It's an East European thing. I love cabbage too.

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  7. I didn't know I could eat dandelion greens. This is magnificent news. My back yard is a garden and I never knew it before.

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  8. All right, bring on the pickled beet recipes, I'll give it a try. Petrea, you're sitting on a gold mine.

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  9. She's sitting on a gold mine AND she has a great dandelion garden!

    Where was Miss H today?

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  10. Wayne's the big fat pickled beet expert. I'll send him over with the recipe for those of you that are that desperate for a veg. I"ll pass, thank you. I'd rather have dandelion salad.
    Later,
    V

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  11. I think the canines figured out where you keep the dandelion wine

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  12. Virginia, aka 'my nemesis' derives unhealthy enjoyment from trying to put me in the soup.

    Karin, I'll tell you what I tell everyone who asks me about a pickled beets recipe (yes you are the first but let's not quibble). One word allrecipes.com. Or a different word Google. That's all anyone needs to know about anything.

    Anyone with a surfeit of beets needs to try pickling them.

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  13. I knew vegetarians were good for nothing. (Can't even spare the words: "Slice and drown in vinegar." Expends too much energy, I reckon.)

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  14. Aha - now I see why they feed coke to models. It's hard goddam work!

    As for the appearance of my garden, it's ALL about the camera angle. Plus the way I use gardening as a procrastination tool. I'm not so much a gardener as I am an expert escapist.

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  15. You've got a cardiovascular wonderland there Altadenahiker... both beet juice and dandilion greens lower blood pressure.

    (I'm kind of a nerd about herbal and food-based medicine.)

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  16. Gardening is just too much work - I'd nap with the doggies.
    (I read your Sunday post earlier today & now I cannot get to it - don't know, just don't know.)
    Loved meeting you & would really like to get together with you & PA. & you are so clever to find your way to Doo-Dah pictures - how is it that we can all recognize our behinds even a 1/4 mile away, and when it's the size of a pin-head? And we never see that side!

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  17. AH - The only thing wrong with you in Tash's photo is that you're not on an Altadena trail.

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  18. Beets...eeewwwww. Fresh or pickled, canned or fresh, they have never appealed to me. In a word, they're ICKY.

    Your supermodels deserve all the rest they can get!

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  19. The New York times says we should eat our beets raw, grated. Just put them in a salad. They're supposed to be healthier this way. See: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/the-11-best-foods-you-arent-eating/?scp=7&sq=healthy%20foods&st=cse

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