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:

-K- said...

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

Once; never again.

Wayne said...

Pickled beets are good.

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

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Beets me!

Cafe Observer said...

You're trying to make us canines look bad.

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

Virginia said...

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!!!

Vanda said...

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

Vanda said...

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

Mary Kathleen O'Looney said...

I love stuf fed cabbage.

Petrea said...

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.

altadenahiker said...

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

Mister Earl said...

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

Where was Miss H today?

Virginia said...

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

Ramona's Daughter said...

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

Wayne said...

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.

altadenahiker said...

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

San Diego Farmgirl said...

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.

Laurie said...

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.)

Tash said...

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!

Cafe Observer said...

Tash, what's behind all that?

Mister Earl said...

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

pasadenapio said...

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!

Margaret said...

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