Re: [gardeners] Thursday

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 19:41:59 -0500 (EST)

Well, George, I hope you'll be as happy with your Mantis as Erich is with
his. Liz seems to think it's a machine from hell, but since you now own
one, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it. You've had plenty of advice re
replacing your lawn with beds, so we expect to hear great things from you

>Is everyone well today and surviving the bad weather on the East Coast and
>the Left Coast?

We are leading a charmed life this winter: the ice storm missed us, the
last snow storm  missed us and now this latest nastiness on the East Coast
stopped more or less on the NY/PA border, so we are chilly but dry. Our
friends in northern CA are awash. Our Amish neighbors were actually plowing
the other day. Plowing! The ground isn't frozen and it's February in
upstate NY and he was plowing! Amazing. I suppose someone has to benefit
from these global changes but we wish it wasn't at the expense of others.
Too early to start seed here, at least normally, but I bet I'll regret
waiting when spring comes early.

Cheryl, putting some arugula from the garden in tonight's salad  - the rest
store bought - and thinking of yours, George.

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY