Re: [gardeners] Rain

George Shirley (
Sat, 06 Jun 1998 20:52:09

At 08:25 PM 6/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Gee, George, that's exciting -- can the ground absorb the water after
>such a long drought? 

The neighbor behind us mowed this afternoon! No standing water, all soaked
into the soil. We have a mostly loam soil and it absorbs a lot of water.

>That was a great welcome home for Miz Anne! 
>We've been freezing. We were planting new bushes yesterday with
>our winter snow suit jackets on, honest. What's more, with this
>nutty wind, I had a head scarf and a warm neck scarf pulled on 
>tightly, as well ... plus full-length jeans and work gloves! A very
>oddball month of June, wouldn't you say..?

We've been sweltering in the heat with triple digit heat indices for the
last week or two. A little norther blew in this afternoon and it was
delightful out. We sat out and visited with the neighbors until after 8 pm
then in to a dinner of fresh tomatoes, cukes, peppers, cottage cheese,
pinto beans and left over pork ribs.
>Last night some friends took us out for our anniversary, and
>we went ape at a new Indian restaurant ... chicken tikka masala,
>tandoori mixed grill, samosas, pakoras, lamb sag, shrimp
>booma -- ah, this were paradise enough ....... I believe that we
>could eat curried shoe leather and be happy. 
>Penny, NY

Never have developed a taste for Indo/Pakistani foods. May be because I
have a slight food allergy to turmeric. If I'm gonna eat out I prefer one
of the many Oriental cuisines or Arabic food. Really prefer to cook my own.