Re: [gardeners] Wednesday

Jane Burdekin (
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 09:37:04 -0600

Wow, I'm so sorry you have been feeling so bad, that is no fun at all, but
I'm glad to hear that you are on the mend today, must be your birthday
present.  On that note, Happy Birthday to you and I hope you have a good
day, and many more to come.  Thanks for doing the list for us, I really
appreciate the list, it's wonderful.  Now don't party too hard today, and
take care of yourself, Miz Anne, and Sleepy the dog.


>What a blooming week!! Started Sunday off with nausea, headache, and just
>feeling terrible. With the influx of mosquitoes carrying equine
>encephalitis the flu like symptoms scared Miz Anne and I both. Doctor, on
>Monday, said I had the worse case of infected sinuses he had ever seen, so
>bad I bled from the nose for 3 days. Antibiotics finally kicked in and
>today I can do something besides sleep and drink lots of liquids. Headache
>is finally gone and the nose isn't bleeding anymore but still have a little
>infection. Guess it was the drought and dust followed by tremendous rains
>and molds and mildews plus all the spraying in the neighborhood for
>Garden isn't doing much due to, for a change, too much rain. Got another 3
>or 4 inches last night in about a 2-hour period. Rains like the dickens
>then the next day the hot sun is out again, cooks young plants quickly. On
>top of that the mosquito control folks are saying we are having the worse
>mosquito influx in 50 years. I can believe it because you can see clouds of
>them hovering over the fields and when they're visible to the naked eye
>like that there must be millions. Farmers are having to spray their stock
>to keep them alive. Most cattle were already weakened by the drought and
>now the mozzies are, literally, draining them dry. We stay in as much as
>possible and check the dog closely when she comes in from outside.
>Hope everyone else is having a better week and better luck gardening.