Re: [gardeners] butter

Penny Nielsen (
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 10:14:53 -0400

Hi Penny

We had frost completely covering the car this morning but the remaining marigolds, pansies and small dahlias in the window boxes are still flowering as are some of the plants in pots and gardens.  My tuberous begonias are still going strong too.  We've had some beautiful gardening days lately but I wasn't able to get out and enjoy them.  Must bring in some things that I want to overwinter soon before they bite the dust.

$5.00 for a lb. of butter!!!  Ours went up to about $2.79 or so and I thought that was expensive.  Did you think about asking why the price jumped so high and so quickly?  It can't just be because of the upcoming Christmas baking season.  Glad I've decided to cut down on my baking this year.

Will definitely check out the price within the next day or so.  I can't live without butter.  With 6 kids we couldn't afford butter at home.  Growing up in Quebec where it was illegal to precolour the margarine, I have very vivid memories of having to mix the colouring that came with the margarine.  Anyone going to Ontario would bring back lots of precoloured margarine.  When my sis and I got our first pay cheques, first thing we bought was butter.

Hoping Jack Frost holds off a little longer.


Penny Nielsen
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Zone 5/6a

>>> penny x stamm <> 10/25 12:15 AM >>>
We've had some nights in the upper 30's, but the
bok choy is growing bigger and better, the clematis are
blooming away behind the roses, and the raspberries are
just coming in. Even the yellow marigolds which Jimmie
planted in the veggie garden are flourishing! I don't think 
they kept any rabbits away, but they're colorful now. 
So are the bright red begonias in front of the house -- they
think it is summertime! 


With Holiday baking just around the corner, we've run into
a nightmare. Here in New York, and also in St.Louis, Mo.,
butter is selling for $5.00 a pound. Has the same thing
happened to all of you? 

Penny, NY zone 6

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