[gardeners] In the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 06 Nov 1998 12:18:14 -0800

Woke up this morning to a chilly 44F, well, it's chilly for us. It's a
little after noon right now and the temp is into low 60's. Just chilly
enough for a light jacket or a long-sleeved shirt and the sun is bright
in a clear sky. Cool weather makes Sleepy Dawg frisky so she's been out
running around the yard chasing imaginary "boogers" and trying to sneak
up and startle me. A black and white pooch on green grass can't sneak
successfully but we both enjoy the game. I threaten to stomp her and she
barks and runs circles around me and then around the yard, leaping and
bounding like a blooming gazelle. That little dog has made a difference
in our lives, she keeps us active and alert. Right now she's lying under
my desk with her head on my foot, taking one of her many naps.

The green beans are producing and blooming and we've harvested a few
cukes along and I noticed several more about ready to pick. The radishes
are about to go nuts, we eat as many as we can but they're growing large
and sweet and multitudinous. Looks like the neighbors will get a big
bunch today. The Louisiana Long Green eggplant has set new fruit and I
hope it stays warm enough for them to get some size on them. The edible
squash is still doing about the same, one a week, just enough for the
two of us to eat at a meal. Sleepy likes those too, lightly stir fried

Got a new contract today that will require staying at the computer for a
good while so I can meet their deadline. When you write substance abuse
plans for pipeline companies everything has to be just right with the
DOT guidelines or the company and I both get in trouble. Step up on
soapbox - "We've got to blamed much big government." steps down. 

Hope all are prepared to have a good weekend.