[gardeners] Big ol' red truck

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:25:51 -0500

Well, me and Miz Anne did it today. Bought us a brand new (to us)
pickemup truck. Actually it's a 1988 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat with 144, 000
miles, 4,000 miles more than the 1984 T-Bird we traded in on it. Miz
Anne already planning on a truck load of horse poop this weekend and I'm
gonna go to a clients shop tomorrow and get some electrical conduit and
water pipe, PVC, that he offered me. May get power and water to the
greenhouse this weekend. We went for a drive around the neighborhood in
it this afternoon and the neighbors cheered as we drove by. I think they
may want to borrow our truck already.

Miss Sleepy do like it too, it has a bench seat so she can lay between
us in luxury. Put the center armrest down and she jumped up on it like
it was a seat for her.

You can tell we are excited, it's been almost 10 years since we had a
truck and we sure missed not having one.

Oh yeah, the garden is growing good, the scarlet runner beans have run
up the teepee about 2 feet so far, the radishes are getting to edible
size and the edible gourds are setting fruit already. The raspberries
are setting fruit and the blueberries are a day closer to ripening.
Beautiful sunshiny day today with a nice cool breeze, already up to 81F
by late afternoon.