[gardeners] Back home in Bastrop

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 23:33:33 -0500

Hi All,
    When we got home from the MRI yesterday evening, I was still punch
drunk. Tried to write about the barrel conversion to BBQ pit. I made so
many errors that I filed it in drafts and crashed. This morning was most
unpleasant after being on the MRI table for 3 hours plus a 1-1/2 hour
round trip. It has taken all day and mucho happy pills to recover,
mostly. We will hear the results in 48 hours, more than likely it will
be Monday.
    Meanwhile, I have to get some tomato and pepper seeds started for
Fall planting, get my corn, squash and green beans in the ground. I'll
be wearing out a pair of knees tomorrow.
    I did get to pick 4 really pretty tomatos near dusk tonight. They
are growing in the partial shade of a Youpon Holly and do not have the
usually summer blemishes that fully exposed ones do. Had one sliced on
my ham and cheese with jalapeno and a kosher dill on the side. One of
the other ones looked so good that I had to eat it for desert.
Fortunately those tomatos are only a few steps from the patio door.
    I am going to send the BBQ conversion to Penny in Nova Scotia off
list 'cause it is so long. If any one else would like to read the
ramblings let me know, I'll send it to you, or if George thinks it's ok
I'll post it to the list. Just delete it if you don't want it, but I'll
save it until I hear from George. I wish I could draw pictures with the
'puter but I ain't that smart, Judy is.
    Thanks to those who expressed kind thoughts, they were appreciated.
Bastrop Co.
SE Central Tx.