Re: [gardeners] Back home in Bastrop

George Shirley (
Fri, 09 Jul 1999 08:21:56 -0500

Allen and Judy Merten wrote:
> 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.
> Allen
> Bastrop Co.
> SE Central Tx.

Go ahead and send it off-list Allen. Some of our members can't handle
large files. Those that want it will probably send you a private email
requesting the file. Glad you made it home okay.