Re: [gardeners] Question about Smokers -Reply

Penny Nielsen (
Thu, 22 Jul 1999 12:28:05 -0300

Hi Allen - Sorry to hear the Dr. can't help you.  Hope you will pursue a visit to the neurologist.

Lots of stores are selling these chimneys here - not cheap either.  Think many people just want to have a fire outside in the evening and not cook on or in them.   Seems to me Texas has lots of blue eyed buxom blonds in Texas.  Don't Texas women win more American beauty pageants than others.  Least it seems that way.

You sure do get to harvest a lot of produce.  Good luck with getting your sweet corn in.

Penny in Halifax, N.S.

>>> Allen and Judy Merten <> 07/20/99 07:25PM >>>

Hi Penny,
    Finally got the results Friday evening. Dr. was on vacation. He said that there is nothing that he can repair surgically without running a greater risk than benefit, so he declined to do any surgery. He suggested a neurologist and/or morphine. He did shake my hand and wish me luck.{;-)
    If the folks with the clay outdoor fire place would use less charcoal lighter they probably wouldn't get flames 1-2 stories high. Wow! That's a lot of fire. I have seen the same sort of thing advertised down here as a "Swedish" fireplace. I guess they thought the suggestion of blue eyed buxom blondes would sell better in Texas, eh?
    The gardening news is pretty slim. Still making lots of peppers, hot and sweet, a few cherry tomatos and that's about it. The other tomatos plants are still putting on tomatos but the quality is very poor. All unproductive plants are in the process of being removed in preparation for fall planting. If I don't hurry fall sweet corn is going to be out of the question. This week is the last that I will have to plant sweet corn.
    Bastrop Co.; wettest July on record in a non Tropical system year.
    SE Central Tx.