[gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 15 Aug 1999 10:40:26 -0500

Got up before dawn cracked the first time and went out to get the paper.
"Surprise, surprise" to paraphrase Gomer Pyle, it was cool, estimate low
seventies. We got about 1.5 inches of rain in less than an hour last
evening and a front obviously moved in. It's now 10:33 am and the heat
is going up so reckon it's over.

In the between time I went out and surveyed my part of our domain,
mostly the herbs, fruit trees, brambles, and blueberries. All are
looking healthy and the herbs need a good trimming. So, harvested
oregano, flat-leaf parsley (wish Miz Anne had saved the package off that
parsley, it's grown all summer without bolting and has a good strong
parsley flavor), thyme, winter savory, leaf celery, onion and garlic
chives, Mexican Mint Marigold, and, for the first time, some bronze

Picked a mess of chiles for chopping and freezing to use later and a
couple of cukes from the second planting of those.

It was a nice couple of hours for all three of us if you count Miss
Sleepy Dawg. She, in particular, had a blast running about in the coolth
of the morning and looking for varmints that might be hiding in odd
corners. She's sleeping the sleep of the worn-out professional lap dog
at the moment, got her head lying on my right foot there under the desk.
Miz Anne just got in from Mass and went back out to poke about in one or
more flower beds and to do a check on weed growth.

Life is indeed good.