[gardeners] Berries, Okra, Busy Work

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 01:48:13 -0500

I have been going out after breakfast most mornings and either picking
berries of some kind or hoeing the okra patch. I now have 2.5 gallons of
mixed dew and blackberries! More blackberries are on the way just have to
wait for them to ripen.
    My okra patch has about 6 beautifully weeded rows with 12 more that are
weed free where the tiller can get but grassy right down the row up against
the plants. I doubt I will be able to weed the rest of them because the okra
is getting about knee high and hard to see under. I expect okra blooms any
day now!
   The second round of sand plums I notice are ripe. The first one were
buggie, I hope these have ripened late enough to miss out on the bug that
was getting the others.
   Getting ready to go to a family reunion on the 4th helping with designing
name tags and getting them printed. Need to mail them so they will get there
in time. Also got that side of the family together in a email group to chat
and plan.
   It is hot up here but the humidity is dropping now thank goodness. We
still have a breeze most of the time to evaporate the sweat when I am out
picking. The morning work outs are really helping my stamina and tightening
up some muscles that was flapping in the breeze.
     The yard is trying to die out on me and I am having to water to keep
from having a fire hazard. It's always something here on the ranch either
with the animals, up keep chores, or just plain business management on the
phone and planning. Will tell you what is going on soon after I talk to my
attorney Monday. It should be interesting.

Okie zone 7a