[gardeners] The garden of life.

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 20:31:52 -0500

Miz Anne got home from her visit to Maryland about 8 pm last night. It was a toss up as to which of
us was the most excited, Sleepy or me. I finally had to conclude it was Sleepy, she was bouncing on
and off the furniture, me, and trying her best to climb up into Miz Anne's arms. For the next two
hours she stuck close to her "Mom" and grinned (gaped) a lot. Miz Anne and I enjoyed the dogs
excitement. Today she has been a little calmer but stays close to Miz Anne anyway. She's been torn
between sitting by me or sitting by Miz Anne.

I was excited too but didn't bounce off any walls, just glad to see my girl home again. She had
filled 5 1.44 diskettes with digital pictures so will be working my way through them in the next few
days. She says lots of pictures of the places where we once upon a time courted. Of course in 43
years most of them have changed radically but the land is still there.

She spent most of the morning touring the gardens to see how badly I had neglected them and I got a
good report card. Every thing had been properly watered and fed and all were alive. 

Corn is done, cukes are done, tomatoes are resting, crowder peas are blooming as are the yellow eye
beans and the bush limas. Eggplant are producing like gangbusters so tomorrow it's time to make more
moussaka for freezing and later use. Also need to start making pear sauce and pear butter or the
pears we were given are going to go bad. Looks like a busy week as I also need to make jelly with
the gallon of elderberries that are in the freezer. At least my helper is back so everything will go

Life is good.