[gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:45:39 -0500

Went out fairly early this morning and picked the chiles. The Aji limon de Peru are producing
grandly, I reckon they waited until the weather cooled to ripen as the plant was full of green
chiles and now they're all turning bright yellow. The Longhorns are still blooming and producing and
I'm letting them turn red as a moderating influence on my next batch of hot sauce. The New Mexico
chiles are getting much bigger than they were this summer, reckon the coolth of fall is letting them
get bigger versus the heat of summer ripening them quickly. The other chiles are just doing so-so. 

Miz Anne finally consented to going to see a doctor this morning. She's had a terrible cold for
about two weeks now and it finally got to her. Hauled her into the emergency room, doctor there said
raging sinus infection and gave her about 70 bux worth of scripts for antibiotics and cough syrup.
Don't know what the emergency room bill will be but reckon pretty high. Been trying to get the old
girl to see a doc for over a week now but she's sorta bull-headed - "let it run its course, its just
a cold." I think she's finally happy to get some sleep though and, hopefully, she will soon recover.
I'm still shoving chicken soup on her and lots of tisanes (herbal teas). No fever, the cough has
slowed, and she can talk again. Sheesh, maybe I can get some sleep tonight too. <VBG>

Life is good again.