[gardeners] snowing in low central Tx!

flylo@txcyber.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 1 Jan 2002 22:16:17 -0600

To the Northerners on the list, I apologize, but snow here is a rare 
event. The horses were snorting and cavorting, so was I! 

For dinner we had chocolate bread! I'd baked a (bread machine) 
loaf and added cocoa powder to the loaf. If I'd crushed caroway 
seeds or fennel seeds in it, it would have been a very pleasing dark 
'rye' bread, amazing!
We had our traditional black eyed peas and cabbage. I'd save a 
ham bone and stuck it in the peas to flavor. Some of the (honey 
spiral) ham had gone in the freezer so we just had a couple of 
slices of that. Igor (blue n gold macaw) liked the dinner as much as 
we did. The chickens got the larger tough cabbage leaves, but I 
think the goats and mares stole some too. As long as cabbage = 
money or good fortune, the critters can have all they want. 

Like George, I'd wrapped all the external pipes 2 days ago, turned 
heat lamps on the citrus trees in the greenhouse, and hung all the 
water hoses up to drain out. I'll have to deal with unveiling a couple 
of spigots and hoses tomorrow when I have to refill the goat and 
horse water tubs though. Accuweather says we'll get 16* temps by 
tomorrow night, I don't think I'll be doing any late night watering.
take care, martha