[gardeners] OT sorta: Mother's Day

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 11 May 2003 14:36:20 -0500

Kids couldn't make it over from Houston today so I fixed Miz Anne a nice
Texas style mid-day meal, called "dinner" in Texas and something else
other places.

We had genuwine Texas style chicken fried steak with cream gravy, mashed
potatoes, and blackeyed peas plus some homemade dinner rolls that rose
and baked beautifully. For afters we had homemade peach cobbler with the
peaches from our Floragold peach tree, the first ever crop we got off of
it. Not enough to even freeze some fruit but enough for a cobbler. Now
we gonna take a nap as we can't move very much. Even the dog got steak,
taters, and peas so she's happy too.

The boysenberries are getting ripe, about 2 dozen a day at the moment.
The pickings are going in the freezer to either make a humongous cobbler
for Memorial Day or to make jelly with later on. I'm watering the
persimmon tree almost daily as it has been more than a month since it
rained here. Hopefully it won't drop its fruit and we'll get a bumper
crop of Fuyu persimmons to put up and eat fresh. The elderberries are
flowering and there is a wee bit of fruit on the blueberries. The red
raspberries are covered with immature fruit and we might get some of it
if we can beat the cardinals to it.

Life is good.