Re: [gardeners] Sadness in the Monday garden

Billie (
Mon, 21 Jul 2003 10:58:44 -0400

>Miz Anne left this morning to fly up to Maryland to visit her Mom. 
>Sleepy Dawg is already hanging around the front windows looking for 
>her but I'm not missing her yet. Sort of peaceful around her without 
>her bustling around. She didn't mow the yard before she left so I 
>guess I'm going to have to do that job. <VBG>
>She will return on the 27th so it won't be long to wait.
>Wish she had picked the cukes, squash, and eggplant before she left. 
>I think I'm getting allergic to the pricklies on their leaves as I 
>break out in a rash anywhere I touch them. It's gone in an hour or 
>so but sure bugs me while it's there. Anyone else ever experience 

I do get red and itchy touching the pricklies, but it doesn't go all 
the way into a rash, and it doesn't last long.

Hope her trip is good and that things around the garden/house don't 
get *too* sad...:)  Maybe just the right kind of missing -  where 
just when it starts to get lonely she'll be back and you and Sleepy 
will appreciate her all the more.

News from our garden: deer have eaten every single peach off the 
smaller of the two peach trees - in one night! Taking a cue from that 
I've picked two big bowls of peaches off the bottom half of the other 
bigger peach tree and we've been enjoying them all weekend. They 
weren't quite ripe but seemed to ripen quickly in the kitchen window.

We have so many pears I'm not sure what we'll possibly do with them 
all. They're still hard so I have some time to figure it out!

Lots of tomatoes and green peppers, but the squash plants have gotten 
way too much rain. The kids are happy b/c their watermelons are doing 
well. I hope they get at least a few big ones.

Got the roses by my son's window back up on its new trellis. The 
goldfish and koi have babies which I'm hoping can evade the big giant 
bullfrog living in the same pond with them.

There's the constant buzz of insects outside and it's hot but we've 
been getting a little breeze the past few days so it seems cooler.

billie hinton

"A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
Lao Tzu