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Re: Vacation Blues

OMG - I am glad the horse is ok, but hate that your plants croaked!   And
yes, having a sick animal is the worst.  I'd rather be sick 10 times than
have the baby sick once.

On 8/12/08, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
> Cyndi,
> The squash might have been taken out by mildew. It can kill a plant flat
> and crispy in a couple of days. Oddly, some mildews attack only plants under
> drought stress.
> d
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
> CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@HORT.NET>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:01 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Vacation Blues
> Well I'm back. I was in the Sierras for a little over 1 day, spent two
>> days on the road. My sister's horse got sick the day after we arrived,
>> we hauled him to a vet an hour away - all sorts of horse meds applied,
>> didn't help - and when he got worse we were afraid he'd soon be too ill
>> to get in the trailer. My sister apologized to me about every half mile
>> during the trip home, but there weren't a lot of options .  We stopped
>> at her vet before getting home. He wasn't any help either.
>> Of course the horse started to improve the day after we got back. It's
>> all a mystery, it's not like he isn't used to travelling. But I think I
>> talked her out of shooting him. :-)
>> So anyway I looked at the veggie garden - husband had not picked
>> zucchini so I threw about six club-sized squash to the chickens. But
>> somehow in those three days about half the squash plants died. Not just
>> wilted but totally flat and crispy. Husband denies doing anything to
>> them. Hmmm.
>> Cyndi
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