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Re: Beautiful day

Just how helpful is Squinty? Made me think of that picture that was
going around of the kitten wearing a football helmet made from a lime

And Scaredy - has she come out yet?


-- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
here today. Temps in low 80s; zip humidity; no wind; partly cloudy.

Ms. Fatma is taking yet another test for her certification. I'm making, 
with Squinty's help, a batch of lemon-ginger marmalade, and preparing 
the last of this year's starfruit crop for the dehydrator. Yesterday, I 
picked probably the last sugar apple of the year [it weighs slightly 
more than a pound].

All of which makes me realize how incredibly busy this time of year can 
be here. Most citrus is either ripe or getting that way. Black sapotes, 
like their northern kin, persimmons, are ripening. And many other 
fruit--mangos, avocados, lychees, papayas--are either blooming or 
sending out bloom spikes and screaming "feed me, feed me!"

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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