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RE: In other weekend activity...

  • To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
  • Subject: RE: In other weekend activity...
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:44:36 -0800
  • Thread-index: Acl/54fmqS5F9MRIROmcFXOcrJd3QQABkiFQ
  • Thread-topic: [CHAT] In other weekend activity...

Oh yeah, I have a day job. I often fantasize about how much I'd get done
if I were home all day. It probably is a fantasy though, I would have to
work hard against the temptation to be on the computer or read books all
On the plus side, I can retire in 7 years, and then I'll find out just
how much I get done. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Jesse Bell
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 10:51 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] In other weekend activity...

Cyndi, do you work outside the home?  I read your e-mails sometimes and
think "dang, I have a farm too but I SO don't have time to do all that
work a full time job".  If I stayed home...I'd be a whirling dervish at

On 1/26/09, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> Fortunately the rest of my weekend was better than dealing with our
> sheep. I finally got into the front yard and did more cleanup out
> I had planned on getting the lawnmower out and running it over the
> leaf mounds but the rain left things too wet for that. On the theory
> that anything is better than nothing I started raking and putting
> in the dumpster. Got quite a bit more in there than I thought I would.
> also managed to prune a couple roses before the wind came up and made
> everything too unpleasant.
> In the dry garden, lots of grass coming up. I pulled some of it but I
> was hesitant to disturb anything in the areas where I scattered
> wildflower seed last fall. I have a big area that is solid with
> California poppy seedlings and another place with about 25 penstemon
> seedlings very close together. I'll try moving some of the penstemons
> about a month.
> I did a hike with my friend on Sunday morning, about 7 miles.  She is
> avid photographer but forgot her camera this trip so naturally we saw
> bunch of deer (not at all common here) . It was pretty brisk out and
> rained on us a little, and the trail had not been maintained in quite
> some time so we were clambering over a few trees and leaping across
> eroded bits, but it was all good. Saw the first California poppy bloom
> too, funny since all the other poppies are months away from flowering.
> The rest of the day was much too windy to do any yard work.  I sure
> all that wind would blow the leaves out of our yard instead of against
> the house. Doesn't seem fair that BOTH sides of the house get piles of
> leaves.
> I'm going to order my onion plants and seeds this week.
> Cyndi
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