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Re: everyone okay?

Has been cold for the last week or so..... warmed up (18degrees) and got 12
inches of snow.  I think it is done, as long as the wind doesn't shift and
that lake effect hits us, which is 15 miles due east of me right now.  Back
down to 3 temp.
Unforunately, had to take mom to the hospital for surgery during all of
this..... kept thinking this isn't a good time to ditch the van, but God was
watching over us and we got there and back without incident.

--- On Fri, 1/8/10, Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> wrote:

From: Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] everyone okay?
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Friday, January 8, 2010, 8:18 PM

Cold, got 4" snow, with some blowing and drifting, but no problem getting out
and about. Spent some time perusing seed/plant catalogs and marking pages. The
next step is making lists that include prices. After that, cold reality sets
in, and thinning begins!
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 8, 2010, at 9:56 AM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI wrote:

> Lots of dire news about the cold front, everyone okay out there? It'll
> be in the 60s here today, I haven't had to even take my coat out of the
> closet for the last week. Not trying to make y'all feel bad or anything.
> I ordered my onion plants - Candy and something called Texas Sweet -
> it's probably too many onions but I'll pull some early for green onions.
> Bought a few seeds too. I noticed Renee's Garden is advertising
> different vegetable colors in one seed package, you can get 3 colors of
> peppers or squash or beans for example, and they claim the seeds are
> color coded so you can tell what you're planting. Nice idea. I will try
> the squash and bell peppers this year. Still need to order the rest of
> my veggies and some flowers.
> My heart sunk last weekend when I saw how much grass was coming up in
> the dry garden already, I usually try to pull it by hand because of all
> the wildflowers in there. There's no way I could do that by hand. But
> when I looked there were no poppy seedlings, so I think I'll just hoe
> it.
> Cyndi
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