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Re: mid-july

Supposedly the same weather pattern, but you're taking the brunt of it.
We're expecting rain tonight, but haven't heard of any complications.  I've
eliminated standing water - the birdbath is changed every 2nd or 3rd day -
but themosquitoes are really bad this year.  makes it difficult to spend any
time out there.  Whether they sting me or not, I get so frustrated by their
nuisance, I'm afraid I'll stab myself while deadheading trying to beat the
little b****s away.

Glad the pond tour went well.  re: > making gazing balls with cut glass? <
Sounds like a Bonnie project ;+)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003 11:08 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] mid-july

> Being in the same weather pattern, I have to agree with you Kitty... the
> weather here has produced a bumper crop of mosquitoes. Here at home it
> is not bad, the pond fish take away most of the larva. I have been
> careful to dump any standing water around here. I actually got three
> bites this year! Um.. I usually get none, something about bad blood...
> they land but don't bite me., much to the distress of family and friends
> swatting away....
> I am so far behind in my garden it is not funny anymore. Seems any free
> time is spent fixing some weather related damage. We had another wicked
> storm on Thursday and expecting the next one Sunday night. Although I
> personally didn't have damage, not far away is a different story. Silos
> turned over and moved 75 ft into trees... most older trees are down and
> ripped out of the soil. The hail destroyed corn crops. I have never seen
> corn uprooted and others the leaves are totally trashed to the ground,
> just a half as tall stalk there now. The farmers around here are going
> to be hurting over this. Some folks still don't have power and this
> includes towns, not rural areas.
> On a good note, our pond tour was this weekend. Members worked
> frantically getting these yards back in shape, removing trees, fixing
> stuff... but they all looked great in time for the Friday Night tour.
> Since I get confused easily lately... was this the list talking about
> making gazing balls with cut glass? One home has sooooooo many ideas for
> this. Yep, I got pictures, but not on the web site yet....
> I have no idea what is blooming in my own yard, with this weeks
> schedule, I think Tuesday was the last time I toured my own yard!
> Donna

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