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Re: But it's a DRY heat...


Sure is. But there's a certain segment of our brethren that would drink anything--kerosene even--if it was mixed with Coke.

On Jul 19, 2006, at 8:06 PM, Pam Evans wrote:

Scotch and Coke?  Ok, that's nauseating.

On 7/19/06, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
I have friends who drink that gruesome combo, too.  They are right up
there
with those who drink scotch and Coke. IMHO
zem
----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...


Sounds terrible to me, but I've got a college buddy who drinks beer and
tomato juice, which I find close to disgusting.

On Jul 19, 2006, at 8:22 AM, Donna wrote:

sounded good till you got to the beer... somehow, that just
doesn't  mix
well with the rest... hum, maybe it does?

Donna

----- Original Message ----
From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...


How about this from Cheers to You, 315 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT--

"Pretend you're in the bayou and order the Swamp Cooler, a law-busting
blend of vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, lemon-lime, ginger ale, and
beer."

Might want to chase it with an Alka-Seltzer.

On Jul 18, 2006, at 9:21 PM, Theresa W. wrote:

well- then that is you new mission. Find out what is in a swamp
cooler for us, sample it, and let us know if it is worth concocting at
home!

Theresa

james singer wrote:
Nearly every town in Florida has a saloon named Swamp-something or
something-Swamp, so I wouldn't be surprised to find a beverage called
"swamp cooler."

On Jul 17, 2006, at 8:40 PM, Theresa W. wrote:

If someone hasn't invented such a drink yet, they should have. So
Zem- what would you put in your concoction??? You may just start
the next trend!

Theresa

Zemuly Sanders wrote:
I don't know what a 'swamp cooler' really is, but it sounds like an
alcoholic drink from AL, MS or LA.
zem
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...


It is a hundred plus and you are going hiking? Yipes, I can't
stand to
be outside at all in this weather as our heat index was over a
hundred
today. (granted mine is humid air, but still!)


And may I ask what is a swamp cooler?

Donna

----- Original Message ----
From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: "gardenchat@hort.net" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 12:25:52 PM
Subject: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...


I didn't get a lot done outside this weekend, that's for sure. It
was 109 on
Saturday and 105 on Sunday. We're not supposed to get out of the
100s all
week. My lab spent quite a lot of time lounging in his wading
pool, I almost
kicked him out of it so we could use it ourselves. Times like this
I miss
having a pool but I still don't miss the maintenance.
I did get out and check a lot of the watering, I thought some of
the stuff
was looking kind of wilted. I use those "leaky" hoses for my
vegetable
garden and they have a tendency to split as the season goes on.
Plus every
now and again a critter bites through looking for water. I did
find one hole
so I just wrapped it with tape and I'll replace it next season.
But the
plants looked a little wilted not because of non-water but because
it was a
million degrees out there. I gave them all an extra soaking and
that will
have to do for now.
The japanese garden seems to be getting hit a bit harder than the
rest. I
have some woolly thyme that is starting to die back and I'm not
sure if it's
the heat or not. There's another clump that gets more shade and it
looks
better, but you never know there might be other reasons for it.
The liriope
look a little stressed too. The japanese maple, poor thing, is
definitely
suffering - it was an experiment for this area so I don't have
great
expectations for it, but it's lasted so far. The hakon(whatever)
grass is
mostly hanging in there, one clump is definitely getting too much
sun but
the other two look pretty good.
I tied up the tomato vines too; the @#%% squirrels are climbing up
the cages
and breaking the vines. I can't get rid of the squirrels but
hopefully this
will stop the breakage, and maybe provide more protection for the
tomatoes.
Speaking of the !*#% squirrels, something took off with the only
lemon on my
lemon tree. I'm ticked. I'm determined to have lemons but I don't
seem to
have the knack for growing them in pots. This particular tree is 3
years old
(I've killed a few others) and this year, for the first time, I
had a lemon
grow to get bigger than a quarter. It was at least golf-ball
sized when
something chewed it off. Well...maybe next year.
I also went hiking very early Saturday morning, my friend I go
with has been
enthusing about our trips so we had a group this time. 5 people
and 7 dogs,
and we weren't the only ones up there. As more of the hills get
flattened
for subdivisions the area that's left is getting pretty crowded.
And I picked almost all the plums, got maybe 6 pounds or so. Not
sure what I
want to do with them - can't stand to be in the kitchen unless we
turn on
the real AC (not just the swamp cooler), but that really jacks up
the
electric bill, so making jam isn't high on my list. Maybe it's
back to my
old standby of fruit leather.

Cyndi

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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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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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