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Re: The First Zucchini

oh no he says??   crack me up.

On 6/6/07, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> It's happened, I picked the first zucchini of the year last Sunday
> night. Actually I picked about four of them, you know how it is with
> zucchini, it's easy to have too many, but at this time of year I'm
> catching them at about four inches long. I brought them in and showed
> them to husband, who said "Oh no, not already". Some people have no
> sense of grand occasions. :-)
> We spent the weekend in the mountains with our horses so I didn't get
> any gardening done. It was a good time up there though. We are now
> official volunteers with the Forest Service, so we rode into the
> wilderness and did trail maintenance at a spot where a flash flood had
> wiped out a trail. Not being terribly experienced about this I admit to
> apprehension as our horses ambled along a six inch wide trail, composed
> mainly of big shifty rocks, on the side of a mountain. "Don't worry" my
> sister says "if the horse goes over just jump off the other side".
> Great comfort. But actually it all went fine, we saw some wonderful
> scenery and met some nice people, and the horses were unfazed by it all.
> Our experiment with the hot wire barrier has gotten nowhere. Well, not
> really true...I was hoping for bodies (bloodthirsty I know) but that
> hasn't happened. The critters are no longer eating the lettuce where the
> hot wire is, but if we are zapping anything it has not proved lethal. So
> I don't know if they're not interested because what's in there is too
> old, are avoiding it because they don't like the looks, or have gotten
> shocked and are avoiding it. There is one rabbit still digging into the
> enclosure around the soybeans but I am not noticing any new plant
> damage, so I don't know what he's up to. I guess the hot wire has done
> well enough that it's worth putting up early next year to protect new
> seedlings.
> I've picked about 5 pounds of snow peas so far and need to put some in
> the freezer tonight. I'm pleased considering the miserable start they
> had. Everything else is just growing along. The front yard looks pretty
> weedy but I think tonight I can spend an hour on it, better than
> nothing. At least that's my plan if it isn't too windy, right now it's
> blowing about 30mph.
> Cyndi
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