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RE: Summer arrives
  • Subject: RE: Summer arrives
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 07:42:51 -0700

That's one of them all right. There is a link on that page to hare
barley, we have more of that than the other. 
My sister pointed out if I would just hire a gardener they could do all
the stuff I hate to do (like mowing an acre of foxtails in March...) and
I could do the fun stuff. If only I weren't so cheap.  


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 4:20 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Summer arrives



On Jun 7, 2010, at 5:02 PM, Kitty wrote:

> Wonderful about the ring, Cyndi!  I sold my first set to pay for the  
> second set, but someone stole that set.
> What's a foxtail?
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC  
> 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:37 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Summer arrives
>> We've been waiting and poof! summer's here. I hear it was 99F  
>> yesterday
>> although it didn't seem that bad at my house, it's still breezy which
>> helps quite a bit.
>> Pea plants were done so I dug them out. Total was around 14 pounds of
>> snow peas, I'm pretty happy with that. The spinach is starting to  
>> bolt
>> but I still have lettuce since it got a much later start. We'll  
>> have to
>> eat a lot of salad though because it won't last long in this  
>> weather. I
>> see proto-squash on some of the zucchini plants, won't be too many  
>> weeks
>> before zucchini starts, but I don't see as many tomatoes forming as  
>> I'd
>> like. I did pick three bell peppers! While they got beat up pretty  
>> good
>> by the wind after I put them out, a few of them still fruited and  
>> all of
>> them are now recovering leaves tho they have a ways to go before  
>> looking
>> lush. Corn is looking happy and my cukes and melons are coming along,
>> the onions look huge already. I meant to direct seed some basil
>> yesterday but didn't get to it.
>> I had to take one of the dogs to the vet last week to get a foxtail
>> removed from her ear. Second time in a month. DH suddenly realized  
>> that
>> if he'd fixed the weed-eater back in February like I asked, we'd have
>> avoided $500 in vet bills by knocking down all that stuff before it  
>> went
>> to seed. He spent Saturday with his new weed-eater so that's now  
>> taken
>> care of...but now we have loose foxtails all over the yard. Oh  
>> well, it
>> looks nicer anyway. But no action without unintended consequences you
>> know, he took the tractor out just to make one last pass and the  
>> drive
>> shaft to the mower attachment fell out and got mangled. I don't know
>> what a replacement costs but I bet it isn't cheap.
>> The best part - besides chores well done and sitting in my chair  
>> hammock
>> with a beer - was finding my wedding ring I thought I lost in the
>> mountains last weekend. I found it inside our sleeping bag in the
>> trailer. Maybe I dreamed I was putting on hand lotion?  
>> Anyway...woohoo!
>> Cyndi
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