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Re: tornadoes in Colorado


Yes David,
        This area is considered HighPlains semi-desert. You must be like
Greg Brown, singer-songwriter. Your fishing pole is never too far out of
reach. I understand that Horseshoe is nice. It went through some repairs
over the last few years to fix leaks and update the equipment. Drought does
have a few good points

betsy
40  degrees at 8am very windy danger of fire on the increase
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado


> High plains right Betsy?  My sister lived there several years ago.  There
is
> a nice reservoir with good trout called Horseshoe.
>
> David Franzman
> A Touch of the Tropics
> www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Betsy Kelson" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado
>
>
> > Theresa,
> >     I wish I could answer your question. I have spent little time in
THAT
> > area. ABout 10years ago my husband at the time was looking at Colorado
> State
> > University as a place to go for his PHD in Hydrology. The campus also
has
> a
> > good Horticulture and LAndscape department and has a wonderful view of
the
> > foothills of the Rockies.
> >     It has grown(sprawled) quite a bit in those ten years as most of
> > Colorado has. And with the drought, gardening has been more of a
> challenge.
> > In the FOrt Colllins area, water is more abundant since the population
is
> > smaller there. It is z4-5.
> >     The political climate is Republican with a Governor who came from
> Texas
> > originally and who currently seems to be telling bad jokes about the
> French
> > in public.We also have a US representative who wants or wanted a
marriage
> > amendment to the Constitution and a US senator of American Indian
descent
> > who wants to drill into the native amerian reservations for gas and oil.
> > Kind of lively newspaper reading...keeps us groaning and laughing.
> >
> >     Lots of outdoor activities in addition to gardening...300 days of
> > sunshine. This alone keeps SADD away for me.You can still probaly buy an
> old
> > missile silo on the plains for about $10,000  ;)
> >
> > What else would you like to know?
> >
> > Betsy
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 11:33 AM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado
> >
> >
> > > Hi Betsy-
> > >
> > > Being completely annoyed with my job right now, I was looking around
at
> > > other options (not seriously- but more curious)- so anyway there is a
> job
> > in
> > > Ft Collins Colorado.  Can you tell me what is it like there? (climate,
> > cost
> > > of living, sociopolitical climate?)
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > > Sac, CA
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > > Behalf Of Betsy Kelson
> > > Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 7:45 AM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi all!
> > >     I am alive and well and did not get a(e)ffected by twirlies. From
> the
> > > Garden Center I can watch the thunder heads build up and slide to the
> > > east...knowing that something is going to get clobbered.
> > >     The Garden Center is situated about two miles from the beginning
of
> > the
> > > foothills so twirlies are rare...but we will often get hail which is
not
> > > good for the plants. It really makes me laugh inside when a customer
> > brings
> > > me holey or shreaded leaves and wants to purchase a spray to kill the
> > inscet
> > > that is doing it. When I tell them that it is hail damage, oftren time
> > their
> > > response is   " But it did not hail at my house"  The perp has melted
> away
> > > by the time they get home of course.
> > >     I am having a day off today...yipee AND its not snowing or
raining.
> I
> > am
> > > 3 for 4 on bad days off. Ended up doing housework.
> > >     I have squeezed in the planting of the cool season crops and have
> one
> > > tomato under the Wall O' Water. Poor tomato thing got snowed under
last
> > > thursday and the WoW keep it from dying.
> > >
> > > Happy Gardening!!
> > >
> > > Betsy
> > > Colorado
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 4:20 PM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado
> > >
> > >
> > > > &#65279;Just flipped on the weather and heard about tornadoes in CO.
> > > Betsy
> > > > girl
> > > > - you with us??  Everything OK up there?
> > > >
> > > > Pam Evans
> > > > Kemp, TX
> > > > zone 8A
> > > >
> > >
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