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Re: Just a rainy day

Me too.  I'm convinced I could freeze to death in  70 degree room.   I had
to be out all winter here to water w/ that stupid drought going on.  Did NOT
enjoy it at all.

On 4/22/06, Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:
> Chris, I can chill on a 95 F. day without any problems.  I can identify.
> However, I too have been determined on such days when there is much to do,
> especially in the fall when things MUST be pulled before a hard freeze!
> What we won't go through for our plants...!
> I'm glad you've warmed up.
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Chris Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 1:48 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Just a rainy day
> Dear friends,
> I have a friend who claimed that she was going to wear her husbands
> marine
> blue wet suit to garden in this weekend as it's predicted to rain, rain,
> rain! She probably out there right now sloshing in the mud and wiping the
> rain off the end of her nose!  Not to be outdone, I woke up early this
> morning, bundled up in a turtleneck and sweatshirt and put on my yellow
> rain
> slicker with the clear hood visor!  Luckily, I had just purchased some
> Muck
> shoes as my old canvas Keds had soles that flapped when you walked in them
> and tears where my shovel cut through when I was digging. Then I headed
> out
> in the elements.  It was probably around forty degrees and the wind snuck
> up
> the sleeves of my raincoat giving me a chill, but I was determined! Of
> course, my jeans got soaked where the rain dripped off my jacket and my
> bottom was exposed to the downpour when I bent over to pull the weeds
> that
> had sprouted in this area that was newly planted last fall. I managed to
> weed, fertilize and mulch one 200 square foot bed before Id had
> enough!  As
> I retreated into the house, I had visions of my friend laughing as the
> wind
> ripped around her and the sky drenched her!
> I swear I must be cold-blooded (I do have an affinity for reptiles and
> amphibians), as I can never get warm enough when theres a chill in the
> air.
> I finally took a long, hot shower and now Im feeling toasty! Yet, as I
> type
> this note, it looks like the sky is brighter and the rain has slowed down
> to
> a reasonable drizzle.  It may be time to head back outdoors!
> Welcome to Sue from NY!
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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