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Re: Ordeal of the Tomatoes Nearly Over
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Ordeal of the Tomatoes Nearly Over
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:12:49 -0500

Wow Daryl - you are quite the dynamo!   My hat's off to ye - and for a good
cause too?   You GO girl!

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:

> For this year, anyway...
>
> Sold over 200 this week, most of them today at the church yard sale. I
> counted
> 83 left at about 11, (I was there at 7:45) and sold a bunch more before I
> gave
> it up for the day. I'll peddle the rest between services tomorrow.
>
> I'm about dead beat. Worked the BBQ line yesterday morning - we pack about
> a
> thousand BBQ plates for business pre-sales, plus some more for walk-ins. I
> also brought over the first 100+ plants and set them on the church lawn on
> my
> way to do the 'cue. Had to water them before I left the church, then came
> home, watered and packed the second carload. I had spent a good bit of
> Wednesday and Thursday sorting them into types - container, cherry/grape,
> plum, plain old red, canners, heirlooms (red, purple, green, pink, yellow,
> black) and tidying up the peppers (8 types) and eggplants (3 types). This
> is
> the first year I sorted by type, and it seemed to work pretty well. I used
> contractors flags and wrote the type on the flag, then put a flag in each
> flat. Just before leaving the church, I put the remainders under a 100+
> year
> old oak near the front door to the church so it will be convenient both for
> those going to early service in the chapel and those going to the second
> service in the sanctuary.
>
> I sold out of all of the eggplants and most of the peppers. Yay! Wish me
> luck
> on selling the rest of the 'maters, because my arms have grown long and my
> back weary carrying them in and out with the weather. The money goes to the
> mission fund, so the more I sell, the bigger the fund.
>
> I can always bring the leftovers to the Master Gardener plant sale next
> weekend, but that's another week of hauling water, and I'd really like to
> get
> my own garden planted. For right now, though, a handful of aspirin, a glass
> or
> two of wine and a few ice packs for knees and shoulders are in order.
>
> Please tell me to get my head examined if I mention doing it on this scale
> again next year. A decade ago, I could handle it. Today, I realized that I
> was
> the oldest person working the yard sale - and that none of those working
> the
> yard sale had worked the BBQ line yesterday. Whew!
>
> d
>
> www.theanimalrescuesite.com
> www.freekibble.com
> www.freekibblekat.com
>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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