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Re: just checking

  • Subject: Re: just checking
  • From: "Betsy Kelson" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:10:55 -0500

HI All,
        The cats have caught two mice in the house this past week. Seems a
little early for this activity to be happening. But I guess those mice knew
something. It was 38 degrees at 7:15am on Sunday and this morning it was 36
degrees. No wonder my tomatoes have never done much.

----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] just checking

> Not much going on here. The weather's yoyoing between mid 60s and mid
> 90s. Planted more fall peas, beets, bok choi, spinach, and lettuce
> last week. My sister hired a yard guy [finally] and one quick morning
> through here--the initial cleanup--and there are no more weeds.
> On Aug 16, 2009, at 10:45 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> > Here's hoping everyone is well.  It's been extremely quiet.
> >
> > After a very cool spring and early summer, we are finally getting some
> > real summer weather.  It's in the upper 80s today and is predicted to
> > be there for the next week.  I'm blaming the strange weather for my
> > disastrous garden - the only thing producing is beans and a few cherry
> > tomatoes that I have hanging in pots under the eaves in my breezeway.
> > However, thanks to my Lyme disease flare-up, I haven't been able to
> > do much to help.  At least I finally have a doctor who will
> > acknowledge
> > that I have Lyme - not that there's much he can do about it.
> >
> > I used to have a good pickle recipe, but don't know where I put it...
> >
> > When I was a child, my grandmother used to make nine-day pickles.
> > Three days in lime water, three days in brine, and three days in a
> > vinegar-mustard seed solution, then packed in jars, the vinegar
> > brought to a boil and poured over them before sealing.  That's
> > probably a lot more trouble than you are interested in.
> > Auralie
> >
> > In a message dated 8/16/2009 10:50:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
> >
> > just checking.... seems like forever since I seen a message here.
> >
> > Here on the home front, it's hot, it's gonna rain, the weeds are
> > thriving,
> > mom's getting better, I have a zillion cucumbers and reading recipe
> > books on
> > what to do with them all....
> >
> > anyone got a bread and butter recipe?  I love the stackers on my
> > sandwiches,
> > wondering if I could do something like that.
> >
> > Donna
> >
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> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
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