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Re: Where is everybody?

Oh my goodness!  What a nice neighbor!

On 7/23/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> My neighbor won't stop baking.  Suddenly she's bringing me zucchini bread,
> Brazilian cheese bread, and even pizza. Yum.  My oven broke last Tgvg so I
> can't reciprocate easily.  Guess I'll have to get it fixed.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
> CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:12 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Where is everybody?
>  I did a lot of clean-up in the yard last weekend although of course not
>> as much as I needed. Got both the lawns mowed. The back lawn is so hard
>> to mow. It looks okay from a distance but between the dogs, the sycamore
>> roots, and the ever-present sprinkler problems it is so uneven that it's
>> painful to push the mower through.
>> I also dug out a few more grass clumps from the front and I got rid of
>> all the weeds that sprouted in the unused part of my veggie garden. I
>> sure miss my big veggie garden but I don't know where I'd find the time
>> to preserve everything this year. Although maybe I don't have the time
>> because now that I have nothing to preserve I'm doing other things.
>> I decided after much thought that I want a leaf blower. I hate leaf
>> blowers but the wind has never stopped this year and my patio is
>> continually covered in a half-inch of baby-powder-fine dust, leaves,
>> twigs, whatever can be blown in. It takes forever to sweep and you can't
>> get all that dust up with a broom anyway, can't hose it off because of
>> the water shortages, and I'm tired of the dirt. At least with a leaf
>> blower I could enjoy it for half a day or so without having to spend
>> that long sweeping.
>> I have magic zucchini plants too, Jack and the beanstalk have nothing on
>> my zucchini. I go out every day to pick them. Every day. I lift every
>> leaf to see what's under it. And every couple days I find one that's
>> like 3 feet long. How do they DO that? The chickens are happy about it
>> though, they like zucchini. My co-workers are still happily absorbing
>> about 15 of them every couple days, no one is running away when they see
>> me so that's good.
>> It's supposed to be in the triple digits again over the weekend, but
>> we'll be in the mountains with our horses.
>> Cyndi
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of andreah
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:43 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: [CHAT] Where is everybody?
>> Quiet tonight-I managed to get in the yard this evening. Only 92 and 60%
>> humidity. I repotted my Cordyline "Miss Andrea", a maple leaf begonia,
>> lady
>> palm (Rhaphis excelsa) and a few other things. Clipped back monster
>> wisteria,
>> planted a summer wisteria (different genus & species) and watered. Just
>> got
>> out of the shower as I was covered in dirt, OFF, and sweat. But it was a
>> good
>> night-made me feel better. Got my large bird bath placed where I wanted
>> it.
>> So, things are coming along. Definitely slower than early this summer
>> but I
>> figure if I can do this a couple times a week by fall I may only have
>> clean-up
>> to do. How's everyone else?
>> A
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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