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Re: Horse...


Hi Bonnie

I lived right next to a large dairy farm when I was a kid. Don't forget that California was built on the agriculture industry and the economic train is still powered by ag interests. Petaluma where I lived as a kid was the egg basket of the world. The Santa Clara Valley now known as Silicon Valley has the 9th richest soil...in the world! Cherry and apricot orchards surrounded our house. Now all of that is paved over. But, not here in Santa Rosa. It has lost much of it's ag land to subdivisions but we do produce some of the finest wines anywhere and yes, dairy farms are still the norm and still run by Italian and Portugese families that have been here for 150 years.

We called them cow pies and meadow muffins.

David
http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 8:23 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Horse...


I thought the term "road apple" was a Midwestern colloquialism, Jim. Of
course I don't imagine you have too many horse or cattle ranches or on the
West coast where they might use that term, David.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of David Franzman
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 11:30 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Horse...

Road apples? Thats a good one. I've never heard that expression before.
At first I had visions of a women in a wagon offering apples from her horse
drawn cart. Road apples!

David
http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 5:10 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Horse...


My friend Colleen just arrived with a 15-gallon pot full of road apples.
Fresh road apples. It was all the two of us could do to lift it out of the

back of her truck. I'm delighted, of course. I've been pestering her for 2

or 3 weeks for this soil amendment donation to the plantation. I think
I'll stabilize the surface of the pot with a bit of top soil and then
plant a pineapple in it tomorrow--after I get the handcart and move it to
the pineapple patch.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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