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Re: Holiday weekend

Well since you are about done over there, feel free to
come here and weed LOL!

Sounds wonderful, nothing in the veggies is ready to
eat here yet.. just planted it this weekend.

Lucky you to go on the Alaska cruise. That is where DH
wants to go, so I want to hear all about it. Somehow,
I worry about Alaska... just how cold is it there now?
(thoughts of iceburgs always hit me) I know you will
have a good time... cruises are awesome, very relaxing
or very busy depending on what you feel like doing...
but the best things is - someone is always waiting on
you constantly! I don't think I ever walked into our
room and it wasn't tidied up... swear that cabin boy
was just watching for you to leave... 24/7


--- Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:

> How is it that four days at home goes by so fast? We
> had a very relaxing
> weekend and I don't feel at all bad about not mowing
> the lawn, which really
> needs it. I weeded quite a bit and read a couple
> books. 
> We got our sheep sheared for an astronomical amount
> of money, when you only
> have 3 sheep it costs quite a bit per head. Husband
> tried once years ago but
> it is harder than it looks, and you can hurt them if
> you're not careful, we
> don't like the sight of blood. So we hire it out but
> whoa! Costs are so high
> now he's going to get a thing for the shears that
> will leave more wool on
> them, then we can do it ourselves without so much
> danger of cutting them. I
> hope. 
> I should mark the date, because my vegetable garden
> is completely weeded -
> well, almost, more about that later. But everything
> else is done. I gave up
> on ever getting any lettuce after the rabbits and
> ground squirrels decimated
> it; I tried to cover it but it didn't seem to want
> to grow back, and those
> that are look like they're bolting. We've had
> several meals with delicious
> snow peas, and even though I got about one-fourth of
> what should have been
> there, at least there's enough to feel satisfied
> about. The tomatoes look
> good, the peppers not bad, the green beans I
> replanted are strong. I'm even
> seeing some okra coming up, those must be tough
> seeds they had to be about 6
> years old. No eggplant though so I went and bought
> some plants. My replanted
> soybeans didn't germinate and I have no idea why.
> Next year I'll buy from
> somewhere else. But I should have enough for a
> couple of edamame snacks.
> Only 4 zucchini plants - yes, it's too many, but I
> did cut back from my
> usual six! 
> I need a different method to plant herbs. For the
> last 3 years I have direct
> seeded cilantro, dill, parsley, and basil in rows
> and I've fought the weeds
> every time. The first year I got great stands of
> basil and parsley; last
> year only the dill struggled through. This year the
> basil and dill look
> good, some cilantro but the parsley is very weak. I
> want the vast quantities
> of herbs but too many weeds come up and you can't
> pull the weeds without
> pulling the seedlings too. Next year I'll try the
> cilantro in pots, I think,
> and start watering the garden quite early to see if
> I can germinate the
> weeds first, then plant. At the very least I want
> piles of basil, you've no
> idea how luxurious it is to be eating homemade pesto
> in January. 
> My rhododendron is blooming in big clouds. I may
> have the only rhodo in the
> high desert! Maybe not, but I haven't seen any
> others. It came with the
> house so I don't know if it's got a name. The dry
> garden is still looking
> wonderful. And I forgot to mention that one of my
> zauschneria is back! Don't
> know why one and not the other but I'm pleased. I've
> deadheaded all the
> roses and trying to keep up with the coreopsis and
> gaillardia. I have one
> daylily blooming (a real boring pale yellow, I'm
> going to yank it later),
> some of the roses, thrift, and...ummm...I can see
> it, looks like an aster,
> but the name is gone. There's plenty of work to be
> done but it will have to
> wait for a bit.
> Looks like I am going on a cruise to Alaska next
> week. My sister planned it
> a while ago for the two of us but we've been trying
> not to anticipate too
> much, as my brother-in-law has been ill. But he's
> doing okay for the moment
> so barring any emergencies (keeping my fingers
> crossed) we are sailing next
> weekend! I've never been on a cruise and husband has
> no desire to go, I'm
> looking forward to something new. 
> Cyndi 
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