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Re: Isabel

A week without power is significant!!!  I can "camp" for a few days but
really prefer long camping trips in the environs.  Good thing you have
water...when our power goes out, our water is out...due to wells.  

 If all this "wet" continues, we will all be concentrating on wet-feet
plants.  I have had a time keeping my herbs alive...even with raised beds,
full of sand mix.   One good thing...the storm came at the end of the
growing season...aren't many of your things going into dormancy or have you
been too warm for that.  You got "random pruning" for sure.  

Sorry for your struggle and hope things are getting back to normal...I
loved the pictures of your place that you shared and would hate to think of
that beauty destroyed or severely damaged.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@clubhouse-designs.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 09/27/2003 8:17:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Isabel
> Thanks Lynda and Kitty!  It's good to be back on line - email
> withdrawal is one of the hardest bits about no power!  Well, after
> having to boil water to wash dishes and self and laundry and
> all.....yech!  Our pioneer forebears can have that life; I do NOT
> enjoy it!
> "Kids" live about 45 minutes from me.  They didn't even lose power
> where they are.  I have now got some really massive brush piles that
> will rot after several years.  Also one enormous and growing compost
> heap with the leafy bits...figure they ought to rot pretty well as
> there's a lot of green leaf mixed with brown.
> No matter how many twiggy bits I pick up, there always seems to be
> one I missed.  Garden has had a hard season what with hail and
> several pretty bad thunderstorms and now Isabel...lookin' pretty
> tattered at this point.  What hasn't been beaten into the ground or
> shredded is rotting from all the rain.  I swore I would never
> complain about too much rain again - and I am NOT complaining - just
> mentioning that a lot of water encourages the many fungi, both
> beneficial and not, and observing that some plants don't actually
> like an over abundance of moisture:-)
> Well, gotta try to get some work done here tho' it feels like a
> holiday, having light again:-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: kmrsy@comcast.net
> > 
> > Glad to hear you're OK, Marge, and that you've got some help to get
> you through 
> > this. Do your kids live in the vicinity and receive damage too? Or
> did they 
> > travel to help you out?  Wow! 6.5 days is a long time without
> electricity.
> > Can all that wood you've picked up be used for anything, at least
> compost?
> > 
> > Kitty
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