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Can anyone tell us how the gardening club went this past Friday?Posted Monday, June 23, 2008, at 3:37 PM
As most from the group know, I was not able to be there because of eBay Live in Chicago. Great time by the way, even though we had to make a hospital visit for Deb's mother and they both spent a day and a half there.
All is back to normal and her Mom has decided she will wear a rubber suit and helmet the next time she travels. She fell at the convention center and now looks like she took on a gang of street thugs, but other than that, she had a good time, of sorts)
I am proud to say the garden and potted plants survived thanks to our daughter. She faithfully came to feed our furry and feathered friends and watered the potted plants.
The zukes almost got out of hand, but we now have some for zucchini bread. The cucumbers were just right for sandwiches and salads (darn, I forgot to make a sandwich this afternoon)and the tomatoes are starting to ripen.
We had our first okra before we left and green beans are ready for picking. The artichokes don't look too much different but they are alive, so....all's well.
We also had our first harvest of red potatoes last week. They were excellent and I may go get some more this afternoon. Nappa cabbage and bok choy have finished up and the bugs seem to be enjoying what is left. They are headed for the compost pile.
It did not rain much up here on the hill. I hope others had better luck. It is not as dry as last year, but lookin' a little scary.
My typing has not improved, so I think I will stop beating the keyboard for a while. Any news from YOUR garden?
Oh yes, our large cactus are now blooming. I watched a bumble bee diving for pollen during lunch and it looked like a big soft yellow pillow with a brown butt wiggling in the air. I need to go out with my camera next time.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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