Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Cat & garden update. One group is growing, the other, not so much.

Posted Monday, October 19, 2009, at 7:03 PM
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  • We got hit with some frost this morning. I've pulled most of the flowers, but the basil took a direct hit. On the bright side, I've got a lone hummer still here (put fresh necter out this morning and she was still there) and the ponds are crystal clear...that hasn't happened since before the spring bloom!

    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 7:29 PM
  • I had not thought about the ponds. I need to look tomorrow. It has been so stirred up with all the rains that it will be a relief to see clear water.

    I think we have one hummer as well. It needs to head South but our cypress vine is still alive as well as our pineapple sage, so it may be hanging around for some company to migrate with.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:45 PM
  • The coyotes are making their rounds last night and tonight. I went down to see how close they were to the cat family. They seemed to be a mile or so away.

    What a clear night! The stars and planets beckoned. Maybe that will be one of the rewards of heaven. We will be able to star travel and see what is really out there.

    If it is, my Dad is out there somewhere. Mother is probably listening to the music of the universe.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:54 PM
  • I got hit with frost two nights. I had ice on the water buckets Sunday morning( yes, ice! ).

    I put a lot of plants inside on Saturday. I also covered up a afew things in the garden.

    I too saw a lone hummer on Sunday. Felt sorry for him, as the freeze got everything left outside.

    When I was 'frost-proofing' Saturday, I couldn't help but notice how many plants were in bloom.

    I had cannas, calas, zinnias, dahlias, mexican sunflower, jasmine tobacco, gallardia, shoofly, honeysuckle, etc. The freeze wiped it out including the cardinal vine.

    What a shame...

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 6:30 AM
  • Yeh, I know you miss that cardinal vine.

    Now we will probably have a few weeks of mild weather in which our plants would have prospered.

    I don't think we have talked about your shoofly espoontoon and the jasmine tobacco sounds nice. Got any pictures? I can post a few on here.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 9:20 AM
  • Brought all my Cactus in Saturday. They are only plants I would hate to lose as I have nurtured them for 3 years. And Steve, I'm giving up on the garlic plants. Obviously I have no Italian ancsestry, haw. 2 years and I have yet to show any results. But I do have all my above ground beds ready to go for spring. And I have added PVC pipe irrigation this year.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 5:27 PM
  • i hate when peole would drive fast past our home when we lived on Joe Hart road. It was so twisty and curvy a person had to delibratly be pushing it to go a rate of speed, our sweet kitty Cheif got hit and killed.

    I just don't understand folks.

    I will pray each kitty finds a good home... and the male and female get gentle enough to get spayed and neutered.

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 8:19 PM
  • Where does the time go? It was summer last time I was able to get outdoors and garden. Had to rush to cover plants and bring the prize ones in the other night. The sewing shop has gone wild with work, I really need a helper at times. I had 5 weddings the month of Sept. In between all the sewing I had to sort thru my husbands things and try my best to give it all away. He would have loved to see the folks joy at getting his clothes and boy toys. He was a real golf lover and had a wonderful set of clubs. They now have a new home. Every room of this house has been changed around to make me feel better. When I get a little sad I think about our wonderful times we had together and know he is out of pain and most likely playing golf with new golden clubs on God's greens. But I still miss him and his corney jokes.

    Now to some important things... when is our next meeting and where will it be?

    -- Posted by Ms Jere on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 10:40 PM
  • It is encouraging to know the sewing is going well and people are optimistic about the future & marriage.

    Our next meeting is NEXT Friday, the 30th. Our meeting place is Richard's Cafeteria on Lane Parkway and we start drifting in at 6:30. Closing time is 8:00 so we usually close up when the lights get tuned off.

    Now that Judy has pointed out the pull down projector screen it is feeling more like home every week. We meet in the back room on the right.

    SURE hope to see you again!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 7:33 AM
  • Is it going to frost tonight?

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Sat, Oct 24, 2009, at 7:11 AM
  • I did not notice a frost warning anywhere, but 5-7" of snow in Southern Minnesota could mean the cold front is coming here.

    38 degrees forecast for tonight. It seems to me you got a frost before, so it is possible in your area.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Oct 24, 2009, at 7:30 AM
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