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Hey, you almost let me forget to announce the next Weed'em & Reap meeting!

Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 6:07 PM

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Can you see our youngest member? He is paying close attention.
Life just keep getting in the way, but in case you have not seen it in the paper, we meet again this coming Friday evening at the Celebration Way Assisted Living Center. Come in between 6:00 & 6:30.

Some of us may bring finger foods but it is not expected or a requirement so don't let it stop you.

PITA (one of our dogs) helped me harvest some acorn squash this week and also divided our water lilies. She must have felt they needed a little drying, so she scattered them across our front yard.

She even tried to peel the squash for us. Poor thing, she did not know that we usually bake those without peeling and the teeth marks kind of take away from the visual appeal, but she was trying!

Aargh, PITA!!!!

Our figs are in a holding pattern with this heat and dry weather. With a little (maybe a lot) of luck, we will have rain and they will finish filling out.

Hometown Seeds has offered our garden club over 22,000 vegetable seeds of 16 non-hybrid varieties to share among our members if I put a link to their site in our web page. It is not an affiliate link so we are not getting anything beside the seeds. Here is our page http://www.mybedfordcounty.com/Weedemand... Go to their "emergency survival seeds" package to see what we will get (I hope).


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I hate to start getting formal but should we sit down with a calendar and work up a yearly plan so we can account for major holidays, horse show, etc? Then we can print it out and give it to new or existing members for reference.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 12:55 PM

Well, we met last week and we meet every other week, so that would make it 2nd and 4th, but .....

We had discussed a schedule of 1st & 3rd, or 2nd & 4th but I can not remember why we came up with what we have except there might have been a holiday fall on one of our dates so instead of waiting a month to see each other, we changed the date.

I am not concerned either way, but having one tonight would be very short notice. It was not submitted to the paper, so those who go by the paper would not know about it at all.

Any one want to put in their thoughts?

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 12:32 PM

Steve, I was asked today if we meet tonight for Garden club. I said no next week. They said it's 1st and 3rd Friday's. Is this right or wrong????

-- Posted by Ms Jere on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 10:42 AM

You go Jim, home is the best place to be when you don't feel like you can stand the hospital anymore. Let me know if there is anything else that I can do.

-- Posted by Ms Jere on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 11:10 PM

Thanks,y'all.

You might try diluting those prayers a bit.

Thanks to the industrial strength ones we've been benefitting from (and excellent medical care here and in Nashville),our patient was allowed up today.

This invalid also felt perky enough to attempt a lot of stuff the doctors didn't permit.

("Let's remove all these tubes,leads,etc. and go back home without waiting to get released. Who needs oxygen,anyway?"

Maybe,we'll be home (*with* permission!)sooner than we've thought.

I'll give you a holler,Jere,when we get turned loose.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 10:45 PM

Good to hear from quantumcat. I have a bed waiting for him. Hope he gets better and home soon. Praying for them.

-- Posted by Ms Jere on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 8:52 PM

I think houdini hound has a good plan going. Maybe that would keep PITA out of the goldfish pond, but I can't get to her fast enough.

Keep in touch with us.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 2:36 PM

We spent several weeks at Heritage before there was enough improvement to allow transport.

Today,I met with the liason officer that will arrange for us to start pulmonary rehab at one of the long term care facilities.

After that,we should finish up at a convalescent care place closer to home.

We're looking at a few more weeks of being "out-of-pew" and depending on friends and family to take care of things on the home front.

(Thanks to the local businessman who has taken time off from real estate deals to squirt my houdini hound with water every time she's tried to sneak out of the yard.

I'm not certain she's trying to leave home or look for us.

If I were her,I'd be going *under* the wall just to get cooled off. ;> )

Life can be VERY tough but,sometimes,the challenges help us remove some of our impediments just as a gardener "deadheads" and gets rid of debris so the plants can flourish.

We've been luckier than a lot of people (including a few patients here) and have had more setbacks than some others.

I guess life is best savored one instant at a time.

That's really all any of us have and it's easier to enjoy all its flavor that way.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 2:21 PM

I learned of your family's challenge this past week. I thought you were local, but instead at Vanderbilt? Glad to hear prayers are working. Life is tough at times.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 3, 2010, at 7:17 PM

There's a farmers' market 3-6 p.m.on Thursdays near Vanderbilt Hospital.

I've heard some good things about the produce and flowers available.

(Price and choice both seem to be excellent.)

I've seen people walking around the hospital campus with some snazzy looking cucumbers and someone from Joy's flowers was taking the floral offerings and turning them into fancy looking arrangements.

(The people getting flowers have to supply their own vases.)

I'm hoping I can take it in some Thursday when I'm in Nashville.

By the way,thanks to all who have offered good thoughts and prayers on my family's behalf.

They are really working.

I hope EVERYone is off the puny list in time for the next meeting.

(This means you,Steve,Jere,Barbara,Lorraine and anyone else who's had less-than-perfect health for themselves or loved ones.)

Y'all seem to be having PITA levels of fun at the meetings I've missed.

Keep up the good work and avoid the heat and funky water.

(I can't say I'm sorry we haven't home for the worst of that.)

Take care.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Aug 3, 2010, at 4:27 PM

Many Thanks!

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Aug 2, 2010, at 9:45 AM

It's Fridays from 1-3pm, in the horticulture club building (which is across from the blue ag building, and easy to miss).

-- Posted by cfrich on Mon, Aug 2, 2010, at 8:10 AM

DO you remember the days and times of the MTSU market? I thought you mentioned it but can not find it in a post.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Aug 2, 2010, at 7:55 AM

Steve, a few weeks back you mentioned the MTSU farmer's market, and we went today and I think I got a pretty good deal. I went right before they were closing shop for the day, so that could be why, but the students running it were super nice and they gave me a free watermelon on my way out. I thought I'd mention it in case any of your readers had thought about going but hadn't made it out there yet.

-- Posted by cfrich on Fri, Jul 30, 2010, at 4:24 PM

I love'm but some in my family do not like the "after effect" of red in the toilet bowl. Did you have a bad experience with the quart jar? A quart jar of anything might make me a bit queasy but did you get sick?

Asparagus has a similar "after effect" (not red) but that does not stop them from eating those so..... By the way, I have noticed that white asparagus does not cause the same issue.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 29, 2010, at 10:39 AM

Varieties look good. I'll give away any beet seed that come my way--haven't eaten beets since I ate a quart jar full when I was little.

-- Posted by jbillswms on Wed, Jul 28, 2010, at 9:55 PM


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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.