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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Hey, guess what is coming up this Friday, June 29th?

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 8:18 PM
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  • I'll try not to forget this week.

    -- Posted by jbillswms on Tue, Jun 26, 2012, at 10:48 PM
  • You mean you forgot last time? Here I thought you were on some exotic trip. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 27, 2012, at 6:22 AM
  • Wow! What a turn-out! I stopped counting after 25. I brought vegetables to share and of course, they all disappeared.

    I could not get a bead on why everyone was there. Maybe to get out of the heat. Many new faces so I thought something special going on in town, but we could not identify that either.

    Most of our plants are in holding patterns with this heat and drought. I was expecting a bumper crop of figs but now will be happy to just get the plant through the summer.

    I did get to dry a few figs in our new dehydrator. I never had one before and it only cost me 1.6 million I won at an industry "Casino Night". Obviously,not real money.

    At any rate, the figs turned out good in my mind. A little chewy but could probably be reconstituted easily. Deb and her mother did not try them because of their "chewiness" or maybe because of the way they looked. I might try rolling them in granulated sugar next time, but they were sweet without it.

    We ate our very first homegrown cantelope this week. I was almost afraid I had let it go too long, but patience paid off. It was good.

    The squash bugs are really doing well this year, at least until I spray them with an oil, soap concoction I mixed up. They are still holding on since I cannot get every last one of them, but the plants are holding up so we have reach a balance of truce.

    One horned tomato worm reaked havoc on a tomato plant but I have sentenced it to solitary confinement in the middle of our driveway. If it survives, it was meant to be.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jul 1, 2012, at 9:32 AM
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