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Still "smoothing" after all these...months, and other ramblings.Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:27 AM
Well the morning started out with a jolt. I get up somewhere in the 5 o'clock time frame, but to be awakened at that time and immediately be speaking business to a person from a foreign country who has limited English,(and I have limited ability in their language) it is like going from minus 0 to 60 in a second. Whew, good morning world!
At any rate, I am still making my smoothies and while not losing weight as I did originally, I am not gaining any back and I feel better. I also (knock, knock) have not been catching any colds, as I usually do by this time of year.
Funny things run through my head when I am preparing my smoothy, like can I dry and plant these kiwi seeds, who made the first orange peeler, was it patented?
Speaking of Kiwi, have you ever read the instruction manual? Didn't know there was one? Well if you get a pack of six, there is a little booklet in there that tells you the virtues of the fruit but also explains how to eat it. Hmmm, do they do that with other types of six-packs?
Actually, it helped. I have been painstakingly peeling the fruit and it gets pretty slippery and tedious. Duh, scoop it out with a spoon. Works great but all these years and I never thought about doing it that way. I can see the heads shaking, how dumb can I be? Well......, talk to my wife. :-)
A good number of us crazy gardeners are "winter sowing" right now. I mentioned it before, It is where we use milk jugs or similar bottles to create a mini greenhouse, plant it and then set it outside to let nature decide when it germinates.
Kind of like when you did not get all the tomatoes out of your garden and the seeds start by themselves as volunteers. Well, Tennessee is the Volunteer State, so what could be more natural?
There is a little competition going on between growing zones. You know, the map with pretty colors and wavy lines. http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMW...
They are keeping track of how many jugs are being winter sown and right now it looks like zone 7, (ours) is ahead. If you want to get crazy as well, let me know and I will put you in touch with them.
Well, it is time to refill my smoothy, start the coffee pot and re-start my work day. Have a good one!
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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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