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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Valentine's Day of a different nature.

Posted Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 9:12 PM
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  • Oh my...we better put you on the prayer list my friend. Sorry, you're having all those issues, I'll be thinking of you this week! Take it easy awhile, geez, We need you, so take it slow...

    If there is anything I can take care of for you just give a shout-out!

    On the flip side...I have a red sunflower that has emerged in my tray and cleaned about 2lb. of mini guavas from Guatemala I had picked up at that Mexican grocery store before you go up Belmont there on the right.

    I'm making a guava fruit spread for a new pastry I'm working on...so I now have a ton of seeds if anyone wants to try a guava bush or tree, this year...I'm sure our zone is not suited for them, but you never know!

    I seem to be tinkering today with this weather keeping me in!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Mon, Feb 16, 2015, at 1:25 PM
  • Well, I am beginning to wish I COULD grow guavas outside. That would mean I am out of this cold stuff.

    I hear trees coming down in the woods and guess where our power lines run! A friend just brought me a 100 pound propane tank and an inside heater, plus a heater for the grill size propane tank for the greenhouse.

    What a blessing. Even if I could lift all this cut wood, it would do me little good without enough electricity to power the fans. He offered a generator as well but this cold snap should be short enough that we can survive if the power goes out.

    Just came in from filling the bird feeders. They have real nice icicles but I would rather do without that attraction. Funny that I have two feeders that I thought were shaped the same and one has icicles while the other does not. Hmmmm, something is not the same.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Feb 16, 2015, at 2:27 PM
  • I'm sorry you had to deal with this. Your good fortune is even more impressive given that the "germ-of-the-week" has had very similar symptoms. You could have brushed your ordeal off as a reaction to a "bug" or cold weather,etc. I'm glad you and your health care providers had good instincts. Feel better soon and I hope to see y'all soon when spring has sprung. :)

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, at 12:43 AM
  • Steve.....Oh My, What A Shock !

    I have been extra busy with books and shoots this week so I have had little time to socialize on the internet .....Look what happens when you turn your back.....

    Glad that you paid attention and are on the mend.........

    Chefgrape.......I had a friend in Syracuse who had the most spectacular Guava Tree as a houseplant ..... It may have been Pineapple and it brightened up Winter better than almost anything. It was about 5 feet from the top of the pot....Every time I see any Guava related fruit or flower I think oh how beautiful it was in her dining room all those years ago. I would be very happy if you would save me a few seeds.......

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, at 12:22 PM
  • Yes, chef, save me some guava seeds , please

    -- Posted by jbillswms on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, at 1:14 PM
  • Steve, take care. will type more when I can use my right hand--another ER story but less serious than yours.

    -- Posted by jbillswms on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, at 1:26 PM
  • It hurts already jbillswms. Mine probably did not hurt as much. :-)

    And yes, I would like to be put on the list for those guava seeds. I have some 7' trees I inside that need to do more than sit there looking pretty. Wouldn't it be nice to have some fruits?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, at 3:41 PM
  • Steve,

    So sorry to hear that you have had heart trouble, but am glad you are back home. Maybe you should consider slowing down a bit.

    God bless you and stay warm.

    -- Posted by Wolf Clan on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, at 4:05 PM
  • Staying warm sounds good. Remind me of that this July. :-)

    I am starting to think slowing down is no longer optional. Next month or two will tell me.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, at 8:33 PM
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