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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Garden updates with a dose of cats.

Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 10:21 AM
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  • So far so good around here except for grass shoots from the mower and the wind, wanting to take up residence...

    Anyone who says squirrels have taste buds and red pepper deters them, don't know these gourmet eating squirrels that apparently like their bird seed kicked up a notch....just saying!

    Come on tomatoes you scrawny little things you...I'm waiting on my mater sandwich!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Sat, May 30, 2015, at 12:05 PM
  • Yeh, I can't say i had much success with red peppers when I tried it either. Guess the Latin influence has rubbed off.

    My tomatoes are a long way from harvesting but I have a few on the straw bale plant. This was a surprise volunteer in a pot overwintered so I am not sure what i have but I am starting to think it will be a black or purple slicing tomato from the early look.

    Of course, I was not protecting of cross-breeding so I do not know if it might be a new one all together. :-) Also have a few volunteers coming up int he garden and of course, I am giving them all their own room to do their thing so.... who knows.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, May 30, 2015, at 5:19 PM
  • This isn't cats and it isn't gardening but to some it will be amusing, but it has been ALL over my mind for the last 15 minutes. That is how long it has taken me to clean up my coffee maker, counter, floor and all other things my coffee got into when it overflowed this morning.

    The coffee maker has a small knob that lifts up when the coffee pot is placed under the brewing basket. BUT it can "look" like it is under and not be which is what I had this morning.

    The result is that the brewing chamber keeps filling with hot water but the brewed coffee never leaves so...... out it comes wherever it can find a spot. Great way to start the morning.

    But what coffee I got was good and it smelled as great as ever! (silver lining)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jun 1, 2015, at 8:27 AM
  • Coffee is a must for me....my Mr. Coffee is set the night before to start at 6:00am then I have two hours before it automatically shuts itself off again...the pot itself is also a thermal pot so the coffee stays fresh and hot for a long while after brewed...it's still hot after about 6hrs...

    It never gets quite that far though...I have been drinking the whole pot for years now and usually before breakfast.

    I have woke up to a major mess several mornings from not securing the pot or a filter that has folded up during the brew.

    I hate forgetting to set it the day before, the smell is normally what gets my butt out of bed..kind of like a horse drawn to new grass with the fresh morning dew left on it....

    Its known to set my day most of the time!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Mon, Jun 1, 2015, at 12:15 PM
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