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Mekos, still praying for you and your family, and hope the surgery went well. Hope everyone else is having a good weekend and having nice weather. Kelly, sure am glad we don't have it as hot as you do! Thanks everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes. Had a wonderful day, we (DH & I) spent most of it with my DD, DSIL, and our awesome grandbabies!
You're right Kelly, it's hot even in New York. Garden is growing great, we're eating the early tomatoes already with more to come later. Looks like it's going to be a good year, hopefully free of the dreaded blight of last year.
It's been a busy week here. We're cleaning out Gramp's farm house for our final estate sale in about two weeks. Our son Richie is moving into the house and wants to move in some of his own furniture so a lot of the old stuff will have to be sold. I love yard sales but they are a lot of work to organize. Richie recently got rehired at Corning Glass (makers of Pyrex, Corelleware, TV glass, and many other things) which is only 7 miles from where he lives. He will be making new ceramic mufflers designed for future cars an trucks. Gramps was a mechanical engineer at the same company nearly 50 years ago.
I did get to the airshow last Friday, but we had to fly around a thundercloud in order to get there (such fun!). Made it in by late afternoon, wife followed up later in the car. Over 170 airplanes there for the show on Saturday and Sunday though I didn't get to fly during the performances, just watch.
Busy busy week, I'll send some garden pictures soon.
Glad you had a great birthday Sandi! This is the time of year I wish I lived in Wyoming - lol - anywhere but Phoenix.
Al - I can't believe how hot New York and most of the east coast has been. Sweltering! Especially when you're not used to it. This time of year is our monsoon season, though we haven't gotten any rain, but the humidity is high. We're not used to that. When it's 115° and 25%+ humiduty it's stifiling. Glad your garden is going well. I still have a few 'maters ripening and the cherries are still setting fruit - even in this heat. Eggplant. okra, sweet taters, peppers and melons of all kinds going gangbusters. Oh and Basil. Everything else is limping through...
I think it's great your son is moving into Gramps' house - how neat! Good luck with the sale and all.
Hi everyone. Thanks to all for the prayers and good thoughts. He seems better today, we got a great dr. who actually started treating him for spider bite and just in the nick of time. He may not lose his finger or hand. But it has damaged his kidneys, so please continue to pray for his kidneys. Some # is suppose to be 1.3 or lower, and his is 3.6 and riseing. Very dangerous so I'm very worried. Take care everyone. HUGS!
Hello everyone. I'm back for a bit. Marti that is a wild moonvine, I think. They grow wild around here too. I have several outside.They are pretty and usually if you dig them up and move them,they die, but seeds will grow more. They are real common in our fields and roadsides.
Yep, RRM, that looks just like the one Loca rooted for me and it bloomed and has been so pretty. I love it.
Thanks nettie. He seems to be better just having the problem with the kidneys and it is common for spider bites but very dangerous.
Love to see the flowers Sissy70.
Need a little cheer. Here is my little flower.
I told Sissy, this was the place to show her flowers. Welcome Sissy.
Loca, that is what it is. thank you. It is pretty , isn't it?/ I guess it is a houseplant isn't it???
Thank you for the name.
Mekos, that baby is the prettiest flower of them all...((()))
how did you do that that is great i have trouble just loading one at a time.trll us please tell. love nettie. mekos i will be gone to the dr. tomorrow my yearly check up to be sure im not growing anything new. i feel fine just tirde alot of the time.
RRM - the Duranta is a tender perennial. It will survive outside in the ground here but may need to be potted where you are at or at least in a protected spot. Jan's survived her big freeze in the greenhouse with flying colors.
I think mine is about to croak;o( It blew down last winter in a big storm and the big pot shattered. I cut it back and repotted it but it's not doing so well. Could be the heat too. I'm crossingmy fingers it survives the summer. If it does it will go in the ground. They can get several feet tall here in ground!
mekos if that little girl gets any prettier her dad will need a ball bat by the time she is 16 or just lock her in her room.give her a kiss and a big hug for me love nettie, good night have a good day today.
Welcome Sissy post all the pictures you want here we don't mind.
The multiple one looks like you did a collage then posted it.
I'm killing time waiting to call the eye surgery place again. Called yesterday got runaround on one lady I wanted to talk to other lady whom I need to talk to for sure decided to leave early without returning my calll. grrrrr I do not like that place's office staff much good thing I like the dr or I would say the heck with it.
Loca, Thank you so much if you want me to try to start you one, let me know. I will be glad to.
Sissy, Told you they would love your gorgeous pictures. Welcome ,
Isn't Mekos G'daughter a pretty little thing?? Love her. Yes, Nettie, he is going to need a BIG ballbat.
Good morning everyone. Danny got to come home from the hospital today. Shocked me to death. He called me at 6:00am and asked me to come get him, and he had begged the dr. to let him come home and just see his dr. at home. He didn't want to be so far away from everyone. So I just got back from getting him and taking him home. His kidneys are still not doing well, but the dr. said he could be treated just as well at home so I hope he is right. Anyway, I sure can use the rest.
Nettie, hope your check up is good. You don't be growing anything except flowers now.
Sissy the flowers are just beautiful.
RRM, that plant needs to come in for winter. Mine was in the greenhouse and when the power went off that night, it got bit a little but survived because the power came back on in the next day. If it had been longer without heat, it would have croaked too.
Mine is in a pot and growing great.
Got to go do some needed cleaning, so you all have a great day and thank you all for the prayers. HUGS my friends!
Mekos - sooooooo glad to hear Danny is home! Still praying for a speedy and total recovery...
RRM - I might take you up on that offer if this one croaks. I will be so sad as I've had it for years. It is a little difficult to root the cuttings depending on the time of year you try. I find them hard all the time - lol... Of all the ones I tried to root last year one made it - the one I sent mekos - lol. Many rooted but didn't make it when transplanted. It's a picky plant.
mekos my check up went well dr. ina was pleased as punch i had gained 4lbs im happy for me and daniel hope he gets better every day he will do better at home its good to have your family around you, now you rest and take cxre os yourself. everyone counts on moma no getting around that if you ever been a moma you know it. love nettie
lovely little girl is she a little bossy girls are just a little bossy,i know from my girls. they were all that way.my dh says they comr by it honistly. don,t know where he came by that. don,t won,t to know. nettie
loca lots of wattering going on in my garden. and flower beds also don.t know how long i can do this but just keep trying we need rain bad. every thing so dry im probly gona loose some things can.t be helped,im just keeping stuff going and not very long rain will help but not for long its just sommer here in ar. nettie
rrm - What is your verical planting wall made out of??? I think it looks great I can think of several things that would look good in one. I'm thinking strawberries, or I wonder how cherry tomatoes would grow in one.
That was one I got at Lowes just small spaces but I bet you could make a largerone. It is made of a black molded plastic and only 2 1/2'' deep and 4 '' wide. About 2 1/4 hight. I enjoyed planting it.
they have larger ones but I think they were from England. Have to get you all a link.
Happy Birthday Robin and Robert. Hugs to you both!
I got a new batch of baby fish in my pond and here is sweet baby girl trying to cut a tooth already. Got a bump on her top gum front tooth place. She keeps her tongue up there to cover it and chews on her finger. :0)
I agree! Those snaps are awesome! And so is that little one Mekos! She just gets cuter and cuter every day!
Does anyone have any experience with starting bleeding hearts from cuttings? Is it possible? Difficult? Any info would be a great help, as I am trying to get a pink bleeding heart, since I don't have one, and my DMIL does, teehee! Hers is gorgeous and DH and I gave it to her several years ago, so I am sure she will let me get a cutting or 2.
Just send me your address. I stuck the pieces into another pot with a plant and didn't think they would root but to my surprise they both put on new leaves and started growing.
The small pot is too small for even 1 of them, let alone 3 plants. The other plant will thank you for giving it back it's own pot.
i bought a little hollyhock on sale at atwoods it is going to have seed but i can,t find them may not be waiting long enough its ahort and stocky beautiful bloom called queeny purple only grows 2ft. tall just does not set seed like normal hollyhock. was going to save the seed for next year. any one have any of these ? nettie
Hey nettie, my guess is it may not have got pollinated.
Depends on where it was while it bloomed or being a hybrid, it might be a steryl breed. No way to know. I've never had one. Sorry.
Welcome back arejay, we all missed you. Show pictures girl.
mekos you could be wright ive never had one before the bloom is very pretty. we had 2 little heat showers today dau said they had a storm over in charleston riped up some trees don,t need that. but could sure use some good rain. been sitting yp close to the air today may have to do that again tomorrow.hope the rest of you get some cooling air and rain if you need it. love and good night all nettie
Wow, sorry nettie. Those critters can make a mess of garden stuff. I guess it was good the dogs didn't go in there.
We are getting so many days with 100 and 105 degree heat. - can't remember having heat like this. I went out at 7:00am to take a picture and the camera fogged up!!!! What heat that early! You stay cool and hug the air too, I do.
got good rain today was nice love it seams cooler to me but i get cold if it drops below 50 im the little old lady in walmart with the jacket on.oh yes that is me. im just glad it has cooled some hope the rest of us got some releaf from the heat. nettie
Well, some get all the luck! I woke this morning to a few drips off the house top but none to speak of. The ground was not wet.
I had this beauty just now bloom. All my others already finished blooming.
Mekos, you have the prettiest glads! Love the colors on them! Now you need to teach that little one to say "Gramma" too, lol! No rain here either lately, but at least we are having cooler weather. Don't think we've reached 95 yet this summer, and still cooling off nicely in the evenings. We are down to about 60 now, so beautiful weather. Can't believe it's still so cool for it being the end of July!
dh and i have a plan for the greenhouse roof , had a problem with leaks this last year we are gona put a large tarp on it for this winter. just don,t have the extra funds this tear for new roof i think it will work. or i hope it willwhat do you think nettie
its the little things that get you every time mekos i find myself repeating things my mother said to me when i was very young i told my little grand daughter pretty is as pretty does and she looked at me as if i had lost my mind,and i may have for a few minuts. they are bossy and loud with it, its always someone fault but not theirs.id like the truth. nettie im not going to beat anyone never have..
Wow, Nettie, I haven't heard that one for ages either! And I never could figure that one out, lol! It always confused me and never made any sense to me. Just what is pretty doing anyway, lol?
Geez, and every time a notice a red sky, I always think or say that, lol!
My early miniature tomatoes grown from special "Tumbler" seeds purchased from Jung's. I kept four of these planted in one gallon pots, been eating them since first week in July (very early for here). Tomatoes are 50 cent size and delicious, very productive for small plants, I've got 100's of small tomatoes off from these plants.
I've been trying to grow Hollys for years without much luck. These came out of somebodies Newbie pack sent from Arejay. Gramps used to call them outhouse flowers, but I thought they were kind of neat. First time in my garden!
Beautiful Al. Those tomatoes are great for salads. I love to grow them, though I don't eat salads. My family does.
Better keep an eye on those Coleus though, someone might go looking for them. Too cute!
I rescued these Susans from Gramps farm this Spring. They were growing inside an old tractor tire he had planted for Gram. Now it's in my garden, fond memories. This is my last one today! Have a nice weekend All!!
They are all Beautiful he coleus too.
Here is one, actually two coleus I got sent to me.
One on left is Home Depot one on right ,tags reads Religous Rutabegi
It is a beauty. If you want a closer pic let me know.
Nice pics everyone! Love your Coleus and your deck is great Al!
I have not heard from Mechelle - need to check up on her - lol.
We finally got some rain here today!! Yeah! My unofficial rain gauge shows just over 0.5". It started about 3 pm with a downpour and has been drizzling ever since. Chance all through the weekend - sure hope we get it.
I leave for Maine Tuesday night - can't wait! Going to pick up my son from summer vacation with Grammie and Grampy and will get to spend some time with my family! Hopefully there will be some good photo ops while I'm there and the weather is nice.
Hi nettie, Yes Enid is working hard on her candles and trying to get her business going to sell some. She is working hard and not much time for the computer lately. Hope you have a wonderful day my friend!
Kelly, you're gonna love the weather in Maine! Such a change from what you've been seeing in the desert! Have fun visiting with all the family!
Al, I loved your coleus! And I love the one from Home Depot, RRM! It's very cute with its spreading little leaves!
County Fair is going on this week here, so between work and that will be popping in only once in awhile! Gotta go to the fair and see all the kiddos in the area showing their animals and plants! Just gotta support the kids with their 4H and FFA projects, even tho ours are long out of it!
Al, my mater plants just keep growing and growing, and tons of blossoms, but no little maters yet! Only produce yet is actually one little cuke. You can tell how weird this year is and how far behind compared to what we usually have by now. OH! And got my first MG blooms today, lol! They are just starting to climb, but have 3 little blooms right off the ground!
What a cute outfit Mekos! She just gets cuter and cuter, and I can't believe how fast she is growing! Our 11 month old is such a tank, he just now figured how to stand, but only if he can hold onto something! He's just too top heavy, lol!
Thanks you guys. I think she will be doing stuff early. My oldest daughter started walking at 5 months and ran everywhere by 7 months and could talk your head off at 7 months. Cut her teeth at 3, 4 and 5 months and all her jaw teeth while I was in the hospital (having baby #2)at 11 months old. Out of diapers at 8 months old and off her bottle. Sucked a paci till she was 3 years old. She turned over for the first time in the newborn nursery at the hospital. No one believed it except the nurse that saw it. That was exceptional and none of the next 3 did anything like that. Each was slower than the one before it. My last one was very lazy. I'm really amazed at how well she is doing. Hugs everyone. Good night!
Personally, I think girls are faster learners than boys. At least mine was, but she was also the youngest, so could learn from her older brothers. Course, in your case, that logic won't work, lol!
On another note, I need to get a female arctic kiwi! Any ideas where to look?
oh my had to go get new drivers licens today that is one old eugly womans picture don,t know where they got it but i ask for the same picture i had last time can,t be they wouldn,t let me do that.they put two pictures or the same old woman on my licens. oh well ill get over it . came home and cleaned the greenhouse out only weeds growing good size weeds should have fixed this mess weekz ago. but its done now. going to the grocery store tomorrow don,t like going if we didn,t have to eat we would have more money. bill had some work done on the drive way it looks and drives good just have to wait and see if it,s going to hold and not wash away when it comes a hard rain, take care love and hugs have a good day nettie.
To bad your not in Arizona. There you get your drivers license at 18 and its good until you reach age 62. Same picture all that time. OH YES!!!
When I worked in the store in Calif and we sold booze and had to ID people I alway loved those Arizona licenses. I saw one that expired in 2045.
Wow a license that last that long... How in the world do they make extra money for the state if they dont charge you for all these lil things over and over? Around here they find a reason to charge you,any excuse to get your money...Lol arejay at the old woman conspiracy.. Beautiful flowers and butterflies..Mekos that GD ust gets prettier everyday..
Wow a license that last that long... How in the world do they make extra money for the state if they dont charge you for all these lil things over and over? Around here they find a reason to charge you,any excuse to get your money...Lol arejay at the old woman conspiracy.. Beautiful flowers and butterflies..Mekos that GD just gets prettier everyday..
ooops .. Did I say that twice? Sorry.. Ok Im out to get my watering done its so dry and hot even with the rain a few days ago, the next day you couldnt tell it rained..Supposed to be 103 today with heat index of 115.. You guys try to stay cool..
I've got a gentle rain happening right now. The news says T- storms for today. It's funny. Yesterday when I checked the weather for the week it said Sunny for today - no mention of rain. This morning it says T-storms
Yep - my license expires on my 65th birthday - in 2035! They "recommend" you update your picture every so often. I think the initial license is $25 and you can get a replacement for $10. It's been a while so not sure if the prices are right or not still - lol. They get their money on emissions testing and outrageous registration fees... Any reinstatement fees from all the people whose license gets suspended or revoked. The fees for that kind of stuff are outrageous.
the night flying moths are haveing a ball out back in my fore o clocks all differnint sizes of them they can be mean if you bother them im not gona bother them. they are all over the place. they chased the son away, im not going around back they can have it.
that dumb dog has another snake bite she can,t leave them alone i hope it doesn,t kill her she is rtill chasing cars so i don,t think it will kill her on bad days i could kill her myself she sleeps in my flower bed i get her with the fly swater but you can,t break her from doing anything. she makes you feel bad if you get her i feel sorry for her but people just keep dumping animaly here. wish i could catch them throwing thrm out but they do it at night after we go to bed, love and hugs nettie have you all have a good dzy tomorrow might get some rain.
Holy Cow! What a light show we have going on! Thunder and lightning everywhere around us! No alarm sirens yet tho, so that must be a good sign. And now it is starting to rain, so happy about that too, since we need it! Sure couldn't talk me into going outside tho!
Nettie those dogs can be so stubborn.. Old dawgs and young dogs alike hehe.. My young dog thinks he is human.. Look at him sitting up sleeping..Another 5 minutes both of them would have been asleep. lol
Yep, doesn't look like he's any more spoiled than ours, lol! But what a beautiful pup! Well, guess I'll go survey the damage from the storm and critters last night. Seems if it's not one, it's the other, so I'm sure something got eaten, or ripped up or something
CUTE Trish. Just wait till he gets too big to sit in there with your DH. He will not be a happy camper. Ours got too big to sleep in bed with us and cried and cried when we moved them out. They pushed us off the bed they were so big. I moved them to the huge garden tub in my master bathroom and they could see us and they started sleeping in the bath tub at night. They took over the sofa, and it was not easy to get them off. They grew up thinking they were people instead of dogs.
You got your work cut out for you.
Nettie, hope your dog gets better. Snake bites are awful dangerous. Poor baby. You take care,and I hope you got some rain. We havent got any yet.
no rain working at the fair tomorrow it will rain so we have to walk in mud.that won,t be anything new but i would waid mud for a good rain.oh well ill be ok. the dog acts like she feels better, love to all and good night nettie.
Lol Mitt "outside" dog..I've never had an animal in the house(except fish) till Caleb brought this pup home at 4 weeks old..To young to be weened, had to be bottle fed, to cold outside to be left out there alone..Sigh..Now he will be 4 months old on the 8th weighs 25 pounds and is more spoiled than the kids..He goes outside when I water or when the boys are playing..Otherwise he thinks this is a big dog house..Im still not crazy about having a dog in the house, but im crazy about the dog lol..He lets me hose him down outside, seems to like it actually, then dry him with a towel or he runs round and round like a crazy dog then he comes in and goes to his bed, or to one of the kids beds if they will let him... He sleeps in the utility room at night on his bed..To be a pup(with such a stubborn reputation) hope im not speaking to soon, he sure is a good dog so far..My husband spoils him worse than anyone, that was his pillow the dog was sleeping on after DH got off the couch.I try to keep him in his bed and off the furniture then he comes home and you see what happens..
More pretty porch flowers in bloom. Weather is finally backing off temperature wise, it's almost comfortable around here. Heard about Chelsea's wedding not far from here but I didn't get invited, so sorry I can't share any pictures. I guess they spurred the local economy a bit though, which is a good thing. I hope they ate well using local veggies and all.
hi all just got the dishwasher loaded been ay the fair grounds all day saw alot of people that i only see once a year. grand son the 7year old won the slick pig capture he looked the part and had a strange smell about him but was ever so proud. won 14.00 dollars and braging rights. i was never good at chasing pigsthey are slick liyyle buggers.have to go back in the morning and help with the fresh vegies. i can do that love to watch the children they get so excited when they win a ribbon. my kids were always like that,
parkers 4h chickens go to the fair thursdey 3 to be judged and 12 to sale he calls them my girls they are nice looking layers hope he gets some ribbons on them.he would like to have a goat this next time. he loves to care for critters. and does a good job.we stil have no rain boy do we need some. love nettie
Sounds like you had a great day Nettie! I love this time of year just for the fairs! The kids all work so hard, and it is just so much fun watching them! All it did was rain here today, and hail a little, and blow ALOT! Nasty winds!
Good morning everybody. I was just sitting here looking at Al's bird up there and a big green lizzard was on the screen outside my window in front of me and also a pretty good size moth and the lizzard slowely went over toward the moth and waited a bit just watching and then pounced and got that moth and in 2 seconds it was GONE! He had breakfast! Now to my pond for a cool drink ;0)
Congrats to your grandson Nettie. Something to be proud of! Hopeing the other does good with his chickens. (2 thumbs up!)
We are still dry too. No rain at all for a while now. Had to water stuff this morning and almost passed out , not gonna risk it again. Plants may die but I just can't help it.
I'm still weak and shakey. Got go rest up and cool off some more I guess. Have a great day you all. Love the rooster Charleen. CUTE!
Hi peeps! I'm in Maine and suffering from jetlag - lol. Gotta try and get some sleep tonight. It is humid but cool - far cry from the desert - lol. I'll catch up and check in as I can. We're at the lake and I was out earlier listening to the loons!
WOW! Kelly. You gonna go blueberry pickin with Arejay? She goes this week or weekend I think. Suppose to be good ripe right now. Enjoy the trip and have fun with them looneys up there. (Ah,ah, - I mean lunes!) Sorry !???!
Hey - Kelly on a road trip! Everytime she's there, I'm here. Every time I'm there, she's here. I really enjoyed Arizona in March though. It probably seems cool to be in Maine in August. Have a great trip Kelly!
parkers girls almost got to hot at the fair yoday almost had him in tears but we got them to cool down with fresh water his chickens are not kept in a hot buildings. yhey get out side its hard to see them pined up. they are more like pets. i wone the over all in senor arts and crafts with a papper cutting im in shock don.t know how it did in the best of show so many pretty things alot of good craft people and artist. i love all of it. parker wonts to take one of mothers naked ladies. yhats so he can rell all his little friends that he put a naked lady in the fair tepical male thinking im afraid im going to make him put the correct nams on it.he won,t like that ill have to look it up for him. love nettie. wish it would rain mekos you be careful we could probley re place most of anything thay might kick the bucket from this heat. don.t wory about it take care of yourself. and stay inside.i don,t wont to come home from the fair tomorrow and find out you are sick. love nettie
Wow Nettie! Great going! Best of show is awesome! Would love to see some pictures when you get time! Congrats!! Sounds like our state fair a couple of years ago with all your heat. We had that problem, and the poor kids here lost so many birds and rabbits due to heat strokes, etc. Feel for the kids having to go thru that with their animals. Do the kids there use PVC pipe filled with water and then frozen and then put in the pens with their animals there? We've been seeing that alot here. Works really well to helping the smaller critters cool when they are cooped up in those buildings.
Have fun Kelly.
Nettie, I'm proud of you girl wit a Best of Show WIN! Congratulations! You can freeze water in a soft drink bottle too and put in the pens for the animals. Helps a lot in this heat. Take several frozen bottles and switch them out as needed. Keep the unused ones in a insulated container to keep it cold. Animals will appreciate it. And YOU ALL take care not to get too hot out in this heat too. Drink lots of fluids. Have fun and tell us all about it when you get back. Take pictures if you can. We like pictures! LOL
I feel better today Nettie. Think my bloodpressure was up yesterday. I'm good.
One of the treasures we found in Gramps estate was this 1942 Edition of Maule's Seed Catalog. Interesting piece we have here. It's was published in almost comic book format with pulp inside pages and a beautiful glossy color cover. It's a real look at gardening seen 68 years ago! Some of the varieties are pretty close to what we have today. I've spent hours absorbed in this thing, it even has the original order form and return envelope attached.
This is only one inside page. I tried to scan the beautiful cover but it wouldn't bump over to my computer.
WOW! HOW wonderful Al. I love to see old stuff like that found. Someone had just shown me a old menue where her father and someone had opened a cafeteria and the menue was adorable and so CHEAP! It was many many years ago in another state. BUT so cool!
It's really neat reading about the history of some of these seed varieties. Thanks for finding the web site on Wm Maule. Maule's apparently went out of business in the early 1950's. I'm glad that the Victory Seed Co. in Oregon, among several others, has managed to save some of the older seed types.
This catalog is so cool I was thinking about sending it out on a round robin tour if anybody is interested in seeing it. It doesn't have any particular value, but I would like to see it returned someday.
thanks mekos for the water idea i called parkers mom and she is doing milk jogs as we speak and she is calling some of the other moms you sre just good girl hope this works. parkers two hens and i rooster took best in show today he is so prowd of them. they layed 4 eggs for him. he is so funny he talks to the girls like they are prople and they try to please him. hr thanked yhem for the eggs.and they just strut around in the cage iknow he is gona won,t to thank you when he comes over . love nettie..
aeter 3 days at the fair i feel like a chicken my feet hurt. but im gona soak them for a while, rrm thats a nice looking bird you have there. do you talk to them like my parker does. he loves those chickrns he raised them from chicks they all havre names he has to sell 12 of them so they can buy more chicks for 4h.he knows that but he is afraid they won,t get good homes.enough chicken talk for tonight i can sleep later in the morning and it is raining and has been off and on for a while thank goodness, love and hugs nettie
Al, nice treasure you have in that catalog.
Still want to check out the link.
Nettie, I do I can call Abigail and she comes running. I usually have a bug and she wants it.
Abigail is a sweet girl,
Good Morning ALL.
Hi nettie, glad you all are doing so well at the fair. I just love to hear about the kids doing those things. It is so nice. The frozen water jugs will make a difference to the animals. This heat is just too much on caged animals enclosed that way. Poor babies. I wish I could get him some of my colored egg laying chicks. Mine are the ones that lay colored eggs and so friendly when raised from a baby. Silkies make the best PET chickens. I've raised all kinds.
We got rain last night and so nice. Got to go see about the baby. She is waking up. Later.
i think one of my garden club ladies is givening parker some of those chicks. he will bug her until they hatch he can hardly wait to get them. i yhink she is giveing him some plants also. he is a mess wonder if he will name his plants he has love for every thing no mater what it is,some one droped a little mut dog on us i called him and said parker grand ma has had another little dog droped on me and i can.t keep him you can have him if mom says it is ok, it was ok . he named him turtle he loves parker real good and parker loves him they go every where togearher, bed bath tub im not sure i could handle the bath tub thing but it dosen,t bother his moma and she is the person who cleans the mess up not me. im going to bed you all have a good day hope we all get rain love nettie
Good morning All Im glad to say we did a lil rain almost an inch.. Guess that will keep the grass from dying and make the weeds grow even if theres no hope left for the plants. Some of my hosta's are looking real bad from the dry heat(the ones I didnt keep watered) They flowered are proceeded to start turning brown..They may get a lil more morning sun than they actually like, but have done well there for 3 year without this problem, or at lease this early in the year..My wild geraniums look like sticks now. This was my first year to see them big and blooming so not sure how long they last each year.Its to the point here now that only the strong survive..Hope you all have a great weekend.. Nettie my son is growing fryer hens for the county fair competition then hopes to sell whats left..lol Ive never eaten a chicken from the back yard.. He says we can always have a big BBQ if they dont sell.
HUNEY, the key to eating a chicken that roams around is put it up in a pen for 2 weeks feeding it grain or laying crumbles then kill it to eat. You don't want to eat one roaming and eating just anything , so keeping it in a pen for at least 2 weeks will ensure a cleaner diet and better tasteing for you. Hope they sell for him. Maybe you'll get some rain this weekend, it has helped us. We got a little last night late.
huney not to wory they will sell, people haxe ben looking at parkers 12 hens trying to make up their mind what they will bid for them, yhat starts at `1 today he is hopeing they get a good home, the money goes back to 4h to get more chicks for more kids. i think they call it the pullet chain. love nettie sory your things are burning up you are not alone my plants are gone not the naked ladies got about 50 in bloom they are a wellcome sight. you should have some around somewhere you can,t kill them.
Temps are still pushing the 90's here in New York, hottest summer I can remember in a long while. Predicted hot for the next week or so. Livy and I tried out our new pool this afternoon to stay cool! Thought you might enjoy this lovely pix, part of my backyard garden in the background.
mekos parker got 17 dollars a pice for his chickens but he cried and his grand mother alice from tenn. bought them back thats the reason i didn,t go to the auction i can,t stand the tears. i would have bought them myself. he took them home and caught grasshoppers for them.i guess he is still in the chicken buisness love and hugs to all.
OH Nettie, that is just cute. He is attached already to them. Well, he took good care or they wouldn't have sold so high so he will take good care now and finish raising them. Good for his mom. I'm proud of her doing that for him. It would have broke my heart to have to see that and not get them back. I'm proud of the boy caring like he does. He'll be a good one growing up.
Sounds like you had a real good day.
Way to go AL. I need one of them too. Iffin I had a grandbaby big enough to justify buying one, so everyone wouldn't know it was for me, I'd be in there too. :0) 2thumbs up!!!
parker was over for a while tonight he told me he was glad the girls were home they were starving for big fat grass hoppers i love him to peaces but he is sure a softe, he needs extra loveing. and that is what grandmaws are good for, love to all hope tomorrow is a wet cool day.
it is missing a good chance to rain, guess im gona have to do a rain dance im afraid if i get it started i can,t turn it off.oh well im on a roll get your swim suits on love and hugs nettie, i think ill pray for rain.
I hope everybody's staying hydrated with this weather. I hope the rain dance works, Nettie!! We need some, too.
I saved a few of my "Tumbling Tom" miniature tomato seeds to try over the summer. My aim is to plant them now in hopes for an indoor crop around Christmas time. If anybody is interested I will likely have a few transplants available to ship around (?) October 1st. Keep in mind that this is kind of an experiment and I don't know the exact results until I try it. They seem to grow well in larger containers. Let me know if you would like to join this adventure and try a couple.
I can also do some stem clips from my green Coleus, which is still healthy but getting a litttle rangly right now.
Theyre beautiful Al. How do you keep tomatoes over winter in NY? I figure you are colder than me. You keep them inside a greenhouse or the house?(iffin you don't mind me asking)
I'm thinking I probably won't do my greenhouse this winter, but ya never know, I just might surprise myself.
I don't have a greenhouse, but I do have a nice sunny window on the south side of my kitchen. I've grown several things there even in the short day winter months. I also have a 4' light stand for the smaller plants up to 20" tall.
hi all im so glad the fair is over it was 105 here today i tried to wet some things down but don,t think i did much good. dh took me out for lunch its our 44th wedding anv tomorrow. and my birthday is the 20th thats another reason to not cook, its to hot to cook, going to try and get up early and run more water on yhe ground sure wish we could all get some rain, love and hugs nettie,
So cute Charleen. I think I'll plant mine this winter and get a jump start on the growing season.
That is good to know Al, I wasn't sure they would produce well inside. No bees to pollinate and real sunshine. Just wondering.
I'm glad too nettie. That is just TOO hot to be outside for so long. You get rest and enjoy the going out for dinner. Happy anniversary and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! BIG HUGS!
Hey nettie, I think I read somewhere a while back that you can draw. (I may have mistaken you for someone else) pen and ink drawing. Do you draw people or just objects? Do you have any you could show us if this is the right person I'm thinking about. My brain does not work so I could be mistaken. Anyway If it is you, I'd love to see some. Have some peach muffins with peach chunks inside for your birthday!
i made a fool of myself at the fair over a upside down peach cake it was so good icould have eat yhe whole cake by myself but had to share with everyone else, it wone first place oh yes and a good choice, i hate it that the judges get sick from all the sweet things i only have to be asked once to help. with the food .those judges just sit and eat a little of everything i guess you would get sick after a while but not of peach cakewiah i had the recipe for the cake bet my dau got it. ill call and ask her. best idea ive had all day. love nettie yes i do pin and ink art work not as i did at one time its hard on your eyes and you must have a steady hand. im going to work with one of the grand kids see if i can get them to take it up,
Good idea nettie. I sure don't have a steady hand nor good eyes so I guess it wouldn't be my cup of tea. I always loved to see the drawings though. Someone drew a pencil sketch of my sister and it was sooo cool. I just wish I could do stuff like that.
I'd love to have the cake receipe for peaches. I use preserves to make the muffins. It is thicker and richer. More peachy taste. (Just ask Marti)
anyone know how to take a picture of art work under glass im afraid i will get a bad glair from yhe light, and i don.t won.t to take them out of the frames they are sealed in them. and thats alot of work.nettie
Dang! I missed the muffins - lol. They looked delicious anyways...
Tomatoes are self-pollination - no need for bees;o) A good breeze or shake the plant and the pollen will drop. They grow successfully in a greenhouse so don't see why they wouldn't grow inside if you had a nice sunny spot!
Well, Maine was fabulous! The weather was fantastic and now I'm back to the desert heat - around 110° for the next week or so - argh!
Nettie - my camera has a "museum mode" where there is no sound or flash. I think if you don't use the flash and take the pic when light is not putting your shadow on the glass it should be OK. It's easier to do than it is to explain - lol.
mekos don.t wory about the food it goes around my house like that and no one knows who ate it. i don,t even ask anymore. the youngest son lives a stonen throw from us in a double wide his wife won,t buy junk food but they know someone who does.yes they do.love and hugs thanks for the muffins hope the house didn.t get to hot.i have two new books can.t wait to get into trying some of the things in this botanical illustration in warercolor by eleanor wunderlich she does beautiful work hope she is a good teacher. and i can learn from her. she works for the brooklyn botanic garden ive seen some or her work so i can,t wait to see if i can do this imost times wait until winter when i can,t get outside to do anything. ireally wont to try this though so may use the heat as an excuise to start early.
If you're shooting against glass, Nettie, you must have the flash unit on your camera turned off. Otherwise just look for some nice natural light, perhaps under a porch or something to prevent the glare.
thanks al ill try that. mekos our little chicken farmer syuck a knife in his eye this morning they have it all wraped up if it staets swelling they will send hjm to ft.smith i told his mom thats where i would have taken him all our dr, are just family dr bad cold people don,t know much about eyes.he sent for jello pudding cups and ice cream grandpa took that over eariler said he was doing good ill have to go see for myself here in a little while.i have to see for myself. love nettie.
To make Peach Upside down cake in the crockpot, you need a couple of things. You need a baking dish at least 3 1/2 - 4 inches deep that will fit inside your crockpot. I had a large round crockpot that worked good for this recipe. I wish I had brought it from Calif with me, but thought I could replace it here. Now I can't find a round crockpot anywhere in this town. All of them are oblong and I havn't found an oblong baking dish that will work.
Once you have the proper baking dish that will fit inside the crockpot, than you need to take aluminum foil and fold it several times to make a long piece of foil. You need 2 of these strips. You will use these, crossed to lower the baking dish into the crockpot and remove it when done.
Now for the cake You will need:
1 box of Pound Cake mix
1 large can of peaches or you can use fresh or frozen ones.
a handfull of pecans (I prefer chopped walnuts)
Bottle of cherries (optional)
In the bottom of the baking dish you melt 2 - 3 tablespoons of butter/margrine, than cover the bottom of the dish with brown sugar, nuts, and add cherries if you want cherries. Mix the pound cake per box instuctions but add 1 teaspoon Almond Extract. Pour slowly over Brown Sugar mixture. Place dish on crossed foil pieces and lower into crockpot. Turn crockpot on high for 3 1/2 - 4 hours or low for 6 - 8 hours. When done, lift dish out with foil strips and place on counter. Place plate on top and carefully flip over and let sit for about 5 minutes. Than slowly lift off baking dish. I like it served warm with a little whipped cream.
I've been making this here and putting it in the over as I don't have the crockpot and it comes out good.
gona take these books and put them back in the drawerdon.t need to do this now. have to wait until parker is well. he is such a good boy i hope and pray he will be ok. ilove all my grand children. they are all special to me. love and hugs nettie
parker is going to be fine can see out of his eye the swelling is gone but he has a black eye but other than that no perminant damage thank goodness. now if his moma can get her spiider bite cleared up they will be good to go.im going to have to go to a flower design class by my self. milissa found a iob in paris im so happy for her the chicken farmer will stay with me and grand paw. he is a happy camper can,t wait to start love nettie
Thanks for the receipe , Gonna try it.
OH nettie, I'm so glad he is gonna be ok. Can't mess around with the eyes, they got to last you a life time. Sorry about the spider bite too. Those can be very bad. Take care of her.
You all take care. HUGS NETTIE! So glad your birthday and anniversary was good.
My membership is running out so hugs to you all. You can e-mail me iffin you all like. HUGS!
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. I've had a lovely quiet day like I wanted to have. Mekos thanks for the yummy looking cake makes my third one today.
DH gave me money to spend and bought me a lilac butterfly bush and another pot with four different kinds of flowers in it and left me alone to have my quiet day. My best friend gave me a 4 drawer organizer for my yarn and it's filled already and a cake shaped like a puppy very cute frosted with my favorite icing. Al sent me beautiful flowers in my favorite color.
Happy Birthday Mindy, glad you got to enjoy your day..It continues to be extremely hot and dry here..A few of my flowers continue to bloom but the heat is taking its toll..I spent all of last week helping plan and prepare for a sports banquet for the Jr and Sr football teams.. We raised 4000.00 for the booster club..School starts this Thursday, Im excited and apprehensive at the same time..Between football and booster club activities im sure I will stay plenty busy..Hope you all are doing well..
daughter told me today her foot is better must be my luckey day, she starts her new job in the morning, pray she can do it hope that foot dosen,t bother her.ihey tell me syories so i won,t wory they don,t know i can tell when they tell me stories. yhanks all of you for a nice birthday and aniversary that was nice of all of you. love nettie
Here is my bog garden I made and the water Iris is blooming. It is yellow and like nothing I ever saw. I'm going to take it to the ID thread and see if anyone can ID it for me. The others are pitcher plants and sundews and a few of white star grass and a couple other plants. One of the others is about to bloom also. Tiny round ball on top of the grass-looking spikes.
I believe those bloom a dark yellow too.
Well, that went fast. It is a Lachnanthes Caroliniana-bloodroot or Redroot.
A WEED! My friend sent me a weed to put in my bog with my plants! It was supposed to be an Iris. Now I know it is time to quit. Whew! Weeds for plants.
Edited to say, it's a good thing it isn't hardy here for me, I guess it will die out this winter. Only hardy to zone 8. I'm in 7.
LOL mekos - only you can grow such pretty weeds! All my bog plants are toast I believe, unless they decide to come back when it cools off... I provided the bog and plenty of wetness and shade but I think the heat was too much. If I had an actual pond and microclimate in that pond I might be successful with them... Maybe someday - a pond is on my wish list so bad!
mekos thank you you can cut those out my 12 year old gd can cut them it takes some time but it is a cheap craft i cut on a old window pane that i got ata t yard sale i like to use parchment paper when i can find it i would love to shair my patterns ive got alot of patterns love nettie,
Well, I just ordered a bunch of seeds of sundews and fly catchers (VFT) from E-bay tonight and gonna try to get Seray IF she has time to sprout some for us and maybe add to our bogs. Sounds like a new game coming on!
I can't believe it is a weed. It looked so pretty blooming. OH WELL! Good night, got to slap the sack!
When I get around to downloading my pics from the trip, I have a rose I'm hoping you might be able to help me identify. My Mom dug it up years ago from an old farm, so I assume it's a wild rose. Beautiful hot pink blooms with real rose smell! Problem is it has a lot of dead canes (and black spot - but I told her about that - lol) and it needs to be pruned so it looks better. Problem is not knowing what kind it is I don't know when/how to tell her to prune it. I know there are different ways and times depending on the rose, but I know so little about them. Hopefully you or someone can ID it for me;o)
Nope, though I've seen that one and ♥ it! The blooms are, how do I say this, ruffled? Big and ruffled - lol...
Remember my beautiful Daylilies from Seray? Well, my pic of Jungle Beauty I submitted to Plant Files was chosen as Bloom of the Day for today! How cool is that? I took sooooooooooo many pictures of that baby trying to capture the true color!
If anyone wants to buy some daylilies cheap- all named, my friend has a big daylily garden and has agreed to let me sell some for 2.00 each and you pay for shipping. I would have to pick up the lilies from him and ship them myself but that is CHEAP for those. I have seen them in bloom many times and each time I pass by his gardens, I have to stop in and lust/ I mean look at them. If you would like to see what he has let me know and I'll send you a list.
Mekos, does he have a nearly black like Loca's got?? I'd love one of those.
Loca, can it be an Austin rose of some sort. they usually smell rose-like or maybe an old fashion Cabbage rose, because of the petals.
WOW Loca, what an Honor! Congratulations.
I'll send you the list and you can look them up and see what they look like. He has over 700 varieties but will only part with 60 varieties and 4 of each. I just got 10 and going to pick them up Friday. I got doubles and frilly and edged and dark reds and all kinds. He hybridizes them and Irises. Not selling Irises yet.
That's cool mekos - can you send me the list please?
RRM - I believe it some kind of old wild homestead rose - they dug it up off an old farm... The petals are ruffled somewhat like your pic. I need to download the pics and show you all. Maybe I'll have time a little later tonight...
Loca, could it be the purple one called Chickapeon rose? I probably mispelled it, but it has ruffled blooms and purple color and smells to high heaven. Very hardy and is just beautiful. My SIL has one and I've thought about getting a piece of it.
Yep, I'll post the list if anyone wants to see it. There will be 3 pages so hold on.
Here is #3. Now I just got 10 so there would be at least 3 of each available. Mamajack told me found them all. She was thinking of doing a co-op but never got back to me so I figured I'd show them and see if anyone else wanted any. He is gonna dig late Thursday evening and I'm picking mine up Friday morning so if you want them when I get mine, I can get him to dig yours at the same time and pick them up with mine, or if you need more time to look, no problem, I can go back later and get them. He just needs a few days notice to be able to dig them.
Edited to say one is misspelled-- Bandit man
(I spelled it Brandit man) -this is wrong spelling.
It's not really purple - more a hot pink color - lol. If I ever get my pics downloaded you can see! That's a lot of DLs... If I have time to look some up before you go I'll let you know. Dormants won't do well here but EVs and SEVs will. Thanks for the list!
oh yes ive rested up from the fair im resting from a flower design class i went to yeaterday they tire me out because im so short i have to stand up to see what is going on. the train was from5 or 6 yrars ago i love to do trains i collected them for many years but how many trains does one person need. have alot of rock island stuff most of it packed away children will have a fild day with it when im gone. they will probley talk bad about me. most of the books will go to the library in town. i forget how much train stuff is stuck in yhis house may need to rid myself of some of it.im sure the grand sons will need some of it.they can do whst ever they wonto do with it. i won,t care.its just dust catchrrs my mom was like that it only makes more work for me.
rj what rose is that ? i have one in front of the house that color. nettie im glad you like the train.thanks for the kind words, im getting a little old for arts and crafts surprise myself every time i fenish smothing.
hi all mekos the little orchid you sent mr is getting ready to bloom has a long bloom stalk in the middle of it i had to bring iy in the air was just to hot for it; it likes being in the kitchen window with my av . love nettie ill send pictures when it does bloom.
hi all we need rain real bad the grass is so dry and the wind is up the other side of the valley burned today fire is not good we need rain put a stop to grass fires. lighting trying to put on a show don,t need trhat either. as dh says im never happy.i am ijust don,t like fire.
Wow Nettie, praying for rain for you. I don't like the fires either. We been getting some little showers at night and not much but every little bit helps. It is letting everything turn green again. We needed it bad too. So hoping for rain for you too. Good night Hugs everyone.
Here is blossom and her Moma.