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rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9208508

Looks like the ayes have it. We will have our fall RU on Saturday September 29. Time to put those hot summer days to good use. Too hot to go outside and work the garden so let's work our brains to come up with another great Round Up for those of us in "sort of central TX".

I would be more than willing to have it here at the farm again, trees will still have leaves in the back yard, I also have a very large canopy/tent that I can put up if it is inclimate. My DH will be happy to grill, horses and donkeys are counting the days till y'all come and feed them again, and the Border Collies are anxiously awaiting those suckers who will throw the ball endlessly into the pond for them.

We will start around 11'ish.

I am in Hempstead, and there are quite a few places to explore nearby if you chose to make it a getaway.

Here is the link for the food list
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1278944/

Here is the link for trades
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1275587/

Joy

Attending:

Rouxcrew
Gymgirl
Careyana
Kevcarr
Steadycam
bigbubbles
bariolio
kittriana
Planolinda
Trishann


I will send out the blast with directions in a day or so.



This message was edited Sep 19, 2012 3:16 PM

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9208826

I'm in! Can I bring my little girls again?

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9208920

Shouldn't be a problem for us... Lorelai would like ball-throwing duty & she loves animals...

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9208953

Joy, you know I am IN!

So tell me more about this daylilies place... :D

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9209027

where zactly is Hempstead ?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9209090

This sounds great, but it my Granddaughters Birthday. I will need to see what dates they are having a party for her. Sometimes it is early, sometimes it is late!

Hempstead, TX is about 60 miles or so, North East of Houston. Looks like it is on hwy 290, just off of 6.

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9209140

Hempstead is 40 miles northwest of Houston on Hwy. 290. It's also about 60 miles south of Wacko on Hwy. 6, and about 70 miles east of Austin on the same Hwy. 290.

The daylilly place we're talking about is just west of Brenham on 290, right before you get into town. Coming from Austin to the west, just after the road goes from divided into 5 lanes, start looking on the right hand side, you won't miss it. They grow LOTS & LOTS of daylillies but that's my wife's forte, so she would be the one to ask specific questions about them. She bought some the last trip through, and they grew pretty well after she planted them, so that's about my knowledge on the subject.

They also have vegetables and do market sales, with a decent size operation, about 5 acres, that I could see.



This message was edited Jul 17, 2012 3:58 PM

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9209162

Just a note: I cannot do Sunday!

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9209166

Kevin, that sounds like a place I could spend a day. Brenham really isn't any worse than driving to my favorite greenhouse in Giddings from NW Austin!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9209227

Was in your neck of the woods this afternoon Carey, went to Florence to pick up a new LGD pup. Was spur of the moment or would have called to give you rain lilies.

Saturday would be fine, is that date ok for everyone? Kids are always welcome, we have leashes for the unruly ones. LOL

We could do a field trip to the day lily place early that morning before we RU'd...

There are several good nurseries, wineries, and antique places around as well as that little creamery in Brenham.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9209243

Saturday the 22nd? Is the 22nd a Sat?

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9209245

Joy, it sounds like your bunkhouse might be full that weekend. lol!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9209266

It is in September. Have room for three in the bunkhouse.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9209310

Are there motels close by?

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 17, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9209418

There is a very reasonable (39.99) one just 5 minutes from the house. But LK, as far as you are coming, you are welcome to the bunkhouse.

Joy

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9209467

Thanks Joy, but I need to check dates for the Birthday party first, before I commit.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9209521

Im in.

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 18, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9210121

Carey,

You'll go right past the place when you go to the RU... If you've gone to Hou. from up in Austin, right after the road goes from divided to 4-lane with a big center-turn lane, as you come into Brenham, start looking on the right-hand side of the road, you can't miss it... You'll love it & stop back by on the way home to pick up your stuff...

Roux,

I've got a staple gun for the real unruly ones!!! LOL...

Kevin

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9210244

I'm in for a trip to the daylily place, too! One of my raised beds (yet to be built) will have daylilies and nasturtiums.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 18, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9210306

I have Friday free and I am thinking that after chores I might just have to go and scope it out. I would hate to recommend a place on hearsay, LOL. Course then I will need to get a bed going so that I can plant my prizes. And with the skeeters and the humidity, something I haven't had to deal with for 4 or so years, I can't even weed the areas I have.

Went scrounging rain lilies today, found some pink ones and some really tall ones, in white. Now it is too hot to get them in little pots, or big pots for that matter. Guess they will sit in their buckets till evening.

Kevin, we could just staple them to a tree, or use them as catfish bait.

Joy

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9213441

OK, went to the daylily place and boy are there some pretty ones blooming since the rain. The fellow's mom said that he wasn't selling any till fall, maybe first of October and gave me his card, said I should call him to place an order. He has all sorts of pics on the porch wall but it isn't the same as looking at those gorgeous blooms. I will call him sometime this week and see what he has to say and let y'all know. Here are a few of the ones I saw blooming while I was there.

Joy

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9214340

Go Joy! Maybe if he realizes a bunch of plant crazy people are going to converge a week early, he'll let us pick through and take some home. :D

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 22, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9214895

Yeah. Tell him you're bringing a tour group.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9215273

Well, it looks like I will not be able to make this trip, as my Granddaughter's Birthday is on the 23rd, and her party date is on the 22nd. So sorry everyone. I know there will be more round ups, so I am hoping to catch you all on the next one!

bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9225750

I'd love to come again but Sept. 22nd is the only day I have something written down to do in Sept! What about the following Sat.? I'd love to be closer to *possible* cooler weather but you know how that goes! Oct looks good too, as of right now.
I want to see the horses this time! Janet

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9225976

I'm good for the 29th, too!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9226144

I don't have a problem moving it one weekend, I just picked one that I knew I had free. So who's in favor of Saturday September 29th? It would put us right in the figurative ballpark for our daylily guy. Haven't had a chance to call him, but might make a drive out there Saturday and talk in person.

Do we lose more folks than we gain? LK, could you make that weekend?

Joy

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9226265

I'm good!
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9226499

I would like to come. I wouldn't be able to on the 22nd, but could come on the 29th! That would be great! I'll start rooting some cuttings.

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9226608

Y'all just tell me when. :)


FYI, the Wildflower Center fall plant sale is the 12-14th of October in case anyone is interested. I plan to be casing the joint at 10am this time!
http://www.wildflower.org/plantsale/
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2012
10:33 PM

Post #9226706

Im still good. Either one.

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2012
9:01 PM

Post #9227772

We're not 20 minutes from LBJ Wildflower Center, and I think my wife would really like that short trip.

September 29th would be great for us, since it's the day after Betty's birthday. A little trip and some daylillies might get me out from under the dog house, for the time being. I won't even mention about the daylilly place, try to make it a surprise. I'd have to bypass coming down 290 to throw her off the track, and come into Hempstead from Brookshire, more than likely...

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9227930

Wow, sneaky. That would surely get my husband out, that or a trip to the Antique Rose Emporium. It's about 25 minutes from the farm, NW of Brenham.
Guess we need to set up a trade list and a food list?

Joy

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9229738

Oh Joy, you just HAD to bring up the Rose Emporium. I still have a couple of slots left open in my raised beds... :D

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 5, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9230184

Roux...are you a definate go on Sept 29Th? Give me a time, and location that I can post in the calendar of events for Texas.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 5, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9230353

Sheila, yes it looks like it will be our date. Guess we will start around 11, at our farm, Lonesome Pine, Hempstead.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9232835

Added it! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1241644/

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9240127

What's the latest talley?
jannz2
Pilot Point, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9240371

Hi -- new to this RU thread but wanted to ask about the "Daylilly" farm/source --??-- Is that open to the general public... or is this a neighbor of someone on this thread that just sells to select people..??..

Also, I saw The Rose Emporium mentioned -- has anyone else had any problems with the roses that they bought from them..??.. I lost my well established Pinkie Climbers to the Rosette Virus and the Aloha rose that I had them send to my brother in Indiana also developed the virus. Just curious...

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9240405

Jannz2,
Join us at the Roundup! We'd love to meet you!

Linda

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9240471

Look above and see who I gleaned a definite yes from. We are getting closer, would love to have more folks come out.

janz, the daylily guy has a place just west of Brenham on Hwy 290 and sells to the public. He has hundreds of varieties. I stopped in the other day and found out from his mom (who lives there) that he is supposed to start selling again in Oct. Have yet to call him to see if we could invade his place a weekend early to scoop up some deals or if it will be later.

ARE (rose emporium) sells disease free roses. I have bought from them for over 20 years and have carted some to other states all with good results. If you are concerned, you should feel free to call them, they are very forthcoming and willing to address anyone's concerns.

Joy

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9240473

Jannz, ditto what Linda said!

I haven't heard about any of the commercial nurseries in E. Texas to have been attacked by rose rosette. It is possible of course - did you contact the nursery about the rose and the virus? How long did he have the rose before it developed rosette symptoms?

I think the daylily place is open to the public - he just informed our fabulous hostess that he doesn't usually open until October. :)

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9240475

oohhhh, and I just looked at the list of attendees. I wonder if Sandi wants to try to carpool again, and if she and DH can remain bronchitis free this time!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9240495

Always fun with you there Carey and I really want to meet Sandi! I have to come up with some sort of fall nummie for name tags.
Oh, and we have new LGD pups. I am raising two for another DG'er who has gotten goats and will need a guardian that does the job right. But we bought Boo for our goats since they live separate from the sheep.
Sorry guys, no bottle babies in the fall although we should start lambing next month, maybe. We did get a new calf this morning, Sprite, the big yellow cow, delivered near the house. He won't be a bottle calf but will be cute.


Joy
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9240531

Here's the latest list of attendees

Rouxcrew
Gymgirl
Careyana
Kevcarr
Steadycam
bigbubbles
bariolio

Is there a food page and a swap page yet? It looks like Sheila posted last year's food and swap pages.


This message was edited Aug 13, 2012 7:56 PM
jannz2
Pilot Point, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9240624

Thanks Gymgirl for the invite to your RU -- I'll have to take a rain-check and try to get to your next one. I'll be in Rhode Island that weekend... hopefully getting to see some Fall Color!

...

RE: Rose Emporium -- Please don't take my question as being critical of their products. The Dirt Doctor sent out a newsletter indicating it was a problem in Texas so I just thought it was quite the coincidence that my brother experienced the same virus up in Indiana.

RE: Daylilly Farm in Brenham -- I'm usually down that way in November and I love daylillies -- I'll have to see if we can stop by.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9240636

Marty...we still plan on having the North Central one up here in Burleson in October. The one in Hempstead is closer to you I am sure..but hope you can join us also.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9240671

Jannz, no harm no foul, I just wanted you to know that you could ask them and they will shoot straight with you. I was just lending credence to their quality. We haven't seen any of the virus here, hope we don't.

Sheila, does that mean that the rest of us are not invited?

Joy

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9241202

LOL!! Silly person, of course not!! LOL!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9241217

Of course I'm silly, comes with being blonde. LOL

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9241226

JOY! They are so CUTE! I can't wait to meet the hairy beasts!


Jannz it's no problem. It's just if there was a case of rose rosette, the nursery would definitely want to know that information so they could take action ASAP.

Here's a write-up someone else on DG linked to this spring about the spread of the disease.

http://www.wildthingsecoscaping.com/blog/2011/04/28/Rose-Rosette-Disease-Threatens-N-Texas-Roses.aspx

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9241864

Just put up a trade list. Stop by,

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1275587/

Joy

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9242972

Sorry, wait, and I'm not even blond! The RU in Sept. is near Houston (which is way south) but there's one in Oct. which is in Burleson, which is only a little bit south of here. Do I have it straight?

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2012
8:32 PM

Post #9243072

Yes you do, some of us go to both. We would love to have more of the Dallas area folks come to ours.

Joy

bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9243321

Mark and I would be more than happy to have anyone spend the night (or nights) here if you are traveling from a distance. We have pretty much the whole upstairs to use which includes 2 bedrooms and the game room which has 2 single beds (sorry, only board games in there!!). I live on the far west side of Houston, Katy starts right down the street from us. My invite extends to adults and older children--we aren't set up for toddlers! Send me a Dmail if interested. Janet
Also, I don't have anything rooted right now but can start anything today. I have those pretty Polish Spirit Clematis, can dig some Illustris Imperial Taro, golden shrimp plant, Lavender Lady Passiflora, Musical Note Plant, and others. I haven't tried to root some of them but I can certainly bring cuttings!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9243328

I would love some of your passi, can you put what you have on our trade list?

I have my bunkhouse available, I will give first dibs to taters if she can make it, it has two twin beds and a futon.

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9243582

I've updated my trade list with my opening thoughts on what I have/will have so far. I may update with epis too as the time gets closer.

I think the deer responsible for most of the chowing in front of the house was the one that had to be shot when it got impaled on our neighbor's fence a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, it taught its children the same...but at least they stay off the porch now!
planolinda
Plano, TX

August 20, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9247438

i am new to central Texas (moved here last November) --i live in Georgetown. i plan to attend but am hoping to car pool with someone. It sounds like a fun time.
Linda
Trishann
Iola, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 21, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9249045

I want to come, missed it last time... I will have Terrell with me and possibly our friends Larry and Marian.
Trishann

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9249061

Great! The more the merrier!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 21, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9249064

Linda, we have a couple girls from the Austin area who might carpool. We'd love to have you.
I am so glad you are planning on coming Trishann.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9251993

Planolinda, we miss you around here in the DFW area, how is it going at your new place?
Josephine.

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 24, 2012
7:56 AM

Post #9252110

Sorry to say this but we may have to bow out of this RU. My Mom is TENTATIVELY visiting us that weekend. We might have her stay over Saturday night at my Dad's cousins' for a short visit, so we might be able to attend. All still in the planning stage.

On another note, was in Florida working on Mom's house last week & visiting some of Betty's relatives there. On Saturday night, at her Aunt's & Uncle's place, my left knee blew out. Luckily, didn't fall or do anything else, but had to drive straight back. Had knee surgery to put spacer back in place on Wednesday, and came home yesterday afternoon. For those that don't know, had double-knee replacement last November. Needless to say, this is going to put fall garden on back burner.

Still hoping to make the RU, but will just have to see...

Kevin
planolinda
Plano, TX

August 24, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9252115

Thank you Josephine! so nice to be missed!
I love Georgetown. i love everything about it. i am not active on Dave's anymore but i do still garden. since we have only lived here a short time i don't have a lot yet but i am enjoying starting over.
thank you Joy and gymgirl for a warm welcome to the round up!
Linda

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9252151

Planolinda,
How come you're not still active? You're here now!

Kevin, Kevin, Kevin.

What do I say? If I lived closer, I'd come help plant your garden, so you could at least look out the window at stuff growing. Bummer, but, consider that you will have loads of time to research veggie varieties and soil blends, and techniques and do all sorts of learning while you're down. Turn it into a glass of lemonade, cause I'm gonna give you a quiz and pick your brain!

Having your mother visit is a blessing. That's all I'm gonna say about that...

If she's there, and you and Betty are able to make the RU, BRING YOUR MOTHER. She might welcome the opportunity to be amongst use wonderful people for the day. Plus, if she's a cook, have her make a special dish to bring so we can oooh and aaaaaaah and make her feel appreciated. Just my two cents, and I know you're giving me some change right about now, huh? LOLOLOLOL!

Hugs!

P.S. You gotta lemme know if ya'll are coming, cause I'm halfway committed to ordering a B'day cake from a baker I know who's anxious to get the additional business!

Linda

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9266024

Time to think food,

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1278944/

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9275046

Ok guys, since our RU is still a small one I have an idea for a fun thing we can do.
Do you know the game Clue? Let's do a garden style Clue. Everyone will get a name, "weapon", plant, and "room". We will then have to figure out who killed what plant with which tool and in what room.
What do you think?

Was also considering a scavenger hunt?

If you want to do this, I could use some suggestions for the parts. I like the old standard Professor Plum, maybe Colonel Mustard Greens? Shovel, weed killer, pruning shears, ????? Greenhouse, flower bed, vegetable garden????

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2012
11:50 AM

Post #9275138

Never played Clue, but I'm in!

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 15, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9275900

Joy, I do like Col. Mustard Greens! lol! Let me see what else I can come up with

Miss Heliotrope (see? color AND a flower!), Mr. Dan D. Lion, Ms. Ama Ryllis, etc. Do you want to stick with colors?

For rooms atrium, sunroom, porch

'weapons' will be much harder.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 15, 2012
11:18 AM

Post #9275955

I am loving it. We need about 10 of each,

Col. Mustard Greens
Professor Plum
Miss Heliotrope
Mr. Dan D. Lion
Ms. Ama Ryllis
Countess Esperanza
Duke Red Burgundy
Lady Slipper
Sir Clemson Spineless


Weapons:

Shovel
Weed Killer
Pruners
Fertilizer
Round Up
Lawn Mower
Japanese Knife
Black Tarp
Length of Jute Twine
Tiller


Places:

Atrium
Sunroom
Porch
GreenHouse
Container
Vegetable Garden
Raised Bed

Lily Pond
The Compost Bin
The Potting Shed

This message was edited Sep 16, 2012 7:15 AM

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9276317

How about:

Lady Slipper
Clemson Spineless
Red Burgundy

A Japanese Knife
A Black Tarp
A Length of Jute Twine

The Compost Bin
The Potting Shed

Make Lily Pond a name, too! That should be hilarious!




rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 16, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9276453

Great ones! Now we need one more person, or if we use Lily Pond as a person we will need one more place.
Now we need the poor victims, 10 if you please. What have you killed lately? My bane seems to be echinacea. We will call it E. Coneflower.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9276486

Sergeant Verm E. Q. Lite and his wife, Pearl

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 16, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9276824

Well, we obviously need "Lady Banksia!" Dr. Huey?


Places, Rock garden and beach!

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2012
9:27 PM

Post #9277354

Victim: Virginia Sweet (tomato)
Victim: Hill Country "Red" (okra )

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 17, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9277914

Victim: Stewart Z. Best...LOL...

Victim: Mr. Tom Stripey...
flowerette
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9277966

When is the last date to confirm that we are headed in that direction? A friend and I might be able to make it.
Sounds like a lot of fun.
Thanks a lot,
Carol

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9277995

Kevin,
I love it!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 17, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9278151

Carol, I can send you directions as late as the night before. Earlier is always better so I know how much beef to thaw. But I always try to have more than we need so don't worry. We are a very friendly bunch and would love for you and your friend to come.

Kevin, good to hear from you and I hope you and your family can come.

Joy

bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9279168

I'm familiar with Clue but have never played it. What a fun idea! Y'all came up with some great names.
I'm about to put some items in the trade list. I started several different seeds that have been sitting around my house and some have actually sprouted! (And yes, I am surprised...). I have some cuttings I'm trying to root. And I can lop off cuttings to bring if anyone wants to try rooting them yourself.
Time's flyin'! See ya soon :)

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9279467

Sorry, but it's going to be impossible to attend the RU in 2 weeks. Mom flies in from Florida Friday night, and I don't think she's going to be up to the car trip. Her health has been declining, and we're going to north Austin for some family visiting Sunday afternoon. My Dad's youngest cousin lives in Austin and Mom hasn't seen her in years. What Mom doesn't know is that Dottie, Dad's cousin, her sister, Winnie, just happens to be in town that weekend. I don't know the last time they saw each other, but I'd guess it's probably about 10 years.

Thanks, Joy. Sounds like you're all going to have a good time, and I'm going ti miss it.

Kevin

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9280229

Joy,
Would you mind updating the very first post at the top with the most current Hempstead RU information (location, start time, links to the swap and food threads, etc.)

Thanks!

I'm trying to forward info to Flowerette.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9280265

Linda, I updated the top with links, sorry I didnt do it sooner, just blonde I guess. I will send out the directions via email. If I don't have you on my list above, let me know so you don't miss it.

Joy

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9280268

The starting time is at 11:00 a.m.?

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9280277

Yes, I just put it back up there, don't know what happened or where it went.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9285352

Just sent out the directions. If you didn't get them please let me know.

Joy

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9287078

What time should I get there? :)

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9287082

I got mine, and they're spot on!
flowerette
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2012
7:54 PM

Post #9287447

Too bad I can't bring my miniature donkeys lol But, they would steal everyone's snacks.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9287475

We have two, not miniature though, but they do like food.
flowerette
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2012
8:46 PM

Post #9287507

We had six, and the prettiest one was solid white named Pearl, but lightening struck her while she stood under a tree. Broke my heart! But she had a paint baby, and we named him
Freckles. He is the smallest of them all. We have a place near Weimar, and that is where they stay. Josie Lynn, Ida Bess, Buttercup, Hollyhock & Freckles. Now that is a group of little
munchers.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9287696

Wow, I love the paints. Our two were abandoned during the drought and so I caved. Their names change with the seasons, right now they are Frank and Stein.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9287914

do we have a legitimate head count on attendance yet? I like those names!!!
flowerette
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9288001

Joy, Frank-en-Stein! Cutest names ever for donkeys.

careyana

careyana
(Carey) Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9288020

Bringing a friend and her 6 year old boy, who is excited to meet other children and all the farm life.

Joy, he may even tire out the BCs! Maybe. lol!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 27, 2012
12:15 PM

Post #9288088

Lurking... Love all the donkey names but especially Frank & Stein!!
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9288192

DH is insisting on taking the car instead of the truck. I'm pretty sure it's because he doesn't want me to get any manure! I made a "trial run" of cornbread from a Pinterest recipe. It was awful, and it made a lot! I'm going to try a different recipe tomorrow.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9288217

Ok, here is what I have with me. Not sure if it is totally accurate but I have been at the vet's all afternoon with Evan's cow calf pair and don't have my paper with me. We have to put the calf down, so sad and frustrating. I may not have everything done by saturday so y'all have to promise not to be too picky.

Let me know if we need to add or subtract, I will thaw meat out tomorrow.

Rouxcrew + 1
Gymgirl + 2
Careyana + 2
Steadycam
bigbubbles + 1
bariolio
kittriana
Planolinda
Trishann
Flowerette + 1
Smockette + 1
Athenssandy
Dashaunda + 2
Lynn_H





This message was edited Sep 28, 2012 9:45 AM

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9288309

poor calf, we will survive, thaanx, cornbread recipe- tho old fashioned

pour 1/2 cup boiling water over 1/2 cup cornmeal, add 2 TBSP oleo, stir well, cover and let stand in a warm place abt an hour.

seperate bowl, 1/2 cup non rising flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking pwd, (optional, 1 TBSP sugar, chopped onions)

beat 1 egg, and beat in 1/2 cup milk- add to cornmeal mixture, then stir in dry ingredients, mix well. will be quite thin, bake in hot greased muffin pan 25 min 400*F. Myself I have a small cast iron skillet, add bacon drippings, and heat skillet a few minutes - pour in batter and bake. Now as for muffin tins, I think it makes a six hole muffin tin

bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9288703

Just caught up on everyone's comments about our roundup. Sounds like FUN and maybe a stomachache! I'll bring the tummy medicines!!

Has anyone looked at the weather? It sounds like rain is a sure thing. Which is great for the plants but are our roundups rain or shine? I don't want to end up like Pearl, the donkey!
Janet

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9288716

USUALLY stuff burns off by roundup time up here, we'll have to see in the morning what is goin on

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9288741

Joy,
That's:
Linda + 2 little girls
Dashaunda + 2 little girls

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9288769

Hey guys, I have been watching this weather pattern all week and the models show us not in the middle of it but it going to the west and south. They were saying rain today and it is sunny and already in the 80's.
I will have it rain or shine, we have a big barn alleyway that will work or my house. I understand folk's concerns, feel free to call or check in first thing in the morning, I am up around 5:30. Please let us know if you aren't coming so that we don't end up without something important for lunch. (it's all about eating LOL)

We don't usually get the rain that gets forecast for Houston, we are in an area that gets displaced due to the proximity of the Brazos River.

Joy

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9288781

Uh, ya'll go check out the food thread for some traveling inspiration...^:-)^

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9288848

K, I am estimating 35 show ups, I am 1+1 also, was wondering if you guys have any problems with vinegar on tater salad instead of mayo and mustard- my daughter tells me she wont eat any, so am asking ahead of time...

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9288867

?
Since we're in Texas, make that

"One small batch with vinegar for man, one large batch with mayo/mustard for mankind..."

LOL!
flowerette
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9288893

Joy, I believe I do know you. Think you may have trained our dog, Harli. This is some coincidence :)
flowerette
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9288916

Doris and I will be there even if we have to bring my skiff. It is more than likely that it will not rain. Is the attending number now 33?

bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #9288933

Ok, I'm comin'! And I vote for vinegar cuz I LOVE sour stuff! And I've had tater salad with vinegar (German?) and it is yummy :)

I may have one other person (hubby or a friend) but thinking not. Neither would eat much if any meat so don't worry about that.

I'll be making my yogurt today. I think I'll also make ricotta to throw on the fruit salad (but I'll have it in a separate container). Using my fresh raw milk--the BEST!!

J

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9289006

Scratch Dashaunda + 2 little girls, and the red beans...Sorry.

Scheduling snafoo on her end.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9289054

Janet, I am slightly ahead of you, I just hung mine to drain, now I.am off to meet Carey for a trip to the Rose Emporium. Then back to make whoopie pies.
Vinegar is fine for me.
Sorry Dashaunda can't make it, I'll eat her share of greens

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9289076

Kitt,
I'm game. I'll eat it any way you make it!

Linda
flowerette
Alvin, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9289719

Hi, I'm Doris, Petunia, Coming with Carol, flowerette. Bringing
bulbines
Japanese loquat
Passion vine

Seeds of:
Esperanza
Purple basil
Red slavia
White altheas

bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9289765

It'll be me plus hubby, Mark.
I just thought that if anyone is willing to share leftovers of food, we could bring a container from home. Assuming there ARE leftovers heh, heh...
Maybe we can try to get a group picture today. I'll bring my camera :)
We'll be there around 11:30, unless we run into some bad traffic or something.
J

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2012
4:16 PM

Post #9290236

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1282274/

Here's a link for the RU report.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9432666

Hey, Guys!
Discussion has started regarding a 2013 Spring RU in Hempstead, at Joy's place! Come weigh in on a proposed date.

Here's the link:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1297396/

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