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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Not preserving on Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on the group. Today we picked one
    Ichiban eggplant, about six inches long, and four yellow crookneck
    squash from the garden. None were preserved. I grilled them along with a
    1.1 lb ribeye and made a tossed salad with store-bought Roma tomatoes
    and home grown leaf lettuce. Threw in several fresh leaves of leaf
    celery and a few leaves of fresh thyme. It was good and we rested.

    Should be picking green beans fresh by Tuesday of this week, don't know
    if there will be enough to get a pressure canner full but probably
    enough to blanch and freeze a couple of bags. It was 66F here at
    daylight and I wondered if winter had escaped from Minnesota again. <G>
    It was refreshing though and we actually received a light sprinkle of
    rain this afternoon, not all we need but better than nothing.

  2. #2
    Kathi Jones Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on the group. Today we picked one
    > Ichiban eggplant, about six inches long, and four yellow crookneck squash
    > from the garden. None were preserved. I grilled them along with a 1.1 lb
    > ribeye and made a tossed salad with store-bought Roma tomatoes and home
    > grown leaf lettuce. Threw in several fresh leaves of leaf celery and a few
    > leaves of fresh thyme. It was good and we rested.
    >
    > Should be picking green beans fresh by Tuesday of this week, don't know if
    > there will be enough to get a pressure canner full but probably enough to
    > blanch and freeze a couple of bags. It was 66F here at daylight and I
    > wondered if winter had escaped from Minnesota again. <G> It was refreshing
    > though and we actually received a light sprinkle of rain this afternoon,
    > not all we need but better than nothing.


    Winter escaped from somewhere, George! We had a bit of the white stuff
    overnight on Saturday, woke up to a wet dusting if it on Sunday morning.
    Traditionally, I give my mom a hanging basket for Mother's Day, but this
    year she got a gift certificate for the nursery. I'm not risking loosing
    anything (ie flowers etc), or having to put it out during the day and
    bringing it in at night, with this crazy May weather!!

    Kathi



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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 5/10/2010 8:07 AM, Kathi Jones wrote:
    > "George Shirley"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on the group. Today we picked one
    >> Ichiban eggplant, about six inches long, and four yellow crookneck squash
    >> from the garden. None were preserved. I grilled them along with a 1.1 lb
    >> ribeye and made a tossed salad with store-bought Roma tomatoes and home
    >> grown leaf lettuce. Threw in several fresh leaves of leaf celery and a few
    >> leaves of fresh thyme. It was good and we rested.
    >>
    >> Should be picking green beans fresh by Tuesday of this week, don't know if
    >> there will be enough to get a pressure canner full but probably enough to
    >> blanch and freeze a couple of bags. It was 66F here at daylight and I
    >> wondered if winter had escaped from Minnesota again.<G> It was refreshing
    >> though and we actually received a light sprinkle of rain this afternoon,
    >> not all we need but better than nothing.

    >
    > Winter escaped from somewhere, George! We had a bit of the white stuff
    > overnight on Saturday, woke up to a wet dusting if it on Sunday morning.
    > Traditionally, I give my mom a hanging basket for Mother's Day, but this
    > year she got a gift certificate for the nursery. I'm not risking loosing
    > anything (ie flowers etc), or having to put it out during the day and
    > bringing it in at night, with this crazy May weather!!
    >
    > Kathi
    >
    >

    Watching the weather channel yesterday and saw where some of the
    northern tier states had had a late snow. Glad I live in the south. If
    it doesn't rain, which it is threatening to do, I will harvest more
    oregano and some thyme today along with the Mexican Mint Marigold. Times
    awasting.

  4. #4
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 5/10/2010 11:34 AM, The Cook wrote:
    > On Sun, 09 May 2010 17:44:52 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on the group. Today we picked one
    >> Ichiban eggplant, about six inches long, and four yellow crookneck
    >> squash from the garden. None were preserved. I grilled them along with a
    >> 1.1 lb ribeye and made a tossed salad with store-bought Roma tomatoes
    >> and home grown leaf lettuce. Threw in several fresh leaves of leaf
    >> celery and a few leaves of fresh thyme. It was good and we rested.
    >>
    >> Should be picking green beans fresh by Tuesday of this week, don't know
    >> if there will be enough to get a pressure canner full but probably
    >> enough to blanch and freeze a couple of bags. It was 66F here at
    >> daylight and I wondered if winter had escaped from Minnesota again.<G>
    >> It was refreshing though and we actually received a light sprinkle of
    >> rain this afternoon, not all we need but better than nothing.

    >
    > I was planning to get some tomatoes in the ground yesterday but read
    > the weather forecast: 36°F here this morning. So yesterday I got all
    > of my cages ready and set where I plan to put the tomatoes. This
    > morning my DH with his PHD (post hole digger) got all of the 55 holes
    > dug. I have a little less than 1/2 done right now. Finish my water
    > and back to work.


    Gracious me (southern talk for WTF)do you do with all the tomatoes from
    that many plants? Even when we had a small market garden forty years ago
    we didn't grow that many tomato plants. Sounds like a lot of work. Good
    luck with the weather, we're in a drought here, hoping it ends soon.
    Luckily we have a flat rate water supply so don't have to pay extra when
    we water.

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    The Cook Guest

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    On Sun, 09 May 2010 17:44:52 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on the group. Today we picked one
    >Ichiban eggplant, about six inches long, and four yellow crookneck
    >squash from the garden. None were preserved. I grilled them along with a
    >1.1 lb ribeye and made a tossed salad with store-bought Roma tomatoes
    >and home grown leaf lettuce. Threw in several fresh leaves of leaf
    >celery and a few leaves of fresh thyme. It was good and we rested.
    >
    >Should be picking green beans fresh by Tuesday of this week, don't know
    >if there will be enough to get a pressure canner full but probably
    >enough to blanch and freeze a couple of bags. It was 66F here at
    >daylight and I wondered if winter had escaped from Minnesota again. <G>
    >It was refreshing though and we actually received a light sprinkle of
    >rain this afternoon, not all we need but better than nothing.


    I was planning to get some tomatoes in the ground yesterday but read
    the weather forecast: 36°F here this morning. So yesterday I got all
    of my cages ready and set where I plan to put the tomatoes. This
    morning my DH with his PHD (post hole digger) got all of the 55 holes
    dug. I have a little less than 1/2 done right now. Finish my water
    and back to work.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Gracious me (southern talk for WTF)do you do with all the tomatoes from
    > that many plants? Even when we had a small market garden forty years ago
    > we didn't grow that many tomato plants. Sounds like a lot of work. Good
    > luck with the weather, we're in a drought here, hoping it ends soon.
    > Luckily we have a flat rate water supply so don't have to pay extra when
    > we water.


    They may simply be insane like we are. We are trying lots of new to
    us varieties of tomatoes and love them, so will be providing tomatoes,
    not only for our family of eight, but for all of our friends and
    neighbors and possibly strangers we meet. That's on top of us putting
    lots of them up for winter use.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    The Cook Guest

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    On Mon, 10 May 2010 11:18:26 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 5/10/2010 11:34 AM, The Cook wrote:
    >> On Sun, 09 May 2010 17:44:52 -0500, George Shirley
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on the group. Today we picked one
    >>> Ichiban eggplant, about six inches long, and four yellow crookneck
    >>> squash from the garden. None were preserved. I grilled them along with a
    >>> 1.1 lb ribeye and made a tossed salad with store-bought Roma tomatoes
    >>> and home grown leaf lettuce. Threw in several fresh leaves of leaf
    >>> celery and a few leaves of fresh thyme. It was good and we rested.
    >>>
    >>> Should be picking green beans fresh by Tuesday of this week, don't know
    >>> if there will be enough to get a pressure canner full but probably
    >>> enough to blanch and freeze a couple of bags. It was 66F here at
    >>> daylight and I wondered if winter had escaped from Minnesota again.<G>
    >>> It was refreshing though and we actually received a light sprinkle of
    >>> rain this afternoon, not all we need but better than nothing.

    >>
    >> I was planning to get some tomatoes in the ground yesterday but read
    >> the weather forecast: 36°F here this morning. So yesterday I got all
    >> of my cages ready and set where I plan to put the tomatoes. This
    >> morning my DH with his PHD (post hole digger) got all of the 55 holes
    >> dug. I have a little less than 1/2 done right now. Finish my water
    >> and back to work.

    >
    >Gracious me (southern talk for WTF)do you do with all the tomatoes from
    >that many plants? Even when we had a small market garden forty years ago
    >we didn't grow that many tomato plants. Sounds like a lot of work. Good
    >luck with the weather, we're in a drought here, hoping it ends soon.
    >Luckily we have a flat rate water supply so don't have to pay extra when
    >we water.


    We eat, can, freeze, make sauces, make friends with the neighbors,
    especially the 2 doctors and the preacher. I have cut down from the
    98 plants I had in 2006. Several did not do well, but still had 700
    pounds of tomatoes. I think I stayed home the whole month of August
    that year.

    Rain in predicted starting tonight. We don't have to pay directly for
    water, we have two wells. Just the electricity to run the pump and to
    fix the control box when lightening hits it. Thank goodness Pete can
    fix most things electrical and mechanical. He is also building a
    20x40 foot garage most alone.

    Two more rows to go then a couple of Aleve tonight.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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