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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Putting it by

    We blanched enough Swiss chard today for several meals. It is in the
    freezer on a bun pan at the moment in two-person servings and will be
    bagged and vacuum sealed a little later.

    In anticipation of garden largesse we have inventoried all canning
    equipment. Late last winter I bought a new gasket, steam gauge, pop off
    valve, and a handle for our antique pressure canner. After that I
    cleaned the pot out using cream of tartar to get the grunge off the
    aluminum inside. Plenty of jars, lids, and rings on hand.

    Soon Big Lots will be having stacks of jars and lids on hand and we will
    load up on lids again.

    George, off to see the cardiologist and get the results of my latest
    stress test

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    songbird Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:
    ....
    > Soon Big Lots will be having stacks of jars and lids on hand and we will
    > load up on lids again.




    we were gifted with a large box of quart
    jars and some dozens of smaller jars. some of
    them antiques that i'd be hard pressed to part
    with.

    i'm still waiting for mother nature to get
    past frost stage to plant more than the few
    experimental seeds that i have plenty of. not
    that mid-80s is anything to worry about frosting,
    but this is just too early up here to plant and
    expect not to have some more snows or frosts.

    the flowers have been wonderful so far,
    as usual, going way too quickly, crocuses
    already mostly done. daffodils and hyacynths
    out now with a few of the early tulips.

    i don't know if you read the gardening
    groups, so here is link to my webpage for
    pics.

    http://www.anthive.com/flowers/flowers.html


    > George, off to see the cardiologist and get the results of my latest
    > stress test


    good luck.


    songbird

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 3/22/2012 11:10 AM, songbird wrote:
    > George Shirley wrote:
    > ...
    >> Soon Big Lots will be having stacks of jars and lids on hand and we will
    >> load up on lids again.

    >
    >
    >
    > we were gifted with a large box of quart
    > jars and some dozens of smaller jars. some of
    > them antiques that i'd be hard pressed to part
    > with.
    >
    > i'm still waiting for mother nature to get
    > past frost stage to plant more than the few
    > experimental seeds that i have plenty of. not
    > that mid-80s is anything to worry about frosting,
    > but this is just too early up here to plant and
    > expect not to have some more snows or frosts.
    >
    > the flowers have been wonderful so far,
    > as usual, going way too quickly, crocuses
    > already mostly done. daffodils and hyacynths
    > out now with a few of the early tulips.
    >
    > i don't know if you read the gardening
    > groups, so here is link to my webpage for
    > pics.
    >
    > http://www.anthive.com/flowers/flowers.html
    >
    >
    >> George, off to see the cardiologist and get the results of my latest
    >> stress test

    >
    > good luck.
    >
    >
    > songbird

    The heart guy took me off two of my meds and subbed another statin drug
    for the one I will no longer take. One of the drugs was Tekturna which
    turned out to be hazardous for those of us with Type II diabetes. I will
    now be on atorvastatin (generic Lipitor) versus simvastatin. The
    atorvastatin is friendly toward kidneys whereas the simvastatin wasn't.
    Never hurts to ask your doctors for a drug review every year,
    particularly as you get older.

    Another beautiful day here but we're getting ready for "Art in the Park"
    in Orange, TX, about 35 miles from here, hopefully we will sell a lot of
    Miz Anne's paintings so we don't have to pack them. <G>

    I think the dawg and I will take a nap.

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    songbird Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:
    ....
    > The heart guy took me off two of my meds and subbed another statin drug
    > for the one I will no longer take. One of the drugs was Tekturna which
    > turned out to be hazardous for those of us with Type II diabetes. I will
    > now be on atorvastatin (generic Lipitor) versus simvastatin. The
    > atorvastatin is friendly toward kidneys whereas the simvastatin wasn't.
    > Never hurts to ask your doctors for a drug review every year,
    > particularly as you get older.


    -2 sounds like a great outcome.


    > Another beautiful day here but we're getting ready for "Art in the Park"
    > in Orange, TX, about 35 miles from here, hopefully we will sell a lot of
    > Miz Anne's paintings so we don't have to pack them. <G>


    more room for canning supplies and equipment
    in the trailer...


    > I think the dawg and I will take a nap.





    songbird

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Putting it by

    On 3/24/2012 9:06 PM, songbird wrote:
    > George Shirley wrote:
    > ...
    >> The heart guy took me off two of my meds and subbed another statin drug
    >> for the one I will no longer take. One of the drugs was Tekturna which
    >> turned out to be hazardous for those of us with Type II diabetes. I will
    >> now be on atorvastatin (generic Lipitor) versus simvastatin. The
    >> atorvastatin is friendly toward kidneys whereas the simvastatin wasn't.
    >> Never hurts to ask your doctors for a drug review every year,
    >> particularly as you get older.

    >
    > -2 sounds like a great outcome.
    >
    >
    >> Another beautiful day here but we're getting ready for "Art in the Park"
    >> in Orange, TX, about 35 miles from here, hopefully we will sell a lot of
    >> Miz Anne's paintings so we don't have to pack them.<G>

    >
    > more room for canning supplies and equipment
    > in the trailer...
    >
    >
    >> I think the dawg and I will take a nap.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > songbird

    We had a good time at Art in the Park, made a few art sales, met some
    new people and ran into a number of folks I had known when I was a kid
    growing up there. Two ladies in the next booth had gone to the same
    junior high school I had and I actually remembered one of them. Plus a
    few old friends from high school came by and visited. We were both very
    tired by the time we got home so bedtime came early last night. In
    addition Tilly Dawg, our faithful Rat Terrier was hysterically happy to
    see us after all that time alone.

    Today our daughter and her middle son are coming over from Houston area
    to help with some things we senior citizens shouldn't be doing, like
    crawling around in the attic and getting on the roof. We only have two
    more rooms in this house to rehab and then we will put it on the market.

    George

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