Thursday, October 24, 2013
Week of 10/24/2013 - Featured Board Post
SIMPLELIFE2 (and I've shared their sparkpage at the bottom of this post):
Here is the post I read today from SIMPLELIFE2:
This was my response to the post: What an inspiring post you just shared! I also love the touch of humor you threw in here! ) " It helps that I'm in the 50-54 category so the ranks start thinning out a bit." I appreciate you showing the time line, some of us would consider this a long time from now, the 6 months and 5 months and so on. However, you shared your experience in such a way that you have made me want to get back on the road and start trying again. Thank you! You have motivated Me! I hurt my knee and ankle earlier this year while mushroom hunting, it was wet out, I slid while going down hill on a small wet branch, caught my foot in a crevice and twisted - heard the pop of my knee, etc. So, I was nursing these for several months while walking and the walking caused me to swell and hurt. So, I would wait a few days and go at it again. I was so nervous about trying running again due to all of this and the time frame it was taking - I am 49. You - You wonderful person that you are- shared your journey - You woke me up and I'm ready to go and try this again. I am now picturing myself, this time, next year - doing what I've always loved doing! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A few people have asked on groups so I'll answer here.
I have a few favorites so far but I've planted them so they don't all bloom at same time, so I'll still be having surprises popping up in Oct and possibly Nov. (last year they were blooming through November due to summer like conditions) So far my favorites are the beefmaster (for hubbys sandwiches in his lunch box), Homestead Heirloom (I like the amount and sizes these plants put out!), Park's Whopper, I've been adding the Roma's to homemade guacamole dip this past 2 weeks, and the Super Sweet 100 which are growing in pots on my deck and I grab them for salads or a quick cold dish which involves cucumbers, squash, onion, etc.
A few of you have asked why so many (?) I love trying a variety of tomatoes every year and I give a lot away. When I give my neighbor a bagful - he gives me cucumbers and squash, when I give my gf a bagful (she gives me herbs) I do grow herbs so she gives me the ones I don't grow. I give the mailman a bagful and he brings my mail to the door even though he doesn't have to. I gave the insurance man a bagful yesterday and my husband's boss. We still have a lot of green ones so we've been enjoying fried green tomatoes and they'll turn red about the time the other plants start dwindling down. Also, there are a few with flowers, as you all know, they are getting ready to make tomatoes for Sept and Oct.
We have a few pumpkins that are the size of melons now. Very fun to watch. The blueberries are doing well, I actually took a few cuttings and have started a few more with root hormone powder. I also did this with our cherry tree (that is a first for me so I hope it takes)
And my peppers (5 plants, 2 varieties: sweet and jalapeno) are sooooo cute! I was commenting last night while we sat on the deck, "look how pretty and shiny the jalapenos are!" LOL! I brought one of the plants in over the past winter and it is blooming all over the place. I put it on the deck in June. It stayed green and happy in my front window all winter and now it is producing like crazy outside on the deck.
Have a great day everyone!
Friday, July 26, 2013
I'm usually pretty active on my groups - I just wanted to let you all know - I'm here and I'm doing great! I've been way too busy with being a mom, my job, being a wife and an avid gardener. We are at the height of gardening here in July - trying to keep up. I planted over 60 types of tomatoes this year and they are now popping all over the place. YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!! I love gardening - neighbors saw all my tomatoes and said, "you're gonna have a lot of weeding to do" but anyone who knows me knows that I love being outside - any excuse and Weeding is relaxing for me. I love being on my hands and knees, in the middle of the garden, where no one can see me. I don't think - I just enjoy the sounds of the birds (I can even hear the hummingbirds buzzing above me), I love the smell. Have you ever noticed the strong scent of tomatoes is on the vine itself? I come in smelling like tomatoes. Lol!
So, I'll be more active on here when my garden slows down but for now, I must keep my garden happy so that it keeps us happy. I made homemade guacamole yesterday - the tomatoes, cilantro and onion came from my garden. It was fabulous - if you want the recipe, remind me and I'll post it on here. My husband and I sat on the deck and snacked on it. He said, he could just eat it with a spoon. Avocados are a great price right now and perfect ripeness.
Enjoy your weekend everyone! I am!
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