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Cantaloupes

Monday, May 24, 2010

Today we went to the produce barn and got some Florida tomatoes and some cantaloupes. We can get them there earlier because they buy to sell until their own local ones come in. They still have some strawberries, fresh asparagus, and yellow squash. I love summer when you can get fresh veggies and fruits locally. Where we lived before, we had a huge garden with everything imaginable. I canned and froze. We had fruit trees and blueberries in addition to veggies. We planted "greens" in spring and fall. I really miss our own garden, but we just don't have the space here to do it. Besides, there are too many deer. I could go to the garden and pick each day our dinner, and then run down to the lake to catch a fish to complete dinner. That was really great.

  
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NANFACEMIRE1 5/25/2010 9:02AM

    So sorry about your cabbage plants. Your garden always does so well. I will be happy for you to share your veggies (you did last year). Deer got all of my lilies in front yard last night. I can't believe this is happening. I have been using the same solution form 3 years and it has worked. Maybe they are getting immune to it. emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/24/2010 10:36PM

    By next year, you will have space for the big garden. In the meantime I'll ship you produce from ours, LOL. I just hope ours does well this year. Didn't start out well with 60 cabbage plants eaten emoticon Everything else still looks good though.

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YAFENELRA 5/24/2010 4:18PM

    I bought a cantaloupe the other day and it was almost too hard to eat. Hope yours is better.

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 5/24/2010 3:16PM

    If this is a picture of your house, I would never leave it. It is gorgeous.
Erin

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/24/2010 2:40PM

    Oh I love cantaloupes, Yummy!

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LILPAT3 5/24/2010 2:38PM

    I too have too many deer for a big garden. This year I am trying a container garden. emoticon

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Continued from Bad News, but now GOOD news

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Well, we got the deer problem taken care of for the tomato plants. My honey and I went out today and cut fencing and put over top and over the ends of the plants. They are covered completely with room to still grow taller. emoticon Should have done this yesterday.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 5/24/2010 8:18AM

    Sounds like a plan!

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Another drizzly day, then the bad news

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Well, it is another drizzly day, but my friend and I still walked 3.68 miles 7,283 steps. I was feeling pretty good. I did the Spark Wheel and got 10 points. I went to sit on the screened porch to eat my toast and yogurt and looked into my beautiful yard. The BAD deer were here during the night and ate my petunias, my beautiful roses, clematis (it was so full), tops off of my tomato plants and part of my lilies. I am so sad. I had sprayed and the spray does work, but it rained during the night and I guess it got washed off. My husband saw one deer early this a.m. when he first got up and it was in the next door neighbor's yard. It had already been here evidently. emoticon

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 5/23/2010 4:55PM

    I'm really sorry the deer ate all they did. That spray had been working for years until now. Maybe it was all the rain you had last night. You're right though, they will get bushy again. emoticon

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NANFACEMIRE1 5/23/2010 2:03PM

    I have been using one spray that I make for about 3 years and have had very good luck. I just don't know what happened last night. They have NEVER eaten things that way. Everyone always ask me how I keep them away and I tell them. Oh well, that's the breaks....but it makes me very sad. Now I figure the plants just got a trimming and shaped up and will now grow bushier. emoticon Thank all of you for your comments and help.

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RONIE11 5/23/2010 11:37AM

    I have lived with the deer and people around me put all kinds of stuff on there plants to keep the deer away. One remedy is 'Hair' if you get your hair done or know of a salon you could get some hair from then sprinkle it at the base of your plants.. also I think its called blood meal. But unfortunatly rain will make you need to do it all over again, Fences are the best deterant. Some people put fencing materal over ther plants like a dome or half dome against the house.. Or do what lots do and plant to feed the deer and sit back and enjoy the deer and not worry about the plants....lol


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USMAWIFE 5/23/2010 11:07AM

    You might want to google some holistic/natural things to keep deer away from your house.
Your house is beautiful btw.

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Drizzly Day

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Today was another drizzly day when I got up. I decided I was still going to do my walk in the a.m. with my walking partner. I called her and she was willing if I was. We walked 4.2 miles and got drizzled on almost all of the way. It actually cools you off. I will walk in the rain, but only if it is not thunder and lighting too. emoticon

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 5/22/2010 5:27PM

    Good for you!

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Good start

Friday, May 21, 2010

Well, my day started really well. Got up and walked 3.68 miles, came home did a couple of other exercises. I didn't do much besides sit around with Mom (that was still good). My husband cut the grass and did the trimming. I took the back-pack leaf blower and blew off the sidewalk, back deck, driveway and then did the street. It always looks so nice after all of that is done.

  
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NANFACEMIRE1 5/22/2010 10:24AM

    I forgot to put that in my fitness times yesterday. I put it under gardening. Took me about an hour. I love working outside and the leaf blower is a lot easier than most of the things I do. emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/22/2010 1:17AM

    My job is the weed whacker and leaf blower, you were out there getting exercise and fresh air.

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/21/2010 11:15PM

    You sure are doing good with your walking! You yard always looks nice, but then you all are always working in it to keep it that way.

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