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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:51 pm

@worth1 We went for years avoiding hot dogs and macaroni & cheese because that was pretty much all we ate when we were first married. Thank goodness for Sunday dinners with either my parents or his!
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:57 pm

EdieJ wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:51 pm
@worth1 We went for years avoiding hot dogs and macaroni & cheese because that was pretty much all we ate when we were first married. Thank goodness for Sunday dinners with either my parents or his!
There is an old saying that goes something like this.
Silk slippers going down the stairs meet wooden shoes going up. ;)
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:07 pm

"Garden isn’t quite as much fun as it was a month ago. Still, there are bright spots amongst the decay. My purple hull peas are now looking great and being all productive. My dozen or so Louisiana green velvet okra plants are gaining size daily. Thai Red noodle beans are reaching for the sky. South Anna Butternut squash has sprouted, one hill as an experiment to see where it goes.The smooth and ridged Luffa germinated, another one to satisfy a curiosity. "

I grew Luffa for many years when we lived in Louisiana. We had a Junk tree or what some people call trash tree in our back yard. I let it grow and even built a two foot deep bed around it. I knew it would quickly become taller than my house. Every spring, I would plant louffa seeds at the base of the tree. They germinated easily and grew rapidly to the top of the tree. People driving on our street would see that tall tree above my house and stop and ask what that tree in my backyard with giant fruit in it is. I would explain those are louffa vines and Luffa gourds handing from vines in the tree. Most people have no idea how long luffa gourds grow. I had some Chinese friends who ate luffa when the gourds were about the size of Zucchini. I tried it, but didn't think it had any taste, but I kept growing them for fun.

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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:38 am

I had cucumbers growing in my loquat trees one year.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:38 pm

I ran across a lady in the HEB grocery store that brought her baby laying hens in with her.
They were just chicks and she had them in the container they came in.
Wasn't going to leave them in a hot car. :)
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:13 pm

Good for her! Wish more people would think about their animals' welfare. My dog loves car rides and doesn't understand why she has to stay home (tough life lolling about in the A/C!) I've promised her a nice ride once the heat breaks, whenever that may be.

Right now I am sitting in our screened porch. I had noticed earlier today when we were watering that there is a mud-dauber wasp hanging around the un-screened end of the porch. A bit ago I heard this awful racket and couldn't figure out what it was. Then I saw that the wasp was hung up in a spider web. It took about 5 minutes or so to work its way free - and it was cussing the whole time 😂 So having gotten loose it flew off and you could tell it was still PO'd. I thought that would be the last I'd see of him. Nope, he's back and I just saw he was crawling around in that same corner he'd gotten stuck in. That's how I know it's a he 😏 just kidding. Maybe.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:57 pm

i got lucky on a great buy at an estate sale yesterday. right after walking in to the basement through the garage, i see the book apples of new york
volume 1 copy right 1905 laying out in the open on a piece furniture by some books. i picked it up, thinking that someone on the internet may have said these were now hard books to find. after looking around some more, i bought the book for a dollar. i told my wife who had come with me, we need to look this book up, and see if it is worth anything. we got home, and checked on the internet, and saw a two volume set on amazon for over
$400. 00. i told my wife, i have to go back to the sale, and see if i can find volume 2. i get back to the house, and start combing through all the books. there weren't a lot of books, but they were scattered through out the house, and garage, so it was taking awhile to make sure i hadn't missed anything. i came up bumpkins. as i was leaving, i lingered in the garage for a bit. three people were there who were collecting money from the sale.
we started talking just about local stuff, when my eye fell upon a box on the ground. there were various bric a brac in front of the box, and also on top of it. hmmmmm. i hadn't look in that one yet. i moved the things off the top of the box. someone had written photos on the lid. i lifted the top of the box off and saw books. and there it was on the left. i let out a loud YESSSSS!!! before regaining my composure. i said to the folks there, sorry about that. i had about given up trying to find this book. as i was replacing the top to the box, a word on the side stood out.....apples.
it was a fruit box used to ship apples.
i paid them a dollar, and went on my merry way.


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Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:30 pm

@rxkeith You definitely had a good day. But I think you should have talked them into selling you the apple box too!
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:25 am

I wish I had some of my old farm vintage livestock books from days gone by.
They were all what we call heritage breeds now.
The cattle were covered in fat.
The hogs were bred for lard as much as meat.
That was back in the days when a fried T Bone steak was really good with all the crispy good end fat left on it.
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