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Pleasant but humid. Cloudy all day.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgBPjbR-cJJGh0sH6XWq_FwdQwvZ4_XH5Sb8KPgE3kARpxYrW-TfPmNcQf3DcHmCw9284GRazybXQjhZ6ivYwbNJUZQKPfanry1neXG8m0gi6JoFegdETNAsiFId8xNRnOSuiwo4I5G7FH0vQJCOlhE4Mhqddqo8CLEZ5kQcRiIw-DN4k6jTH4zEoY0/s2160/20240707_165949.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgBPjbR-cJJGh0sH6XWq_FwdQwvZ4_XH5Sb8KPgE3kARpxYrW-TfPmNcQf3DcHmCw9284GRazybXQjhZ6ivYwbNJUZQKPfanry1neXG8m0gi6JoFegdETNAsiFId8xNRnOSuiwo4I5G7FH0vQJCOlhE4Mhqddqo8CLEZ5kQcRiIw-DN4k6jTH4zEoY0/w400-h400/20240707_165949.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;Absolutely the wrong time of year for it, I suppose,&amp;nbsp; but with so much mincemeat in the cellar I decided to make a pie. I learned that mincemeat is apparently good any time of year! This was a nice treat.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Rain is predicted almost every day the rest of this week, and for the past several days too.&amp;nbsp; For all of that, all we have had is a tiny drizzle for 10 minutes yesterday morning. The frustration is wearing. Everyone we see talks about rain, how little we&#39;ve had, how much we need it, who is getting it, how dry the fields are, how desperate the gardens are. The truck accessory of choice these days is a large plastic water tank as wells go dry, cisterns are drained, creekbeds are stony, and springs quit running.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Some farmers are selling off some of their cattle because they have no way to get enough water to them. Some people are giving up on their gardens because they can&#39;t afford to keep watering. There will be no second or third cutting of hay, and field corn may not be worth harvesting. It&#39;s bad around here, folks.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But the county fair is happening this week. Normally during fair week we can expect it to be stormy, turning the fairgrounds into a muddy mess. Our friend Don is here from Arizona, and usually whenever he comes we get lots of rain, making the trail--can&#39;t really call it a road-- to his cabin inaccessible except by tractor or ATV. This time, neither Don or the county fair has been able to attract the rain.&amp;nbsp; Maybe what we need is for granddaughter Sarah to come for a visit, because inevitably it will pour for days when she is here!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We are fortunate to have a very deep well (723 feet, to be exact) that the well driller said could easily supply 5 houses without any trouble. I say fortunate, but that well was pretty costly at the time we had it drilled in 1990. It cost over $10,000 then. We sold some acreage to drill it, because the old spring we had relied on for 16 years kept shifting and drying up, and the 1/3 mile of pipe and the pump-and-gravity feed system we used to get the water to the house had constant problems.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So we are watering daily, shifting hoses from garden to garden, trying to keep as much alive as we can. It is wearing, as any of you going through this know. But I know it could be worse, and my heart really goes out to those who can&#39;t do what we&#39;re doing.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;After yesterday&#39;s hard work, we had a little break today, going into town to pay our annual taxes (ouch), visit our friend Rachel, stop at the thrift store to browse the used books, pick up a few things at the store, and have a late lunch at one of the two Mexican restaurants.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Then it was home to, you guessed it, water once again. July has always been my least favorite month, and this one sure sealed that!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/just-rambling.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgBPjbR-cJJGh0sH6XWq_FwdQwvZ4_XH5Sb8KPgE3kARpxYrW-TfPmNcQf3DcHmCw9284GRazybXQjhZ6ivYwbNJUZQKPfanry1neXG8m0gi6JoFegdETNAsiFId8xNRnOSuiwo4I5G7FH0vQJCOlhE4Mhqddqo8CLEZ5kQcRiIw-DN4k6jTH4zEoY0/s72-w400-h400-c/20240707_165949.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-6255651302065746576</guid><pubDate>Tue, 23 Jul 2024 04:12:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-23T00:12:50.992-04:00</atom:updated><title>Clean Out</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;67°f this morning, with a forecast for rain tbat delivered only a light shower.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We had hoped for a good rain, but it was not to be. Still, many places did get rain and I am happy for them.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We spent the day, for the most part anyway, cleaning out and organizing the cellar. What. A. Job. But it is done, and organized better than it has been in years.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;In the next year or two, we will never have to buy:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;ul style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;li&gt;Jams or jellies&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Salsa&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Beef or chicken broth&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Canned fruit&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Fruit pie filling, including mincemeat&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Canned pears or peaches&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Whole or diced tomatoes&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tomato juice, apple cider, or grape juice&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Pancake syrup&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Pasta sauce&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Canned green beans or corn&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Pickles of any kind&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Mushrooms&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Mustard&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Relish&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Any kind of fruit juice, or tomato juice&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Canned soups&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Canned beans (pinto,&amp;nbsp; kidney, etc)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Applesauce&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Relish of any kind&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Canned or ready-cooked poultry, or beef ( we have venison,&amp;nbsp; much better)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Sauerkraut&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Cranberry sauce&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;...and I have probably missed a few things. It was a lot of work, but it was a nice, cool day to do it.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/clean-out.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><thr:total>18</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-4218965227027279162</guid><pubDate>Sun, 21 Jul 2024 13:31:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-21T09:31:50.129-04:00</atom:updated><title>Of Tunnels and Bridges</title><description>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg-7r1NH3rMeU-UZg_bVkz0304WYH_tp7UKq8bGHTYiKQAqH9osCKlXuzcXKlfSY8RsNBA_YvMlDtDff84fEeCuWNqklKXcWjk0VqahWAo4PwUhBtqRML6DTnZuM4Kdn0_3RZIo5wChMiOU1y_-exxABEKkBnxtFC4CAqLPmRB9b9f0NS6G2ijAfotG/s4000/P1180207.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3000&quot; data-original-width=&quot;4000&quot; height=&quot;240&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg-7r1NH3rMeU-UZg_bVkz0304WYH_tp7UKq8bGHTYiKQAqH9osCKlXuzcXKlfSY8RsNBA_YvMlDtDff84fEeCuWNqklKXcWjk0VqahWAo4PwUhBtqRML6DTnZuM4Kdn0_3RZIo5wChMiOU1y_-exxABEKkBnxtFC4CAqLPmRB9b9f0NS6G2ijAfotG/s320/P1180207.JPG&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;The above photo was taken a few years ago when I was researching the story of a haunted railroad tunnel (&lt;i&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://grannysu.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-silver-run-tunnel.html?m=1&quot;&gt;Silver Run tunnel &lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;on the North Bend Rail Trail)&lt;/i&gt;. I came across this picture today, and thought I would do a post of some of the&amp;nbsp; photos I have taken of tunnels and bridges. Apparently I have a fascination with them,&amp;nbsp; for I found many in my folders.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Portal to the Silver Run tunnel.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhTWy9mP3Uu2Xsme-XTnrzYNkgYCouZ3NI2rmx02eSmeRHOaAPMU9hnkNI-euuYUhNaxNaZ4NgmTE01r1qzvgYmrJkQwXOj03bNE2DebOCMNOsPgiYQT2rSRsQEXLkPi-VuWSa1ylODgxeQeJXhxfBA9lhny8Hv2cME7xRexskaCx5HA8Yb-fpv5-lq/s4000/P1090963.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3000&quot; data-original-width=&quot;4000&quot; height=&quot;240&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhTWy9mP3Uu2Xsme-XTnrzYNkgYCouZ3NI2rmx02eSmeRHOaAPMU9hnkNI-euuYUhNaxNaZ4NgmTE01r1qzvgYmrJkQwXOj03bNE2DebOCMNOsPgiYQT2rSRsQEXLkPi-VuWSa1ylODgxeQeJXhxfBA9lhny8Hv2cME7xRexskaCx5HA8Yb-fpv5-lq/s320/P1090963.JPG&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Below is Dingess tunnel in Mingo County, WV.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjiIMGh44TEA8l5w-q0ORnLJ_jQ96G4ubzDPN9GykS0K5uY-Up4hbDgmXe1t_PhDFPxRjKxW3RnrVgJIEPcLWjfrD_yDi27D2jvzIv2Z-hWOLQWSCBp3objF8pVHlkUnl_4f5P0lMq6wv4ab5OWYSwyoNXjCcXstYHmN0LATzuJTtNOuK-O3PFH2oF5/s1051/20240721_090837.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;628&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1051&quot; height=&quot;191&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjiIMGh44TEA8l5w-q0ORnLJ_jQ96G4ubzDPN9GykS0K5uY-Up4hbDgmXe1t_PhDFPxRjKxW3RnrVgJIEPcLWjfrD_yDi27D2jvzIv2Z-hWOLQWSCBp3objF8pVHlkUnl_4f5P0lMq6wv4ab5OWYSwyoNXjCcXstYHmN0LATzuJTtNOuK-O3PFH2oF5/s320/20240721_090837.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;From the &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://bridgestunnels.com/location/dingess-tunnel/&quot;&gt;Bridges and Tunnels &lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;website.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;It is about a mile long and still in use as a local road. It is only one lane wide. There are traffic lights on each end to keep people from meeting in the middle, &lt;a href=&quot;https://grannysu.blogspot.com/2007/06/screaming-with-cannibals-and-lost.html?m=1&quot;&gt;but the night we went through &lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;(a story in itself) the lights had been shot out, and sure enough we met someone in the middle. He backed up, a whole 1/2 mile.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Next is the Great Bend tunnel, right next to the Big Bend tunnel of &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://grannysu.blogspot.com/2007/07/john-henry-story.html?m=1&quot;&gt;John Henry&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt; fame. This is in Southern West Virginia but I can&#39;t remember the county now. Maybe Mercer? When I visited this one it was misting rain, and someone was pounding on steel-- turned out to be a guy at a trailer hidden behind trees, trying to get a tire off a wheel rim.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjHa1LZvvacpryYODg6C7noELjMDpYEq1_2N5Yy-EGg1IIeSyutP0yW4SY_iGS4kEX8OueNbpIsRIbaPMCEd4bJ8nHemdWTcGDjmLa6dUtxA0IXlQvHMMtuoYVo7hn_5QGTLoDCFTORHn55XAjQm1l52upMZlK5MP76YbQed6gnuePTAgzu6cseGbPe/s1792/July%2005%20012.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1792&quot; height=&quot;214&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjHa1LZvvacpryYODg6C7noELjMDpYEq1_2N5Yy-EGg1IIeSyutP0yW4SY_iGS4kEX8OueNbpIsRIbaPMCEd4bJ8nHemdWTcGDjmLa6dUtxA0IXlQvHMMtuoYVo7hn_5QGTLoDCFTORHn55XAjQm1l52upMZlK5MP76YbQed6gnuePTAgzu6cseGbPe/s320/July%2005%20012.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And the man himself, a beautiful metal sculpture that has been moved to be beside the tunnels. The area is now a park, and there is an annual John Henry Festival every summer.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiwCweY6O9QO8clXzUid3KsYMBeLcnlIsTaxMG_6id3BrbvgthRwZwHMGGEUZEgp-8WGybdlMvB3F8Z_q5xHf6LHIH_QRz4an6uyLlZDlhxwKG4rmkKEImvXAlzdCXZ-joGfKwv9pkGHcT0fegy8ktgP8GyrXLT2_l1j4mZvgEGYCdD3T9Ddskk-vqj/s1792/July%2005%20011.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1792&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1200&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiwCweY6O9QO8clXzUid3KsYMBeLcnlIsTaxMG_6id3BrbvgthRwZwHMGGEUZEgp-8WGybdlMvB3F8Z_q5xHf6LHIH_QRz4an6uyLlZDlhxwKG4rmkKEImvXAlzdCXZ-joGfKwv9pkGHcT0fegy8ktgP8GyrXLT2_l1j4mZvgEGYCdD3T9Ddskk-vqj/w268-h400/July%2005%20011.jpg&quot; width=&quot;268&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A covered bridge here in my county, this one was on the mail route I worked as a sub in the early 80s. It was a great place to stop and eat lunch.&amp;nbsp; Literally no traffic most days.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgWSTlbVdhhiQRIvKPXsVUOYql8iqIHlyLeAAXG8pHQOj3PT5Zpi2rq5I0RARyBgDW4_t_3je8xTzJsKznv2uolbPXHETVXgmvGfnqEPeRnvCLTwZre2m8QuMxvWRUAtuuxIONSSVTUiv3gpke2AQljWXz7ts9VgXbsbj0YBe1XNAkAEWRocYtqiRl1/s600/Sarvis%20Fork%20bridge%207-19-21.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;450&quot; data-original-width=&quot;600&quot; height=&quot;240&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgWSTlbVdhhiQRIvKPXsVUOYql8iqIHlyLeAAXG8pHQOj3PT5Zpi2rq5I0RARyBgDW4_t_3je8xTzJsKznv2uolbPXHETVXgmvGfnqEPeRnvCLTwZre2m8QuMxvWRUAtuuxIONSSVTUiv3gpke2AQljWXz7ts9VgXbsbj0YBe1XNAkAEWRocYtqiRl1/s320/Sarvis%20Fork%20bridge%207-19-21.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Another in Greenbrier County, the Hern Bridge, not too far from the famous resort.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjOHS1pxGPYVC0MFrgbv1wJEUg9Id1mEKJ7WBtq54IlbG0-tnROYzI2CLoO24FapcGNfH9tNk5x-S7s4-pzaV-K4zhNly90EfOGhwuJLfBAwXn5PtryrA8ycQtzE6h1xxDmFQUaxb6jaij8vuv5mNtrZ0NBcop7W6_NGrdocJwRSe7_9PVX8fh5dJoY/s4000/P1090137.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3000&quot; data-original-width=&quot;4000&quot; height=&quot;240&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjOHS1pxGPYVC0MFrgbv1wJEUg9Id1mEKJ7WBtq54IlbG0-tnROYzI2CLoO24FapcGNfH9tNk5x-S7s4-pzaV-K4zhNly90EfOGhwuJLfBAwXn5PtryrA8ycQtzE6h1xxDmFQUaxb6jaij8vuv5mNtrZ0NBcop7W6_NGrdocJwRSe7_9PVX8fh5dJoY/s320/P1090137.JPG&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;The &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://grannysu.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-catch-up-post-storytelling-ghosts.html?m=1&quot;&gt;two-lane covered bridge&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt; in Philippi, WV.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi7wgjXKodrWvo5Rq33Y6SdK8jh5_cLaMcUz7ADeKuhvdrqKKXBRdiCdmSAqmguuhFGLmO1D96neQsd6B-3fhKRv_eCFb14bo-MHk6q-Ljgy8Q7DRXzSE9jQ9QPWSDB1FQoVPJNPQFRP1mgkIdU5lGWNRDb0xm9mz8ZpMUIEcZv0fEjQez4r5BLiXFi/s1600/P1610518.JPG&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;240&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi7wgjXKodrWvo5Rq33Y6SdK8jh5_cLaMcUz7ADeKuhvdrqKKXBRdiCdmSAqmguuhFGLmO1D96neQsd6B-3fhKRv_eCFb14bo-MHk6q-Ljgy8Q7DRXzSE9jQ9QPWSDB1FQoVPJNPQFRP1mgkIdU5lGWNRDb0xm9mz8ZpMUIEcZv0fEjQez4r5BLiXFi/s320/P1610518.JPG&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I cannot remember where we were when I took this, but apparently we were under a railroad trestle.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgPIHO7iQAl_yooZZSGxyjzDLA6mJxi8od2ylgHXwaCATrAhwHMj_sfuJB8-TZ5Kd5BAIQvYR4X2zDEbyUNLZCjPZensrLmcuf-perKPBKz82d4gYaaM7tSpnoGFvQfHzWJ1d-NdAzjpKk72vGsRolOeZnafgOgk3lfte5S-qTDUkqH1QQHcMOcXVA-/s4000/P1080269.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;3000&quot; data-original-width=&quot;4000&quot; height=&quot;240&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgPIHO7iQAl_yooZZSGxyjzDLA6mJxi8od2ylgHXwaCATrAhwHMj_sfuJB8-TZ5Kd5BAIQvYR4X2zDEbyUNLZCjPZensrLmcuf-perKPBKz82d4gYaaM7tSpnoGFvQfHzWJ1d-NdAzjpKk72vGsRolOeZnafgOgk3lfte5S-qTDUkqH1QQHcMOcXVA-/s320/P1080269.JPG&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;My favorite footbridge, which crosses the North Fork of the Cherry River in Nicholas County.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiATh4y7RmiiU807HulzCPg275y6M13aO1dpreTmG-MlH-5QINTpxyybU0e0_xM5ntteDtg1Ivyp8Nm30BQjpAtXzeWXLzflpHEnStihg5tfEjVPtKH5-nolnybKA6EaHCw-ovQMwKFGHlkS3Wpj75-GiDSCEYmGTiRlNIuYAQhViy4-NxW3puCtOo9/s960/picnic%20spot%20near%20richwood4.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;960&quot; data-original-width=&quot;720&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiATh4y7RmiiU807HulzCPg275y6M13aO1dpreTmG-MlH-5QINTpxyybU0e0_xM5ntteDtg1Ivyp8Nm30BQjpAtXzeWXLzflpHEnStihg5tfEjVPtKH5-nolnybKA6EaHCw-ovQMwKFGHlkS3Wpj75-GiDSCEYmGTiRlNIuYAQhViy4-NxW3puCtOo9/s320/picnic%20spot%20near%20richwood4.jpg&quot; width=&quot;240&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;This is a drivable bridge, crossing over to Middle&lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://grannysu.blogspot.com/2014/07/traveling-west-virginia-middle-island.html?m=1&quot;&gt; Island Creek Nature Preserv&lt;/a&gt;e&lt;/b&gt; in St. Mary&#39;s, WV. The island is quite a few miles long, and a good place for bird watching or just enjoying the green quiet.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhEMH3S-2qNlrQupBcMGYi6s1qn9-f3JNYfKJNcQTNClBJJ6HtMF_awA-K6tYWzcUHICagc7fWTEtj_HytouykBLXBncxIb0-wnEhYg3L4arGMbsbvMJL4ufbvPpQns2stPh4SihIWoaDqqI9gIEOdxaqQ9xLcg6dIFACGY9K1_7sbOmXdALxqEomxG/s1600/Moundsville,%20St%20Mary&#39;s%20nature%20preserve,%20McMechen%20090.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;240&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhEMH3S-2qNlrQupBcMGYi6s1qn9-f3JNYfKJNcQTNClBJJ6HtMF_awA-K6tYWzcUHICagc7fWTEtj_HytouykBLXBncxIb0-wnEhYg3L4arGMbsbvMJL4ufbvPpQns2stPh4SihIWoaDqqI9gIEOdxaqQ9xLcg6dIFACGY9K1_7sbOmXdALxqEomxG/s320/Moundsville,%20St%20Mary&#39;s%20nature%20preserve,%20McMechen%20090.JPG&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Looking down from a bridge over the mighty New River, near Fall&#39;s View, WV.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgtt9p-5Q49soKXs2ltwZlGzMGFi_GlYwWO0jt_WkKSUdLPlkbXJDOGPb1ovD7wSZXL1GaWfv5lOtVACwWU-tVcamLaUNLZTgqAjrwLUyVVdlYR45djx4PEeprhpdcsdFa67FjHWaH7JmpQNKnyybo8a6VxyDiI9vTllDI858m2PKlbLsKCwblB_l0M/s280/023.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;210&quot; data-original-width=&quot;280&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgtt9p-5Q49soKXs2ltwZlGzMGFi_GlYwWO0jt_WkKSUdLPlkbXJDOGPb1ovD7wSZXL1GaWfv5lOtVACwWU-tVcamLaUNLZTgqAjrwLUyVVdlYR45djx4PEeprhpdcsdFa67FjHWaH7JmpQNKnyybo8a6VxyDiI9vTllDI858m2PKlbLsKCwblB_l0M/w400-h300/023.JPG&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Larry&#39;s favorite footbridge is this one over the &lt;a href=&quot;https://grannysu.blogspot.com/2007/07/swinging-bridge-over-coal-river.html?m=1&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Big Coal River&lt;/b&gt;, &lt;/a&gt;one he crossed many times as a boy. One side is Kanawha County, the other side is Boone County.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgf5ifNkbcfozOp1gk7fIDpK4x1gFOsx9Gm4UCzW3aIx1TZT9WrcN7xWbhrN2iRXTefTEyEuJ4aKIsA0170OvIMh_VWAn2pJAgdAQp5cWtl6Yo5O1-M-8vJJyxBhMUgHiEId8KuB3WhcvFMUT_nzkQXAs8kahJej4WJqH5Kb5GWIBrY3XONUMFs6IqJ/s1600/North%20Bend,%20Twin%20Falls%20and%20Emmons%2007%20039.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgf5ifNkbcfozOp1gk7fIDpK4x1gFOsx9Gm4UCzW3aIx1TZT9WrcN7xWbhrN2iRXTefTEyEuJ4aKIsA0170OvIMh_VWAn2pJAgdAQp5cWtl6Yo5O1-M-8vJJyxBhMUgHiEId8KuB3WhcvFMUT_nzkQXAs8kahJej4WJqH5Kb5GWIBrY3XONUMFs6IqJ/w400-h300/North%20Bend,%20Twin%20Falls%20and%20Emmons%2007%20039.JPG&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Located in Wirt County. I wanted to walk across but there was a No Trespassing sign, so I did not.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiEjb23Ocg-WUmvTKL1YhwBa_HuDE1kqkC9oO0P3Zwuhg5J1cQ5PUCMnxAruHhLiWZyKwTgJgGWFKEbPqJBYip-DafkCMiGVksi_M4QE6Oe1oYXo-oZeKMIUklb-E0p79ePoCimqxKr-mglrLaDRr9hx7cRjubH4OGd0M5Ooi0ivBDw0h0ZQs16Ykta/s280/Elizabeth,%20Sanoma%20Rd%20and%20Tommy%20012.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;210&quot; data-original-width=&quot;280&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiEjb23Ocg-WUmvTKL1YhwBa_HuDE1kqkC9oO0P3Zwuhg5J1cQ5PUCMnxAruHhLiWZyKwTgJgGWFKEbPqJBYip-DafkCMiGVksi_M4QE6Oe1oYXo-oZeKMIUklb-E0p79ePoCimqxKr-mglrLaDRr9hx7cRjubH4OGd0M5Ooi0ivBDw0h0ZQs16Ykta/w400-h300/Elizabeth,%20Sanoma%20Rd%20and%20Tommy%20012.JPG&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A dear, departed bridge, this old steel structure is the one I used to cross to get to my friend Kirk&#39;s camp,&amp;nbsp; where we poets gather. We were all so sad when the bridge was replaced by a bland concrete structure. Fondly remembered as &quot;the blue bridge&quot;.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgIYiGMHxy_uctlYDeP3CKqbmQG6U7Nnop0RCkKg5o82NniUmB7myL2rMHRepieJUhhdvcXjmwdxDK-D7E8ygwxmQSEyqK65hkzZMOxUoXxQ-fJCPKVdXJWKp1e78noIMvAJPAbWU2ekg5y8UqzH7qXzBUrSd82_A_PIGoVGJCpQ77sMV0uQKJDiqkK/s1600/Pocahontas%20county%20088.JPG&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1600&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1200&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgIYiGMHxy_uctlYDeP3CKqbmQG6U7Nnop0RCkKg5o82NniUmB7myL2rMHRepieJUhhdvcXjmwdxDK-D7E8ygwxmQSEyqK65hkzZMOxUoXxQ-fJCPKVdXJWKp1e78noIMvAJPAbWU2ekg5y8UqzH7qXzBUrSd82_A_PIGoVGJCpQ77sMV0uQKJDiqkK/w300-h400/Pocahontas%20county%20088.JPG&quot; width=&quot;300&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/of-tunnels-and-bridges.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg-7r1NH3rMeU-UZg_bVkz0304WYH_tp7UKq8bGHTYiKQAqH9osCKlXuzcXKlfSY8RsNBA_YvMlDtDff84fEeCuWNqklKXcWjk0VqahWAo4PwUhBtqRML6DTnZuM4Kdn0_3RZIo5wChMiOU1y_-exxABEKkBnxtFC4CAqLPmRB9b9f0NS6G2ijAfotG/s72-c/P1180207.JPG" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-477812087515095695</guid><pubDate>Sat, 20 Jul 2024 15:21:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-20T11:21:46.348-04:00</atom:updated><title>Morning Garden</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;68°f, about 19°C, a few clouds but it will be yet another hot day, with a high of 88 predicted.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgiwI9yhaum4A9tTTOskrwzVrtw_jJAZY9WXU_5mWuyuLyaWqmabJEO5MSWcSYJztD1F471dGtQFiLNB5n5DQaPQX_0LtATzgMcWndogje32CSTfbQJIIU4hRF6YhvkLWkKQzL4h0D3JrOsU84cYy2Qv2YLQzAi3K-e7vGKaBV6Fa5jOpqOIJ1FnU1X/s1267/20240720_105002.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1267&quot; data-original-width=&quot;968&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgiwI9yhaum4A9tTTOskrwzVrtw_jJAZY9WXU_5mWuyuLyaWqmabJEO5MSWcSYJztD1F471dGtQFiLNB5n5DQaPQX_0LtATzgMcWndogje32CSTfbQJIIU4hRF6YhvkLWkKQzL4h0D3JrOsU84cYy2Qv2YLQzAi3K-e7vGKaBV6Fa5jOpqOIJ1FnU1X/w305-h400/20240720_105002.jpg&quot; width=&quot;305&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Naked Ladies, aka Magic Lilies, are a true delight this year. Protected by the purple chair, I hope, from our dogs&#39; wrestling matches, which have flattened a few things. Can&#39;t wait for these two boys to get older and a bit slower!&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I am worn down by this continued heat. Are you feeling it too? And the three-month forecast by NOAA predicts a hotter than usual Fall. When I read that, I swear my body just drooped. I never wanted to live in the South, for exactly this reason: it&#39;s just too hot down there. And yet here we are, living through a southern summer. They need to keep it down there!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But no sense complaining, right? It is what it is. Kinda broke my heart, though, to see my rosemary that had come through winter in fine shape,&amp;nbsp; just up and die on that 97-degree day. That is just sad. I did plant another one a few weeks ago, and am trying hard to keep it alive, along with the other new herb plants.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So this morning I was out in my nightgown, watering again. It&#39;s a good thing we live so far from neighbors! I tried to take heart from the things that are still holding on, stull sending up beautiful blooms, almost as if to spite the heat.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Saw&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;More Magic Lilies. I usually forget where I planted them, so they live up to their other moniker, Surprise Lilies. I planted them at least 25 years ago. So faithful, they are.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj7ibrrUdXQD34vdtsqv_oXj-23O657Ary_fRiYcgsTZnORHssfXFm4Ec-3XwF6m2XkUN5WBOkxsIWf9qb3nVvLd85v8UH80he-65gTLM-MdE4ci5Vh620ucja0w_fm3MlrFXNs1GAGp4kLAuYcNX9QrBi54ggBQv-Z6yeya4wAvjkhxDQTD0vCyqxm/s2160/20240720_093746.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj7ibrrUdXQD34vdtsqv_oXj-23O657Ary_fRiYcgsTZnORHssfXFm4Ec-3XwF6m2XkUN5WBOkxsIWf9qb3nVvLd85v8UH80he-65gTLM-MdE4ci5Vh620ucja0w_fm3MlrFXNs1GAGp4kLAuYcNX9QrBi54ggBQv-Z6yeya4wAvjkhxDQTD0vCyqxm/w400-h400/20240720_093746.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;You can&#39;t really tell from the photo, but this is one of those wire deer people put out at Christmas.&amp;nbsp; I have this idea to grow ivy on it and make it a sort of topiary. The ivy has hardly grown at all this summer, and the dogs have not helped. But maybe next summer I will see progress?&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgOHYs4VmGz0arxzLJU88oX1XkF1_9TNRVPKPJQv6YQnFDjlIWagTnD9WngjKqe288SfHF1RUbrcW2o_tjs2m_OxvrJO6p-V6erxTDytnIrH6z8hnlX4er7F3TZ1TiJ-kW1MXnI4DACuTnkImp943_zUD-1XphZIKtcmdPFmHJoIYlVzNM0769VOt1w/s2160/20240720_093755.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgOHYs4VmGz0arxzLJU88oX1XkF1_9TNRVPKPJQv6YQnFDjlIWagTnD9WngjKqe288SfHF1RUbrcW2o_tjs2m_OxvrJO6p-V6erxTDytnIrH6z8hnlX4er7F3TZ1TiJ-kW1MXnI4DACuTnkImp943_zUD-1XphZIKtcmdPFmHJoIYlVzNM0769VOt1w/w400-h400/20240720_093755.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&amp;nbsp;You can see a bit of the dig barricade we erected to protect the herb garden after the dogs pretty much destroyed it. We used garden netting, chicken wire, and these two ornate pieces of metal given to us by a friend. It has worked well. It wasn&#39;t our best idea to get a second young dog in the middle of summer! But there he was, needing a home or going to the shelter, and we knew we had to get another dog soon. So I did expect my gardens to suffer through this year. By next year they will have settled down a bit, and I will have protection in place around vulnerable areas! And both dogs will be invaluable in keeping wild critters at bay. Indeed, they are already doing that job pretty well.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;My favorite hydrangea. I can&#39;t recall its name, but it has such lovely flowers. It too is suffering from the heat and lack of rain. But still put out a few blooms.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhPPRlx77vlxPhYHnaxphYq2iwO1fi_k3f-KPjtf5oegfJlLVmhOtwVDZGNg4VIdyOx-ceJZuHlAOfHoss9S2eovgB8AOWLvO2ql6jkiJ1nGSXmkLwCY1E7I4zJwX3rQGGGnizyEBEanO1BVFub0hdkoFuckXL6SvzeXpXy5E-TV4RMW23AH6nFV1y8/s2160/20240720_093612.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhPPRlx77vlxPhYHnaxphYq2iwO1fi_k3f-KPjtf5oegfJlLVmhOtwVDZGNg4VIdyOx-ceJZuHlAOfHoss9S2eovgB8AOWLvO2ql6jkiJ1nGSXmkLwCY1E7I4zJwX3rQGGGnizyEBEanO1BVFub0hdkoFuckXL6SvzeXpXy5E-TV4RMW23AH6nFV1y8/w400-h400/20240720_093612.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;The upper flower garden looks greener in the photo than it actually is.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi9Yo2AnB_poRlft2s6wPQqfgCsPfkiKF36oPnjhh6vhkJLlBcNiMOJr4Ii1Z3L26oS3-i9kWqEwAgEsEs0ikkJvTQCRsal-ovV_rPfsEUZLaJhraSAEURWW2kohxv0idlBibzZKuVNNWkF_qThfbe6t67Bl5ym4n2Q60cNIvTafTeDgH4eAOPwmn0k/s2160/20240720_093622.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi9Yo2AnB_poRlft2s6wPQqfgCsPfkiKF36oPnjhh6vhkJLlBcNiMOJr4Ii1Z3L26oS3-i9kWqEwAgEsEs0ikkJvTQCRsal-ovV_rPfsEUZLaJhraSAEURWW2kohxv0idlBibzZKuVNNWkF_qThfbe6t67Bl5ym4n2Q60cNIvTafTeDgH4eAOPwmn0k/w400-h400/20240720_093622.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I dead-headed the geranium after the photo, but wanted to show you the three-legged cast iron dog. A friend was going to toss him out, but i think he has a place in my garden.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhXBeP9LO03Ka8RIi9aOcRWaaf48FEXZJDwKneO_1v_iSIH-ITR3AvvjqEj8P1Gtz6ofj-8q8VNtcLlwt6l3lIfYo7l8lVULKtefzkRWiDlZ-90hpIoBPpXyNp8c3v6RXxlnssFZBoGpnXrnK_jdMkz3mmN7MvaO4hXZc-BP2fuvh_gucdOW8edbyrR/s2160/20240720_093642.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhXBeP9LO03Ka8RIi9aOcRWaaf48FEXZJDwKneO_1v_iSIH-ITR3AvvjqEj8P1Gtz6ofj-8q8VNtcLlwt6l3lIfYo7l8lVULKtefzkRWiDlZ-90hpIoBPpXyNp8c3v6RXxlnssFZBoGpnXrnK_jdMkz3mmN7MvaO4hXZc-BP2fuvh_gucdOW8edbyrR/w400-h400/20240720_093642.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Ending with this spill of bindweed flowers, blooming on the bank behind the house. I hate it in my flowerbeds, but how pretty it is!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh8Z3r85_gUDXpOR-rTos52wDTPfGDmaghRm3QnwSw4bKzXVjQQnGTaFZJK2Yb_tkaD0wa4VdCWy_vA7EmWoUUrR1AxkpTUO0OhJiAxrAs4RLEiaAoBfwqjbEFEzrsXmUvbOfok-mc0m03hk3pLpFwvWDBucAV9ttAo5EU1YQCa3yz9ch2d7X3fJtQm/s2160/20240720_104922.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;603&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;111&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh8Z3r85_gUDXpOR-rTos52wDTPfGDmaghRm3QnwSw4bKzXVjQQnGTaFZJK2Yb_tkaD0wa4VdCWy_vA7EmWoUUrR1AxkpTUO0OhJiAxrAs4RLEiaAoBfwqjbEFEzrsXmUvbOfok-mc0m03hk3pLpFwvWDBucAV9ttAo5EU1YQCa3yz9ch2d7X3fJtQm/w400-h111/20240720_104922.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Have a good weekend, friends. Pray for rain, and stay cool!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  5. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/morning-garden.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgiwI9yhaum4A9tTTOskrwzVrtw_jJAZY9WXU_5mWuyuLyaWqmabJEO5MSWcSYJztD1F471dGtQFiLNB5n5DQaPQX_0LtATzgMcWndogje32CSTfbQJIIU4hRF6YhvkLWkKQzL4h0D3JrOsU84cYy2Qv2YLQzAi3K-e7vGKaBV6Fa5jOpqOIJ1FnU1X/s72-w305-h400-c/20240720_105002.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-7622742370006495526</guid><pubDate>Sat, 20 Jul 2024 02:48:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-20T10:34:50.770-04:00</atom:updated><title>C is for Carrots </title><description>&lt;div&gt;For &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://backroadstraveller.blogspot.com/?m=1&quot;&gt;Tom&#39;s &quot;C&quot; prompt:&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgk_HWlrGiqPt2P9VgaRRNVK32sWoMhJkZRdmG2jS3v6MYmunXzf-7xtF9VgCn2htUoApE5OszSSNV-pTjMW8yLEbYCg2YJWKgu5fS9RQfvrerg8Rsjjg8FY6Mspf8M0nFc4bmAFnLVpE0Qz9lWl6fZmbQwqnkcs9S8iKMJlbUMZJcvWwVWgOGJiNse/s2160/20240718_185801.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgk_HWlrGiqPt2P9VgaRRNVK32sWoMhJkZRdmG2jS3v6MYmunXzf-7xtF9VgCn2htUoApE5OszSSNV-pTjMW8yLEbYCg2YJWKgu5fS9RQfvrerg8Rsjjg8FY6Mspf8M0nFc4bmAFnLVpE0Qz9lWl6fZmbQwqnkcs9S8iKMJlbUMZJcvWwVWgOGJiNse/s320/20240718_185801.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Dinner last night was turkey and noodles, made from the turkey I roasted the other day (not my best idea when it was 95° outside), and the bone broth simmered overnight. Added noodles and sautéed celery and onions, seasonings, and done.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The honey-glazed &lt;b&gt;carrots and broccoli&lt;/b&gt; were from &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.food.com/recipe/honey-sauteed-broccoli-carrots-363221&quot;&gt;this recipe.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt; Delicious,&amp;nbsp; and will definitely make again.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  7. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/c-is-for-carrots.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgk_HWlrGiqPt2P9VgaRRNVK32sWoMhJkZRdmG2jS3v6MYmunXzf-7xtF9VgCn2htUoApE5OszSSNV-pTjMW8yLEbYCg2YJWKgu5fS9RQfvrerg8Rsjjg8FY6Mspf8M0nFc4bmAFnLVpE0Qz9lWl6fZmbQwqnkcs9S8iKMJlbUMZJcvWwVWgOGJiNse/s72-c/20240718_185801.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-8064504864569034800</guid><pubDate>Fri, 19 Jul 2024 18:29:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-19T14:29:06.202-04:00</atom:updated><title>Trouble Comes in Threes</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;A delightful 65°f this morning, 18.3°C. Clear skies.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;8:00am&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But solutions came in threes too, this time. Remember that our washer and dryer both stopped working last week? Then over the weekend the fridge decided to join the fray. And with temperatures still in the nineties, that was a serious problem.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;As I noted the other day, the washer problem was resolved with the one our son had, the dryer was fixed when Larry did a thorough vent cleaning, and praise heaven the fridge is also fixed. Apparently ice had built up in the (self-defrosting) freezer compartment, blocking the drain. Now the freezer still worked, but the refrigerator part didn&#39;t. But after Larry unblocked the drain, and did a good cleaning in the compressor area, the fridge was back in business.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So now the washer is washing, the dryer is drying, the fridge is fridging, and the total cost was about $25 for the washer part. What a relief. We live on a pretty tight budget, so major appliances are a big hit if they break down. For the moment, anyway, all is right in our appliance world.&amp;nbsp; Hope I didn&#39;t jinx us by saying that!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;On the garden front, things are not doing well. The green beans had a couple good pickings but the poor plants look worn out, and we will pull them up soon. The cucumbers too are beginning to fade, as is the squash. The early corn had ears smaller than usual, and the onions did not get nearly as big as they should have. All the watering we did just could not replace rain. Still, we have had some good crops from the cabbages, broccoli, garlic, carrots, beets, lettuce, chard, and the tomatoes are doing great. So I am not going to complain. Our late garden plants are doing well--beans, corn, cucumbers,&amp;nbsp; squash,&amp;nbsp; and the leeks and celery are holding their own. I am pretty sure the new rhubarb plants are not going to survive, doggone it. They looked so good too! But the horseradish looks fine. So, a win some, lose some garden, but considering the weather this year, I am satisfied.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We stocked our booths yesterday and visited with our good friend Rachel for a bit. She gave us 2 small boxes of stained glass pieces, leftovers from her late husband&#39;s work. He did the most beautiful stained glass lamps, full windows, etc. His workshop was full of glass, big sheets of it. Rachel sold most of it, but no one wanted these boxes od small pieces, so I got them to give to my friend Nancy from Arizona, who will be here visiting soon.&amp;nbsp; Nancy also does stained glass, mostly small pieces and mosaics, so she will put the glass to good use.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I finished up this small table and took it in to the booth. This was a $3 find, cheap because a dog had apparently chewed out a piece of the bottom shelf. Larry repaired it with Bondo, and with sanding and painting the little table is ready for a new home.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Sanded and repaired:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiMjHMmQIwARFzg5cuZox5ywxCLo8TL2YH1Cv2C9_zvRUxNvHpiotSdU25jc-zXalQwx79ZUac0PdYgRfWpYbCyE9fjrMBifsWSO1jv5dq8BZQMZZ6opRVSS0xcaKfdZCdV0xzhS8RZlDDO6WjS81cqY-nohC0wMPQcuNHvI87q0HwHHdX_RFOMfq6Y/s2160/20240715_153624.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiMjHMmQIwARFzg5cuZox5ywxCLo8TL2YH1Cv2C9_zvRUxNvHpiotSdU25jc-zXalQwx79ZUac0PdYgRfWpYbCyE9fjrMBifsWSO1jv5dq8BZQMZZ6opRVSS0xcaKfdZCdV0xzhS8RZlDDO6WjS81cqY-nohC0wMPQcuNHvI87q0HwHHdX_RFOMfq6Y/s320/20240715_153624.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;And finished:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgbULYA3HZI5Aep9YfL3xHz7uUr8aBjmj-N3qJZAYIx5i5F1nGWUfSNN35F349hPP_4CyoD3tHLL3FfKbKWc-JPOiRFK8aMOXHFydvVNlbyl7bV9gdIJp4h8gLtkoQfxBTofh1OLaTyIzHGq6jewUYqGexF7goDbSOvdVIt5yuxf0hifp83eUyBItcQ/s1333/20240719_100846.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1333&quot; data-original-width=&quot;789&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgbULYA3HZI5Aep9YfL3xHz7uUr8aBjmj-N3qJZAYIx5i5F1nGWUfSNN35F349hPP_4CyoD3tHLL3FfKbKWc-JPOiRFK8aMOXHFydvVNlbyl7bV9gdIJp4h8gLtkoQfxBTofh1OLaTyIzHGq6jewUYqGexF7goDbSOvdVIt5yuxf0hifp83eUyBItcQ/w236-h400/20240719_100846.jpg&quot; width=&quot;236&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We also took in this wagon seat made into a bench. It too had been chewed on by some puppy, but the sander took care of that, and a good coat of dark wax really brought the whole thing alive again.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiMIvh_bK7ccxsBuQp-nOhQAQtx9HqR3CpRpxJKFK-oCUeuwpImOnawtsu7Y9XozLiccXQ6SPOUO-XPXXnr-6l3ffPw5j-P1dcWU6kOvQmVrdEB5kAcOw8Uhn-Aas0sZPjFj_RpfBqK218-s2PU-RFmF9ix0IZwtynNFOu3Xnd4LfCXh4vMHenqLONc/s2160/20240719_100925.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiMIvh_bK7ccxsBuQp-nOhQAQtx9HqR3CpRpxJKFK-oCUeuwpImOnawtsu7Y9XozLiccXQ6SPOUO-XPXXnr-6l3ffPw5j-P1dcWU6kOvQmVrdEB5kAcOw8Uhn-Aas0sZPjFj_RpfBqK218-s2PU-RFmF9ix0IZwtynNFOu3Xnd4LfCXh4vMHenqLONc/s320/20240719_100925.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A few other change-ups:&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Two Fenton pieces&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjC5eazYM9-me5rHAPJGmCm_bSE-ntynDxsg_DPbCQw1KxlR9VKcfCz26zeEWC9S2EOe7n29qsUUowjPAjXvTwi2uyZvu4aSFEv_swFyuhsF2PVz6A3GwnzhHiv9Lwm4h2ZK3GWxKXUXHujBh0J9k1D3PnUkn-9I2qGl3ooBqYWpyFI-a5x4-ubROBm/s1399/20240719_101119.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1399&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1351&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjC5eazYM9-me5rHAPJGmCm_bSE-ntynDxsg_DPbCQw1KxlR9VKcfCz26zeEWC9S2EOe7n29qsUUowjPAjXvTwi2uyZvu4aSFEv_swFyuhsF2PVz6A3GwnzhHiv9Lwm4h2ZK3GWxKXUXHujBh0J9k1D3PnUkn-9I2qGl3ooBqYWpyFI-a5x4-ubROBm/w386-h400/20240719_101119.jpg&quot; 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height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjPIP2S9Ph3yPDSulHi5Bx8PFYiailcWYv3D8eCsEgC-sV3H_79IrBVXZaqw3pSSADn1k-rNObOwdzdAKz4R0wsWcZaLlD1U6ux7D1jNdThmpw2GHj9QI_6XW30G2-orZLwDHWSg8qodan_4kINYv9ARscXII1NNQzYTjThcAZh3h5ljXpndiKuBp3_/s320/20240719_101141.jpg&quot; width=&quot;301&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I finished reading an older book, &lt;u style=&quot;font-weight: bold;&quot;&gt;The Water is Wide,&lt;/u&gt;&amp;nbsp;by Pat Conroy. It is a memoir of his year teaching on a remote Georgia sea island in the late 1960&#39;s. It was a fascinating read; Conroy&#39;s writing is lively, his descriptions vivid, and his characters such, well, characters! It infuriated me to read of how the children on the island were so neglected by the school system, and regarded by the powers that be as basically unable to learn. The kids Conroy taught were the older children who had been in school some years, yet most could not read, count, recite the alphabet, write their names, or even identify the country they lived in. His book was really an expose&#39; of the school system, and I wonder if the book compelled action? I certainly hope so.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Today&#39;s agenda will be canning the beans picked yesterday evening, finishing up painting this table, and then garden work in the evening. The cooler temperatures sure make all of these things much more pleasant to do.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;2:30pm&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The beans are canned, and biscuits and cornbread baked to use up milk that soured when the fridge wasn&#39;t working.&amp;nbsp; We had potato leek soup from the freezer for lunch, and there is a blueberry pie in the oven to use some of the 30 pounds of blueberries we have frozen. The leftover biscuits and cornbread will be vacuum sealed and frozen for another day. Now it&#39;s break time! And time for me to catch up with your blogs.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  9. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/trouble-comes-in-threes.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiMjHMmQIwARFzg5cuZox5ywxCLo8TL2YH1Cv2C9_zvRUxNvHpiotSdU25jc-zXalQwx79ZUac0PdYgRfWpYbCyE9fjrMBifsWSO1jv5dq8BZQMZZ6opRVSS0xcaKfdZCdV0xzhS8RZlDDO6WjS81cqY-nohC0wMPQcuNHvI87q0HwHHdX_RFOMfq6Y/s72-c/20240715_153624.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>19</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-3758991701789935248</guid><pubDate>Wed, 17 Jul 2024 01:32:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-16T21:32:27.223-04:00</atom:updated><title>Finally</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;80°f this morning...at 7am! Unheard of. Rose to 96, then suddenly dropped to 88, the wind picked up, and a good storm followed.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgi-D-_vUb_0Aan5x1s_5FtlUtd9x-SzN3v_aAY9QE3uHIv2gyjPBZV0Y3p8lc4ahk0MY0u1du4GuGKigJvvFGfQUXumZ5172iXugc6Xy1m8KSJOLNP69BkcydzCzMILRiVE74kr2zm0L_UvEtlucfqXploTIJsRbGeiIksTR00aSFGnkOmcqDPpP5M/s2160/20240716_143853.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgi-D-_vUb_0Aan5x1s_5FtlUtd9x-SzN3v_aAY9QE3uHIv2gyjPBZV0Y3p8lc4ahk0MY0u1du4GuGKigJvvFGfQUXumZ5172iXugc6Xy1m8KSJOLNP69BkcydzCzMILRiVE74kr2zm0L_UvEtlucfqXploTIJsRbGeiIksTR00aSFGnkOmcqDPpP5M/w400-h400/20240716_143853.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;2:30pm&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I am so thankful to get this rain. It feels like a huge weight and worry has lifted. More is predicted but if it doesn&#39;t happen, at least we had this.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Another worry is resolved, too: the part for the washer arrived several days early, and Larry and Derek fixed his extra washer (left behind by one of his daughters when she moved). They got it installed and it is running great. What a relief, and a blessing.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Thank you all for your kind comments about my back. Perhaps it was your collective good energy that helped it feel better. I did take it easier yesterday and avoided lifting anything heavy. Today we found Larry&#39;s old back brace, so that and the pain patches have me feeling almost new---but I am still not lifting anything over 5 pounds.&amp;nbsp; No sense tempting fate.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;9:00pm. Another good rain at 5:00pm.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Listening to the news this morning, two stories caught my attention. First was a story about an unexplored forest in Macedonia, the second about a type of very rare, almost extinct whale that had washed up on a beach--unfortunately the whale was dead, but it was one of only half a dozen ever seen since it was first noted in the 1800&#39;s.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Isn&#39;t it interesting how we long for something undiscovered, a frontier, a wildness that we humans have not yet marred or killed off? Why, i wonder, do we have that longing? I remember when I moved here, how thrilled I was to know that no one had ever lived on this land. Yes, it had been farmed in some way,&amp;nbsp; but there was so much &lt;i&gt;wildness&lt;/i&gt; to it. I reveled in hiking the hills, finding arrowheads and wild foods, and seeing my first deer (they had been almost entirely killed off by 1950). My first ever hummingbird greeted me through a window we had just installed, and in the woods and fields I found bellflower, wild ginger, hazelnuts, wild plums, butter-and-eggs wildflowers, Valerian, jack in the pulpit, and hundreds of other plants not known to me before. It was magic.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I guess people still want to feel that magic. I know I do. When I read &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://travelswithbirds.blogspot.com/?m=1&quot;&gt;David Gascoigne&#39;s posts&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;, or see the glorious flowers and ancient buildings &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://bystargooseandhanglands.blogspot.com/?m=1&quot;&gt;my cousin John shares&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;, I feel it. When I stop on our ridge to watch a fawn cross the road, or watch the wren&#39;s babies fledge from their nest in the birdhouse on the porch, the magic is still there, waiting for me to see it. For me, it is close at hand, and I know I am lucky. Perhaps not as big as a whale or an unknown forest, but right here, right now. That&#39;s big enough for me.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  11. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/finally.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgi-D-_vUb_0Aan5x1s_5FtlUtd9x-SzN3v_aAY9QE3uHIv2gyjPBZV0Y3p8lc4ahk0MY0u1du4GuGKigJvvFGfQUXumZ5172iXugc6Xy1m8KSJOLNP69BkcydzCzMILRiVE74kr2zm0L_UvEtlucfqXploTIJsRbGeiIksTR00aSFGnkOmcqDPpP5M/s72-w400-h400-c/20240716_143853.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>14</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-24089354694505837</guid><pubDate>Mon, 15 Jul 2024 15:40:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-15T11:40:22.998-04:00</atom:updated><title>My View Today</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;70°f or about 21.4°C. Clear skies predicted for the entire day, with a high of 95. Again.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgbqvlssONx0EHxHdnf1UGmpn0Sjdaq5MorSkG6xFgZ0wkm6luM53Yd3UMPnqOheTIz3ULPbkKOikJfxkf-ZFj1_bsWPy5f9ibnkDBF0nrha4HnEUXm5lwRe-uW941tu1Qx1UyAuedTmZJlmGD_fWmcqutstBnYYCFkLNfbAr-f9obPAj4szOblzZ8D/s2160/20240715_111731.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgbqvlssONx0EHxHdnf1UGmpn0Sjdaq5MorSkG6xFgZ0wkm6luM53Yd3UMPnqOheTIz3ULPbkKOikJfxkf-ZFj1_bsWPy5f9ibnkDBF0nrha4HnEUXm5lwRe-uW941tu1Qx1UyAuedTmZJlmGD_fWmcqutstBnYYCFkLNfbAr-f9obPAj4szOblzZ8D/s320/20240715_111731.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;So, this is what I plan to be looking at most of the day, while I try to let my back and neck recover from whatever I did to them. I think I might have to rearrange that teetering pile of books though. The big one is a 1921 medical book, and has the most fascinating illustrations. Some interesting medical advice too!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Below is the rattlesnake beans arch. As you can see they are enthusiastically climbing up and over.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjzreWYlip9wVk7CvWuhnf4yyX4_W6YudqCGwEVc0Ubp-poHOb151EHxurIe3TcDJUH4V5qjqqmFkEJrmCm13RHG1FxiDrIRfN1DCJf91CgKMLQxgLpqb7ga88V9tOMoJbm0Ru5atzK7Nx81cFdROR3gGGi89o8ftrBUu6zmGs-JbTOfeUI1ZMfAPUK/s1170/20240715_104917.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1170&quot; data-original-width=&quot;869&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjzreWYlip9wVk7CvWuhnf4yyX4_W6YudqCGwEVc0Ubp-poHOb151EHxurIe3TcDJUH4V5qjqqmFkEJrmCm13RHG1FxiDrIRfN1DCJf91CgKMLQxgLpqb7ga88V9tOMoJbm0Ru5atzK7Nx81cFdROR3gGGi89o8ftrBUu6zmGs-JbTOfeUI1ZMfAPUK/w298-h400/20240715_104917.jpg&quot; width=&quot;298&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And here is the cucumber arch. They have finally reached the top but are still preferring to go sideways whenever they can. Sorry for the quality of these photos; I just zoomed from the porch and cropped them, instead of walking out there. The garden does look jungle in these pictures,&amp;nbsp; but I promise it really looks much better than this! Actually very few weeds right now--- but just give it a few days.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiDTqfap_49usg2iVhhw2PSvdWwegibccg7HC1ZDHELSuiFrm2nXlqO0sH_MP81ls1sDMPndKKGKIAbCQFEdrqSWAWOl29svhRQk6JcpWuibXQXv-iVF7_98fvxNmvNUSMBCM32gKpFB5-VRKqAdqcBW9f0OS2jIc3zSSOZjcwenAJ6ThWkdGPt3uS2/s1810/20240715_104951.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1810&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1327&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiDTqfap_49usg2iVhhw2PSvdWwegibccg7HC1ZDHELSuiFrm2nXlqO0sH_MP81ls1sDMPndKKGKIAbCQFEdrqSWAWOl29svhRQk6JcpWuibXQXv-iVF7_98fvxNmvNUSMBCM32gKpFB5-VRKqAdqcBW9f0OS2jIc3zSSOZjcwenAJ6ThWkdGPt3uS2/w294-h400/20240715_104951.jpg&quot; width=&quot;294&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I may actually get off my duff and paint a couple things that are waiting on me, if my back stays at this very low pain level. The pain patches certainly help. We shall see.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;
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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/my-view-today.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgbqvlssONx0EHxHdnf1UGmpn0Sjdaq5MorSkG6xFgZ0wkm6luM53Yd3UMPnqOheTIz3ULPbkKOikJfxkf-ZFj1_bsWPy5f9ibnkDBF0nrha4HnEUXm5lwRe-uW941tu1Qx1UyAuedTmZJlmGD_fWmcqutstBnYYCFkLNfbAr-f9obPAj4szOblzZ8D/s72-c/20240715_111731.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-2583728750346234378</guid><pubDate>Mon, 15 Jul 2024 00:58:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-14T20:58:20.974-04:00</atom:updated><title>Family Time</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;71f this morning, 21.7C, mostly clear, with a light rain shower for 15 minutes this evening. Cherishing every drop.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday was another family day, starting with Larry and Derek testing the washing machine Derek had. It turned out that the water intake something-or-other is bad. So the part is on order and we may have to do a laundromat trip before it gets here Friday. While they were busy with that, I cleaned house,&amp;nbsp; mopping, dusting, etc. It sure needed done.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Son Aaron had called Friday afternoon to tell us his daughter Beth was coming in for the weekend. Beth is 28 and is in the Navy, and I had never met her. That sounds odd I know, but&amp;nbsp; it is a long story I don&#39;t think I can tell here, and none of us, Aaron included, knew of her existence until 2 years ago.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So after the washer test, we drove north to Fairmont,&amp;nbsp; WV, to see Aaron and all his family, along with son Derek&#39;s two daughters who were also visiting. What a good time! I wish I had thought to bring the old family photos with me for Beth to see but will definitely do that next time.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhtz5gxtYJfHHij6ia1_HK6z2x7GGCTZUMlvdf2CyY-CQ10xt6lSobC9woDoqbPlG8t7kELwxi0FVmuAE-6penvVgqKfenOywZKgJNWSNUWD3Ohx294h9ta1PXk_z3hTaPMYcX41DNY5kfsgcg27b0l_daRJJlMOv7T4AseMykoPgchqqsTfymUFZal/s2160/20240713_194350.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;930&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;173&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhtz5gxtYJfHHij6ia1_HK6z2x7GGCTZUMlvdf2CyY-CQ10xt6lSobC9woDoqbPlG8t7kELwxi0FVmuAE-6penvVgqKfenOywZKgJNWSNUWD3Ohx294h9ta1PXk_z3hTaPMYcX41DNY5kfsgcg27b0l_daRJJlMOv7T4AseMykoPgchqqsTfymUFZal/w400-h173/20240713_194350.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;From left: daughter-in-law Jaime, granddaughter Michaela, Beth, me, Larry, grandson James,&amp;nbsp; Aaron, great grandson Ryland, and granddaughters Hannah and Haley.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We all went out to dinner at a Japanese hibachi place.&amp;nbsp; Larry and I have never eaten at one of these,&amp;nbsp; so it was pretty fascinating.&amp;nbsp; And delicious.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjiKwqmvyOq0aVAUndgmm6oQp4C5AmzeUm6FVxuUjW9w1Xv9t50epGWnFZ57RkKzgFsLMIYSZdey7rCbrc_8U9U9FnYqHdwGpTbFbAjzT7jgg-xojK5_SJP3Rr0UCHgRT7-2OP4Od-KyQAYvDr6VfV_R1TwCgWtaYRHG_KPYv_3aREz9gBSnsTACT_6/s2160/20240713_183513.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjiKwqmvyOq0aVAUndgmm6oQp4C5AmzeUm6FVxuUjW9w1Xv9t50epGWnFZ57RkKzgFsLMIYSZdey7rCbrc_8U9U9FnYqHdwGpTbFbAjzT7jgg-xojK5_SJP3Rr0UCHgRT7-2OP4Od-KyQAYvDr6VfV_R1TwCgWtaYRHG_KPYv_3aREz9gBSnsTACT_6/w400-h400/20240713_183513.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgr3diP9hK5mcmnS0dB7KfcHkCQVvtaBj7xoYb6ujxZTkpUnEhODslPz6o6lcgCHuje3tSNXhs9Pk2FKWURiD6EEWSJ6YkHhmzCgE4-ZbslcqPPnf54G0hXGaDBM163R1EBkJw5qS2eg7NkOZSXx0_uV8Fyy1ZZQ552m3rLsU0c5LMGCmq7peGamF-n/s2160/20240713_183658.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgr3diP9hK5mcmnS0dB7KfcHkCQVvtaBj7xoYb6ujxZTkpUnEhODslPz6o6lcgCHuje3tSNXhs9Pk2FKWURiD6EEWSJ6YkHhmzCgE4-ZbslcqPPnf54G0hXGaDBM163R1EBkJw5qS2eg7NkOZSXx0_uV8Fyy1ZZQ552m3rLsU0c5LMGCmq7peGamF-n/w400-h400/20240713_183658.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg1Zcyk9MHispodIUg1TKecglrSTApCsTmbiypFUxOdZopLivwUBPndkLilbSVQFt0xVk6hejr89aIz_rDWxz7WJ93ZkZrs_rS6fYxQrAq44eGxRhXXGE_a29RnpJraezYpw6TgXMdNWA2Aac01BC77ACE520PN8EPm9awV1lHC_0T1Lv840O9TTIM5/s1678/20240713_204215.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1239&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1678&quot; height=&quot;295&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg1Zcyk9MHispodIUg1TKecglrSTApCsTmbiypFUxOdZopLivwUBPndkLilbSVQFt0xVk6hejr89aIz_rDWxz7WJ93ZkZrs_rS6fYxQrAq44eGxRhXXGE_a29RnpJraezYpw6TgXMdNWA2Aac01BC77ACE520PN8EPm9awV1lHC_0T1Lv840O9TTIM5/w400-h295/20240713_204215.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Michaela, Beth, me. It was hot in there!&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The servings were so large that we brought home enough for two more meals, and so did everyone else. Then it was home again, another 2 1/2 hour drive, as the sun set.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiLfKZzXBnT0fx7XQDiTR7ePNRLv0rleMrwGpTrNyyIq-e-4O6atsiLhbTztYEoM7quTGEFEwhCgS8hC63HnooiVmoYHNz5QYU67SJb4UEX_mEh5GKr_H-tP2Yg6CZtNq4DFfsA53oThyvFd-kkL8xylrfUozaNVg9BN8NEpmUEcqtlIr9-0eQrQ7B0/s1844/20240713_201248.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1788&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1844&quot; height=&quot;388&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiLfKZzXBnT0fx7XQDiTR7ePNRLv0rleMrwGpTrNyyIq-e-4O6atsiLhbTztYEoM7quTGEFEwhCgS8hC63HnooiVmoYHNz5QYU67SJb4UEX_mEh5GKr_H-tP2Yg6CZtNq4DFfsA53oThyvFd-kkL8xylrfUozaNVg9BN8NEpmUEcqtlIr9-0eQrQ7B0/w400-h388/20240713_201248.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiIdVnLv0XtuBjIbFCGmqDq9e9emuzXP2fTFVOdViLjJ4mVXeb7SSOpeFRkx46pRdHsrKgojr7WpdoyyhBTdl4_ianJMiu8VIIZlhzuZ-9KeY0Mne0K_v31Qbpc95zqeMAyn0uzZQkle_ILAPzJNWAZkm8-660015HFn_oANnE3GsUGh-An_Ikr2Lnk/s1130/20240713_201742.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1097&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1130&quot; height=&quot;389&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiIdVnLv0XtuBjIbFCGmqDq9e9emuzXP2fTFVOdViLjJ4mVXeb7SSOpeFRkx46pRdHsrKgojr7WpdoyyhBTdl4_ianJMiu8VIIZlhzuZ-9KeY0Mne0K_v31Qbpc95zqeMAyn0uzZQkle_ILAPzJNWAZkm8-660015HFn_oANnE3GsUGh-An_Ikr2Lnk/w400-h389/20240713_201742.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We were home by 10, and stayed out on the porch enjoying the evening until after midnight.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Today was canning day, as I had veggies I had planned to do Saturday, plus what Larry picked this morning. So it was a day in the kitchen, putting up 7 quarts of bread and butter pickles, 9 pints of pulled pork, 4 quarts of pinto beans, plus 2 quarts of green beans and 2 of shredded squash for the freezer.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It was a busy day, and not helped by the fact that I seem to have done something to my neck and back. My right arm has been going numb on me at night, which certainly interrupts my sleep as I try to find a way to position it to get rid of the tingling. But now in addition I have very tight, painful muscles in my neck and shoulders, and some pretty bad pain in my middle back that shoots pain jabs out if I move even slightly the wrong way. It is very annoying and limiting. I put on pain patches today and they have helped some. I guess tomorrow I will try to rest and see if I can get this mess to settle down.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Ah, aging. It is always something, isn&#39;t it?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  15. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/family-time.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhtz5gxtYJfHHij6ia1_HK6z2x7GGCTZUMlvdf2CyY-CQ10xt6lSobC9woDoqbPlG8t7kELwxi0FVmuAE-6penvVgqKfenOywZKgJNWSNUWD3Ohx294h9ta1PXk_z3hTaPMYcX41DNY5kfsgcg27b0l_daRJJlMOv7T4AseMykoPgchqqsTfymUFZal/s72-w400-h173-c/20240713_194350.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-4676288951005075852</guid><pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:55:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-12T14:55:25.927-04:00</atom:updated><title>This Week</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;71f this morning, 21.667C, but not too humid. A few clouds, otherwise another sunny day, unfortunately. High of 88f expected.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEimYK8VjTMrm5BdTPrSm7L5ra4BFExbfb1EZyuKczpdtVUM0O4fQ3HBz24UG2ZWPiQnAxdjuTv0ya1DlshZAbxozlhJyV2WXa6-pOmW7G4vNnstzZiD39ZOeKXXUcnD3NV7ko8_cZGjV0VI6F_1xTghPlSYghn1hKBeMe48-wd2IscXEAS7E0HrXfng/s1919/20240712_125605.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1919&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1494&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEimYK8VjTMrm5BdTPrSm7L5ra4BFExbfb1EZyuKczpdtVUM0O4fQ3HBz24UG2ZWPiQnAxdjuTv0ya1DlshZAbxozlhJyV2WXa6-pOmW7G4vNnstzZiD39ZOeKXXUcnD3NV7ko8_cZGjV0VI6F_1xTghPlSYghn1hKBeMe48-wd2IscXEAS7E0HrXfng/w311-h400/20240712_125605.jpg&quot; width=&quot;311&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;An unplanned bouquet, because the watering hose snapped off the lilies, and the dogs broke over the gladiolus. Flowers live a fraught life here.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So, onward we trudge through this unpleasant summer. Not all is bad of course; mornings and evenings are often quite nice, and we enjoy them to the fullest. This morning I was out in the garden by 8:30, and it was lovely, for the first 30 minutes. But then I began hoeing and weeding, and the sweat poured. By 10:30 when we came inside, we were both completely soaked with sweat, but 15 minutes under the fan on the porch, and we were comfortable, if not quite dry, again.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjpu5TkjLek5W_mSmIi-mnWcuvpfqoFGERstI0NhcjZH0G4bRUV9aavMCz8W5q57kMLOx0obYtJpCH14CierWhBx5wRhmeE3E4EArCmrRBKaJN8jGMZ1aOag2nrYGKFlUrSbKvU5L2x4jD3qhR5_GxzozPbClzZqkYuGTKFlVpNwLuX7doa_TNzlFrG/s2160/20240710_204158.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjpu5TkjLek5W_mSmIi-mnWcuvpfqoFGERstI0NhcjZH0G4bRUV9aavMCz8W5q57kMLOx0obYtJpCH14CierWhBx5wRhmeE3E4EArCmrRBKaJN8jGMZ1aOag2nrYGKFlUrSbKvU5L2x4jD3qhR5_GxzozPbClzZqkYuGTKFlVpNwLuX7doa_TNzlFrG/w400-h400/20240710_204158.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Beautiful golden light after a 2 minute shower the other night. No real prospect of rain until next Wednesday.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It has been one of those weeks where unexpected things keep cropping up. Like my son calling to see if we wanted 5 boxes of tomatoes for free. Of course we did, although I gave 3 to my young friend whose garden is doing very badly this year because she can&#39;t water it.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgTmp3aRV0vX0kdxRbJyr5d2puVVit9ddJ2rdTa-yol9Z93NtHFapyIy5CxzD6Gt3yc-KMA7h8ZrPzlMmPCa07DwkUeIOlDeD6Mrjvjw1ICljh_zkuspasZA62TQbAWeiB8K233sKDvkF1RluHQE4VCi-RvzeiG6FjE2BiwqCXkHNh1r0_kAqY9UWQ_/s2160/20240711_132741.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgTmp3aRV0vX0kdxRbJyr5d2puVVit9ddJ2rdTa-yol9Z93NtHFapyIy5CxzD6Gt3yc-KMA7h8ZrPzlMmPCa07DwkUeIOlDeD6Mrjvjw1ICljh_zkuspasZA62TQbAWeiB8K233sKDvkF1RluHQE4VCi-RvzeiG6FjE2BiwqCXkHNh1r0_kAqY9UWQ_/w400-h400/20240711_132741.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Then the washer quit working, at about the same time the dryer vent clogged up. We fixed the dryer, taking it apart to clean all arounf the inside, and blowing out the vent. The washer, however, will have to be replaced, so I am on the lookout for one. Our son Derek has an extra, which he thinks works, so Larry will go over to check it out tomorrow morning.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We spent Monday restocking our booths, and Tuesday I canned bread and butter pickles. We took a day off, sort of, on Wednesday. There was a planned power outage for most of the day, so we elected to go out. We had breakfast at Cracker Barrel for practically free, and Jim you know why. Delicious. Then we went junking, as we call it, or sourcing, as the pros call it. We visited a ReStore where Larry found a like-new power washer; since ours seems to be broken somewhere, we needed a replacement. I found a few things for resale. Then we moved on to a vendor mall, which sells new, vintage, and antique items. We found all kinds of good stock there, and I added a couple pieces to my Early American Pattern Glass spooner collection.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Last stop was one of our favorite restaurants, The Lafayette Bar and Grill in Marietta, Ohio.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi80K7c64NfZfE5zAlr-h3Kp4YCUfRh30yGJ-erDPEjJvJVk6NP2kBUv8wcXr8BakYZ1GZAg7LLLa6VeRU4RrFQrB6VXxNMP7TdBSB2EiohdohVGFLr5z0Hww4WHySoge0lk7ouwCyb3Et4nvEbMLPQvZe8xItfyWIvK742tRhQZrcfZ8p3vBpqjJO4/s2160/20240710_164257.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi80K7c64NfZfE5zAlr-h3Kp4YCUfRh30yGJ-erDPEjJvJVk6NP2kBUv8wcXr8BakYZ1GZAg7LLLa6VeRU4RrFQrB6VXxNMP7TdBSB2EiohdohVGFLr5z0Hww4WHySoge0lk7ouwCyb3Et4nvEbMLPQvZe8xItfyWIvK742tRhQZrcfZ8p3vBpqjJO4/w400-h400/20240710_164257.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We met some of the nicest people there: a couple 84 years young who were dating, having been friends since high school and both recently widowed; a young couple out for a daytime date--she manages those little gambling places and put in the new games, he is a truck driver, and they met when she was working at a gas station after dropping out of college; then a couple of middle-aged teachers, taking a mini-vacation in Marietta--we were able to tell them about a few places they might enjoy visiting. The bartender was late to work so the manager was tending bar and knew nothing about mixing drinks, so everyone was offering tips and helping her get through. Talk about a nice, friendly place.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhUd0BCaeJGW54yNvI-lmMlilaTmStO00qtvRlVvbR0pbJbihN4qDIi9GjEzlDALCuQaNHDByyvesG9KhOfXzgSDAwt3Dgi5IlogST8p9uRPsLT_cFQhW53rkqmI_ha2f6KKeeD7Rsq_iy01HcrXsWIDfjf9jQ_wMnPIjYcmbZc32L1LDVS0ZnV5_TL/s2160/20240710_160102.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhUd0BCaeJGW54yNvI-lmMlilaTmStO00qtvRlVvbR0pbJbihN4qDIi9GjEzlDALCuQaNHDByyvesG9KhOfXzgSDAwt3Dgi5IlogST8p9uRPsLT_cFQhW53rkqmI_ha2f6KKeeD7Rsq_iy01HcrXsWIDfjf9jQ_wMnPIjYcmbZc32L1LDVS0ZnV5_TL/w400-h400/20240710_160102.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Oh, and this big cruise ship was docked by the hotel while we were there. I have never been anywhere near a cruise ship, so I was fascinated. I hoped it would be one of the big sternwheelers that stop in Marietta in the summer, but no. Ah well.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday I worked in the gardens, then canned tomatoes. In the evening we were back in Ohio to pick up some auction buys. Today, after the garden work, we shucked early sweet corn and ate it for lunch. Why not? That. sliced tomatoes and cucumbers make a great meal. And now, I must get back in the kitchen to can the rest of the tomatoes. Such is life in this backwater of the USA. Ending with the pretty sky from yesterday evening.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEihQsyxU1am0PQPo3od6jNagtPQ-KCRc4Ct1ab1WYWNYM2qAKLNOHyeWZYTdXy3kQyB58bp2cKBs25rBXQ6ZmPOycOLD741xhuk44KfoqWlg5kYcT-HA_5yFOzKCkktZtYdzteP-3P_pg9Ptgik_PqJsu04Q_kLV0zjYMX0p7P1OuPpOrJvrCK7tqNI/s2160/20240710_204559.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEihQsyxU1am0PQPo3od6jNagtPQ-KCRc4Ct1ab1WYWNYM2qAKLNOHyeWZYTdXy3kQyB58bp2cKBs25rBXQ6ZmPOycOLD741xhuk44KfoqWlg5kYcT-HA_5yFOzKCkktZtYdzteP-3P_pg9Ptgik_PqJsu04Q_kLV0zjYMX0p7P1OuPpOrJvrCK7tqNI/s320/20240710_204559.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/this-week.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEimYK8VjTMrm5BdTPrSm7L5ra4BFExbfb1EZyuKczpdtVUM0O4fQ3HBz24UG2ZWPiQnAxdjuTv0ya1DlshZAbxozlhJyV2WXa6-pOmW7G4vNnstzZiD39ZOeKXXUcnD3NV7ko8_cZGjV0VI6F_1xTghPlSYghn1hKBeMe48-wd2IscXEAS7E0HrXfng/s72-w311-h400-c/20240712_125605.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>20</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-8627748461720992596</guid><pubDate>Tue, 09 Jul 2024 14:03:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-09T10:03:43.450-04:00</atom:updated><title>Skunked, and a Few Other Things</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;73f, or 23.8c this morning at 7am, light overcast, muggy.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We have 2 unhappy boys here. They met up with a critter that wasn&#39;t as friendly as they are, and phew! They stink! Even our old dog Daisy won&#39;t get near them. So yesterday we went out in search of some kind of shampoo to minimize the smell. Will be trying it out today, but I am betting these two will be unwelcome on the porch for several weeks. Poor dogs, they really don&#39;t understand why.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;That wasn&#39;t all we did yesterday, because when you live out like we do you tend to make trips to town count. Besides, we needed milk from Maddie the Milk Girl (her Jersey cow gives such good milk), and we needed to restock our booths after the 4th of July weekend. We had good sales, which was nice. It was mostly small things, because the 4th brings lots of out-of-town visitors to our area. I was happy to see that a&amp;nbsp; sterling silver charm bracelet, picked up for a few dollars in an online auction, sold for $225.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Some new things we added:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Vintage and reproduction men&#39;s shaving items.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh11dHHuD8Ps3o3I6-3VB2twOGt2i-A4x_19TSwwoq2QcSfNnSX_fBYqqHANMWZu8axx_XgM97JW_i33RGospB1KtOR32ilgIQdZ-jwDEh1kni7Z1LtuBm8hJnQJlFfWpNQ9akP3FtqRmP0NKa0T639moVBW4YPr51ezzngjKhOP3PRSJj0RSWupJNl/s2160/20240708_131102.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh11dHHuD8Ps3o3I6-3VB2twOGt2i-A4x_19TSwwoq2QcSfNnSX_fBYqqHANMWZu8axx_XgM97JW_i33RGospB1KtOR32ilgIQdZ-jwDEh1kni7Z1LtuBm8hJnQJlFfWpNQ9akP3FtqRmP0NKa0T639moVBW4YPr51ezzngjKhOP3PRSJj0RSWupJNl/w400-h400/20240708_131102.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Enamelware picked up recently at a yard sale.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhhQv-SUS8AYefGzA5t8bnmn35a_g4Aa-v8cYnV9PHcL8s_2Ek0n1k0rO_eW56ytL8cVmUUgLbqlSnjk19B8f-yt_zQa1Wnjxf7M3LVvzdNXzJbqX__snxIhJN5BGsPIkGvgfLNxJA0tKOwQ856aq1E_U7BcUuJLZ8MgT9yfv9csM3cj-eN6dCOkx6y/s2160/20240708_131037.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhhQv-SUS8AYefGzA5t8bnmn35a_g4Aa-v8cYnV9PHcL8s_2Ek0n1k0rO_eW56ytL8cVmUUgLbqlSnjk19B8f-yt_zQa1Wnjxf7M3LVvzdNXzJbqX__snxIhJN5BGsPIkGvgfLNxJA0tKOwQ856aq1E_U7BcUuJLZ8MgT9yfv9csM3cj-eN6dCOkx6y/w400-h400/20240708_131037.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The blue desk I painted a few weeks back finally made its way in.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjxiuBk0kSLNh8XgU7QpCd2owA16DkZqWvJ7IIySvlrUi8QmQ94g3Letcr0nEORerbd0uVxNCyTboCEyMselHZua8bOwpxFWlAi120B_CCrAeZv-9mBAuWgYpDMO4Dw48SD19lPu0Ldy1h82gay-S4kKQUurtm29aCWyPj-HVpxOMUEuHzPW-P1Xalt/s2160/20240708_130957.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjxiuBk0kSLNh8XgU7QpCd2owA16DkZqWvJ7IIySvlrUi8QmQ94g3Letcr0nEORerbd0uVxNCyTboCEyMselHZua8bOwpxFWlAi120B_CCrAeZv-9mBAuWgYpDMO4Dw48SD19lPu0Ldy1h82gay-S4kKQUurtm29aCWyPj-HVpxOMUEuHzPW-P1Xalt/w400-h400/20240708_130957.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;This bowl is huge, and heavy! I have seen it listed as a Dale Tiffany,&amp;nbsp; but I can&#39;t verify that. My price is about half of that listing, but will be a very good profit anyway.&amp;nbsp;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjXJfyq958JTVguqhyphenhyphenyj9HiKxBtWPZSnBynzTKt10IeQgXzksb_H6i79JfUo6I6VP3ZCWmKG6ieTIv46y8R8GI0l3ayP1L0VUNGQK7gPoRPuTNjs6jTAhcvnXQ6hyZoEsEV7ew6l-GFl_oaFgur-MO8LgB_jTP4giSmgRLp3QFbBisALPWkNRdza4bM/s2160/20240708_131006.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjXJfyq958JTVguqhyphenhyphenyj9HiKxBtWPZSnBynzTKt10IeQgXzksb_H6i79JfUo6I6VP3ZCWmKG6ieTIv46y8R8GI0l3ayP1L0VUNGQK7gPoRPuTNjs6jTAhcvnXQ6hyZoEsEV7ew6l-GFl_oaFgur-MO8LgB_jTP4giSmgRLp3QFbBisALPWkNRdza4bM/s320/20240708_131006.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Ebay was busy over the weekend too. Not a lot of sales, only 5, but they are adding to my fund to buy a new laptop. Can you believe I bought my laptop used in 2013? It still works, but Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows 10, so I guess it&#39;s time. I still use Word 2007 too, and if I can u may just keep it. It works fine for me. I don&#39;t need bells and whistles,&amp;nbsp; just a basic program.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Here&#39;s what sold on ebay, if you&#39;re curious.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;A tiny individual creamer, vintage 1920s, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgs1j1MH84p7kcIibGkQuN8i_RnlPX9drYzjH4MzyB_FcghdkMKZsCtL76I6TE1cjjNGoLCcJX4EhL1ff_LpJ7lRT4sqrrv-Gen3m-eSfEHFFr2L6u7D35EitZljQ-v_p5oRCByzgW-x7zklS1KEOsCsKVzaXiKumBrm0Y8CwWP4XOyz6mHyuOBjoCj/s821/20240629_151118.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;821&quot; data-original-width=&quot;810&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgs1j1MH84p7kcIibGkQuN8i_RnlPX9drYzjH4MzyB_FcghdkMKZsCtL76I6TE1cjjNGoLCcJX4EhL1ff_LpJ7lRT4sqrrv-Gen3m-eSfEHFFr2L6u7D35EitZljQ-v_p5oRCByzgW-x7zklS1KEOsCsKVzaXiKumBrm0Y8CwWP4XOyz6mHyuOBjoCj/w395-h400/20240629_151118.jpg&quot; width=&quot;395&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Signed Culver tumblers, so glitzy!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh8sXAV7X3N1HasbdCFYCBXXEsAwOhlRqtzQrijCv5r-CHTdCA_XAPQ465hIlDoDg_N7oA_r9zwMmF0cLH0220WPr4xtKJvR246jheARCRScNSdV42HIxwE9FHkSWNgigKRAN9ZfapUCm2XqnOBglrn2p29cU7DMl3qO4VQj6hfuQxLeIN4sxunAQbH/s2160/20240629_125625.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh8sXAV7X3N1HasbdCFYCBXXEsAwOhlRqtzQrijCv5r-CHTdCA_XAPQ465hIlDoDg_N7oA_r9zwMmF0cLH0220WPr4xtKJvR246jheARCRScNSdV42HIxwE9FHkSWNgigKRAN9ZfapUCm2XqnOBglrn2p29cU7DMl3qO4VQj6hfuQxLeIN4sxunAQbH/w400-h400/20240629_125625.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I was thrilled these sold. There are thousands of etched stemware pieces on ebay, and since I never could ID the maker, I really didn&#39;t think they would sell. But they were gone in just avfew days; of course, my price was very low. I just didn&#39;t want to take them to a thrift where they would surely have been tossed, or broken, as the glass is extremely delicate.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgFMeIJ2yxAaC-ruCPPV5MoETt7WZAKeiGRHmKipbB3NlTLO2o_ASV5R11_8kJ5Lyr4soFut-FP0zB4ytJx86m0vEZ8dJ1T3N3OzAIkLlHysJQJ6OF1O_4k-pTwr_nMXRONog6V9A-9NIKesGAJeZD738bbGWwLgoYVxRNM0kN8dXyJfxKKOuSun5sv/s1773/20240629_154752.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1569&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1773&quot; height=&quot;283&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgFMeIJ2yxAaC-ruCPPV5MoETt7WZAKeiGRHmKipbB3NlTLO2o_ASV5R11_8kJ5Lyr4soFut-FP0zB4ytJx86m0vEZ8dJ1T3N3OzAIkLlHysJQJ6OF1O_4k-pTwr_nMXRONog6V9A-9NIKesGAJeZD738bbGWwLgoYVxRNM0kN8dXyJfxKKOuSun5sv/s320/20240629_154752.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I found two of these glass butter presses at a flea market last year. I have never seen any like them, and now I have sold them both.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiCX8i31v0Nd-ezDmVbVgQbFroeBGzzsViXcqIT_tBwgVPun14s-qfcwwhyphenhyphenmQcqkWVB0cN_luCrbmwBHbggA_bEMWGSmk7SPFJssBQWwCX-malIq7erwQEr0mE3U1MswROXUP4353aC7wcph2ae9iFRmf-aXTN4NXgjAZGQAE4A1XkvX81JXFtss_mR/s1366/20240709_095020.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1366&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1035&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiCX8i31v0Nd-ezDmVbVgQbFroeBGzzsViXcqIT_tBwgVPun14s-qfcwwhyphenhyphenmQcqkWVB0cN_luCrbmwBHbggA_bEMWGSmk7SPFJssBQWwCX-malIq7erwQEr0mE3U1MswROXUP4353aC7wcph2ae9iFRmf-aXTN4NXgjAZGQAE4A1XkvX81JXFtss_mR/s320/20240709_095020.jpg&quot; width=&quot;242&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And lastly, a foxhunting print. Framed art is so tricky to wrap, and I don&#39;t like to list it, but I had this in my booths for a good while, so finally decided to put it online.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgRHxtz5NjfbBwhOjnJPGQP3zK3vSpkoU-ch1Ff-9uN40mxSI8DVpOx7r5qzlh9fzWkCQRYwkOiNS_HFBU1r0Sspsh4DNbzT_yQdcUcYATo_72ULQym27J3LHts3e_q875dxPuunL5dLYnM1NDyaXzFt8FH0rZ7jqV3P6oaBb-WMOoGA1o1Pv_-H164/s1054/20240709_095038.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;905&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1054&quot; height=&quot;275&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgRHxtz5NjfbBwhOjnJPGQP3zK3vSpkoU-ch1Ff-9uN40mxSI8DVpOx7r5qzlh9fzWkCQRYwkOiNS_HFBU1r0Sspsh4DNbzT_yQdcUcYATo_72ULQym27J3LHts3e_q875dxPuunL5dLYnM1NDyaXzFt8FH0rZ7jqV3P6oaBb-WMOoGA1o1Pv_-H164/s320/20240709_095038.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/skunked-and-few-other-things.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh11dHHuD8Ps3o3I6-3VB2twOGt2i-A4x_19TSwwoq2QcSfNnSX_fBYqqHANMWZu8axx_XgM97JW_i33RGospB1KtOR32ilgIQdZ-jwDEh1kni7Z1LtuBm8hJnQJlFfWpNQ9akP3FtqRmP0NKa0T639moVBW4YPr51ezzngjKhOP3PRSJj0RSWupJNl/s72-w400-h400-c/20240708_131102.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>20</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-2772045286609395956</guid><pubDate>Sun, 07 Jul 2024 16:08:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-07T19:43:14.255-04:00</atom:updated><title>Around the Flower Gardens</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;66°f this morning when I got up at 7am, expected to reach 90 today. 18.9°C. Apparently we had quite a storm after we left on our trip Friday, because the wheelbarrow is full of water. Hallelujah!&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The flowers have suffered badly this summer, and I hear it won&#39;t get better as we are heading into another week of 90°+ weather. But at least we have enough rain that we shouldn&#39;t have to water. I hope.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Is this the Stargazer lily? I think I mis-identified an earlier one.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjHfCLxCcafJjcQzb8A6QNRCg69kT72J9B3uqE_RSLwxvRI3hW62_wSnlp9LR48CwqTnxYnWzs3eASh346BwntkbIvEMvdyuVHl-TzfH7Gurc7i8tqyF3bLrYqROcEqaTRJERqSNr-_j_alOHhiCIX1u-41aviQlZ0IHiUvjzz1_l67krUFBJoYVbq5/s2160/20240704_104058.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjHfCLxCcafJjcQzb8A6QNRCg69kT72J9B3uqE_RSLwxvRI3hW62_wSnlp9LR48CwqTnxYnWzs3eASh346BwntkbIvEMvdyuVHl-TzfH7Gurc7i8tqyF3bLrYqROcEqaTRJERqSNr-_j_alOHhiCIX1u-41aviQlZ0IHiUvjzz1_l67krUFBJoYVbq5/w400-h400/20240704_104058.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEinIGxqUoNtAp6tVJydIujWZ8Y82uSJGVi7wMGxcAgX4kRdMaOoycB-Zv7i0-YxDrd3AMbznOyA743s4yn2WDKJ27oI9H0mJf-ZRpn6LYKWe_JcwsuPY_jiYBPMcfEkAkRKA8djnKFo6NoIdGCBPvyswSlpgF-29hT9ZxgYIbe5O8mmvmiTZeeqEa-p/s2160/20240704_104104.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEinIGxqUoNtAp6tVJydIujWZ8Y82uSJGVi7wMGxcAgX4kRdMaOoycB-Zv7i0-YxDrd3AMbznOyA743s4yn2WDKJ27oI9H0mJf-ZRpn6LYKWe_JcwsuPY_jiYBPMcfEkAkRKA8djnKFo6NoIdGCBPvyswSlpgF-29hT9ZxgYIbe5O8mmvmiTZeeqEa-p/w400-h400/20240704_104104.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Purple bee balm, much too tall for where I planted it. I will have to move it, and the coneflowers, which are also too tall.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiRc0cGDanktcyMI67hbll1p9waWNDsHEaCCUgrY6retoY0qbRkE5cMDxOxWC4FCvF40QV8tAlr6LD_SJSjkbRFHyRw7Mud7i_C4Ax3sS-Zk-9-RbB5heMYgHyoDJeA1z11BQRVOYlVXOydewf6t9B5-egO-e_IvemUXGgZFY-hw60bv4nvCdLTbsVd/s2160/20240704_104003.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiRc0cGDanktcyMI67hbll1p9waWNDsHEaCCUgrY6retoY0qbRkE5cMDxOxWC4FCvF40QV8tAlr6LD_SJSjkbRFHyRw7Mud7i_C4Ax3sS-Zk-9-RbB5heMYgHyoDJeA1z11BQRVOYlVXOydewf6t9B5-egO-e_IvemUXGgZFY-hw60bv4nvCdLTbsVd/w400-h400/20240704_104003.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I have had this pink phlox for years. I think I dug it up at the old abandoned house on Bucket Run, the abandoned road that borders our land on one side.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgAMoUe430dicWEpvOf195jwOj1JuVTzFhYNGvsoTEdXWUzzBwoFE75yVQfI_rS5KUt03ndTIEL2CgGgiTK65wlGmrvFaSq1dT56SyKn73J75pk8aSxbI32XKyL01IsYqOzVI4pHjKXufZlNmF_ZIa8n_0EYAWDTdMJolkbafGrF_yxyRfjCAEmkK7n/s1966/20240704_104531.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1966&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1184&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgAMoUe430dicWEpvOf195jwOj1JuVTzFhYNGvsoTEdXWUzzBwoFE75yVQfI_rS5KUt03ndTIEL2CgGgiTK65wlGmrvFaSq1dT56SyKn73J75pk8aSxbI32XKyL01IsYqOzVI4pHjKXufZlNmF_ZIa8n_0EYAWDTdMJolkbafGrF_yxyRfjCAEmkK7n/w241-h400/20240704_104531.jpg&quot; width=&quot;241&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&amp;nbsp;I meant to sell this old tool box, but planted it instead.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg1k0r8Kv5W-XEieDckl2nfoi93HB9qCg5oPQH1g7k1aJczU85NmD5g3-tc5fINZWY1NEk09jvKMnzot4wZNe_tyrNZjKePq2-lLF79x8DXMUclbTO0AhbxoY5qUZfLN63mYyGzV_1OG91wPYVJvodSE3OeBMViTMnmkEMQg3JSR0uH7r8RmQC3TG_s/s2160/20240704_104123.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg1k0r8Kv5W-XEieDckl2nfoi93HB9qCg5oPQH1g7k1aJczU85NmD5g3-tc5fINZWY1NEk09jvKMnzot4wZNe_tyrNZjKePq2-lLF79x8DXMUclbTO0AhbxoY5qUZfLN63mYyGzV_1OG91wPYVJvodSE3OeBMViTMnmkEMQg3JSR0uH7r8RmQC3TG_s/w400-h400/20240704_104123.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Not sure of the name of this lily.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiOBjiLh95UESJyP3mWCaUhX_qLNjr6l2qw246k84Z2n2FUZ2FLZOVYcDjXfcV2oWeSQ43wue3ykFnr8LADydWsphz9mQlmhQkjVVkR8xD56UQXLbkxmjocedPnOtRekAWydDchEMHm4IYszeO06DU9hniUGNBujAqvcy4s27pPQLcKHZ3Y5jAbzbIX/s2160/20240704_103824.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiOBjiLh95UESJyP3mWCaUhX_qLNjr6l2qw246k84Z2n2FUZ2FLZOVYcDjXfcV2oWeSQ43wue3ykFnr8LADydWsphz9mQlmhQkjVVkR8xD56UQXLbkxmjocedPnOtRekAWydDchEMHm4IYszeO06DU9hniUGNBujAqvcy4s27pPQLcKHZ3Y5jAbzbIX/w400-h400/20240704_103824.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;My poor hollyhocks take a beating from the deer. For the third year in a row, they have eaten my red ones, but the pink has so far avoided the marauders.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjM48_jXHVUoP8x4FHjZQ_nOEjgqQMi01DniNdDdutCcQHzuA9G3AXiBTFfQDXk3vUzJlXCUkbqsZZYqfRLWRU_U7OEOo2cZXvXLSlRQx1nMdlFMO3ZiF7aR1wxrIXVTCXetnlhg1rGiDkQD0-eX8_88LfC7jQZ_uyUgJdH-78fLWHZ892vPhAMNCln/s2160/20240704_103924.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjM48_jXHVUoP8x4FHjZQ_nOEjgqQMi01DniNdDdutCcQHzuA9G3AXiBTFfQDXk3vUzJlXCUkbqsZZYqfRLWRU_U7OEOo2cZXvXLSlRQx1nMdlFMO3ZiF7aR1wxrIXVTCXetnlhg1rGiDkQD0-eX8_88LfC7jQZ_uyUgJdH-78fLWHZ892vPhAMNCln/w400-h400/20240704_103924.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A red miniature rose that for some reason the deer haven&#39;t bothered. They will eat other roses but this one is safe. So far.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhprQC_ibjm_JfAJ2YxVRYL-S67F0-aV2nqfN7If2nPeC9fGW6La1rzmy_5iQ7vbOSlSFLAV30GlO_0Q70-3Tni1d3rBIpy7qa9wLu1c9UAjO9q-JTcPAqWabpIKypAah0iLLi9h9Oikdds1ODpKlWSxOb485_HHqlVLaeSkWe8vL_WAIqf8d6Y5l1y/s2160/20240704_103932.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhprQC_ibjm_JfAJ2YxVRYL-S67F0-aV2nqfN7If2nPeC9fGW6La1rzmy_5iQ7vbOSlSFLAV30GlO_0Q70-3Tni1d3rBIpy7qa9wLu1c9UAjO9q-JTcPAqWabpIKypAah0iLLi9h9Oikdds1ODpKlWSxOb485_HHqlVLaeSkWe8vL_WAIqf8d6Y5l1y/w400-h400/20240704_103932.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Lantana also seems to be on the deer do-not-eat list. But I also have chicken wire on the ground in front of them, just in case.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgFNuBJ24ZCorD_TDCZOpsFqsr1WaDqwCpSli1klrmoJkuv_P-goFdizTkeTU0hc4B2C3PqrC7FqjUWld5i7ta3y93c0u0nItd5551kxQ294VHdLJx7GPMsHUCrImsKDPuExMYqr7Kv0D6Jvl67qzAYGdAvsH0kUqly2YCJw6Snvd_Ymnlmqfb4aX8m/s2160/20240704_103940.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgFNuBJ24ZCorD_TDCZOpsFqsr1WaDqwCpSli1klrmoJkuv_P-goFdizTkeTU0hc4B2C3PqrC7FqjUWld5i7ta3y93c0u0nItd5551kxQ294VHdLJx7GPMsHUCrImsKDPuExMYqr7Kv0D6Jvl67qzAYGdAvsH0kUqly2YCJw6Snvd_Ymnlmqfb4aX8m/w400-h400/20240704_103940.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;div&gt;A type of aster, planted last year.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhypcQWCnVIn5PTQyBjXdPNHypnaNdZm9YWqUHWIb_1cCQZy3YPgkIB9RxNdebGR72k1aQWhGTtU6nz3-FVEORS2CMTAG-P92VKsy1_iRr0oEQoZ6g0Jfedg8AsAA7vF2aAudGBOzmzCTFcJgK-phdh-XmzsmHihMGIt23q5Q4wBWT2nRPtscTK7Fuf/s2160/20240704_103233.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhypcQWCnVIn5PTQyBjXdPNHypnaNdZm9YWqUHWIb_1cCQZy3YPgkIB9RxNdebGR72k1aQWhGTtU6nz3-FVEORS2CMTAG-P92VKsy1_iRr0oEQoZ6g0Jfedg8AsAA7vF2aAudGBOzmzCTFcJgK-phdh-XmzsmHihMGIt23q5Q4wBWT2nRPtscTK7Fuf/w400-h400/20240704_103233.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I need to figure out what bug saws the petals off the coneflower! Poor things,&amp;nbsp; most of them have ruined petals.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg0y0MITu7YhCCKyB1wZvJ6fkf233pZTu_8fA4W6M9nNg5wSnO30RhM-3-LCQhRiiCXp8LrK8j1Q_-sPeAe5NHFBrzXLzlrhyphenhyphenbkTMu2qMUrxkVKN5NPZBvq6T64HBfifvN3cPNglTTh-NA4M16QsRusX-XxcVJELwHCt8ZA4vC2lz8M6C4xMLme8fZA/s2160/20240707_095659.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg0y0MITu7YhCCKyB1wZvJ6fkf233pZTu_8fA4W6M9nNg5wSnO30RhM-3-LCQhRiiCXp8LrK8j1Q_-sPeAe5NHFBrzXLzlrhyphenhyphenbkTMu2qMUrxkVKN5NPZBvq6T64HBfifvN3cPNglTTh-NA4M16QsRusX-XxcVJELwHCt8ZA4vC2lz8M6C4xMLme8fZA/w400-h400/20240707_095659.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;My baby coleus thst I started from seed. Tbey take a LONG time to grow&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgzLqliacSRN2JHVp_hutlbH1RgDQuCmPYN5ddYtq3JLvMiLw1MhR2MDrv-06oX6L-lUMRxWoqcdgu0HFx0uOL-9uyz_lzYVN5dxn1zzF17zMpyLmCFuwmPxq7d5tW5RuQQ1zzfABpX-RjQ01VPuxGvFDNE64j-K2OjRTojxSr2ZfNXblk9pPIVre7q/s2160/20240707_095431.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgzLqliacSRN2JHVp_hutlbH1RgDQuCmPYN5ddYtq3JLvMiLw1MhR2MDrv-06oX6L-lUMRxWoqcdgu0HFx0uOL-9uyz_lzYVN5dxn1zzF17zMpyLmCFuwmPxq7d5tW5RuQQ1zzfABpX-RjQ01VPuxGvFDNE64j-K2OjRTojxSr2ZfNXblk9pPIVre7q/w400-h400/20240707_095431.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Phlox-under-chicken-wire, the only way to keep this one safe.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjX-XAp8mMjOM3CFOkowEpmqNwxlUoJrEZx0l5eIV7ajL-dv0ICWhfYwMbMYSRxWaN7aJoq8oNKoLhx5JI6FDt81lgZbh6RZnXxNMqvnhzf2COQtfAFgh3uRyW9RkPnWZeACf5EgENdhe3AwnzBAjGywhvsRk3jE7Sh14JkUrkAmpwrdPj-uOWXn67A/s2160/20240707_095804.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjX-XAp8mMjOM3CFOkowEpmqNwxlUoJrEZx0l5eIV7ajL-dv0ICWhfYwMbMYSRxWaN7aJoq8oNKoLhx5JI6FDt81lgZbh6RZnXxNMqvnhzf2COQtfAFgh3uRyW9RkPnWZeACf5EgENdhe3AwnzBAjGywhvsRk3jE7Sh14JkUrkAmpwrdPj-uOWXn67A/w400-h400/20240707_095804.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Coreopsis is doing okay, the lambs ears are all gone to seed.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjN1m-dww5wpmG9krmj5_tr-AmIzSJdsevQ4C6kmLN3Fk-VSgJKNHxQ9Jp6fnrgSUFnNgvBz_mIAnqesAAoaSkssXWRTzEwaVtILM69uHj8zMRTgzmjMwP1chEGLvfhB4XhXkWv6Gi2nJntrhl1BpfVKaTBXMGT0b3mxxVpC3O7CxXdVAwJY0a5K1E0/s2160/20240707_095419.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjN1m-dww5wpmG9krmj5_tr-AmIzSJdsevQ4C6kmLN3Fk-VSgJKNHxQ9Jp6fnrgSUFnNgvBz_mIAnqesAAoaSkssXWRTzEwaVtILM69uHj8zMRTgzmjMwP1chEGLvfhB4XhXkWv6Gi2nJntrhl1BpfVKaTBXMGT0b3mxxVpC3O7CxXdVAwJY0a5K1E0/w400-h400/20240707_095419.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Deer ate this geranium. I thought they didn&#39;t eat this plant but they proved me wrong.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjK4DHr7RxqSFQmIKOMVlgAD-cXnJV7tvkyMi_MQEbQt3dPSLfpxi3UdnjvfaMzBOJvzub-NrVlJUg7gZY9EC4wTSAU-jaWJemKUkDpT9bEOSrkopq8XnVJuZ0_9l5gmmJmXshPJlXs43G_7h3-1GEZZzpZ5ztmiD7M9GJwmsPMo-J8wJGiORrxAWAT/s2160/20240707_095324.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjK4DHr7RxqSFQmIKOMVlgAD-cXnJV7tvkyMi_MQEbQt3dPSLfpxi3UdnjvfaMzBOJvzub-NrVlJUg7gZY9EC4wTSAU-jaWJemKUkDpT9bEOSrkopq8XnVJuZ0_9l5gmmJmXshPJlXs43G_7h3-1GEZZzpZ5ztmiD7M9GJwmsPMo-J8wJGiORrxAWAT/w400-h400/20240707_095324.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Newly planted black-eyed Susans benefited from the rain. No need to water, yet.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi24YpXbNQ479Zalfuzwb20nZLe8Tgo83W8ySNJ8_qqccyVL4Sf46AOLAGbZ_dHDUCGqIRBg3d9OjnyZNRqzueuGpBcVKhOWHa0tXprStVVqk_PptcJXfV90UGTN7Ui4DV7k3n9tH-qsp7zb_UhC0ZIWNrN5HMYEhVX4WCIKoD6IDJz6P4j3DgzenCw/s2160/20240707_095306.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi24YpXbNQ479Zalfuzwb20nZLe8Tgo83W8ySNJ8_qqccyVL4Sf46AOLAGbZ_dHDUCGqIRBg3d9OjnyZNRqzueuGpBcVKhOWHa0tXprStVVqk_PptcJXfV90UGTN7Ui4DV7k3n9tH-qsp7zb_UhC0ZIWNrN5HMYEhVX4WCIKoD6IDJz6P4j3DgzenCw/w400-h400/20240707_095306.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;This canna came up from seed a couple years back and continues to spread. I need more cannas, as they seem to love it here.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhpbWlS5PKnlbrJ5D-lRidfCbHstdeSfZQGqXVbdthcGvoU_0HDVfGyGeYGhzwShPpLv7JkyzxMIQwc4iguUwoVz6UqExadXxMR8sJXKLNnRwzJx1UXXT3a_-hwFCxJFqHSzl7VLHg4q-t0oNFZG3SFEZfdpfiSYqOSIVxHY8ahNmIp0NyNZFYR20Oe/s2160/20240707_095229.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhpbWlS5PKnlbrJ5D-lRidfCbHstdeSfZQGqXVbdthcGvoU_0HDVfGyGeYGhzwShPpLv7JkyzxMIQwc4iguUwoVz6UqExadXxMR8sJXKLNnRwzJx1UXXT3a_-hwFCxJFqHSzl7VLHg4q-t0oNFZG3SFEZfdpfiSYqOSIVxHY8ahNmIp0NyNZFYR20Oe/w400-h400/20240707_095229.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;My one yellow canna. I hope it makes seeds.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjiaP0XE9gC7mfllkQrTWF1cwysQ-2m89EMVKy_j38TMc7GIYh5egDD-QUnYHoVy17ks9DfY8ZCX0Zlh4XNEY3goN-IK8sQeidLbBGASqrCUl8gWqASz4N8ybjxEwRFz66cU6RWzwUWHnDJkBLm_Ju8Ji2Rq39m8MZ4AXOAf6DNnpB2tR14wNIDQ607/s2160/20240707_095032.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjiaP0XE9gC7mfllkQrTWF1cwysQ-2m89EMVKy_j38TMc7GIYh5egDD-QUnYHoVy17ks9DfY8ZCX0Zlh4XNEY3goN-IK8sQeidLbBGASqrCUl8gWqASz4N8ybjxEwRFz66cU6RWzwUWHnDJkBLm_Ju8Ji2Rq39m8MZ4AXOAf6DNnpB2tR14wNIDQ607/w400-h400/20240707_095032.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I planted glads last year, and it looks like few will bloom.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEha3q1ashdxbiR5vwm1bbFUfc-gpdyd6hS3OsNPgvV3bEyt3KNmJIKZ4swtGaAFDbovQvZroAY_4a9eFXCzPpxQjEqoVRskEMqfHiCI9heMnWYuLA7uPmitpsj3-9W1aagT5sOm2COzjY9gdOdMNNupkwEDQuovgyN1HVbXMa-sY1zZq94Vx1LvtyRT/s2160/20240707_095003.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEha3q1ashdxbiR5vwm1bbFUfc-gpdyd6hS3OsNPgvV3bEyt3KNmJIKZ4swtGaAFDbovQvZroAY_4a9eFXCzPpxQjEqoVRskEMqfHiCI9heMnWYuLA7uPmitpsj3-9W1aagT5sOm2COzjY9gdOdMNNupkwEDQuovgyN1HVbXMa-sY1zZq94Vx1LvtyRT/w400-h400/20240707_095003.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Planted 4 years ago, this phlox struggled for its first 3 years. I had to really pamper it, but it is finally well established.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg1hVD1SU6-PIi9ln99OTFNKLn2jP91G-8JNQKifMnN_OGYKAw-T5wbc6oIn4Bis1w6mcRF1MuBDjwO3V3U2YkCzL5owrTwcWguxri_wgUHC7CBGLae4NUF9H5PKI10E4ef9edctIHbnh93DTm3HPH28EZPoQRpDgzCDKgiPd5CR1y3rpalwmqQtxpb/s2160/20240707_094909.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg1hVD1SU6-PIi9ln99OTFNKLn2jP91G-8JNQKifMnN_OGYKAw-T5wbc6oIn4Bis1w6mcRF1MuBDjwO3V3U2YkCzL5owrTwcWguxri_wgUHC7CBGLae4NUF9H5PKI10E4ef9edctIHbnh93DTm3HPH28EZPoQRpDgzCDKgiPd5CR1y3rpalwmqQtxpb/w400-h400/20240707_094909.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A few views of the big flowerbed that the deer so often attack. They weren&#39;t a problem years ago when I started this bed. It was quite small and I intended to only plant annuals here. 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style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjZMXbGRDLQBC2sj3xi1IIl6PkAg-3xZKH6IWHWyexHeI8AH3xaevxojecSzuyAad6duVsjyEXejxFof_7A5HrjKql3Zx4_R9Dk28-5TphDG-RrvKHkHLDnt9Ntyu5Hv73Ojms9m7Y-4KLB5z-oC6t-wKh2e3VgPmRqcaD3xZDiWDr2UzJW8zPMt5aK/s2160/20240706_130040.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjZMXbGRDLQBC2sj3xi1IIl6PkAg-3xZKH6IWHWyexHeI8AH3xaevxojecSzuyAad6duVsjyEXejxFof_7A5HrjKql3Zx4_R9Dk28-5TphDG-RrvKHkHLDnt9Ntyu5Hv73Ojms9m7Y-4KLB5z-oC6t-wKh2e3VgPmRqcaD3xZDiWDr2UzJW8zPMt5aK/w400-h400/20240706_130040.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Porch Poets, minus one who could not be there this time.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;We made a quick there and back trip across the state yesterday and today, combining a visit with our oldest son and his family with a poetry reading from the Porch Poems book at Seneca Rocks State Park.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEihEhiTLtxXQc__1Dnm7gloS7UF5jwnDNuigIOBQu43I-MZ2RLu-7i7UaUKVNY4KZk00vHRzNjefFV6uhc4g53oFPsSGYqxh5U0x_9XXhqYW1BH_4YhLpUvdi30DXi0pPYOtqlNaIcbkGB7Q1N_5HfvwFzhyphenhyphenhDB9GfaEY_ZXDXQ4DBVjW1QgtfecK4b/s1600/P1070949.JPG&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1200&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1600&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEihEhiTLtxXQc__1Dnm7gloS7UF5jwnDNuigIOBQu43I-MZ2RLu-7i7UaUKVNY4KZk00vHRzNjefFV6uhc4g53oFPsSGYqxh5U0x_9XXhqYW1BH_4YhLpUvdi30DXi0pPYOtqlNaIcbkGB7Q1N_5HfvwFzhyphenhyphenhDB9GfaEY_ZXDXQ4DBVjW1QgtfecK4b/w400-h300/P1070949.JPG&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Seneca Rocks&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;According to Wikipedia, &quot;&lt;b style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #202122; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;Seneca Rocks&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #202122; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;is a large&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff&quot; style=&quot;background: none rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-decoration-line: none;&quot; title=&quot;Cliff&quot;&gt;crag&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #202122; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;and local landmark in&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendleton_County,_West_Virginia&quot; style=&quot;background: none rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-decoration-line: none;&quot; title=&quot;Pendleton County, West Virginia&quot;&gt;Pendleton County&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #202122; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;in the&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a class=&quot;mw-redirect&quot; href=&quot;https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Panhandle&quot; style=&quot;background: none rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-decoration-line: none;&quot; title=&quot;Eastern Panhandle&quot;&gt;Eastern Panhandle&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #202122; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;of&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia&quot; style=&quot;background: none rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-decoration-line: none;&quot; title=&quot;West Virginia&quot;&gt;West Virginia&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #202122; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;, United States. The south peak is the only peak inaccessible except by technical&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_climbing&quot; style=&quot;background: none rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-decoration-line: none;&quot; title=&quot;Rock climbing&quot;&gt;rock climbing&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: white; color: #202122; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &amp;quot;Segoe UI&amp;quot;, Roboto, Inter, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;techniques on the East Coast of the United States.&quot; The park was certainly swarming with climbers and hikers today. In fact that whole area of the West Virginia mountains was busy with tourists, which is a mixed blessing, because the crowds make it less inviting to us locals--but the income is needed and welcome.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg6Okb5R_Pu3pOZMKTnlUMvhqMVIL9Wzl03qqgdk4oly2I3l7P3T1ofMyT-6mcyO2gbImreRHGc7KEuCivX6-UMrLAQWpFum2qYxxWsHiZ3CGGRlgy59QZVJ91gzJOaWYyMQ-nhFxU3EE5cZut6mFzJ4FmTypkqIAbEGD-NDhv_pKj6kl6Gv1hx4ypU/s2160/20240705_174002.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg6Okb5R_Pu3pOZMKTnlUMvhqMVIL9Wzl03qqgdk4oly2I3l7P3T1ofMyT-6mcyO2gbImreRHGc7KEuCivX6-UMrLAQWpFum2qYxxWsHiZ3CGGRlgy59QZVJ91gzJOaWYyMQ-nhFxU3EE5cZut6mFzJ4FmTypkqIAbEGD-NDhv_pKj6kl6Gv1hx4ypU/w400-h400/20240705_174002.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Our son&#39;s home&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It was wonderful to visit our son, his daughter, son and wife. We don&#39;t see them nearly enough, but a five hour drive makes it difficult. But my goodness, did they feed us! Granddaughter Grace made an incredibly delicious salad of squash, onions, and kale with a dressing of maple syrup,&amp;nbsp; chili powder, garlic, and olive oil, topped with pecans, croutons, and parmesan. I know, I know, sounds awful but take my word for it, it was hands down the best use of kale ever. My son grilled blackened salmon, his wife supplied baked sweet potatoes, and for dessert Grace made trifle. We were stuffed and happy!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh5pp68WUnKGZYWFz_7dauz5GKAFdByknCMvOMkfTiE8p5F1kbFD1IDqAItcvGgP64YMkyC7i0pRRnne7XI_qSYXeqsVBr_jdx4lkTmKTgKFUYEOgIa0WXoLvcYk08-2ZmflCOiYXIvWN70B38kRr0sAzpekwyvfDaDfQQuTskboeruW5u-TebOb1Pp/s2160/20240705_185618.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh5pp68WUnKGZYWFz_7dauz5GKAFdByknCMvOMkfTiE8p5F1kbFD1IDqAItcvGgP64YMkyC7i0pRRnne7XI_qSYXeqsVBr_jdx4lkTmKTgKFUYEOgIa0WXoLvcYk08-2ZmflCOiYXIvWN70B38kRr0sAzpekwyvfDaDfQQuTskboeruW5u-TebOb1Pp/w400-h400/20240705_185618.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We spent the evening chatting on the porch and enjoying the beautiful view.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiTnGmed9OBsrndgS0N3ReHYFXsGlV8Z6kG7iw04ln2_yJEBpsp_O-N80V5rNbYCPdEgKmFw7rQUwfaZkuHQtXacHOfv7FCDITM21OqVpxGXQOeR1JL0-3w68LvfjvfIMR-2Lb0gguzRk8JlcdH9ipvB1-3OqPWIAwCoN0yCjc3mGIIiusCyF1_AHVJ/s2160/20240705_205239.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiTnGmed9OBsrndgS0N3ReHYFXsGlV8Z6kG7iw04ln2_yJEBpsp_O-N80V5rNbYCPdEgKmFw7rQUwfaZkuHQtXacHOfv7FCDITM21OqVpxGXQOeR1JL0-3w68LvfjvfIMR-2Lb0gguzRk8JlcdH9ipvB1-3OqPWIAwCoN0yCjc3mGIIiusCyF1_AHVJ/w400-h400/20240705_205239.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Then this morning, tea on the porch and more yakking before breakfast and then we were off for Seneca Rocks.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiBgDaTFJa2f4XmpycLFk_Q8wFcCPjtUlbJrOfn8zIXDxMNvaDIqiE-tmxNGMcj_SqpaJdNR3WdzSQczLqHkPi7g2nvYJZbnfQ69EUPWpQKjIHmq7-jWc7yLrjqtBBHAjNhVb4DM82uzo2GyIEFaXcw32D9zDwlbL2K34_wkJYpclJGRRBfo_C2ZRKa/s2160/20240706_100943.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiBgDaTFJa2f4XmpycLFk_Q8wFcCPjtUlbJrOfn8zIXDxMNvaDIqiE-tmxNGMcj_SqpaJdNR3WdzSQczLqHkPi7g2nvYJZbnfQ69EUPWpQKjIHmq7-jWc7yLrjqtBBHAjNhVb4DM82uzo2GyIEFaXcw32D9zDwlbL2K34_wkJYpclJGRRBfo_C2ZRKa/w400-h400/20240706_100943.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It was hot, 84°f, and we were placed out on the porch for our reading, but we were in the shade, thankfully,&amp;nbsp; and had a small but appreciative audience.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhYWYeLQhbViFaULSEsIUnWElifrc-CSnzrW5MVoW8zZbE7E5eX-pCk8O9d94Xuk_-134dXhaVCpmaC5hXNPKV0xNWkX28Xm3yn3ysQl0Oi0MHh5imRNhosD7uuHdGNLbgizu93tB99QaHTYkfXdRGql45E9g-Dz5Hh6fCiGkULbUeDDyN7Xv8VwBu2/s220/220px-Seneca_Rocks_-_Homestead.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;113&quot; data-original-width=&quot;220&quot; height=&quot;205&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhYWYeLQhbViFaULSEsIUnWElifrc-CSnzrW5MVoW8zZbE7E5eX-pCk8O9d94Xuk_-134dXhaVCpmaC5hXNPKV0xNWkX28Xm3yn3ysQl0Oi0MHh5imRNhosD7uuHdGNLbgizu93tB99QaHTYkfXdRGql45E9g-Dz5Hh6fCiGkULbUeDDyN7Xv8VwBu2/w400-h205/220px-Seneca_Rocks_-_Homestead.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Sites Homestead, where our reading was.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Now we are homeward bound, hoping to be in time for a surprise 60th birthday party for a neighbor I have known since he was 10 years old. And hoping we will find our gardens still safe from wildlife despite our absence. Nerve-wracking,&amp;nbsp; i can tell you!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Tomorrow we will be back to life as usual, but this was a nice break.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/over-mountains.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjZMXbGRDLQBC2sj3xi1IIl6PkAg-3xZKH6IWHWyexHeI8AH3xaevxojecSzuyAad6duVsjyEXejxFof_7A5HrjKql3Zx4_R9Dk28-5TphDG-RrvKHkHLDnt9Ntyu5Hv73Ojms9m7Y-4KLB5z-oC6t-wKh2e3VgPmRqcaD3xZDiWDr2UzJW8zPMt5aK/s72-w400-h400-c/20240706_130040.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-690998461215298853</guid><pubDate>Fri, 05 Jul 2024 13:45:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-05T09:45:43.683-04:00</atom:updated><title>Garden Update</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;75°f this morning, 23.9°C, humid, partly cloudy. We had a big rain yesterday afternoon, thank goodness. First good one in a long time.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I can&#39;t express how relieved I am to get a good soaking at last. Now, if it will just get back to something like normal! If there is such a thing any more.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiCMyUwhYP85ii3q8bq0BO9HJ0RPZ6zG2juxchIZCBUiNh0712nSSwuZIpApmjW1ycBWt_Fh0u5Y1eJnbTmYL89L61eWeV3twlC7cvh2hiy6mc_j-YXjs16RvFV26jLv-AdwzYK9_OzkwFa-q80kjgISLxgwNh-VcqrWIlUsgIoIJFBM6ZGTk9IKrG8/s2160/20240704_145919.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiCMyUwhYP85ii3q8bq0BO9HJ0RPZ6zG2juxchIZCBUiNh0712nSSwuZIpApmjW1ycBWt_Fh0u5Y1eJnbTmYL89L61eWeV3twlC7cvh2hiy6mc_j-YXjs16RvFV26jLv-AdwzYK9_OzkwFa-q80kjgISLxgwNh-VcqrWIlUsgIoIJFBM6ZGTk9IKrG8/s320/20240704_145919.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Some garden pics this morning. I took these before the rain so it really looks more lush now.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This is the upper end of my garden. I planted kale and more onions behind the asparagus. The lower garden in Larry&#39;s.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgQ6mdWplyIltp-kGhPOJE5Go3L5psvnX61KdwWWBtpQy9dQ-PuJxlYE_OuYGQZPwvz6b3cHb3K7cxD_nH_dPG0SqWiNOYcFVYrpnwTXtDWEY54-QDrR8dzSVqiUvV8NWI3QasRBeq3sk3lSSUfLzkD2kdNqBDQpkmD9KB8TsY1PYXFKZLnA5aWRUlR/s2160/20240704_103630.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgQ6mdWplyIltp-kGhPOJE5Go3L5psvnX61KdwWWBtpQy9dQ-PuJxlYE_OuYGQZPwvz6b3cHb3K7cxD_nH_dPG0SqWiNOYcFVYrpnwTXtDWEY54-QDrR8dzSVqiUvV8NWI3QasRBeq3sk3lSSUfLzkD2kdNqBDQpkmD9KB8TsY1PYXFKZLnA5aWRUlR/w400-h400/20240704_103630.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;This is the rattlesnake beans arch. We have picked a couple good bunches from them already. They bloom pink! To the left of them are the tomato plants.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhMHtO3xGdLg0cymsLZwdRabRJ-NeUmf7vKgJs-83jzodRS6K6dHvCdOqHN_XDPqwkZwSUWCADrjgQpI5nLy5CjJ31PavxBzzZbhpJEJa1lpU-hW6113uZ3XYoOgP4DF27OLB-zmiIp7T91ubEX31UNgLpSZhFFcIxcEu2q9M19xE8RZAmzSSl4Tfyt/s2160/20240704_103546.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhMHtO3xGdLg0cymsLZwdRabRJ-NeUmf7vKgJs-83jzodRS6K6dHvCdOqHN_XDPqwkZwSUWCADrjgQpI5nLy5CjJ31PavxBzzZbhpJEJa1lpU-hW6113uZ3XYoOgP4DF27OLB-zmiIp7T91ubEX31UNgLpSZhFFcIxcEu2q9M19xE8RZAmzSSl4Tfyt/w400-h400/20240704_103546.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A better view of Larry&#39;s garden. In front are beans and corn we planted last week, then tomatoes,&amp;nbsp; and behind the tomatoes is an arch for lima beans, and Hickory King corn, which I want to try to make hominy with. Been years since I did that. Larry planted more cucumbers under the lima arch yesterday.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgEdnPx0pdTcob8Ag9r_I8WQMizwk4RfB6TrZ-isUbRMHUcBbJyOpVy0-3tZg_NpvAF7qOKbjuEa6x0aLmakgai9e7Yd5rR-2qwRij7lAX_9PHEm7NKT3Ad8PwFfml4-ZU8XaB-DNXB7vMqmvrr6E-y4zPOymGLpUpxGb3zn9ybPJvsQNjfYYGvCgxI/s2160/20240704_103505.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgEdnPx0pdTcob8Ag9r_I8WQMizwk4RfB6TrZ-isUbRMHUcBbJyOpVy0-3tZg_NpvAF7qOKbjuEa6x0aLmakgai9e7Yd5rR-2qwRij7lAX_9PHEm7NKT3Ad8PwFfml4-ZU8XaB-DNXB7vMqmvrr6E-y4zPOymGLpUpxGb3zn9ybPJvsQNjfYYGvCgxI/w400-h400/20240704_103505.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;My garden. From this view you can see squash in the foreground,&amp;nbsp; some onions, the 2 early tomato plants,&amp;nbsp; brussels sprouts, and the strawberry patch smack dab in the middle. We pulled the carrots and the first lettuce and onions, and I replanted that area with 12 cabbage plants, leeks, radishes and lettuce, and also stuck in the last pepper plants. Kinda mudded these in, actually, as the garden was soaked. Put in more squash too.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiOx5tZBH9OrRrdYwL90x-pVD-ZskFwQUYgJTXYF6J7vyly64dYKWc21w3ApN-Bm0hRdyPLqT0F7qP-7xa4Ll39RZtEJS1oCsg2zvud6XgOxqwABGOTNyVzRIxQZhH7gwhYcggYvlGnrvHuT1RKzBLYhH0_6LM0ffAJQCwi_pwt7EgFqYSgY-nS1vtQ/s2160/20240704_103437.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiOx5tZBH9OrRrdYwL90x-pVD-ZskFwQUYgJTXYF6J7vyly64dYKWc21w3ApN-Bm0hRdyPLqT0F7qP-7xa4Ll39RZtEJS1oCsg2zvud6XgOxqwABGOTNyVzRIxQZhH7gwhYcggYvlGnrvHuT1RKzBLYhH0_6LM0ffAJQCwi_pwt7EgFqYSgY-nS1vtQ/w400-h400/20240704_103437.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The cabbages in front are the Savoy, and they are having a hard time. We may get a few heads. If the bugs don&#39;t destroy them.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj_Ydjv0qlN45akd7Zp-h_lRtSCwhh8sL68H99JbvuCnarAdjfGRxkFrBLGspJkg8Aci50I8D23VlmPeXEAoxYtraPL0QubZFysbgJO1OFN5DbEasYK0yFa1DwtMKtGvsmLFvbRz5W0EXGGmA6QC87tC_jetZ5yFjeW9n1YmFV-tnw0WUqmHqLpUTtH/s2160/20240704_103424.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj_Ydjv0qlN45akd7Zp-h_lRtSCwhh8sL68H99JbvuCnarAdjfGRxkFrBLGspJkg8Aci50I8D23VlmPeXEAoxYtraPL0QubZFysbgJO1OFN5DbEasYK0yFa1DwtMKtGvsmLFvbRz5W0EXGGmA6QC87tC_jetZ5yFjeW9n1YmFV-tnw0WUqmHqLpUTtH/w400-h400/20240704_103424.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;This is the cucumber arch. These guys are determined to NOT climb this year! I think the north-south orientation is the problem; they seem to want to go east and west. We keep putting them back on the arch and they are finally getting the idea.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjbFasbagAcknto4jWksBapf0oYmqalrfIFvEZTNjezgPH0yjkPxzPGDcuUh2HF1No_NtzLlHcUA6tQFLrj5JTPBilkJ112lzcE9s_dmyiNgKrxw7wwSZDi-exoptgICDFwMPgZ9gnTiJFYcBBnkDFIHXuKJTSLa78BiCaUDRQCWGZtyvCsNX_by2f-/s2160/20240704_103447.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjbFasbagAcknto4jWksBapf0oYmqalrfIFvEZTNjezgPH0yjkPxzPGDcuUh2HF1No_NtzLlHcUA6tQFLrj5JTPBilkJ112lzcE9s_dmyiNgKrxw7wwSZDi-exoptgICDFwMPgZ9gnTiJFYcBBnkDFIHXuKJTSLa78BiCaUDRQCWGZtyvCsNX_by2f-/w400-h400/20240704_103447.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Our carrots did surprisingly well,&amp;nbsp; given the lack of rain. I stored then in a way I haven&#39;t tried before: don&#39;t wash but cut off all the green, pack in zip lock bags with a dry paper towel,&amp;nbsp; and store in the extra fridge. They will supposedly keep for several months this way. Since we were given a 20 pound box of frozen carrots at the food giveaway last week, I didn&#39;t need more frozen ones. I have another small row growing too, so we will have plenty of carrots!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgw-SQ-XehhF3LbINLr31one96MvOsZy2hSlmDzehf6fE7IVfABKgSHanKNO3B7keklC-GNa2OCLPFxF5bH7KbicXPcQFzdlEvi5bjBU7JWvPQRSAWWn9zZ5vaxjHe5FI6rmJDSnwPpOZYUs2AoUIV9JDNRBEF93TexbRb52-qY0pSkzklNqUviH_D4/s2160/20240703_112842.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgw-SQ-XehhF3LbINLr31one96MvOsZy2hSlmDzehf6fE7IVfABKgSHanKNO3B7keklC-GNa2OCLPFxF5bH7KbicXPcQFzdlEvi5bjBU7JWvPQRSAWWn9zZ5vaxjHe5FI6rmJDSnwPpOZYUs2AoUIV9JDNRBEF93TexbRb52-qY0pSkzklNqUviH_D4/s320/20240703_112842.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhtHI1AhzVcmP2e2NWb4JpfylWNapzNTm8BQxgYiPvbJvgZxFAkxvyJlq6rkbAtoX3faWy0m2Ik86m2yOe5XdeYK3O8c2lsAFBXJmLVvy5VM4a1JITuWIbP07C3hWwsFuidBT-77WMm8GzemfcuAC3oErHo1NtKPkejPuiWZGC6-6c5ET0MFJuLYqZ0/s2160/20240703_112906.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhtHI1AhzVcmP2e2NWb4JpfylWNapzNTm8BQxgYiPvbJvgZxFAkxvyJlq6rkbAtoX3faWy0m2Ik86m2yOe5XdeYK3O8c2lsAFBXJmLVvy5VM4a1JITuWIbP07C3hWwsFuidBT-77WMm8GzemfcuAC3oErHo1NtKPkejPuiWZGC6-6c5ET0MFJuLYqZ0/s320/20240703_112906.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Copyright Susanna Holstein. 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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/garden-update.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiCMyUwhYP85ii3q8bq0BO9HJ0RPZ6zG2juxchIZCBUiNh0712nSSwuZIpApmjW1ycBWt_Fh0u5Y1eJnbTmYL89L61eWeV3twlC7cvh2hiy6mc_j-YXjs16RvFV26jLv-AdwzYK9_OzkwFa-q80kjgISLxgwNh-VcqrWIlUsgIoIJFBM6ZGTk9IKrG8/s72-c/20240704_145919.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-147343465928090170</guid><pubDate>Fri, 05 Jul 2024 01:47:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-04T21:49:40.627-04:00</atom:updated><title>On the 4th</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiYp0eHUItwaxxt34WyU7UN2SWuHou0YqvoDrDeyeSkyNDYcm3V5zOXg4IKv6d106SuHiHxLpqNF8cqLhph3BXIlAHQGAeKGzUDzjq68hOZuzWoM6SnNjdiKmivheXAgWF0M1pfCdBL3R41dbfjdEBRjP-xfVnRDNzrlqPm18l2JdNHg0AlwyqiPb2O/s1571/20240704_204834.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1571&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1465&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiYp0eHUItwaxxt34WyU7UN2SWuHou0YqvoDrDeyeSkyNDYcm3V5zOXg4IKv6d106SuHiHxLpqNF8cqLhph3BXIlAHQGAeKGzUDzjq68hOZuzWoM6SnNjdiKmivheXAgWF0M1pfCdBL3R41dbfjdEBRjP-xfVnRDNzrlqPm18l2JdNHg0AlwyqiPb2O/w373-h400/20240704_204834.jpg&quot; width=&quot;373&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;4th of July, a quiet time here on the porch to celebrate freedom from royalty and aristocracy. Yeah, we still have a class system whether we want to think so or not, but at least it isn&#39;t written into law. My mother was English,&amp;nbsp; never became a citizen here, but I am ever so glad to be American, troubled as our country is. I remember my Dad in the 70s, saying he was sure we were headed to disaster then, but for better or worse here we still are.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I can hear fireworks going off somewhere, and I know most of the surrounding communities are setting them off. But this year, I am happy to just hear the distant booms and know others are enjoying the spectacle.&amp;nbsp; For once, we have no dog scared of the booms.&amp;nbsp; They are right here on the porch with us, and not concerned.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Happy 4th, friends!&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/on-4th.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiYp0eHUItwaxxt34WyU7UN2SWuHou0YqvoDrDeyeSkyNDYcm3V5zOXg4IKv6d106SuHiHxLpqNF8cqLhph3BXIlAHQGAeKGzUDzjq68hOZuzWoM6SnNjdiKmivheXAgWF0M1pfCdBL3R41dbfjdEBRjP-xfVnRDNzrlqPm18l2JdNHg0AlwyqiPb2O/s72-w373-h400-c/20240704_204834.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-842392173931726778</guid><pubDate>Wed, 03 Jul 2024 23:46:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-03T19:46:41.953-04:00</atom:updated><title>Ready</title><description>&lt;div&gt;It looks like our little county seat is ready for the big celebration tomorrow! And wouldn&#39;t you know, we have the best chance of rain in weeks forecast for tomorrow. I doubt it will dampen people&#39;s spirits too much though, because when people are determined to have a good time, they will have a good time no matter what.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This is the bridge over Mill Creek, coming into town from the west (we live about 12 miles east of town). This bridge is named the McGinley Bridge, in honor of the parents of my good friend Suzy; her father was a longtime town councilman, and after his death her mother was Mayor for years. Both good people, well-loved by the community. The current mayor makes sure the bridge is decorated every 4th of July.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEji7W1-MWDQh8D2lihUsz0dloPWOHqLll-TqN_pxXm8J4vwBWsn2tjrlnKh9opypND5wvGAnhGo1lmVwbd1pC796mrPDhPdcfqTDU-5p-A8LdHZaC0shWukkllDsa-To_NX_eZaRfr4opUA9PG3lqI3GWC6YX5RQedZJJwOkkbMAexu1-bUq8yXykWz/s1937/20240703_191418.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1667&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1937&quot; height=&quot;344&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEji7W1-MWDQh8D2lihUsz0dloPWOHqLll-TqN_pxXm8J4vwBWsn2tjrlnKh9opypND5wvGAnhGo1lmVwbd1pC796mrPDhPdcfqTDU-5p-A8LdHZaC0shWukkllDsa-To_NX_eZaRfr4opUA9PG3lqI3GWC6YX5RQedZJJwOkkbMAexu1-bUq8yXykWz/w400-h344/20240703_191418.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;On the courthouse lawn, the stage is set up and ready for tomorrow&#39;s lineup of events.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjioIU8sEVdfGniYdLzW06WlzCc-6lBU4kfCu9RK_roLI5jpyyQWAYFqD-4i5yv_w2DiLumk821C87lbWdLbovr771qS_r6eR_mfYacBZBAqlWji0ZHvFTuxKSH3jBzKjeIUDHCvQ7XV4yWNtYSCgF5EtMnm_oCvvEWBegsmvLnZZZkd5zfLW471Tgv/s908/20240703_191354.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;908&quot; data-original-width=&quot;903&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjioIU8sEVdfGniYdLzW06WlzCc-6lBU4kfCu9RK_roLI5jpyyQWAYFqD-4i5yv_w2DiLumk821C87lbWdLbovr771qS_r6eR_mfYacBZBAqlWji0ZHvFTuxKSH3jBzKjeIUDHCvQ7XV4yWNtYSCgF5EtMnm_oCvvEWBegsmvLnZZZkd5zfLW471Tgv/w398-h400/20240703_191354.jpg&quot; width=&quot;398&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And of course, there are food trucks. No event seems to be complete without them these days.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgrLkqwncwp7L2_642seiKyQ8hQpvfBhbFO-Wzh2M1ES4_Cf4YMLZkiq7o3DgLxz-M-uYTgq2iQprrsGBOM0ORVdJ5Np7TZ-_E8NceHExOqZLhu3_vtsXv7ngkDvZYwEHKukXRWuwf0X2njC789cX5-EnynlHTZtJeod2o_HwEvCb-5FwgKsR0vAO5r/s2160/20240703_180057.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgrLkqwncwp7L2_642seiKyQ8hQpvfBhbFO-Wzh2M1ES4_Cf4YMLZkiq7o3DgLxz-M-uYTgq2iQprrsGBOM0ORVdJ5Np7TZ-_E8NceHExOqZLhu3_vtsXv7ngkDvZYwEHKukXRWuwf0X2njC789cX5-EnynlHTZtJeod2o_HwEvCb-5FwgKsR0vAO5r/w400-h400/20240703_180057.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Traffic has been heavy all week, but tomorrow will be the heaviest. The Alpine is our tiny performance theater, where I had the honor of doing many storytelling events during my career.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiwKXWoTkfXdnj0Q9Unz012P9WwYrIPmCrqFMxaQ9NRJgm5KYYyfuo3DT5wpPXEVcDCl0R90yEav2IPHu32le-hUay7x_-1o7n9xuNcZWdxcTC9GA6NbQJisA_AgldhXBwF_4hSDl7D1MLNNBN_8UhXF4yT8d59qOFK14-9XMibj-lUkff6vsChKcf_/s2160/20240703_180116.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiwKXWoTkfXdnj0Q9Unz012P9WwYrIPmCrqFMxaQ9NRJgm5KYYyfuo3DT5wpPXEVcDCl0R90yEav2IPHu32le-hUay7x_-1o7n9xuNcZWdxcTC9GA6NbQJisA_AgldhXBwF_4hSDl7D1MLNNBN_8UhXF4yT8d59qOFK14-9XMibj-lUkff6vsChKcf_/w400-h400/20240703_180116.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Of course there is a carnival, the main attraction for my boys when they were young. Back then, you could buy a handstamp for $3.00 and ride all day. We got them for the boys and they vanished because in those days, no one thought a thing about letting kids be on their own like that.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjRaGIVQ4vfj3VwqAZCDcCCbrRf5UI_nwzKljrBHS_tu16tYohw9SXS911S1kKWQ9fldL6aPjnSeCGWTaX3hXaSlapXWeKDj-9jDwcdLuTjW-aYhbCbhOXquGCZGNxCB_pGde4GOhQ5zK72svVFPfON1rMY0eSmbsFzxhntS47NcP-9uwXLalVI8b9f/s1342/20240703_191459.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1342&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1056&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjRaGIVQ4vfj3VwqAZCDcCCbrRf5UI_nwzKljrBHS_tu16tYohw9SXS911S1kKWQ9fldL6aPjnSeCGWTaX3hXaSlapXWeKDj-9jDwcdLuTjW-aYhbCbhOXquGCZGNxCB_pGde4GOhQ5zK72svVFPfON1rMY0eSmbsFzxhntS47NcP-9uwXLalVI8b9f/w315-h400/20240703_191459.jpg&quot; width=&quot;315&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Even our little post office is decked out.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjzbXbWxW8LooVqjQxg0apBJcaisE1ptTNpGDalNct5z5IoOVzo6wrLl-qPtYab6EhWqdxvb4pz9CdcKaH0E1lhOxSVj3-Axi3TGMJv9ZXuA9ap8CB8qPPk7fjHuzbTW9p8pnoZRW0MLDB6swrnu7Q3SGXCrqc3_5ZZ9tiEqg5zCU_Nsv5LnKsU_Y5I/s2160/20240703_180141.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjzbXbWxW8LooVqjQxg0apBJcaisE1ptTNpGDalNct5z5IoOVzo6wrLl-qPtYab6EhWqdxvb4pz9CdcKaH0E1lhOxSVj3-Axi3TGMJv9ZXuA9ap8CB8qPPk7fjHuzbTW9p8pnoZRW0MLDB6swrnu7Q3SGXCrqc3_5ZZ9tiEqg5zCU_Nsv5LnKsU_Y5I/w400-h400/20240703_180141.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;As is Vail Furniture. In business since 1844, they started out building caskets for the pioneer town (the town was established in 1832), and had the singular distinction of providing the casket for John F. Morgan, the last public hanging in West Virginia. Morgan was hung where the girls softball field in now, within the high school complex. His is a complicated story, one I told as part of the annual ghost walk each year. I will have to write it up here one day.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEifFJJUTWxkbtSJOLccLMwtzHTgoDZdtfTe0ygKGQHgSRS1w4nO1ZfQfhgfIINWTHSU_KPHCGDw35xY-S2Y1v_uDvvrO7EfEXCof1YECmq5q65mXR2CpniqtnWjk397srf4qN77RAlfd43K4cqZTEIjF307emAuqXszZyMExMNFJAC7snBcJ3psY70k/s1985/20240703_191605.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1021&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1985&quot; height=&quot;206&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEifFJJUTWxkbtSJOLccLMwtzHTgoDZdtfTe0ygKGQHgSRS1w4nO1ZfQfhgfIINWTHSU_KPHCGDw35xY-S2Y1v_uDvvrO7EfEXCof1YECmq5q65mXR2CpniqtnWjk397srf4qN77RAlfd43K4cqZTEIjF307emAuqXszZyMExMNFJAC7snBcJ3psY70k/w400-h206/20240703_191605.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;The judges&#39; platform for tomorrow&#39;s big parade. Granddaughter Jordan usually sings the national anthem before the start of the parade.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiW0U3_LYYQ2Gj2XMEcEEigG8ozwoy259nDLSFVNqCYiYYuZyh9c3aQq1NvD863PZcVSvsvd8tOBXhhIHdqhcCxmP3qjo0I6nbe90KLgjvgmyHiG1YDvsaivAJC-X-D3F0UAtQAKjLaxqeKG0_XXpnSZqpNwGC4dhuHn8rNl_7Sydk82YY0mqOCaOpI/s2160/20240703_180217.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiW0U3_LYYQ2Gj2XMEcEEigG8ozwoy259nDLSFVNqCYiYYuZyh9c3aQq1NvD863PZcVSvsvd8tOBXhhIHdqhcCxmP3qjo0I6nbe90KLgjvgmyHiG1YDvsaivAJC-X-D3F0UAtQAKjLaxqeKG0_XXpnSZqpNwGC4dhuHn8rNl_7Sydk82YY0mqOCaOpI/w400-h400/20240703_180217.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;We had to go to the grocery store for dog food, and also run out to the big flea market to do some dealing with a couple of our favorite sellers there, so that&#39;s why we were in town today. Where will we be tomorrow? Well, we might go in for the parade, and maybe return later for the fireworks, but if it is too hot or raining, why, we will be right here at home! Yes, we are those old people now, and that&#39;s okay with me. It was fun to drive through town this evening and feel the excitement, and that&#39;s enough for me.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Just one side note: do people really drink that much pop (soda or whatever it&#39;s called where you are( over this holiday?? We saw cart after cart at the store, laden down with every imaginable soft drink. Bizarre. And so unhealthy.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/ready.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEji7W1-MWDQh8D2lihUsz0dloPWOHqLll-TqN_pxXm8J4vwBWsn2tjrlnKh9opypND5wvGAnhGo1lmVwbd1pC796mrPDhPdcfqTDU-5p-A8LdHZaC0shWukkllDsa-To_NX_eZaRfr4opUA9PG3lqI3GWC6YX5RQedZJJwOkkbMAexu1-bUq8yXykWz/s72-w400-h344-c/20240703_191418.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-4656136259434534658</guid><pubDate>Wed, 03 Jul 2024 14:44:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-03T10:44:24.303-04:00</atom:updated><title>Signs </title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;72°f this morning, some clouds, breezy and more humid than yesterday.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Linking to &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://backroadstraveller.blogspot.com/2024/07/signs2-grab-drink-in-fairport-ny.html?sc=1720017067282&amp;amp;m=1&quot;&gt;Tom&#39;sSigns2&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt; today.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This one is for sale in our booth. Had 2, sold one.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; font-style: italic; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh6WHgraWhtxyDGQOdMglA9rQpj12AH8UCxuavhOy-EcUDOBf19ZwaJZ7roA5PZkgbPCXt_6LnAwxv6ks6yB263rw7hqLLcHN_w0qohbb8KnO1f53cbkZeQgOuhO-h1wlCkmd3DiVZXO2S2Yo0t-cpFnVH3-4n3PJvaxSkaD1xf1cKWQ9fdOQU3m04s/s2160/20240531_151921.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh6WHgraWhtxyDGQOdMglA9rQpj12AH8UCxuavhOy-EcUDOBf19ZwaJZ7roA5PZkgbPCXt_6LnAwxv6ks6yB263rw7hqLLcHN_w0qohbb8KnO1f53cbkZeQgOuhO-h1wlCkmd3DiVZXO2S2Yo0t-cpFnVH3-4n3PJvaxSkaD1xf1cKWQ9fdOQU3m04s/s320/20240531_151921.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;From our recent visit to Hillbilly Hotdogs.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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Clear, low humidity, another beautiful morning.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I&#39;ve been out in the garden again this morning, tilling up the ground where the beets and onions were. What to plant next? Hmmm. I still have pepper and leek plants, need new lettuce, maybe turnips? We shall see. That will be tomorrow morning&#39;s work, I think. I picked cucumbers, lettuce, a couple tomatoes, radish, squash, and dill, so it will be salad for lunch.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday after I got those beets pickled and processed and the barbecue canned, we made a trip out to pick up a couple things we had found for sale on Facebook Marketplace: a porcelain top table, which we buy whenever we find one reasonably priced,&amp;nbsp; and a bench made from an old horse-drawn wagon seat.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhrZm6CG211nXB6foJ1-KXD6nv1XcWrmc6ENFAa3fRdOfJrANZ35SrLhkWqvvVXh45IPutVQAQ0dnwplLPw4f2yVIrfeDJsPXxZew2IgXN0lygwiMN7pUbh9TUFfnSCgdgTNcbYN5O7RpgBqGtPzim7EYTMSWXGIQjay6TwmZqmgmHaPEeGSneNG1p2/s997/20240702_103720.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;759&quot; data-original-width=&quot;997&quot; height=&quot;244&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhrZm6CG211nXB6foJ1-KXD6nv1XcWrmc6ENFAa3fRdOfJrANZ35SrLhkWqvvVXh45IPutVQAQ0dnwplLPw4f2yVIrfeDJsPXxZew2IgXN0lygwiMN7pUbh9TUFfnSCgdgTNcbYN5O7RpgBqGtPzim7EYTMSWXGIQjay6TwmZqmgmHaPEeGSneNG1p2/s320/20240702_103720.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;This isn&#39;t the one we bought; she had 2 and I picked the one with cooler hardware,&amp;nbsp; but it is pretty similar. No pic of the table, yet, as both are still in the van.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Both of the couples we met were just nice, interesting people.&amp;nbsp; The ones with the table had just got home from Charleston,&amp;nbsp; where the husband had had surgery to remove skin cancer from his nose. He goes back today to meet with a plastic surgeon.&amp;nbsp; He said, &quot;I get to choose the nose &lt;i&gt;I &lt;/i&gt;want this time!&quot; The wife works nights, so when she got off work she took him to his appointments.&amp;nbsp; When that sweet lady slept i don&#39;t know. He also has prostate cancer,&amp;nbsp; so they run the road to Charleston for that treatment as well. But with all of that going on, they remain upbeat and enjoying their country home.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;The second couple, with the wagon seat, also lived off the beaten track--which is pretty common in our county, actually. Nice, modest homes, tucked back in these hills and out of sight. I remembered the husband, Dana--he was the school bus driver on our road when our youngest was in school.&amp;nbsp; I had never met his wife, Diana, but she had once lived on our road briefly in a small house that used to be rented out. So she knew many of our neighbors, and since she is also a bus driver, she knew several of our friends who also drive school busses. This county is a small world indeed.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;But as we were talking, Larry asked about an old Barracuda car frame that was by their garage. Turned out the Dana does a lot of custom car work---and that Diana drives race cars! That was a surprise.&amp;nbsp; Here are some photos from her Facebook page.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgU2dboyvPgWYCrDt40SHCrBAl0rhtgS2Tx1LaHmQhU1Em-dD36V7ZDIwoPqAFyRvj1s_6srqbVOPFsCMKvUr0tn1T0HrXIRbv_GsmptgZbXBn7IyiG_rqmYH7TkXS0mZxw1IkbEK5gCcc-teRdNrfHBsXAz-lT3iO1C7BCmsC9loAkcgAB7WFPhhhZ/s1080/20240702_105106.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;715&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1080&quot; height=&quot;265&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgU2dboyvPgWYCrDt40SHCrBAl0rhtgS2Tx1LaHmQhU1Em-dD36V7ZDIwoPqAFyRvj1s_6srqbVOPFsCMKvUr0tn1T0HrXIRbv_GsmptgZbXBn7IyiG_rqmYH7TkXS0mZxw1IkbEK5gCcc-teRdNrfHBsXAz-lT3iO1C7BCmsC9loAkcgAB7WFPhhhZ/w400-h265/20240702_105106.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgyMZk9lVlgoz_2mancBhrjT8dDaAmILM5FwNw2YXWoa08z0EJtd1TAog9_9EXjYVAU8065jCHmgOm5zg-VmEAjbQdnWMbxs9yHbGWd_Qnhf0SIi5-2UpP9WA2hDjxuJPhHwd8i8V-7forY5v5rY3RXUici5GkOMFAEoxAXDeH-5mVOqZifQ7KGHcax/s1080/20240702_105129.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;568&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1080&quot; height=&quot;210&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgyMZk9lVlgoz_2mancBhrjT8dDaAmILM5FwNw2YXWoa08z0EJtd1TAog9_9EXjYVAU8065jCHmgOm5zg-VmEAjbQdnWMbxs9yHbGWd_Qnhf0SIi5-2UpP9WA2hDjxuJPhHwd8i8V-7forY5v5rY3RXUici5GkOMFAEoxAXDeH-5mVOqZifQ7KGHcax/w400-h210/20240702_105129.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Her car is called Quick Draw, and she is pretty successful in the region, with her car being voted into the 2022 West Virginia Drag Racing Hall of Fame as a Featured Car, and as 1st place Gasser in the 2023 Summit Piston Power Show in Cleveland,&amp;nbsp; Ohio.&amp;nbsp; Now, I know very little about racing, and have never been to a race, but maybe it&#39;s time? Sure would be fun to watch Diana run.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;We never know who we will meet when we buy stuff. Once it was a computer game creator, another time a writer, once a young clothes designer, and once a distant cousin of Larry&#39;s. It makes this part of what we do so interesting, and in a small way makes me feel better about this country of ours. For all its troubles, there are still more good people than bad. That&#39;s a thought I will hold on to.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  23. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/the-people-we-meet.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhrZm6CG211nXB6foJ1-KXD6nv1XcWrmc6ENFAa3fRdOfJrANZ35SrLhkWqvvVXh45IPutVQAQ0dnwplLPw4f2yVIrfeDJsPXxZew2IgXN0lygwiMN7pUbh9TUFfnSCgdgTNcbYN5O7RpgBqGtPzim7EYTMSWXGIQjay6TwmZqmgmHaPEeGSneNG1p2/s72-c/20240702_103720.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-86409994842030516</guid><pubDate>Tue, 02 Jul 2024 00:55:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-01T20:55:02.408-04:00</atom:updated><title>Happy Canada Day!</title><description>&lt;div&gt;I forgot to put this in my earlier post, but Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiTtL2rKJffiyKmb8RzJWBA9ybcXjsoRDh3z7To764v8r8qlLNmPIoxmuxhyphenhyphendzM_aV_vp9cXJ2d8Wjy_1ASx09bRukSMwnn0932wG90yOpEv_ILtoZmgWYDJp1Dp5QgfYvXzI5HeFDE_pFBqrVLFEQoQ-tBU6b_X8NMnK7Zds3JE49GAnvvwkX-jzDG/s668/20240701_205033.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;325&quot; data-original-width=&quot;668&quot; height=&quot;195&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiTtL2rKJffiyKmb8RzJWBA9ybcXjsoRDh3z7To764v8r8qlLNmPIoxmuxhyphenhyphendzM_aV_vp9cXJ2d8Wjy_1ASx09bRukSMwnn0932wG90yOpEv_ILtoZmgWYDJp1Dp5QgfYvXzI5HeFDE_pFBqrVLFEQoQ-tBU6b_X8NMnK7Zds3JE49GAnvvwkX-jzDG/w400-h195/20240701_205033.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;You all are pretty good neighbors! Thank you for your sanity as our country seems to be losing it.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;(Image from Wikimedia)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  25. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/happy-canada-day.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiTtL2rKJffiyKmb8RzJWBA9ybcXjsoRDh3z7To764v8r8qlLNmPIoxmuxhyphenhyphendzM_aV_vp9cXJ2d8Wjy_1ASx09bRukSMwnn0932wG90yOpEv_ILtoZmgWYDJp1Dp5QgfYvXzI5HeFDE_pFBqrVLFEQoQ-tBU6b_X8NMnK7Zds3JE49GAnvvwkX-jzDG/s72-w400-h195-c/20240701_205033.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-2146081021304183612</guid><pubDate>Mon, 01 Jul 2024 16:34:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-07-01T12:34:12.199-04:00</atom:updated><title>Bits and Bobs of News</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;57°f this morning! Finally,&amp;nbsp; a cool down after being over 90 modt days for the past forever.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Clear, low humidity, bliss.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi89p_kODwh4tYrsruwnhoYVMsZ_9GL5CcsgmpH4EqoGvTGipNVoNaW_nr_tUXRYyBHGrXYm1VNOMI8qQ20tXuwm5sycquuogLx_u5ndvRuqLGlkv10rJpNd8lseFm37UtMw_2o_-nq3Z3trhVmK_KA14-ks2YeEV2gIQaSFZp1Ve60NXZtk_H7Rz6h/s1085/img_1_1719756081861.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1085&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1085&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi89p_kODwh4tYrsruwnhoYVMsZ_9GL5CcsgmpH4EqoGvTGipNVoNaW_nr_tUXRYyBHGrXYm1VNOMI8qQ20tXuwm5sycquuogLx_u5ndvRuqLGlkv10rJpNd8lseFm37UtMw_2o_-nq3Z3trhVmK_KA14-ks2YeEV2gIQaSFZp1Ve60NXZtk_H7Rz6h/w400-h400/img_1_1719756081861.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I have been a slacker about posting, mostly because I just felt burned up and burned out with fighting this heat and drought. We are still so dry, unfortunately,&amp;nbsp; with only a couple brief showers in tbe past week. Then we had a water leak, so the water was off for a couple days while Larry dug up the line and made repairs. If you have a well, you know how worrisome a leak is, as it causes your pump to run much more than necessary. We could not water during those days, another worry, but everything except some flowers I had just put out survived.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I stayed busy with cleaning up and pricing items for restocking our booths, listing on eBay for the first time in a while, and trying to keep the house running with no water. We spent Friday stocking our booths, then Saturday I felt so bad from not getting any sleep due to an aching shoulder that I did very little at all until the evening.&amp;nbsp; We went out to see a folk musician at our favorite little cafe, and then went on to meet up with our son at his favorite watering hole. It was a good evening, and a much needed break. Yesterday we took food to a friend in need, sharing some of our bounty and gaining freezer space in the process.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;About that food: a local veterans organization wrote a grant to get free food from a USDA warehouse that supplies school lunch programs. The warehouse has contracts for the food, and when new shipments come in, the shelves must be cleared to make room. So in the past, the food was sent to the landfill! This group heard about it, and was able to get a grant to give this food pantries, churches, other nonprofit organizations and individuals instead of it being wasted. I went to help a neighbor last week to get the food for her church. It was amazing how much there was, but it all got distributed. We ended up with cheese, diced ham, pulled pork, oats, pasta, and some other stuff. These giveaways happen randomly, sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly. But we have been getting it for the past year or so, and our freezer is stuffed, so we give away to a few other people too. It is so good to know that such bounty is no longer wasted.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We got sad news on a couple fronts this past week. First was a post by a friend who has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.&amp;nbsp; He is such a nice guy, and beloved in this county for his volunteer work. He is doing well, but as you know the prognosis for this cancer is not good&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The second news I just got this morning, about the death of a storytelling friend I shared many a stage with over the years. He too was loved in his community, and just a great guy. His obituary was totally his style,&amp;nbsp; funny and entertaining and upbeat. You can read &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.grisellfuneralhomes.com/m/obituaries/Richard-Knoblich/Memories&quot;&gt;Rich Knoblich&#39;s obit here.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I don&#39;t want to end on a sad note today, so here is what I did yesterday evening-- canning our first beans of the season. I only planted a short row, thinking we would just eat them fresh. But they are producing so well, I had to can some.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj93vYIGqkTfPZgoRWuLrd4Y-6WEhstRiD5kH3qlyvjJ26pKF7K3KRFAiNK52giAPHEHkMhTUTn9QqfKbWyyFKGCpE6uTNPkKtPjBFgwqO8kpEeT-pyiFLoo8PE26xiFLFE_kB-pLxzJ9oyVPzhHwitD_XmEjx6TZ6SpOhIwjZraHvvX_M_pCFANWha/s2160/20240701_092042.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1474&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj93vYIGqkTfPZgoRWuLrd4Y-6WEhstRiD5kH3qlyvjJ26pKF7K3KRFAiNK52giAPHEHkMhTUTn9QqfKbWyyFKGCpE6uTNPkKtPjBFgwqO8kpEeT-pyiFLoo8PE26xiFLFE_kB-pLxzJ9oyVPzhHwitD_XmEjx6TZ6SpOhIwjZraHvvX_M_pCFANWha/w273-h400/20240701_092042.jpg&quot; width=&quot;273&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Here is the first picking of the rattlesnake beans, just snapped by Larry:&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgZFmTrLDxfdJ8_JWwkGKl0O_TG74CFYl4bQmTmV0E90O52ErjqqEIOpSc-Lxdw2XoI-5xpicVahM2munEolzTITBm_xnE5Gk8zYZpODTWsIF7w2doVThIFHNYvDEBtr2bmEQo9bdjamsQ17U7gvconBRdcxWYLV1h3-JK0tpzYlGhMeSBbZxHCS_D3/s2160/20240701_122421.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgZFmTrLDxfdJ8_JWwkGKl0O_TG74CFYl4bQmTmV0E90O52ErjqqEIOpSc-Lxdw2XoI-5xpicVahM2munEolzTITBm_xnE5Gk8zYZpODTWsIF7w2doVThIFHNYvDEBtr2bmEQo9bdjamsQ17U7gvconBRdcxWYLV1h3-JK0tpzYlGhMeSBbZxHCS_D3/w400-h400/20240701_122421.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Aren&#39;t they pretty? And here is my next project: beets!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhSDFMWjayxCe5R1KixR3G0zVZ5noYFWhjPf2Q0tfthJb0NGMSKErNJIZONFpZ_jwvs360aO_EVAOI-ThMdRGNwpd3hOrOvkwa2N7faatFTgEpeBgLwEyK2F1rDJp2OGk7LwfjpQGYEX_ZyCc1jGBHxAVrX7SOAlTaVzIoosCOqiqWeoa4HTqCF19ux/s1593/20240701_123009.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1593&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1548&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhSDFMWjayxCe5R1KixR3G0zVZ5noYFWhjPf2Q0tfthJb0NGMSKErNJIZONFpZ_jwvs360aO_EVAOI-ThMdRGNwpd3hOrOvkwa2N7faatFTgEpeBgLwEyK2F1rDJp2OGk7LwfjpQGYEX_ZyCc1jGBHxAVrX7SOAlTaVzIoosCOqiqWeoa4HTqCF19ux/w389-h400/20240701_123009.jpg&quot; width=&quot;389&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The onions behind the beets will be spread out to dry before storing. They didn&#39;t do as well as usual, but I am glad to have them. I also have a big bucket of broccoli to prepare for the freezer today, and will be canning some pork barbecue, made with that pulled pork, so I better get busy!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/07/bits-and-bobs-of-news.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi89p_kODwh4tYrsruwnhoYVMsZ_9GL5CcsgmpH4EqoGvTGipNVoNaW_nr_tUXRYyBHGrXYm1VNOMI8qQ20tXuwm5sycquuogLx_u5ndvRuqLGlkv10rJpNd8lseFm37UtMw_2o_-nq3Z3trhVmK_KA14-ks2YeEV2gIQaSFZp1Ve60NXZtk_H7Rz6h/s72-w400-h400-c/img_1_1719756081861.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-4131951886574260475</guid><pubDate>Wed, 26 Jun 2024 19:18:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-26T15:18:22.296-04:00</atom:updated><title>Of Cabbages,  Potatoes, Garlic and Peaches</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;71°f, or 21.7°C, at 8am, muggy and overcast. Predicted rain did not materialize, again. It is so dry.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;A few things in bloom right now:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgnM2mdMO6r7dj_j4bt3mrB5fQCCRYJV9HrsXqQr6eMRvudzOAfEALOYmsUVlpR4nW6n6Hzs6vgrPCXz4jM3T1hnQuqkKsfOqsRCb08ribySvMBntYx2PZsJeoHSJgSLxJEcH2cR7GWMX8wWcWnzFxX_yiuO3_B_VseERE98dVfsg0kC-RrtLvZ6034/s2160/20240625_101947.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgnM2mdMO6r7dj_j4bt3mrB5fQCCRYJV9HrsXqQr6eMRvudzOAfEALOYmsUVlpR4nW6n6Hzs6vgrPCXz4jM3T1hnQuqkKsfOqsRCb08ribySvMBntYx2PZsJeoHSJgSLxJEcH2cR7GWMX8wWcWnzFxX_yiuO3_B_VseERE98dVfsg0kC-RrtLvZ6034/s320/20240625_101947.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjaTayfrtDVT7Spo-s7QDISBG4PSGXmsQlDPxfrzcVjejVLQduiMbAz-Q-m2-ktacl7V9atwGM71chBPeM8FP18opZBNcjdhIrfxIl27lW_R-ebxzNozXEvXmzwxWnIZbYLr5192hfGw2bpvMNu0Fz2JgD96p33EzJxmFfXL1y4PbDM2q_3Y2a2MsKF/s1616/20240625_170542.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1616&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1093&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjaTayfrtDVT7Spo-s7QDISBG4PSGXmsQlDPxfrzcVjejVLQduiMbAz-Q-m2-ktacl7V9atwGM71chBPeM8FP18opZBNcjdhIrfxIl27lW_R-ebxzNozXEvXmzwxWnIZbYLr5192hfGw2bpvMNu0Fz2JgD96p33EzJxmFfXL1y4PbDM2q_3Y2a2MsKF/w270-h400/20240625_170542.jpg&quot; width=&quot;270&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjaKTz-L9um8cdfITX7XHM_Mcphl_cVsc2Y2rJBqX0JlMK4I7M8JtE7hX9V_8dnXUyHDLCDLjqWKUQvarjfUddxtehc9qW_myOEzfr1OInrTh0eivCii97IQaz-ETkTPnb-ia7KtPTtK42lAz8m0ommXh5HgJVF-kxwMu6lp6wpTvMm-EHI0PW7_hVk/s2160/20240625_102156.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjaKTz-L9um8cdfITX7XHM_Mcphl_cVsc2Y2rJBqX0JlMK4I7M8JtE7hX9V_8dnXUyHDLCDLjqWKUQvarjfUddxtehc9qW_myOEzfr1OInrTh0eivCii97IQaz-ETkTPnb-ia7KtPTtK42lAz8m0ommXh5HgJVF-kxwMu6lp6wpTvMm-EHI0PW7_hVk/s320/20240625_102156.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjlaKvJzcyMSrhQV1owrIvMrg7fp6QoVaOQOepgEpLJKdLOPSPKE0R9KtXyYM0HOH9KpRiqnHen1HV0NmFbQPiz2z4vi5j5OjMrjdmXjb_wLHL0cqLhtgKwHNN0hA9OkzjcW0R_DE5w7V1NbybTTsSk1NuksEu0fPbpyiQQ0zzwm75WgY9lnoXBoVgG/s2160/20240625_170856.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjlaKvJzcyMSrhQV1owrIvMrg7fp6QoVaOQOepgEpLJKdLOPSPKE0R9KtXyYM0HOH9KpRiqnHen1HV0NmFbQPiz2z4vi5j5OjMrjdmXjb_wLHL0cqLhtgKwHNN0hA9OkzjcW0R_DE5w7V1NbybTTsSk1NuksEu0fPbpyiQQ0zzwm75WgY9lnoXBoVgG/s320/20240625_170856.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We are watering again, after a one-day break. Will it ever rain again in enough quantity, and regularly? It has been boom or bust this year.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But the gardens are still trying and are doing okay so far. Our soil type is Upshur Muskingum silty clay loam, and is a very deep soil, a long way down to bedrock. Being on a ridge means water drains off quickly, and our soil has a lot of sand in it (the native stone being sandstone), so it also doesn&#39;t retain moisture. We have added a lot of organic matter over the years to my garden in particular, and the mulch is helping, but even so it needs watering considering we have not had ample rain since mid-May.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday Larry dug out the rest of the garlic, and there was a LOT of it! This is just some of the harvest.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhKHPgiEydACX9iI9szGHdaAbIDzvjgKE1UQmpDRw1u49aMhXG0CglWdpthbB34DHHEQF-ND96z2vn4wVnWghFALYcCIkc38f-S0-4PNA17iI06gzVEBOU_PFl-1ftJvY6-s4Cka1vqHlqa805INueQLL8MfCdapJToUn5fU6dAFkzDET7Yv2Ggh8XH/s2160/20240625_162910.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhKHPgiEydACX9iI9szGHdaAbIDzvjgKE1UQmpDRw1u49aMhXG0CglWdpthbB34DHHEQF-ND96z2vn4wVnWghFALYcCIkc38f-S0-4PNA17iI06gzVEBOU_PFl-1ftJvY6-s4Cka1vqHlqa805INueQLL8MfCdapJToUn5fU6dAFkzDET7Yv2Ggh8XH/s320/20240625_162910.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;This guy was an overachiever! He actually came up outside of my flowerbed, so I just trimmed around him.&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgGGgOXZpj-xXJ6IRb7j4q9Pdk9-V9niJ0nCvGxRb3JpjMqxQYJXBjS-Fe857-WxukPQP4yZ609UijNJr4RXk9CDfQC9IjRWlVPHxb1nZe9rSwe-pPb8PPQiyNvXwBla7N3UbZd3k1yXy00VTG6GM7v8kKAZijMd9ZyvvML-MttZjkvOhGpl0lwrCn5/s2160/20240625_162857.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgGGgOXZpj-xXJ6IRb7j4q9Pdk9-V9niJ0nCvGxRb3JpjMqxQYJXBjS-Fe857-WxukPQP4yZ609UijNJr4RXk9CDfQC9IjRWlVPHxb1nZe9rSwe-pPb8PPQiyNvXwBla7N3UbZd3k1yXy00VTG6GM7v8kKAZijMd9ZyvvML-MttZjkvOhGpl0lwrCn5/s320/20240625_162857.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Larry also removed the cabbage &quot;stumps&quot;, so I was able to plant kale and onions yesterday evening. I made a couple quarts of kraut,&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEizvZ6oB-OJJluKNmRjIk90rO-z2HbIuFm_A-QkSbhwiWkCt93T6dMdFImF_OBZYL3kaPhIAfxmQ2Uax6WTOj7-UBeqPwCMDY67ilqWZmPBvTppm0bhcthNxL46HQreRyEtVKpJHNrJ1KvWb0K-YL0uL-qRa13Oo0KoOEWcoC5dPIG2VzQXCk9xN9N1/s2160/20240626_093257.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEizvZ6oB-OJJluKNmRjIk90rO-z2HbIuFm_A-QkSbhwiWkCt93T6dMdFImF_OBZYL3kaPhIAfxmQ2Uax6WTOj7-UBeqPwCMDY67ilqWZmPBvTppm0bhcthNxL46HQreRyEtVKpJHNrJ1KvWb0K-YL0uL-qRa13Oo0KoOEWcoC5dPIG2VzQXCk9xN9N1/s320/20240626_093257.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;put 2 cabbages in the extra fridge to use this month, and froze 5 bags for later use. While hoeing the row before planting, I accidentally dug up a volunteer potato plant. It had quite a few potatoes on it, so I dug up a couple more volunteers and got this nice mess.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh5ImXU62J4v-MFajTV3rf-9Hlivq-pEQXYsd0SmcdfCkMRK8w1VLdMhdb06lhxjKLtINnVen_ZPonk4ziDDZywGhFEAQBSYh1muMTFA8IvMP82S2NNuaoPYukCsiAXNOIm7-Az1i5sB0eEO3kWky2HUMOxA5iH7FfXjgMgeoLeJAOGgXUsGWb9ChcQ/s2160/20240626_091037.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh5ImXU62J4v-MFajTV3rf-9Hlivq-pEQXYsd0SmcdfCkMRK8w1VLdMhdb06lhxjKLtINnVen_ZPonk4ziDDZywGhFEAQBSYh1muMTFA8IvMP82S2NNuaoPYukCsiAXNOIm7-Az1i5sB0eEO3kWky2HUMOxA5iH7FfXjgMgeoLeJAOGgXUsGWb9ChcQ/s320/20240626_091037.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday evening our younger friends Jeff and Tamara came over. I had messaged her to come get some garlic, and she brought me a 5-gallon bucket of peaches. Nice trade! I sent her home with a bag of 100 onion sets too, as I had more of those than I will need.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So today you know what I am doing: putting up peaches,&amp;nbsp; of course. I had some bananas that needed to be used too, and we arevtired of banana bread, so I blended them up with so.e honey, lemon juice and peaches, and poured the resulting puree into ice cube trays to freeze. We can eat them like Popsicles, or thaw and add to yogurt. Sure was a delicious mixture.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Well, must get back to the kitchen. My feet needed a rest and I needed coffee, but the peaches are calling.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/of-cabbages-potatoes-garlic-and-peaches.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgnM2mdMO6r7dj_j4bt3mrB5fQCCRYJV9HrsXqQr6eMRvudzOAfEALOYmsUVlpR4nW6n6Hzs6vgrPCXz4jM3T1hnQuqkKsfOqsRCb08ribySvMBntYx2PZsJeoHSJgSLxJEcH2cR7GWMX8wWcWnzFxX_yiuO3_B_VseERE98dVfsg0kC-RrtLvZ6034/s72-c/20240625_101947.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>23</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-2493201809167458826</guid><pubDate>Tue, 25 Jun 2024 13:23:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-25T09:23:50.817-04:00</atom:updated><title>Best Friends</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;66°f this morning, 18.9°C. Going to get hot again, high of 88 with clear skies. Where is the rain?&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjGLP_LLpMGysYlZdzvBFMwFxyJckTRurE5whi6XhLE2dNC_Wl9OYcSzuIp90ZxhWBxORKYRYwJ21j7Ooeeb9L95oiPYTgd-1rh__IGHn0x4Q9kpvuWHrp7I43xacSJEeqf3T4m6-pad2y0rSdY1CaiXi-j0y2RLvCFmmd5uAwG8T4zdUkhAiMHn7FE/s2160/20240625_090355.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjGLP_LLpMGysYlZdzvBFMwFxyJckTRurE5whi6XhLE2dNC_Wl9OYcSzuIp90ZxhWBxORKYRYwJ21j7Ooeeb9L95oiPYTgd-1rh__IGHn0x4Q9kpvuWHrp7I43xacSJEeqf3T4m6-pad2y0rSdY1CaiXi-j0y2RLvCFmmd5uAwG8T4zdUkhAiMHn7FE/s320/20240625_090355.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Buddy and Little Boy, aka Dumb and Dumber, aka Thing 1 and Thing 2.&amp;nbsp; We adore them both. And Daisy, our old yellow Lab, is enjoying not being pestered by Buddy all day long and can enjoy her retirement.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Little Boy&#39;s only been here 2 weeks, but fitting in well. He has chewed up many boxes, plant cellpacks,&amp;nbsp; and anything else left within his reach that looks interesting.&amp;nbsp; But a good boy.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/best-friends.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjGLP_LLpMGysYlZdzvBFMwFxyJckTRurE5whi6XhLE2dNC_Wl9OYcSzuIp90ZxhWBxORKYRYwJ21j7Ooeeb9L95oiPYTgd-1rh__IGHn0x4Q9kpvuWHrp7I43xacSJEeqf3T4m6-pad2y0rSdY1CaiXi-j0y2RLvCFmmd5uAwG8T4zdUkhAiMHn7FE/s72-c/20240625_090355.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>16</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-3064954237737812658</guid><pubDate>Mon, 24 Jun 2024 22:51:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-24T18:51:23.367-04:00</atom:updated><title>First Tomatoes, and Wildlife Woes</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;69°f this morning, rising to 82 by this evening. Clouds, then clear.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Last night&#39;s rain has sunk right in, and the soil is already dry again. I spent the morning working in my large flowerbed, then cut the 8 Stonehead cabbages as they were ready, pulled the early onions, and pulled the garlic the always comes up in the large flowerbed. The deer have been in my flowerbed again and destroyed a planter of petunias,&amp;nbsp; so now we have chicken wire around the entire bed. Now let&#39;s see if that keeps them out.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;In other wildlife news, we have a chicken thief. We lost 5 chickens when we were gone Saturday to help our friend clear her basement. Then yesterday evening there was a great commotion in the henhouse and by the time Larry got down there, another hen was gone. I am pretty sure it is a fox, just by the sneaky behavior, the evening raid, and because it leaves no trace. Most other chicken thieves leave a trail or sign of some kind. We believe we have a fox denning in the deep hollow below the curve in the driveway, and chances are she has pups now and needs to feed them. But our remaining hens will stay locked safely in the coop for now, until we can figure out a way to prevent these raids. It&#39;s just infuriating.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But there is good news too! We picked our first 2 ripe tomatoes last week, on June 20th (West Virginia&#39;s birthday, btw),&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjeTjR3XdxTW7UmfqQjBzuHWvSb9GFEkQwTXNfikrg9XvFh_pEsZrnM7zEq2JHvcY5tNOoDOvEW0fyNj_S8y3WVasfZAXnOpyfdAB3BOJRtc-FPfLJzpU49jf4cA5izAOuyCCT_rae2BJ5xnPLjLWUVt-F4mjvrlb-SJD_TBYx-XuuvGE_oV2S6ry0B/s1727/20240622_211149.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1545&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1727&quot; height=&quot;358&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjeTjR3XdxTW7UmfqQjBzuHWvSb9GFEkQwTXNfikrg9XvFh_pEsZrnM7zEq2JHvcY5tNOoDOvEW0fyNj_S8y3WVasfZAXnOpyfdAB3BOJRtc-FPfLJzpU49jf4cA5izAOuyCCT_rae2BJ5xnPLjLWUVt-F4mjvrlb-SJD_TBYx-XuuvGE_oV2S6ry0B/w400-h358/20240622_211149.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;and our first cucumber today. Dinner last night was pork chops, cabbage, squash, and tomatoes--good ol&#39; summertime fare. What pleasure.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Country life has plenty of upside and downs, just, I am sure, as urban life. Wildlife is both a good thing and a bad thing for us,&amp;nbsp; a beautiful pleasure and an aggravating hassle. The other evening we watched this young fella trying to make his way out of the graveyard that&#39;s about half a mile from our house. Maybe those dead people spooked him?&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Looks like he&#39;s standing on top of the fence, doesn&#39;t it?&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjRuR235KghS6Dw9Qc2u6TzttDC_kfyTK5gzUZwYk6yOSjdxvm5tPGkIYoKZ-7yhnlEDbAJcXgxA-gPubpyvL4jzyk23KLGovMuqD2sqaA3vxVB8OFBH1F0rVfdr4K8tzPjDNM6VL7TZcDTnXlz1R4BVDozZAsPA-yE75Lq7kZ7G-ZZ2mQN9_bcp6Tx/s1966/20240620_213907.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1893&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1966&quot; height=&quot;385&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjRuR235KghS6Dw9Qc2u6TzttDC_kfyTK5gzUZwYk6yOSjdxvm5tPGkIYoKZ-7yhnlEDbAJcXgxA-gPubpyvL4jzyk23KLGovMuqD2sqaA3vxVB8OFBH1F0rVfdr4K8tzPjDNM6VL7TZcDTnXlz1R4BVDozZAsPA-yE75Lq7kZ7G-ZZ2mQN9_bcp6Tx/w400-h385/20240620_213907.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgBj3MIsFVBDbbN6SCmzGtyiiI7pwsSs8XZ2vhGfTgJGgC2w-qYQ5gEspSNIgaXmZn6ok6uB-Zb23XBqK9KR1rZERPp844weXgs8hywoy8q_n9lSvLbuyO7EpGxqQIBIkIohvnMEsb3fK2jwtVLxkbCMjNMFiDFzuiobquFfocWCef0GGBvdwg3H-DN/s2015/20240620_213846.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2015&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1842&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgBj3MIsFVBDbbN6SCmzGtyiiI7pwsSs8XZ2vhGfTgJGgC2w-qYQ5gEspSNIgaXmZn6ok6uB-Zb23XBqK9KR1rZERPp844weXgs8hywoy8q_n9lSvLbuyO7EpGxqQIBIkIohvnMEsb3fK2jwtVLxkbCMjNMFiDFzuiobquFfocWCef0GGBvdwg3H-DN/w366-h400/20240620_213846.jpg&quot; width=&quot;366&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Aha! 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He&#39;s a nice four-point, most likely one of the twin yearlings that hung around the same area last year.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Isn&#39;t he gorgeous? When he is far away from my gardens, yes he is! But it&#39;s the price we pay for living where we do and trying to garden. We just have to take the bad with the good. Even if the bad eats the petunias.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/first-tomatoes-and-wildlife-woes.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjeTjR3XdxTW7UmfqQjBzuHWvSb9GFEkQwTXNfikrg9XvFh_pEsZrnM7zEq2JHvcY5tNOoDOvEW0fyNj_S8y3WVasfZAXnOpyfdAB3BOJRtc-FPfLJzpU49jf4cA5izAOuyCCT_rae2BJ5xnPLjLWUVt-F4mjvrlb-SJD_TBYx-XuuvGE_oV2S6ry0B/s72-w400-h358-c/20240622_211149.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>22</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-9220038646857672271</guid><pubDate>Mon, 24 Jun 2024 00:36:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-23T20:36:06.897-04:00</atom:updated><title>Ahhhhh</title><description>&lt;div&gt;Finally.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgayhBT-uKb89-FbhnJQqLsGZ8bJzZzaMu0dQdRsbiNEOo-wfiiSHl9KHs2gQ00yQq50zeqHvtFAcd2SSEsHfh0iPPGfuIH3QVPZosUu0br6_NpEy6IjyKWwGfIoNqcvygZJnxsT90x9Zi6Vu4fYyuKk4RCYw3uK6Xgrmzt_0kXeuJNak6kVvEzw1Qw/s2160/20240623_195833.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgayhBT-uKb89-FbhnJQqLsGZ8bJzZzaMu0dQdRsbiNEOo-wfiiSHl9KHs2gQ00yQq50zeqHvtFAcd2SSEsHfh0iPPGfuIH3QVPZosUu0br6_NpEy6IjyKWwGfIoNqcvygZJnxsT90x9Zi6Vu4fYyuKk4RCYw3uK6Xgrmzt_0kXeuJNak6kVvEzw1Qw/s320/20240623_195833.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Rain danced all around us today. We watched as storm after storm passed north, south, east or west of us. So frustrating!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;By finally,&amp;nbsp; around 8pm, we got a howling good storm. No lightning, a little wind,&amp;nbsp; and LOTS of rain. What a relief. We were already planning tomorrow&#39;s watering routine. Now, maybe we can give it a rest for a couple days. Thankfully,&amp;nbsp; temperatures have moderated a bit, too.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We planted green beans and late corn this morning,&amp;nbsp; hoping for rain. The ground was sobdrybitcwas like planting in dust. But this should settle the seeds in well.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Right now we are on the porch, quietly celebrating.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/ahhhhh.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgayhBT-uKb89-FbhnJQqLsGZ8bJzZzaMu0dQdRsbiNEOo-wfiiSHl9KHs2gQ00yQq50zeqHvtFAcd2SSEsHfh0iPPGfuIH3QVPZosUu0br6_NpEy6IjyKWwGfIoNqcvygZJnxsT90x9Zi6Vu4fYyuKk4RCYw3uK6Xgrmzt_0kXeuJNak6kVvEzw1Qw/s72-c/20240623_195833.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-4701105746900650543</guid><pubDate>Sat, 22 Jun 2024 23:14:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-22T19:14:00.835-04:00</atom:updated><title>Hot</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;72°f this morning, and rose quickly to 98°f.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgjVq31cTb39IrkEc2e6V-f3t7pTeAxCajjhVmm72C7AxkpsOad_Pakl7AiNkLKNP5it3NKZuZ3rdz8e7S5cu_5JT78G6WrLWmRultFFKUSb4mzTRyiRnaPrZvTg1k02Hn7bRRb_Ie05n8MB1dGKqjgZbhXXzpWgaKiFFliRioacSKugo43kNzo_0vn/s2160/20240622_162458.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2160&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2160&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgjVq31cTb39IrkEc2e6V-f3t7pTeAxCajjhVmm72C7AxkpsOad_Pakl7AiNkLKNP5it3NKZuZ3rdz8e7S5cu_5JT78G6WrLWmRultFFKUSb4mzTRyiRnaPrZvTg1k02Hn7bRRb_Ie05n8MB1dGKqjgZbhXXzpWgaKiFFliRioacSKugo43kNzo_0vn/w400-h400/20240622_162458.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Black Cohosh, which blooms in quite a few places along Joe&#39;s Run. Looks cool, but it was 95° when I took this.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Friends, it is just too hot for my blood. I guess I inherited my English mother&#39;s genes in the heat department,&amp;nbsp; rather than my New Orleans-born daddy&#39;s. 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style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1085&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1085&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEioJPD9NR8E-bZFLlW18bs-QMcXqgG0h83oaNU79IMx-ejafCFM2fgTuLFyzgUqKojO6pwguWB4mK7pF6p0MyZ03I5nC3G0xZR-F8XZcJhQ_1X5hkWBtlCQG3-2_dlo4z13ERj8E5Yh0XAXrnUxL_Zwpo5DS8p4xlRGUeF9_j9GD5FFINK37eUp1HMH/s320/img_2_1719097194645.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;At least we were comfortable the past two days, helping a friend clean out her basement as she prepares to move to an independent living facility. We will miss her very much, but she has made what she feels is the best decision at this point in her life. Her sweet husband died 2 years ago, and at 80 she cannot maintain her home, and has health issues as well. So, we sorted and sorted and sorted, years of memorabilia, a lot of it from her husband&#39;s family. A lot went to the trash, a lot is waiting for his adult children to sift through, some is earmarked for an auction, and then there is some she still needs to think about.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I came home feeling sorrowful, after watching her wade through a lifetime of memories, but also grateful that I continually sort and clear out my closets and drawers. No basement and no attic thankfully prevents me from squirreling away too much stuff.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I came home with a lot too, truck and van both pretty full, but with the exception of one or two pieces, this will all be put in my booths. My friend was an antiques dealer, and wanted me to get this stuff to sell. How sweet is that! Some of it had once been in her shop and still had her tags attached.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So I have more work ahead of me to unload, clean, research and price. At least it will be mostly inside work!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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