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I helped a friend clean out her basement, saw or&amp;nbsp; heard from friends and family, laughed a lot, had calls from all 4 living sons.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It has been a great birthday.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  3. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/73.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><thr:total>5</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-8874598013898305912</guid><pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2024 23:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-19T19:00:07.036-04:00</atom:updated><title>Sweat Equity</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;75°f this morning, 24°C, humid, slight overcast.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Do you ever have a day when you never quite get to the things you planned to do when you got up? That was today for me.&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/AVvXsEgJgcwifrijVntMYRtxUy53IvoSTaE37EGivByVJnXBF-G-hE8CYn8J9d9fpac2sws9I8oM6l0W29kg4I0uswnV-ZvzyR5C-hYjHrwKxxtrL5L2w8RRQPaQpeuVFdNL2dAjcFNGh3Z7LyWIR6Sa5zE261s2xZoA_D4ym8nXCS-rfHmwVqxZDe-G4Yrh/s2160/20240619_141047.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/AVvXsEgJgcwifrijVntMYRtxUy53IvoSTaE37EGivByVJnXBF-G-hE8CYn8J9d9fpac2sws9I8oM6l0W29kg4I0uswnV-ZvzyR5C-hYjHrwKxxtrL5L2w8RRQPaQpeuVFdNL2dAjcFNGh3Z7LyWIR6Sa5zE261s2xZoA_D4ym8nXCS-rfHmwVqxZDe-G4Yrh/s320/20240619_141047.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;It started out as planned, at least. We were up early to get the watering done. But while in the garden I noticed that the broccoli needed to be cut, and there was squash to be picked and if we didn&#39;t pull the peas soon they would be no good.&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/AVvXsEhn60D_C4MZ2IkTpg38TvjXs4yW-ZpFxyb8PavXSTp1SurLpZa9oobDZsjx9xDxYGbsSGVCMEvK4xTf8w3xQ5bHXhJBjsW1HbIp4jSXm-MVBRKiYReGlTL4QZkNtVCOTeFEESUY1TA8tkt6jVPYOaY0mzaGlwJCrSilDku9o_zFmtT7XtKU6CBobI9Q/s2160/20240619_145922.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/AVvXsEhn60D_C4MZ2IkTpg38TvjXs4yW-ZpFxyb8PavXSTp1SurLpZa9oobDZsjx9xDxYGbsSGVCMEvK4xTf8w3xQ5bHXhJBjsW1HbIp4jSXm-MVBRKiYReGlTL4QZkNtVCOTeFEESUY1TA8tkt6jVPYOaY0mzaGlwJCrSilDku9o_zFmtT7XtKU6CBobI9Q/s320/20240619_145922.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;So painting projects and ebay got shoved aside. I thought I would still get to them, but we wanted to finish up that Hoosier cabinet we have been cleaning, so after shelling the peas and getting them and the broccoli blanched and vacuum-sealed for the freezer, I began scrubbing.&amp;nbsp; And scrubbing.&amp;nbsp; And scrubbing. By then it was 4:30 and time to start dinner.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;In all, it was a good day really, just not what I expected. It always feels good to get our produce stored away. Tonight&#39;s dinner was a good example of the results of all the sweat and work:&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/AVvXsEhHh7TP-XFkJzfe1iVpl1DQd0_7P5fUZgwmMl8GYC2YbX1HFetaBa7HNjwuiyE9cf2aMBKNj7uB8FuBR1ym-zZTyz8MNAa3rjud7jm-7S6iqzID56pmWhlaZoA1cZkAO4MFTkbx05dqMjLKDa5_Y-qhBjoRRXckhDl2fcKutqF08bVpf71DsZDo9uwY/s2160/20240619_175851.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/AVvXsEhHh7TP-XFkJzfe1iVpl1DQd0_7P5fUZgwmMl8GYC2YbX1HFetaBa7HNjwuiyE9cf2aMBKNj7uB8FuBR1ym-zZTyz8MNAa3rjud7jm-7S6iqzID56pmWhlaZoA1cZkAO4MFTkbx05dqMjLKDa5_Y-qhBjoRRXckhDl2fcKutqF08bVpf71DsZDo9uwY/w400-h400/20240619_175851.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;steamed broccoli and buttery squash straight from the garden, stuffed peppers from last year&#39;s garden that I had in the freezer, trout given to us by our friend Jeff, which was also stashed in the freezer and seasoned with homemade ramp salt, and homemade tartar sauce.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;For this meal the only things we bought at the store were the oil and flour to fry the fish, the aluminum foil that wrapped the stuffed peppers, butter, rice, mayonnaise to make the tartar sauce,&amp;nbsp; and salt and pepper.&amp;nbsp; To drink we had orange-pineapple juice I canned last year, mixed with ginger ale. All those drink ingredients, of course, came from the store.&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/AVvXsEjOu7SzgkLVPuqFbDWpByc8ZaQhRXmmWYRMCUTFZuzKS7wFPSujFw3xbwYjgHle2OPAN4IBJlJjFoMrbqRLcW6O2aN1-guG3-NCThnq83uYH305S8O1truTmPe3iRvYL-WdT_jhm980KaxdUOj0d-Lm5evhpCZmAHiVZKFWzgJ7K7Wzi2elp4o2lTwG/s2156/20240619_161545.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;2156&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1262&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjOu7SzgkLVPuqFbDWpByc8ZaQhRXmmWYRMCUTFZuzKS7wFPSujFw3xbwYjgHle2OPAN4IBJlJjFoMrbqRLcW6O2aN1-guG3-NCThnq83uYH305S8O1truTmPe3iRvYL-WdT_jhm980KaxdUOj0d-Lm5evhpCZmAHiVZKFWzgJ7K7Wzi2elp4o2lTwG/s320/20240619_161545.jpg&quot; width=&quot;187&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Now I suppose some might say, yeah but it costs money to grow a garden, and is it worth it? Honestly, peas are &lt;i&gt;not&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;cost-effective. I ended up with about 4-5 pints, I suppose. Figure up the cost of the seed, and then time and effort to plant, cultivate, stake, and shell, well...but the taste! So it&#39;s a trade-off, I guess. For almost everything else, gardening is a money-saver--that is, once you have been at it a while and have all the equipment! For a beginner, the cost of a tiller, tools, fencing, watering supplies, and preservation supplies might be daunting. Most of these things last for years, though, so the cost has to be reckoned over a long time.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The biggest factor in a decision to have a garden, though, is will it be enjoyable? Because if a person doesn&#39;t like the work involved, it will seem like a burden. I remember as a child how I complained and whined about weeding, stringing beans, etc! I would much rather have been on my bike or roller-skating. Larry was the same growing up. He hated his Dad&#39;s gardens.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;And yet here we are, spending most of our summer doing those things we used to hate. These days, though, being out there is the most relaxing part of my day, and I always come back to the house in a happy mood. Even if I find, like this morning, that the #$%!&amp;amp;# deer have visited in the night and eaten the celosia I had carefully raised from seed. Even that can&#39;t cancel the pleasure of being in the garden early in the morning, surrounded by the songs of birds, the busyness of the bees, and the scent of the tomato plants as I brush against them.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;By the way, there is a backstop to the drinking glass in the picture. I posted a picture of this glass on Facebook, and a friend wrote to tell me that her family had a personal connection to those glasses. All I knew about them was that I remembered Old Virginia jams and jellies coming in them in the 1950s-60s. Jane told me that her family had owned a farm near Front Royal, Virginia, and they grew apples and other stone fruits as well as a wide variety of berries. Some of their produce was sold to Old Virginia, which made the jam and jellies right there in Front Royal. Just in the past few months the farm finally passed out of her family, but she still has a dozen of these glasses.&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;Front Royal was a town I often visited, and wanted to move there when my first husband and I decided to move away from Manassas, which had grown too much too fast. But he eventually got his job transferred to Charleston,&amp;nbsp; WV, and that is how I ended up here along the Ohio River. After our divorce, he did move to the Front Royal area, but here I still am on the land we bought in 1975.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&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.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/sweat-equity.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/AVvXsEgJgcwifrijVntMYRtxUy53IvoSTaE37EGivByVJnXBF-G-hE8CYn8J9d9fpac2sws9I8oM6l0W29kg4I0uswnV-ZvzyR5C-hYjHrwKxxtrL5L2w8RRQPaQpeuVFdNL2dAjcFNGh3Z7LyWIR6Sa5zE261s2xZoA_D4ym8nXCS-rfHmwVqxZDe-G4Yrh/s72-c/20240619_141047.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-4381513308463516161</guid><pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2024 23:19:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-18T19:19:38.940-04:00</atom:updated><title>Back to the Booths</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;72°f this morning, and a high of 95°. Muggy, not a pleasant day at all.&lt;/i&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;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi7Whkl6RsBjzIKFE1Xj4QNt5rHfTtz_W3aNvwOAFpaiSTtRy3NT8xWTDoKj0lZharfXKBUivZ0t6M7x-OLq2uNf-SXzIvgh_XR_f8DiNzQuKDi0lpk_rf1bvfxrWCO3UVs6-hGmLosmW8gH24SB7zejbyZqVaMFlaYED40PCVS-mn-yJdhSNO24ycR/s2160/20240618_132641.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/AVvXsEi7Whkl6RsBjzIKFE1Xj4QNt5rHfTtz_W3aNvwOAFpaiSTtRy3NT8xWTDoKj0lZharfXKBUivZ0t6M7x-OLq2uNf-SXzIvgh_XR_f8DiNzQuKDi0lpk_rf1bvfxrWCO3UVs6-hGmLosmW8gH24SB7zejbyZqVaMFlaYED40PCVS-mn-yJdhSNO24ycR/s320/20240618_132641.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;I revamped the window at our booth a bit but only got a photo looking from the inside out.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;A good shower overnight meant we did not have to water this morning, thankfully, but we will be out in an hour or two to turn on the sprinkler and carry buckets. It will be the routine until this heat breaks.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We started the day with a visit from our son Derek, to help Larry load that green cabinet in the van. Usually we can manage even very heavy pieces, but this time I had to cry uncle, as my back is giving me issues. But I bribed Derek with breakfast: blueberry apple pecan pancakes, with a mixed berry homemade sauce. We had a nice visit, dawdling over coffee on the porch.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Then it was off to take the cabinet to our booth. Unloading was no issue--it was those 5 steps at home that were a problem. Now it is in place and for sale.&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/AVvXsEjPlchCqVasc8TL1cCijcgdzTzfV9xy2wOrfq3TJpB0HceNMiRi6GSd7TPCW2AwnsVh8PjaeQ-P40RZkUsY3wMWZDz7X_ehZFFSOe2GNDmFf27JiPtMsHYLY4NpLtdFZ4DltfGI3J86NKUvS3kPQSJqS3FRkdHSKju4Kz4mY6vbmT3l1hQ3jkKa_40G/s2160/20240618_132946.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/AVvXsEjPlchCqVasc8TL1cCijcgdzTzfV9xy2wOrfq3TJpB0HceNMiRi6GSd7TPCW2AwnsVh8PjaeQ-P40RZkUsY3wMWZDz7X_ehZFFSOe2GNDmFf27JiPtMsHYLY4NpLtdFZ4DltfGI3J86NKUvS3kPQSJqS3FRkdHSKju4Kz4mY6vbmT3l1hQ3jkKa_40G/s320/20240618_132946.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&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;We took in a few other things to add to our booths too, and did a little freshening up while we were there.&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/AVvXsEhdgd3eiPamGUormBRA91jjdnKsEYUSamP6sU7pkTt2lTyoXK_tq_aNCgo1HaCm_th3XCUyBgTVa5jZ_xE20tIvDxHKc-VPPluv0LuyCV2KNV-p0CI_UPl-UiqbaQEhR1aL5APujaCFLbBsm5XpFu-5dzqnpWxqHleR18sHhGAOsGK4Idyjjz87wZmM/s2160/20240618_132914.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/AVvXsEhdgd3eiPamGUormBRA91jjdnKsEYUSamP6sU7pkTt2lTyoXK_tq_aNCgo1HaCm_th3XCUyBgTVa5jZ_xE20tIvDxHKc-VPPluv0LuyCV2KNV-p0CI_UPl-UiqbaQEhR1aL5APujaCFLbBsm5XpFu-5dzqnpWxqHleR18sHhGAOsGK4Idyjjz87wZmM/s320/20240618_132914.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&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;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;I have several pieces of Blenko Glass for sale here, some from my collection&amp;nbsp; Blenko has been made since the 1930s and is famous for their Midcentury art glass. This salad set was made by them.&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&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/AVvXsEg3q5QCksPCattVxYHxIvzicWOl5k4gP_ejOfDg6t0pj8xTU6Sh5XQKGicXUJ9T6cNdR9xUURHn2TS3rk26uYxCWZabw6zjgS1sxxoGjrpUShOrveblL-J-ufklEOqv02ce1DeNzca0o9QY6ktVXl3dU2hp84fskTz1r20PVqHRGT11pDv0X-6qKzVj/s2160/20240618_132655.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/AVvXsEg3q5QCksPCattVxYHxIvzicWOl5k4gP_ejOfDg6t0pj8xTU6Sh5XQKGicXUJ9T6cNdR9xUURHn2TS3rk26uYxCWZabw6zjgS1sxxoGjrpUShOrveblL-J-ufklEOqv02ce1DeNzca0o9QY6ktVXl3dU2hp84fskTz1r20PVqHRGT11pDv0X-6qKzVj/s320/20240618_132655.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;One I just brought in from my collection.&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/AVvXsEhYYGcIvOwj69A_Ll5rUAbUfS6XUhQy8DrPFKwzc4T17eboSQTcS4vqediNB9MX0pOwn65KLO9jNljWf-hTIE_cIrU1Czk4nhyphenhyphen6phAG9CTUx916JJG1M23NZfK8qfC-1bRjnvl41x3-UAO8J-PQPK9t11f_EFDuVOF4oOdTKjV9m17XxOZgthTy_LaJ/s2160/20240618_132703.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/AVvXsEhYYGcIvOwj69A_Ll5rUAbUfS6XUhQy8DrPFKwzc4T17eboSQTcS4vqediNB9MX0pOwn65KLO9jNljWf-hTIE_cIrU1Czk4nhyphenhyphen6phAG9CTUx916JJG1M23NZfK8qfC-1bRjnvl41x3-UAO8J-PQPK9t11f_EFDuVOF4oOdTKjV9m17XxOZgthTy_LaJ/s320/20240618_132703.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And a recent find.&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/AVvXsEhZLpSAu-tqmXCWjwbwsTlJsxLDA29Cs9uGGFg87jpn9EopH7cmjpJfvEgHxXe_SydY_QO_mYugrJCJ7HdBLXL1_0XCcgyDMXsRcOFX7xDuLNJzVeNbYLM-3jN8FTemov9B0S9_6ynS81l78YOiX7R4hM2fjRvjB8loT69ZTXzlZWyFHRNmr2wqsSPU/s2160/20240618_132711.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/AVvXsEhZLpSAu-tqmXCWjwbwsTlJsxLDA29Cs9uGGFg87jpn9EopH7cmjpJfvEgHxXe_SydY_QO_mYugrJCJ7HdBLXL1_0XCcgyDMXsRcOFX7xDuLNJzVeNbYLM-3jN8FTemov9B0S9_6ynS81l78YOiX7R4hM2fjRvjB8loT69ZTXzlZWyFHRNmr2wqsSPU/s320/20240618_132711.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;Blenko on the right, L.E. Smith center, Fenton on the left. All made in this area.&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/AVvXsEjD2kj0QCE5iL7OHSzJwlKi55kt4y-fcqmbZmBVcR34Q17wJg1pzxo4Xz48Zc75xoSO9sCbUksljZCbPcDVqXiRzuuoGhcbtsW20FMFfm6P_-dK2m_PT38FPiFgInhqBVxZuXO0V0H8YRVCtvNt0C6LSjXI8Fo3s8y1_UBAFkBss1aluB6Fcf-C7AVu/s2160/20240618_132814.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/AVvXsEjD2kj0QCE5iL7OHSzJwlKi55kt4y-fcqmbZmBVcR34Q17wJg1pzxo4Xz48Zc75xoSO9sCbUksljZCbPcDVqXiRzuuoGhcbtsW20FMFfm6P_-dK2m_PT38FPiFgInhqBVxZuXO0V0H8YRVCtvNt0C6LSjXI8Fo3s8y1_UBAFkBss1aluB6Fcf-C7AVu/s320/20240618_132814.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Blenko, Viking, Fenton.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjh5vDG86lj7u0Wot-s_lXF9wJgqkQ-diIXar_uiF_BsKKAEZbwQDNF5HmXp5dL-53MrO8G1Z_JLLgjlw9NZ5zoAUCZtaHbE9IN2oNyRt0DjgZx9myx1RpJG2sm1kPQWIYO_eKP5rmsbIQqX5-a-Pse853qx0FlTXbspb111InPjlh4I4kidg3hZZhb/s2160/20240618_132759.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/AVvXsEjh5vDG86lj7u0Wot-s_lXF9wJgqkQ-diIXar_uiF_BsKKAEZbwQDNF5HmXp5dL-53MrO8G1Z_JLLgjlw9NZ5zoAUCZtaHbE9IN2oNyRt0DjgZx9myx1RpJG2sm1kPQWIYO_eKP5rmsbIQqX5-a-Pse853qx0FlTXbspb111InPjlh4I4kidg3hZZhb/s320/20240618_132759.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;This old camera is in working order, just needs film.&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/AVvXsEghTncZ1cskgwli0R_HaftWUtL5Ty52JqgJzT0eLpyS2sYioC7L_QrQtauTI8S41acZdU7h1TxUtwaRFU_Md_otZsFuDpnFdGqgS7A5IqM7aX0Osi_AYOj4uMSszZJK9NQEfaUCoUPa53XQwk_CZP8Royc_uig8X_SGmGpt6wcYN70l9DuAndHPAcQG/s2160/20240618_133211.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/AVvXsEghTncZ1cskgwli0R_HaftWUtL5Ty52JqgJzT0eLpyS2sYioC7L_QrQtauTI8S41acZdU7h1TxUtwaRFU_Md_otZsFuDpnFdGqgS7A5IqM7aX0Osi_AYOj4uMSszZJK9NQEfaUCoUPa53XQwk_CZP8Royc_uig8X_SGmGpt6wcYN70l9DuAndHPAcQG/s320/20240618_133211.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;All kinds of tiny things make their way into this case.&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/AVvXsEj1DW3_FMJBiicvAtWOATRGm-FaM2mrPXjHSC_Jj1lI4-wzn3wviUbDUZDGnRAtxp0RC8W3nTcZd4Lis8BsiAOaMAgr4ZFettKQPnuzrn02K7sQlCdgBX9CJXqiuDE9h3MnhtzoJdt-ww1GQishSntRahqn4V8alOUaaflL-KunzM2SXgKEWsy_akXT/s2160/20240618_132851.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/AVvXsEj1DW3_FMJBiicvAtWOATRGm-FaM2mrPXjHSC_Jj1lI4-wzn3wviUbDUZDGnRAtxp0RC8W3nTcZd4Lis8BsiAOaMAgr4ZFettKQPnuzrn02K7sQlCdgBX9CJXqiuDE9h3MnhtzoJdt-ww1GQishSntRahqn4V8alOUaaflL-KunzM2SXgKEWsy_akXT/s320/20240618_132851.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Cool smoking pipes.&amp;nbsp; The one on the left is from Ukraine.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; 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text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgGJb07Rxk2gV1zYCcCo2TnGvG6AIGKe8h4yPhO5H7I_X4wOZtLPNsnZT47AhJ5PS8wiwAPVG9PuItRkzZUHWiNkcF24b4HOLoss9RexC6VYmDMMQprk3Eu63HkpTDuwDufv3cQ_SJ51SB0WVnI7Nmx8CoXR7Hnin85kNNaNn8VLLpRMZ1Ct9r6eFOk/s2160/20240618_133116.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/AVvXsEgGJb07Rxk2gV1zYCcCo2TnGvG6AIGKe8h4yPhO5H7I_X4wOZtLPNsnZT47AhJ5PS8wiwAPVG9PuItRkzZUHWiNkcF24b4HOLoss9RexC6VYmDMMQprk3Eu63HkpTDuwDufv3cQ_SJ51SB0WVnI7Nmx8CoXR7Hnin85kNNaNn8VLLpRMZ1Ct9r6eFOk/s320/20240618_133116.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Just odds and ends.&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/AVvXsEg9Fhamm6nFE_BpLWkCuyVuC2YBB54vOeO5YtYeJ2oN6-4p5IEZtOh9R1YEHA52FmEnyNc83ewhyIlhHi2fORYYORXI7JXVjP8bN5fhLJYDkafdEfhDkLnpv8z0KJtTiEZ2WtKS1z0fgC5Faxf35W-Pqw0BmXzY-fF6FYzYtx4U1koNf-eyLRh2PPx5/s2160/20240618_132728.jpg&quot; 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From the 1920s.&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/AVvXsEjHVWUzcJ-Im0uX9I9pb2dQaKNi-2zh5VZNR-2uT0m94I55ZsHvHtEMywsUTSGZwVJ-Le9YBjlO5nsWrCAZuw_S4egPd21nmhINKUEQKrCeRDe2W5g82C-dw_g6YGWZXu954ixHWFoTVl4ZsIzvK8InXRPvZuBo8OsO4HQdxujHpaMX26qrxfpimKJx/s2160/20240618_133226.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/AVvXsEjHVWUzcJ-Im0uX9I9pb2dQaKNi-2zh5VZNR-2uT0m94I55ZsHvHtEMywsUTSGZwVJ-Le9YBjlO5nsWrCAZuw_S4egPd21nmhINKUEQKrCeRDe2W5g82C-dw_g6YGWZXu954ixHWFoTVl4ZsIzvK8InXRPvZuBo8OsO4HQdxujHpaMX26qrxfpimKJx/s320/20240618_133226.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Fenton vase.&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/AVvXsEhOAlvFziFhMOg5gOFBeccem1Vnww_l1o7qkjA1yFukwIfZpG5pSsFz_-TdLduPdRO7e_cu6eH-MJvM_tldavrtenlur1PF55M38FSC8DKuuFPRwdZacqmOBq23xo29c9GC4dOC8RUFTs2L1Z-t-xY4IMCuce07n009tZyMXTLQsattx0ezvWeWZhYs/s2160/20240618_132940.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/AVvXsEhOAlvFziFhMOg5gOFBeccem1Vnww_l1o7qkjA1yFukwIfZpG5pSsFz_-TdLduPdRO7e_cu6eH-MJvM_tldavrtenlur1PF55M38FSC8DKuuFPRwdZacqmOBq23xo29c9GC4dOC8RUFTs2L1Z-t-xY4IMCuce07n009tZyMXTLQsattx0ezvWeWZhYs/s320/20240618_132940.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/AVvXsEhLhF2CBRBfzm2VcoQymzVAzQqgudvuSVMnwpma2EU6VFD5-KmhfvXwwxaHi6yUG9BiBAwofSNHZvZT1ThxKgUdxIi3E76Tb-YcLrTV4NnLjynnUsUws-m23RiE6FHMqBuEM_B3Gv0WvmlPZs6KKkuWrYM99UUg0gXQj0eT0LMgET56fQsbai0MWn8n/s2160/20240618_132630.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/AVvXsEhLhF2CBRBfzm2VcoQymzVAzQqgudvuSVMnwpma2EU6VFD5-KmhfvXwwxaHi6yUG9BiBAwofSNHZvZT1ThxKgUdxIi3E76Tb-YcLrTV4NnLjynnUsUws-m23RiE6FHMqBuEM_B3Gv0WvmlPZs6KKkuWrYM99UUg0gXQj0eT0LMgET56fQsbai0MWn8n/s320/20240618_132630.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&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;Last photo: old ironstone pitcher that I really would like to keep, but therevis this thing called lack of space!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgK7Oh9IC-bEHxD8R1vOsTdjjauU45nZIrUjYtYIXgtdYIUCmuS0_Qj7CgKQdQWEGLojk_VBexDWSHlbYVUoWEDaT2hUgsVrteCq0IvrlCG1n8CRE5TJPgejtnzJyXx7nBxFd6WwYxbkGgJBhyphenhyphenrBAsqzGPS2uGaaQF-3hhqlWPFBv2AvvUAt7aq2tsV/s2160/20240618_132933.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/AVvXsEgK7Oh9IC-bEHxD8R1vOsTdjjauU45nZIrUjYtYIXgtdYIUCmuS0_Qj7CgKQdQWEGLojk_VBexDWSHlbYVUoWEDaT2hUgsVrteCq0IvrlCG1n8CRE5TJPgejtnzJyXx7nBxFd6WwYxbkGgJBhyphenhyphenrBAsqzGPS2uGaaQF-3hhqlWPFBv2AvvUAt7aq2tsV/s320/20240618_132933.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&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/2024/06/back-to-booths.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/AVvXsEi7Whkl6RsBjzIKFE1Xj4QNt5rHfTtz_W3aNvwOAFpaiSTtRy3NT8xWTDoKj0lZharfXKBUivZ0t6M7x-OLq2uNf-SXzIvgh_XR_f8DiNzQuKDi0lpk_rf1bvfxrWCO3UVs6-hGmLosmW8gH24SB7zejbyZqVaMFlaYED40PCVS-mn-yJdhSNO24ycR/s72-c/20240618_132641.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-7899768078008031082</guid><pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2024 21:34:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-17T17:34:40.382-04:00</atom:updated><title>What To Do When It&#39;s Too Hot?</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;75°f at 8am, 24.9°C. Light breeze, a few clouds. Now at 4pm it is 95°f, 35°C.&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;It is too hot. Too hot to be outside even for a few minutes,&amp;nbsp; definitely too hot to do anything out there. We got into the garden early, watering, tyibg up tomatoes, hoeing, and I stuck in a few more peppers and picked some zucchini,&amp;nbsp; lettuce, beets, carrots and onions. By then it was 10am and I was sweating from the top of my head to the tips of my toes, literally. Dripping sweat from my face like a river. Yuck.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But it was nice to be out there with Larry, as we both puttered around taking care of little things. And nice to get back to the porch under the fan! After a late breakfast, we have been working on inside things--cleaning, laundry,&amp;nbsp; etc. Then got to work on projects, which was pretty much the same routine as yesterday, when it was also over 90. If we can&#39;t be outside, there is always a piece of furniture, or two or three, that we can work on.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Like this washstand. Made in the 1800s, it had been painted dark brown over older gray paint. I bought it through an online auction and thought it was a wood finish, but of course it wasn&#39;t.&amp;nbsp; I considered painting it, but when I started sanding and saw the beautiful wood, I knew we had to restore it. Many hours of sanding, two coats of stain, and three applications of dark wax brought it back to life. It&#39;s not perfect, but it sure looks better than when we bought 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/AVvXsEhCtSwlHo62JAleWaP_mJ3OQLcXZxiIhDsp9jTlHmcthiPf2zYB7a1jmB6JiHYzWriOU3g-AiKLiJCAg8gtJs48dv3klxP7ZvOZBVb1tIxW4utxEcEFm6jY3W_v3Q9dDmXX46SEvXHx4AoSOt_S6GS7Ub538pGpaWqU8h_ZchGb2jAlnrpx_zQzT01D/s1568/20240617_170122.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1537&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1568&quot; height=&quot;314&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhCtSwlHo62JAleWaP_mJ3OQLcXZxiIhDsp9jTlHmcthiPf2zYB7a1jmB6JiHYzWriOU3g-AiKLiJCAg8gtJs48dv3klxP7ZvOZBVb1tIxW4utxEcEFm6jY3W_v3Q9dDmXX46SEvXHx4AoSOt_S6GS7Ub538pGpaWqU8h_ZchGb2jAlnrpx_zQzT01D/s320/20240617_170122.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;I like the unique catch on one door, where a handhewn piece of wood slides up into a groove to hold the door closed,&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/AVvXsEgIXJoPMgFV0JynvN6kLMk5_HInGOFxNP85x8YaSGh2tZplMnfICvMVpxHG6AQplQ_wLAxE-OgGKukbpvZSlcjw6XDtp8Aq3C5672RVKfHFBA5HpOamjNekzjNW02b-BK1kP-Wqv4BT9gP6ZJbFZWtVPf6onyag1Mo7lV9mG3xRl0j-VeuUrcdGLL-b/s2160/20240617_163855.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/AVvXsEgIXJoPMgFV0JynvN6kLMk5_HInGOFxNP85x8YaSGh2tZplMnfICvMVpxHG6AQplQ_wLAxE-OgGKukbpvZSlcjw6XDtp8Aq3C5672RVKfHFBA5HpOamjNekzjNW02b-BK1kP-Wqv4BT9gP6ZJbFZWtVPf6onyag1Mo7lV9mG3xRl0j-VeuUrcdGLL-b/s320/20240617_163855.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/AVvXsEhxklsN-ulKshsfOm95oMy4Puz8ZTevpWJhNWNj9gpC9TyKhthQo5Tz6_z4TeGvistK2fE1G1PmSaQU8WrJJr_5ntIaVj_Qtoi8bO6Bmy1ndFPA277bsdLhBTjxJITvrRNDQ78otEpEbzYvoxDTvW35c2sZEc6UB9tNjXjTLhd3BTn6PfzVJSyT10ZP/s1968/20240617_165945.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1165&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1968&quot; height=&quot;189&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhxklsN-ulKshsfOm95oMy4Puz8ZTevpWJhNWNj9gpC9TyKhthQo5Tz6_z4TeGvistK2fE1G1PmSaQU8WrJJr_5ntIaVj_Qtoi8bO6Bmy1ndFPA277bsdLhBTjxJITvrRNDQ78otEpEbzYvoxDTvW35c2sZEc6UB9tNjXjTLhd3BTn6PfzVJSyT10ZP/s320/20240617_165945.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;the keyhole&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/AVvXsEhPUllPMg8sT-cgU7JNdU5OO_RR7x9RQtMQKllToLx5CDbaVnHi_g2CrxDZCFGiuQCRHzMmVOrKfYBRM5e5H7fA0l2hKOxsr_KjlzGdlDN2ahyphenhyphenqGR6fm7zP1kXvbL-7Z7bfzi17Ldez6Tx_UUjdzpPyETO9JhdjQFzHxFER7n2sdTiGuHZmIIDe3tWv/s2160/20240617_163940.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/AVvXsEhPUllPMg8sT-cgU7JNdU5OO_RR7x9RQtMQKllToLx5CDbaVnHi_g2CrxDZCFGiuQCRHzMmVOrKfYBRM5e5H7fA0l2hKOxsr_KjlzGdlDN2ahyphenhyphenqGR6fm7zP1kXvbL-7Z7bfzi17Ldez6Tx_UUjdzpPyETO9JhdjQFzHxFER7n2sdTiGuHZmIIDe3tWv/s320/20240617_163940.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;and the little porcelain casters. Will it sell? It will probably take a while, honestly, because natural finish wood does not move quickly here. But I am happy to have it back close to its original beauty, and eventually someone else will appreciate it too. I hope.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I also finished up the desk we pulled from someone&#39;s curbside trash during the town&#39;s cleanup week. Pretty happy with this one too, just need to find a chair to go with 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/AVvXsEjphxfPgVObjFfCqp5df7f7vtGNlwgiyM9xMahUoMYNQENZJhK9Pc8L-Jo6y4ylkUOAEuKZkahaud-dzQVT0D0zlW34RZfkF7YkJxIKqrDVAUKtJuR7vAdbFjK050B5LzyTOhmbCsCgcfusnNy2O-XF9Q1rran1EDW-p3eaYn40TO3AxxK14H5FzyVK/s2160/20240617_165910.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/AVvXsEjphxfPgVObjFfCqp5df7f7vtGNlwgiyM9xMahUoMYNQENZJhK9Pc8L-Jo6y4ylkUOAEuKZkahaud-dzQVT0D0zlW34RZfkF7YkJxIKqrDVAUKtJuR7vAdbFjK050B5LzyTOhmbCsCgcfusnNy2O-XF9Q1rran1EDW-p3eaYn40TO3AxxK14H5FzyVK/s320/20240617_165910.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/AVvXsEhxWudRX3fP-w1LzWSneeJRjFd07nafrolwQslaT2gH1YKU5JfLvqkSRXTB_INpJsdmpUsKE5sOEGeLnj5NMXLvzvwAnGxK5A_MWHqehOcLSBxGvpoefatSPkk7kyFhMNRt6nD0eX5KkBjOtfTyfBMWl-ySNJrs7IAjoa00GYoTJ90tYa4yrIHpNcbV/s2160/20240617_164045.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/AVvXsEhxWudRX3fP-w1LzWSneeJRjFd07nafrolwQslaT2gH1YKU5JfLvqkSRXTB_INpJsdmpUsKE5sOEGeLnj5NMXLvzvwAnGxK5A_MWHqehOcLSBxGvpoefatSPkk7kyFhMNRt6nD0eX5KkBjOtfTyfBMWl-ySNJrs7IAjoa00GYoTJ90tYa4yrIHpNcbV/s320/20240617_164045.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We bought this chair at a yard sale for a couple dollars, already painted a pretty dark green. I had thought to paint it to go with the desk, but why paint something that already looks great? All it needed was for the seat to be glued and clamped, and cleaned up a bit. So it will go to the booth as a single. We sell quite a few single chairs, actually.&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/AVvXsEgY33xfsertH1CWBi963uzCMPbY-JpnhQvJZ7btC4Vt5vMkTdIIToMYmpro2tNlnp-0Fro6fJ1zuJjW7iRdbfDOPPQl-nM02cKpyaT3apickIDFJzbXyMMNV80pnxWwcIx4o4Mv1dM1V4ADOs8nEd9wxPDKdxzBrFjsLSgLSMIjszCE17ImzuxiFuRi/s2143/20240617_170040.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;2143&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1110&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgY33xfsertH1CWBi963uzCMPbY-JpnhQvJZ7btC4Vt5vMkTdIIToMYmpro2tNlnp-0Fro6fJ1zuJjW7iRdbfDOPPQl-nM02cKpyaT3apickIDFJzbXyMMNV80pnxWwcIx4o4Mv1dM1V4ADOs8nEd9wxPDKdxzBrFjsLSgLSMIjszCE17ImzuxiFuRi/s320/20240617_170040.jpg&quot; width=&quot;166&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;A few small projects, some finished, some still in progress.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;This plant or candle stand needed only a fresh coat of paint.&lt;br /&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/AVvXsEjlkFqo4nhzQdOgBVwILWuRcxn8szzyA3nvzxKlRVw9O_lpdv0PN0wJuuyIR05iZkLmgxLpxWC3zvd8uPpoimsWNfcgkWqPrDWWXbCAWlf7JDpZ_uSVvh9z_vgNo8LFOW-zz6hTdMzyhmT_yq0KQeGGYahvxNWjbKpy-EofdzRkco7faRZMVgihwuq5/s1962/20240617_165813.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;1962&quot; data-original-width=&quot;686&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjlkFqo4nhzQdOgBVwILWuRcxn8szzyA3nvzxKlRVw9O_lpdv0PN0wJuuyIR05iZkLmgxLpxWC3zvd8uPpoimsWNfcgkWqPrDWWXbCAWlf7JDpZ_uSVvh9z_vgNo8LFOW-zz6hTdMzyhmT_yq0KQeGGYahvxNWjbKpy-EofdzRkco7faRZMVgihwuq5/s320/20240617_165813.jpg&quot; width=&quot;112&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A very old child&#39;s chair needed a lot of repair and is still a fragile piece, good only for decorative use. We couldn&#39;t bear to toss it out though, so Larry did what he could and perhaps it will fund a home.&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/AVvXsEgWz6AoE2bDI5YIxpAd44xPIoXLtvn5STKeYSG-YkQcEWzh17hRBdQ6CqK-X2ljLgaOnPJZppHDIWxMXHaQ_5ZuJSESXNxhQ9_njK-XH89ldEi9U-aBNmcZjUgkTdGItRomRGKwGcpJL8YnbIFXFoUk0XekZDC9_2fEpGVh2lSNinN2oj4QilGHWjxn/s2111/20240617_165826.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;2111&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1254&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgWz6AoE2bDI5YIxpAd44xPIoXLtvn5STKeYSG-YkQcEWzh17hRBdQ6CqK-X2ljLgaOnPJZppHDIWxMXHaQ_5ZuJSESXNxhQ9_njK-XH89ldEi9U-aBNmcZjUgkTdGItRomRGKwGcpJL8YnbIFXFoUk0XekZDC9_2fEpGVh2lSNinN2oj4QilGHWjxn/s320/20240617_165826.jpg&quot; width=&quot;190&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I painted this small table/plant stand a color called Morning Sunrise, a cross between blue and lavender. The name always cracks me up, because when else does the sun rise if not morning?&lt;br /&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/AVvXsEgQyCxjK29jpbg_qpzAOYwyJM5-cuh5Xs36503VaQE8VHBbqGwmp3KFNotTueMBJeu1DIpSEbnuW5r_vM4oKLXrXwGdwjilzOP2zznFofz55l8mAdxwVCadLj2qxHNVlRH2sG4DjXdNd548Ef8m3Raszwlz-6X-oOipgEZPiTi9Wyw7uu4uNx54E0Mk/s1936/20240617_171856.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;1936&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1452&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgQyCxjK29jpbg_qpzAOYwyJM5-cuh5Xs36503VaQE8VHBbqGwmp3KFNotTueMBJeu1DIpSEbnuW5r_vM4oKLXrXwGdwjilzOP2zznFofz55l8mAdxwVCadLj2qxHNVlRH2sG4DjXdNd548Ef8m3Raszwlz-6X-oOipgEZPiTi9Wyw7uu4uNx54E0Mk/s320/20240617_171856.jpg&quot; width=&quot;240&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Still have to attach the fabric to the seat here, put another coat of paint on, distress, and dark wax this stool. I think I will tip the legs in antique gold, just for fun.The seat lifts off for a small storage area.&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/AVvXsEjdzZfyd5dch2nkDq_MWdEhSvc7KZJzdbkJ46VuK-91SR1CwZqpdZn0Mo4GOf9uG2r6OHhgAhYY6V5V_hx_Iu97uQwNDBfV5671LtBLcNy8e_jbtvJ3zQnMLkwPUoPi-CGbdRqM4G7ukK8XsdBhzn2J7kA7vuTt8lzt35qjFOg8R8FTny85m9y94Sz2/s2160/20240617_171808.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/AVvXsEjdzZfyd5dch2nkDq_MWdEhSvc7KZJzdbkJ46VuK-91SR1CwZqpdZn0Mo4GOf9uG2r6OHhgAhYY6V5V_hx_Iu97uQwNDBfV5671LtBLcNy8e_jbtvJ3zQnMLkwPUoPi-CGbdRqM4G7ukK8XsdBhzn2J7kA7vuTt8lzt35qjFOg8R8FTny85m9y94Sz2/s320/20240617_171808.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Old birdcage just needed paint. One coat on, at least one more to go.&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/AVvXsEihS8ta5mNw0VUdu-NnwUV5QyUaypWjqFzn85Z9wYNzauktBAQ9mJKS293x5jfjYTO-cyo5xFouw3vQJnVGyo_wuTH9KM5UsyGMtUfTVv2fnTvb4bjUrNx-U8t7Liwgq6Jeaz48mLlpQZJgEalxGADv6huyk9fAM6R_V1n4qYPWq16ZHJEeTbpjWo_3/s2160/20240617_171615.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/AVvXsEihS8ta5mNw0VUdu-NnwUV5QyUaypWjqFzn85Z9wYNzauktBAQ9mJKS293x5jfjYTO-cyo5xFouw3vQJnVGyo_wuTH9KM5UsyGMtUfTVv2fnTvb4bjUrNx-U8t7Liwgq6Jeaz48mLlpQZJgEalxGADv6huyk9fAM6R_V1n4qYPWq16ZHJEeTbpjWo_3/s320/20240617_171615.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And last, another child&#39;s chair, this one a rocker. I am not in love with the color I chose, but I think after dark wax I will like it better. I was thinking this color for fall and even Christmas decor, but I don&#39;t know. Maybe white would be a safer bet?&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/AVvXsEhNHqE5FtEvdJlIsgbiII66_rpB-6SdnNaBlUVULhySWTmhhrUN9QbwKL7Qz4nwnjT1RyQDYoX_muP38wRkEXF8lxQOtt1-k72WgZNOpUox7aap68IT1wY44QTt4FmxR_iNajIe-5ytS5gntrfX0bpR8CTNxyINevO_dwpFW1o3P1bAtLEv3so_rso_/s2160/20240617_171745.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;1546&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhNHqE5FtEvdJlIsgbiII66_rpB-6SdnNaBlUVULhySWTmhhrUN9QbwKL7Qz4nwnjT1RyQDYoX_muP38wRkEXF8lxQOtt1-k72WgZNOpUox7aap68IT1wY44QTt4FmxR_iNajIe-5ytS5gntrfX0bpR8CTNxyINevO_dwpFW1o3P1bAtLEv3so_rso_/s320/20240617_171745.jpg&quot; width=&quot;229&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Not pictured is a Hoosier cabinet we have been cleaning up. It is pretty much done, thank goodness, because we were working on it on the deck when it was cooler! Only need to clean some paint off the porcelain table top to complete that job.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It feels good to get projects finished up, because we have many others waiting on us to have time to do them.&amp;nbsp;&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/what-to-do-when-its-too-hot.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/AVvXsEhCtSwlHo62JAleWaP_mJ3OQLcXZxiIhDsp9jTlHmcthiPf2zYB7a1jmB6JiHYzWriOU3g-AiKLiJCAg8gtJs48dv3klxP7ZvOZBVb1tIxW4utxEcEFm6jY3W_v3Q9dDmXX46SEvXHx4AoSOt_S6GS7Ub538pGpaWqU8h_ZchGb2jAlnrpx_zQzT01D/s72-c/20240617_170122.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-17763592989703243</guid><pubDate>Sun, 16 Jun 2024 15:40:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-16T11:40:39.224-04:00</atom:updated><title>Tools of the Trade</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;69°f this morning, about 20°C, slight overcast. High of 81 yesterday.&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/AVvXsEhAnFh6Q3XQ4YRBl9C7n-1RXX_vH2YH3HkOSGYGZ8fH2BnDH42P0Rc2A-x9wgcjDpwzzuik9TVb7vMAQcpKpVdN8aoAPyhktRxrzjHW3FalUxdoZ-GVSWJ51X5CA05La2vNZrSZX3CADU0qQjmTIYsZq1tVftdPlQ1tvw4kUXFE0TXnal4MjTr0Pj5D/s1306/20240616_112135.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;1257&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1306&quot; height=&quot;385&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhAnFh6Q3XQ4YRBl9C7n-1RXX_vH2YH3HkOSGYGZ8fH2BnDH42P0Rc2A-x9wgcjDpwzzuik9TVb7vMAQcpKpVdN8aoAPyhktRxrzjHW3FalUxdoZ-GVSWJ51X5CA05La2vNZrSZX3CADU0qQjmTIYsZq1tVftdPlQ1tvw4kUXFE0TXnal4MjTr0Pj5D/w400-h385/20240616_112135.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I need to get this stuff put away, but seems like it has been in daily use for a while now. I still have one tray of plants to put out tonight, then I am officially done planting. Sort of. Need to get a few more plants for the big flowerbed because there is little color out there right now.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Since we are expecting high temps for the next 10 days, I have been getting out early in the mornings and in the evenings to get my garden work done. I have been digging out a patch of yarrow that was taking over part of one flowerbed,&amp;nbsp; using mattock, hoe and shovel--hot work. This morning I put in new plants.&amp;nbsp; I hope they make it, but I decided that 90+ degrees on the porch wasn&#39;t any better than 90+ degrees in the garden, so might as well plant them. I see a lot of watering in my future, as no rain is predicted for days.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Happy Father&#39;s Day to all you dads out there! I am embarrassed to say that Larry made his own Father&#39;s day breakfast,&amp;nbsp; as he got hungry before I came back inside.&amp;nbsp; Oh well. I made my own on Mothers Day so I guess we are even. No visitors expected today, as our son together is in Miami, has a new job and can&#39;t take leave yet, and our other sons (they are Larry&#39;s stepson actually) are spending the day with their Dad or with their children. They all call, though, which is nice.&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/tools-of-trade.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/AVvXsEhAnFh6Q3XQ4YRBl9C7n-1RXX_vH2YH3HkOSGYGZ8fH2BnDH42P0Rc2A-x9wgcjDpwzzuik9TVb7vMAQcpKpVdN8aoAPyhktRxrzjHW3FalUxdoZ-GVSWJ51X5CA05La2vNZrSZX3CADU0qQjmTIYsZq1tVftdPlQ1tvw4kUXFE0TXnal4MjTr0Pj5D/s72-w400-h385-c/20240616_112135.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-3266675518087636315</guid><pubDate>Sat, 15 Jun 2024 15:32:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-15T11:55:30.667-04:00</atom:updated><title>Catch-Up Photos</title><description>&lt;div&gt;Some random photos from the past week or two:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This one is from this morning, actually.&amp;nbsp; I ripped out a LOT of lily-of-the-valley, which had taken over one flower bed. I like that flower, but is is so invasive. I will never get entirely rid of it, as it spreads by roots, but I sure thinned it out, then planted begonias in its place.&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/AVvXsEh29_zSj2cRXLsG-LQBRZOqhNrARmTW1w59OD4jyiHoryYlg2vvB7FVjZkQTNa4bEwOfAhoMmptgN_eof-cMte-bAuWqTlSO_vwRBjRzZrO6g12_MyQHWsNDvtHzuJKsOvpsuAaJ3MQGEBygqzzBmtOsQ7DVaOJiFcmFSTjWviSmdULopdTOzcxgKmQ/s2160/20240614_130715.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/AVvXsEh29_zSj2cRXLsG-LQBRZOqhNrARmTW1w59OD4jyiHoryYlg2vvB7FVjZkQTNa4bEwOfAhoMmptgN_eof-cMte-bAuWqTlSO_vwRBjRzZrO6g12_MyQHWsNDvtHzuJKsOvpsuAaJ3MQGEBygqzzBmtOsQ7DVaOJiFcmFSTjWviSmdULopdTOzcxgKmQ/s320/20240614_130715.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Play, play, and play, until they wear each other out so completely they have to lie down to finish the game! Guinness is settling in quickly, and fits this place perfectly.&amp;nbsp;&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/AVvXsEiLD4Ge1Whmi-iF4iL12N3EWb6NwhafPZuShDkIJLnAMFP9DOxTbr_7l4fBB3ZgBfM3Nah8OUKnbrV-Gny6av1MNN9wTL3w0gwmDl7LXA8dscHUrH06S2Ps1wVWp9gWx-y8NuUsAcKT0Uy64XovvJ9eDImSfMsKuowNUvtTXcFDorcbsno7Godboeod/s1878/20240614_075312.jpg&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;1878&quot; height=&quot;187&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiLD4Ge1Whmi-iF4iL12N3EWb6NwhafPZuShDkIJLnAMFP9DOxTbr_7l4fBB3ZgBfM3Nah8OUKnbrV-Gny6av1MNN9wTL3w0gwmDl7LXA8dscHUrH06S2Ps1wVWp9gWx-y8NuUsAcKT0Uy64XovvJ9eDImSfMsKuowNUvtTXcFDorcbsno7Godboeod/s320/20240614_075312.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The yellow rose, outgoing itself&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/AVvXsEgszCFyvXVnX9TrPZnJxiz0EZoIu8chOh-qYTABYLd97VPcGKg0iNJgcMTX_OGgPMDIdd0k2Pi2uAn2jr2V17JfV93MFQlLSIXn6-GMVI6pNZMbU-IEyWfLqL__hK8zrKbkEtO8fc8ybE9yd8h-8LGNWep3C6vDBl56fvTan9c4FPkAZ3KVt8OKsiZx/s1500/20240613_114107.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1500&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1428&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgszCFyvXVnX9TrPZnJxiz0EZoIu8chOh-qYTABYLd97VPcGKg0iNJgcMTX_OGgPMDIdd0k2Pi2uAn2jr2V17JfV93MFQlLSIXn6-GMVI6pNZMbU-IEyWfLqL__hK8zrKbkEtO8fc8ybE9yd8h-8LGNWep3C6vDBl56fvTan9c4FPkAZ3KVt8OKsiZx/s320/20240613_114107.jpg&quot; width=&quot;305&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Found in a thrift shop this week, a 1930&#39;s Burley&amp;nbsp; and Winter handled jug.&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/AVvXsEgYoRjOugT1lbqb_FNFXNKJhcU9eWuMjPwbbD2Lze6XAPlRn5cAxhZRSdWXVmNrPszUvz2D-X-sK-hlYL9he8v-iS7iXaUgPVpJ_mmnr3lDftHKHpW6IL13NyAaKorL2fO27D0VLRN-BFGmhGQMU73Iw0j7J3cMG5H6DbGg3MhskoBYmEIrnT-RdmSK/s2160/20240610_210010.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/AVvXsEgYoRjOugT1lbqb_FNFXNKJhcU9eWuMjPwbbD2Lze6XAPlRn5cAxhZRSdWXVmNrPszUvz2D-X-sK-hlYL9he8v-iS7iXaUgPVpJ_mmnr3lDftHKHpW6IL13NyAaKorL2fO27D0VLRN-BFGmhGQMU73Iw0j7J3cMG5H6DbGg3MhskoBYmEIrnT-RdmSK/s320/20240610_210010.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And an antique mall find. I can&#39;t find the maker of this one, but for $1.50 I couldn&#39;t pass it up.&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/AVvXsEgYwAA6VQnD05P_TysA0ASZmqGRc9MAdnBh9YbDjYZC_hPi8cvmiwYp6DsTbBH7akHINca4aHRr3XTEXbt5OQEKXfE0lfwAYWgejbEh5d_4JsA-0spzEv2rDDRgWQN6SvQiZVMJMVE43FBHTRs81P_cj5WJXOllQH8ZwmFGAJZYtZGdbK5EaQNbT74V/s2160/20240613_101651.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/AVvXsEgYwAA6VQnD05P_TysA0ASZmqGRc9MAdnBh9YbDjYZC_hPi8cvmiwYp6DsTbBH7akHINca4aHRr3XTEXbt5OQEKXfE0lfwAYWgejbEh5d_4JsA-0spzEv2rDDRgWQN6SvQiZVMJMVE43FBHTRs81P_cj5WJXOllQH8ZwmFGAJZYtZGdbK5EaQNbT74V/s320/20240613_101651.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;There were many of these trees in bloom at the writers conference site last week. I don&#39;t know what kind it is, and Google lens isn&#39;t helpful.&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/AVvXsEgi-an4rdU8oPDmA6eOTpfjH3vLq4NeSnGB21nsLwUxNbKh1A0QjufV1kXWZOsf9lmza2IxX6SnWi9FUNxY959qTlYAriwpCCGfwiABcf0LpuoXPIsLEcKAQWlPHivV1iVBsWUhBVbzgamRN0Nl3ntfqlDAGmz_qZ8iIh03CaPl_xwh7Z6zOydhm9Ro/s2160/20240608_172021.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/AVvXsEgi-an4rdU8oPDmA6eOTpfjH3vLq4NeSnGB21nsLwUxNbKh1A0QjufV1kXWZOsf9lmza2IxX6SnWi9FUNxY959qTlYAriwpCCGfwiABcf0LpuoXPIsLEcKAQWlPHivV1iVBsWUhBVbzgamRN0Nl3ntfqlDAGmz_qZ8iIh03CaPl_xwh7Z6zOydhm9Ro/s320/20240608_172021.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The cabinet i finished up last week, I thought. But there was a gap in the bottom shelf that just didn&#39;t look right, so Larry cut a new piece and put it in yesterday. Now, we need our neighbor to help load it because this thing is really heavy.&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/AVvXsEj9Pv0zDy6vyBPu12wmDWsibNBreNuF2vpBrQEET6dzPBcCx-oA-g5bAoipiUEhIKniKS6OmX_P8eJJoUbGbi5fI2M4b0cAKtCArbvgK3t0N-LNsK3IUB1Nj4CZwLnRYp_kJGZQqPPCgx71pinV4qAvotNcOXhpgIQn3yxbd-bOvOU8PztYsxTHhDl_/s2061/20240606_152358.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2061&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1046&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj9Pv0zDy6vyBPu12wmDWsibNBreNuF2vpBrQEET6dzPBcCx-oA-g5bAoipiUEhIKniKS6OmX_P8eJJoUbGbi5fI2M4b0cAKtCArbvgK3t0N-LNsK3IUB1Nj4CZwLnRYp_kJGZQqPPCgx71pinV4qAvotNcOXhpgIQn3yxbd-bOvOU8PztYsxTHhDl_/w203-h400/20240606_152358.jpg&quot; width=&quot;203&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;My current project. I stained the top and painted the rest dark blue. Loving how it&#39;s coming out. We found this in the trash in town. All it needed was sanding and a few tacks put in the back. Those drawers aren&#39;t really that wonky, just not put in correctly!&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/AVvXsEi5CrCIyqrrqILffLAyo6_GBDKz8RVQNZVDXSfljlWXxbPfskoWYvZR0LlPtLHp4h3Zk2Lx0qQOcc4oMGd11vmlRUV9prpYKn6XkLy0wymninsQRX-coU2Bw33wFaLxaAi6DPSYSlCYMvB7nxuV65-UQJ2KwFUG6-ALsGT-t6C9tRcMcyeb5Itk0uhw/s2160/20240606_152414.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/AVvXsEi5CrCIyqrrqILffLAyo6_GBDKz8RVQNZVDXSfljlWXxbPfskoWYvZR0LlPtLHp4h3Zk2Lx0qQOcc4oMGd11vmlRUV9prpYKn6XkLy0wymninsQRX-coU2Bw33wFaLxaAi6DPSYSlCYMvB7nxuV65-UQJ2KwFUG6-ALsGT-t6C9tRcMcyeb5Itk0uhw/s320/20240606_152414.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A small project I finished last week.&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/AVvXsEgFoADIq7kf2rrmEUFH3UwEy6FJORZQoeO8CGsu8mhl356FLo35oV79xGXBQOEhFzQTAuDZnx6GdEgVVs51DPoCfc_vnXTe6Pl3GYEGRAZB9Mqv88Aahd4SgwKmfyxs7iUaZByGEMTz6tUctxx9UZfPjo4QfrnlD7SmBsH9YNIOMWBF9q6VWsTC-O2Y/s2160/20240606_152135.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/AVvXsEgFoADIq7kf2rrmEUFH3UwEy6FJORZQoeO8CGsu8mhl356FLo35oV79xGXBQOEhFzQTAuDZnx6GdEgVVs51DPoCfc_vnXTe6Pl3GYEGRAZB9Mqv88Aahd4SgwKmfyxs7iUaZByGEMTz6tUctxx9UZfPjo4QfrnlD7SmBsH9YNIOMWBF9q6VWsTC-O2Y/s320/20240606_152135.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;My favorite photo from the writers conference.&amp;nbsp; Not my photo but one taken by Helen Buccell-Costa, and used with her permission.&amp;nbsp; Author&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;https://mlynne.com/&quot;&gt;Lynne Squires &lt;/a&gt;made the perfect caption: a cowboy and a hippie walk into a bar...&lt;br /&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/AVvXsEhv0n1we09s1YpPmugORhVY0_xdnyGDCSK0UfHdi6xnRU0RnK88PzEuuei5fM1E3L8xwuuDrAbIHwiTgUhHJEP9Uyqfj4RX6_nblB188-MRz4mtFdLTJleJivzcO3vR0LMoGJYyn3FCjD1JlNeh2fNZYiacqawFsvMPL1l6sBIQfGPwh-BaqWgkEqOF/s1085/img_2_1718156375550.jpg&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;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhv0n1we09s1YpPmugORhVY0_xdnyGDCSK0UfHdi6xnRU0RnK88PzEuuei5fM1E3L8xwuuDrAbIHwiTgUhHJEP9Uyqfj4RX6_nblB188-MRz4mtFdLTJleJivzcO3vR0LMoGJYyn3FCjD1JlNeh2fNZYiacqawFsvMPL1l6sBIQfGPwh-BaqWgkEqOF/s320/img_2_1718156375550.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;A lamp I have been working on. I needed to add the spider that holds the shade, but to do that meant taking the whole thing apart. Then I had a rummage session, finding the other parts I needed to make it all work. After I got it back together, I realized that I had put a lock washer in the wrong place. So I have to take it all apart again. Sigh.&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/AVvXsEi-fHWVV9L6GyboL5zTmk6FH7NaxRL7_OMpVmdqAILyNIH8WwUzQSn_Dy8QQpiDGT6fmHA-JDQekSv5csTRbgoQJNdQPwDsMDK9GUaA6WXv78TmIzUoDXxpMBUdc-KYaI62QLvryV3VWdx6tUCC9MJLFF45Hr9Ca36B9D5gUFPuHztQgb5o8myX87ow/s2129/20240604_170534.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;2129&quot; data-original-width=&quot;943&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi-fHWVV9L6GyboL5zTmk6FH7NaxRL7_OMpVmdqAILyNIH8WwUzQSn_Dy8QQpiDGT6fmHA-JDQekSv5csTRbgoQJNdQPwDsMDK9GUaA6WXv78TmIzUoDXxpMBUdc-KYaI62QLvryV3VWdx6tUCC9MJLFF45Hr9Ca36B9D5gUFPuHztQgb5o8myX87ow/s320/20240604_170534.jpg&quot; width=&quot;142&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I think this is a Great Fritillary butterfly, working the flowers last week.&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/AVvXsEj-EMY8e6_wRQe9QQccNJrHzBshXCi-DxTYbOPdQb6HOft-toQA4CqgOQqMlfA9n9bmBTC3F0TO6L53F9mkP4yAQQDkqUYGE4T2KpAcGCcodsX23bHZL0zmeVc-KCvTpD_v2AiK8GNwjQB2rvUCGGrcsOVAIr-HWIFvcQd-cTtqF-8YDHeR4kgk14O-/s2160/20240603_110749.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/AVvXsEj-EMY8e6_wRQe9QQccNJrHzBshXCi-DxTYbOPdQb6HOft-toQA4CqgOQqMlfA9n9bmBTC3F0TO6L53F9mkP4yAQQDkqUYGE4T2KpAcGCcodsX23bHZL0zmeVc-KCvTpD_v2AiK8GNwjQB2rvUCGGrcsOVAIr-HWIFvcQd-cTtqF-8YDHeR4kgk14O-/s320/20240603_110749.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/AVvXsEikA9MQD9apEbQd9t8Jk0cRlhlnLOQHhyphenhyphenieVbngXJfwrz6WgxKygEhAfpAbxdCmyAt8UK9uu6wf30vNLWmyK7bg8DU7Cr22SZL9Bv1PsulOziUEZokXRmoS7RqUo9tFHzuYH7iyU4cVqiwqD0oyjs7CAvUh6_mPhPqhn-1TvWkwvl85dIJgMI1BqC_S/s2160/20240603_110716.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/AVvXsEikA9MQD9apEbQd9t8Jk0cRlhlnLOQHhyphenhyphenieVbngXJfwrz6WgxKygEhAfpAbxdCmyAt8UK9uu6wf30vNLWmyK7bg8DU7Cr22SZL9Bv1PsulOziUEZokXRmoS7RqUo9tFHzuYH7iyU4cVqiwqD0oyjs7CAvUh6_mPhPqhn-1TvWkwvl85dIJgMI1BqC_S/s320/20240603_110716.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Along our road.&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/AVvXsEhV9EG3WWCWZTuwTwRtAlxWcDORcLoAvogGgLPDS3q_UAjrURXxKN60uPxLJZb4EmDNaWOEEcnI0CoZ-RVaUcravE4Q910Qi4xNTTybTQfGw6j-ZZMXkvf9Hw-7db6NNuWFOsP6J503ssZxq6vcEeCBClsed9_F4ZNeCSSoMWupCdPVVEeUfxQ8gMXe/s1054/20240602_115029.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1054&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1026&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhV9EG3WWCWZTuwTwRtAlxWcDORcLoAvogGgLPDS3q_UAjrURXxKN60uPxLJZb4EmDNaWOEEcnI0CoZ-RVaUcravE4Q910Qi4xNTTybTQfGw6j-ZZMXkvf9Hw-7db6NNuWFOsP6J503ssZxq6vcEeCBClsed9_F4ZNeCSSoMWupCdPVVEeUfxQ8gMXe/s320/20240602_115029.jpg&quot; width=&quot;311&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The State Roads graded and added new gravel, which has certainly improved things. This hill was almost impassible when I moved here 50 years ago. It still gets pretty rough, but is much improved. Back then it was basically two tracks, with lots of big rocks to bounce over.&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/AVvXsEjVRJKYHhN0CkRE037fI5LtXvSWtcn8mP7I3szeBexy_yT2xstfIxme9VQc0Wxy0p8xf_DLiZ-Bc9NNbFKkv_F0twdkDA6jWA4uUvKxjTT1sVQmGLOWwOXIEQNnc227AFrZeddHiDYAA94XfHq4ipzfhgs8PymXy6HMxqeFgntnPv1FcEseBcHBU2cA/s2160/20240602_115149.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/AVvXsEjVRJKYHhN0CkRE037fI5LtXvSWtcn8mP7I3szeBexy_yT2xstfIxme9VQc0Wxy0p8xf_DLiZ-Bc9NNbFKkv_F0twdkDA6jWA4uUvKxjTT1sVQmGLOWwOXIEQNnc227AFrZeddHiDYAA94XfHq4ipzfhgs8PymXy6HMxqeFgntnPv1FcEseBcHBU2cA/s320/20240602_115149.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I found these feathers in our garden, but found no dead bird. I wonder, what drama played out there? And whose feathers might these be? A robin, perhaps?&lt;br /&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/AVvXsEgliQDf02pHtX6fLIsjP-d0LfhJSwsv9S5lmak2w4xmXOBmX_ZTteUTiiLvdFpENTIZ0yRX6kgOcIs6HSJ-QJC1JHQ2uciPWAntL5ygtnCprKQKcxv17yTckcWNYK-3yjWnVS-1FYPCCS5_zXvCk0m9J7wMiaaU6KRH0lGOKfY0sQPRT7qfjDaJmv9g/s2160/20240602_114629.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/AVvXsEgliQDf02pHtX6fLIsjP-d0LfhJSwsv9S5lmak2w4xmXOBmX_ZTteUTiiLvdFpENTIZ0yRX6kgOcIs6HSJ-QJC1JHQ2uciPWAntL5ygtnCprKQKcxv17yTckcWNYK-3yjWnVS-1FYPCCS5_zXvCk0m9J7wMiaaU6KRH0lGOKfY0sQPRT7qfjDaJmv9g/s320/20240602_114629.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Yet another part of our road, so pretty any time of year.&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/AVvXsEiu6IJYw5heBD7qgMdnecPC4yLpvlYEqDGg7sSG9lbbtwT3PQk7Rv20v-W7ct3JUOzBFdIvOz9DmMqwYAKLNKXFp7izaN5f4gNPVgqAncAFMu7OcKoxhsLBFGKAqWIUpThvTVOJx27OMK5ai63DaLqU5NOgOaAWy2977BU7_cOfpWxmp5MpRXkwYCoB/s2160/20240531_184026.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/AVvXsEiu6IJYw5heBD7qgMdnecPC4yLpvlYEqDGg7sSG9lbbtwT3PQk7Rv20v-W7ct3JUOzBFdIvOz9DmMqwYAKLNKXFp7izaN5f4gNPVgqAncAFMu7OcKoxhsLBFGKAqWIUpThvTVOJx27OMK5ai63DaLqU5NOgOaAWy2977BU7_cOfpWxmp5MpRXkwYCoB/s320/20240531_184026.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;All for today. Have a good weekend, everyone!&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/catch-up-photos.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/AVvXsEh29_zSj2cRXLsG-LQBRZOqhNrARmTW1w59OD4jyiHoryYlg2vvB7FVjZkQTNa4bEwOfAhoMmptgN_eof-cMte-bAuWqTlSO_vwRBjRzZrO6g12_MyQHWsNDvtHzuJKsOvpsuAaJ3MQGEBygqzzBmtOsQ7DVaOJiFcmFSTjWviSmdULopdTOzcxgKmQ/s72-c/20240614_130715.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>14</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-3279974296806146589</guid><pubDate>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 17:05:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-13T13:05:46.814-04:00</atom:updated><title>Garden, Weather, and Dogs</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;59°f, about 15°C this morning. Nice cool morning but will heat to the upper 80s by evening . Clear skies, no rain in sight, very little breeze.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Out in the garden early today, Larry planting the last few tomatoes plants we grew, me putting down more mulch and planting pumpkins--which I realize i probably put in the wrong place as the chipmunks will very likely dig up the seeds.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Tomatoes are setting on nicely.&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://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpPaw2rwmbU/ZmskPP69w6I/AAAAAAABIuE/w5nt5nHp8D4U7xxPkbhy5soY309qqKLIgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2160/20240613_103537.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://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpPaw2rwmbU/ZmskPP69w6I/AAAAAAABIuE/w5nt5nHp8D4U7xxPkbhy5soY309qqKLIgCNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h400/20240613_103537.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Beans are in bloom,&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/AVvXsEhI5yGFfKpoyB8DL8yQsftjUtd4C54l7kDBoU5ul0tdBcqNBrFMY_nK8FCQ_d9P0QhMKenWT5HZ8OOm-gVyxvkYWtVW7PYsYTIRJixi_24_ufA0jfU4CTjcJXhxabdIZfhs64v6i0gCwtzUlCZMBrMHIw_GvHHZ3ZRnqTK7BUhr02j5soTd_MJj7d38/s2160/20240613_103545.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/AVvXsEhI5yGFfKpoyB8DL8yQsftjUtd4C54l7kDBoU5ul0tdBcqNBrFMY_nK8FCQ_d9P0QhMKenWT5HZ8OOm-gVyxvkYWtVW7PYsYTIRJixi_24_ufA0jfU4CTjcJXhxabdIZfhs64v6i0gCwtzUlCZMBrMHIw_GvHHZ3ZRnqTK7BUhr02j5soTd_MJj7d38/w400-h400/20240613_103545.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;and so is the zucchini,&amp;nbsp; with a baby one almost ready to pick.&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/AVvXsEi7Fw-fLnwaFgvEMOdQFfO1ZTZMBRgQXm6pBNcx2v-ABX2ELLrR_jfxQP7L5Gui3tci7fulO3GdZcGWBP_9fkdFWAxa8KBpP3S6Rp6-ZMZo6NzUQAuV4NZ2v958CWD8HTlcN2lLQqxThHZ1jja57YhwVYW809KRgG7dNHxlUVZ22onrAIb6a8J9B3eh/s2160/20240613_105231.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/AVvXsEi7Fw-fLnwaFgvEMOdQFfO1ZTZMBRgQXm6pBNcx2v-ABX2ELLrR_jfxQP7L5Gui3tci7fulO3GdZcGWBP_9fkdFWAxa8KBpP3S6Rp6-ZMZo6NzUQAuV4NZ2v958CWD8HTlcN2lLQqxThHZ1jja57YhwVYW809KRgG7dNHxlUVZ22onrAIb6a8J9B3eh/w400-h400/20240613_105231.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Upper garden, with my fingers at the top of the photo. Oops.&lt;br /&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/AVvXsEhWPCydHZ_GgA6ZJYDQ7QgNeUNgB5cUIQ3A4BWw1cMXRR_Ev5mGZrqxoUI5sqCj806xmeRn5iRSqsD9TCDUoaGlLTto5gLo0SkSRc5DZ5gfHsLohMpfYTc_Adq5S7ayDeDmNlVXUxgQmErz_p451Zi4zw_mK3Fgbzv1wXzGXX4c_xga2UgetL3QkNDp/s2160/20240613_110402.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/AVvXsEhWPCydHZ_GgA6ZJYDQ7QgNeUNgB5cUIQ3A4BWw1cMXRR_Ev5mGZrqxoUI5sqCj806xmeRn5iRSqsD9TCDUoaGlLTto5gLo0SkSRc5DZ5gfHsLohMpfYTc_Adq5S7ayDeDmNlVXUxgQmErz_p451Zi4zw_mK3Fgbzv1wXzGXX4c_xga2UgetL3QkNDp/w400-h400/20240613_110402.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The rattlesnake beans are climbing rapidly up their arbor.&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/AVvXsEh4ceZEi-kaMW7wqCMOg6xkARPADpxxg7wGar9J8-23SB7sw4mkYy9yRrwZbBUgtT-KNYNWXzJ6b8vlwdeRLJ_utFGNIp82_H7PZj5Okhxp6gexezYQ8GFX7SKrVKykBQhVw9oRfFcEp2-ExVRd_6FOjhW4UX0J08RaFKWsIBmPjUI5EA0hDwEtYrUP/s2160/20240613_110408.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/AVvXsEh4ceZEi-kaMW7wqCMOg6xkARPADpxxg7wGar9J8-23SB7sw4mkYy9yRrwZbBUgtT-KNYNWXzJ6b8vlwdeRLJ_utFGNIp82_H7PZj5Okhxp6gexezYQ8GFX7SKrVKykBQhVw9oRfFcEp2-ExVRd_6FOjhW4UX0J08RaFKWsIBmPjUI5EA0hDwEtYrUP/w400-h400/20240613_110408.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We older people seem to talk a lot about the weather, have you noticed? I wondered why that was, but as I thought about it I realized that when you are older weather impacts almost everything you do. When we were younger, we still had to go to school or work. Of course in school days, weather got our attention if a snow day was possible! But otherwise we hust took it for granted. These days, though, we often plan our day around the forecast. If it is going to rain, we hurry to get our work done outside, if dry we might have to water, if hot we are out early, if cold we work indoors, etc. I imagine it is the same for most retired people.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We went to town yesterday in the hot part of the day to move that mantle down to our booth. It was easier than we expected and looks pretty nice.&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/AVvXsEgo4kbi1bAYsItmZEXRbfVnn-3Oa2OPvopEf0YCbINdDsXTglTDfZPWvq9TQVyp2pPCvmlKFRZOXTyYHGwGpVr0_bAAffZenx9_T0xrYoVav725F6WZXcCRsXUF3mkSV22fNzEDRmY3I8GrLq9nPUhWXV4xa6gS4YJZRYZ1FMUFNcya7rowDJTmm_0m/s2160/20240613_114205.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/AVvXsEgo4kbi1bAYsItmZEXRbfVnn-3Oa2OPvopEf0YCbINdDsXTglTDfZPWvq9TQVyp2pPCvmlKFRZOXTyYHGwGpVr0_bAAffZenx9_T0xrYoVav725F6WZXcCRsXUF3mkSV22fNzEDRmY3I8GrLq9nPUhWXV4xa6gS4YJZRYZ1FMUFNcya7rowDJTmm_0m/w400-h400/20240613_114205.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;Oh, and we have a new puppy!&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/AVvXsEhMr2jLGrDxt2kQ06ckCyh66AU8ZyinNUH2_GAqIVLR1D7xGzwN3wQ1_Zo1h8R6EP4PAo40QCHZSCFgJJvwGWBKapPyHpGRx1P4P8DHhwear2MRVtNklVEjihH_4-f27Zm1q3G_Rb8WoJ-3QtVkVTf-y4isXMzKKM0BIVPU68dqL6VnN2XA1PhFgl7U/s1883/20240613_115124.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;1883&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1773&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhMr2jLGrDxt2kQ06ckCyh66AU8ZyinNUH2_GAqIVLR1D7xGzwN3wQ1_Zo1h8R6EP4PAo40QCHZSCFgJJvwGWBKapPyHpGRx1P4P8DHhwear2MRVtNklVEjihH_4-f27Zm1q3G_Rb8WoJ-3QtVkVTf-y4isXMzKKM0BIVPU68dqL6VnN2XA1PhFgl7U/w376-h400/20240613_115124.jpg&quot; width=&quot;376&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We have been looking for another dog as Daisy is old and we need her to train a new dog in good behavior. Someone dumped three 6-month-old pups at a friend&#39;s house. She took them all to the vet to be checked out, given shots, etc. and posted online that she was looking for homes for them. I spotted the dogbi wanted right away but someone else had spoken first. Then yesterday while we were in town she messaged me that the pup had not worked out for the first people, so we picked up Guinness on our way home. We didn&#39;t name him, but it is apt, as Larry loves his Guinness!&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/AVvXsEj9ofBA_4HmWmRAt6MNOVDpiDDz61NOYEAvNSxyVV1D3etY_Y3VXpPt1loCN7xiYlKoY_m1VUxyx8R0kJQfOoCB3AsAf7TcHKczNWsCmyrNS81PSByxeXtbYEUu1tQABRM1USbmWRQOTBkvbdzz2mTaMXDLlXAWzdN2t9TLTAD4BpeKFe8Yw0kAEKBR/s311/20240612_203211.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;311&quot; data-original-width=&quot;204&quot; height=&quot;311&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj9ofBA_4HmWmRAt6MNOVDpiDDz61NOYEAvNSxyVV1D3etY_Y3VXpPt1loCN7xiYlKoY_m1VUxyx8R0kJQfOoCB3AsAf7TcHKczNWsCmyrNS81PSByxeXtbYEUu1tQABRM1USbmWRQOTBkvbdzz2mTaMXDLlXAWzdN2t9TLTAD4BpeKFe8Yw0kAEKBR/s1600/20240612_203211.jpg&quot; width=&quot;204&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;So far he is settling in easily. Buddy is thrilled to have a playmate,&amp;nbsp; and Guinness seems to feel right at home here. He knows come, sit, and stay, and is learning his name. We really need 2 good dogs here to keep varmints at bay. Now Daisy can peacefully retire.&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;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/garden-weather-and-dogs.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpPaw2rwmbU/ZmskPP69w6I/AAAAAAABIuE/w5nt5nHp8D4U7xxPkbhy5soY309qqKLIgCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w400-h400-c/20240613_103537.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-489967626147838285</guid><pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:33:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-12T12:33:15.312-04:00</atom:updated><title>Break Time</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;57°f, 14°C at 8am. Clear and low humidity.&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/AVvXsEjUfs902yTXk-lIDwur69RUUnBeMS_D2C-tqb1K0O3AIyWkD2NraeglkPQ8aCEj8a6hW4ZObWObeni56VsGtsHIAfkPbZYzjKTpS3QWosuq-grwarHjI-flei6X02egKfOVTg_1_DD0JdWaISamtFhLjCY3RPl5HQRwttoL5maA6WhKaxRAGCfIMRBK/s2160/20240612_113414.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/AVvXsEjUfs902yTXk-lIDwur69RUUnBeMS_D2C-tqb1K0O3AIyWkD2NraeglkPQ8aCEj8a6hW4ZObWObeni56VsGtsHIAfkPbZYzjKTpS3QWosuq-grwarHjI-flei6X02egKfOVTg_1_DD0JdWaISamtFhLjCY3RPl5HQRwttoL5maA6WhKaxRAGCfIMRBK/w400-h400/20240612_113414.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Our trip to the VA hospital Monday for Larry&#39;s CAT scan was a pleasant ride, and a good break. The therapist was a great guy, very personable. While he was doing Larry&#39;s test (Larry has been wheezy and has more shortness of breath these days than normal, so we are getting things checked out), the therapist got a call from his wife letting him know that her 87 year old father was dying and he needed to get home quick. Bless his heart, he finished Larry&#39;s test before leaving. We told him that we could come another time, but he said no, he was expecting the call, and nothing he could do would change things. He was sure his father-in-law would have passed by the time he got home. He continued with the test, and I was in awe of his professionalism.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The weather has been so nice this week, cool and dry and mostly sunny, perfect for outside work. I have been revamping the herb garden I planted last year; the German chamomile had spread wildly, and it did not have that sweet apple-y smell that I associate with chamomile,&amp;nbsp; so I yanked it all out. I also dug up and moved the thyme to the block wall, and with that little retaining wall complete, I could finally get my other plants in the ground. I moved on to tackle another bed that we have not used for several years, pulled out the red raspberry plants that never had many berries on them, and got the whole thing dug up. Now, what to plant in there? Maybe pumpkins?&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We mulched the new berry plants yesterday, and this morning weeded, side-dressed and tilled the corn and potatoes.&amp;nbsp; That garden is not doing well and I don&#39;t think we will use that spot again; just too heavy clay.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Right now I am on the porch,&amp;nbsp; enjoying the view,&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/AVvXsEgMD-lY-fJSKTThZJFn-jRKnz61oHVB0NLBFtAP6KuNPwkpQP14OTyNkuBD9ocAx1IlVdPAF_ZJ2NY1gHzG7nxq_djx2mptAeBc-EZsU-arXoyg6SRlE9ct_33t4AuDAJKogqOwCWpIk22tuzag0k0Mc3GPiwabtp1bAzAJ1BoIgocP8pEXDQ0Dpkop/s2160/20240610_082219.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/AVvXsEgMD-lY-fJSKTThZJFn-jRKnz61oHVB0NLBFtAP6KuNPwkpQP14OTyNkuBD9ocAx1IlVdPAF_ZJ2NY1gHzG7nxq_djx2mptAeBc-EZsU-arXoyg6SRlE9ct_33t4AuDAJKogqOwCWpIk22tuzag0k0Mc3GPiwabtp1bAzAJ1BoIgocP8pEXDQ0Dpkop/w400-h400/20240610_082219.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;and having a glass of homemade grapeade,&amp;nbsp; made by mixing our grape juice canned last year with ginger ale. Delicious.&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/AVvXsEgFqWhgcbydNVI5gU2mCGJnEctij4qmRrr9TqYJH9v-D4M7wKX_fUSLiAWjI8An1erQtH3BBUDx-AzZ5uMrX92HdnKikZgC25vSE-if95O1uI-jABoejHAlA1S-t2dvQzCskNXT6h6BGksp7RnZP9qN5qoXsUnjToovx2HSe8Wyf9LgSCmgbiPuuZTx/s1834/20240612_113905.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;1834&quot; data-original-width=&quot;953&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgFqWhgcbydNVI5gU2mCGJnEctij4qmRrr9TqYJH9v-D4M7wKX_fUSLiAWjI8An1erQtH3BBUDx-AzZ5uMrX92HdnKikZgC25vSE-if95O1uI-jABoejHAlA1S-t2dvQzCskNXT6h6BGksp7RnZP9qN5qoXsUnjToovx2HSe8Wyf9LgSCmgbiPuuZTx/s320/20240612_113905.jpg&quot; width=&quot;166&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Next, we are off to drop off a load of scrap metal to our neighbor who sells it, then to town to pick up a nice mantelpiece that was given to us, get more cardboard for mulch, and stop in our favorite restaurant for salads and a visit with friends. And maybe firepit again this evening. It was a nice one last night.&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/2024/06/break-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/AVvXsEjUfs902yTXk-lIDwur69RUUnBeMS_D2C-tqb1K0O3AIyWkD2NraeglkPQ8aCEj8a6hW4ZObWObeni56VsGtsHIAfkPbZYzjKTpS3QWosuq-grwarHjI-flei6X02egKfOVTg_1_DD0JdWaISamtFhLjCY3RPl5HQRwttoL5maA6WhKaxRAGCfIMRBK/s72-w400-h400-c/20240612_113414.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-7216226012346994696</guid><pubDate>Mon, 10 Jun 2024 02:28:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-09T22:28:21.368-04:00</atom:updated><title>Weekend </title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;65°f at 7am, about 18°C. Overcast but clearing, high of 75°f, beautiful 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;The writers conference came and went, and what a good time it was! I had not attended since the pandemic, so it was pure pleasure to see so many friends. How they have all aged! Not me of course, I am pretty sure I stayed about the same. Not.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I didn&#39;t run crazy from workshop to workshop. I wanted time to visit people I only get to see at this conference. I did attend two sessions, and both were interesting. The first was by a writer named Larry Thacker, and explored ways to take a piece from &quot;macro&quot; to &quot;micro&quot;, as he put it. He gave one example of what he meant that I liked: consider the ocean, wide, extending from horizon to horizon. You can say a lot about the ocean--the color, the temperature, storms and waves, etc. Dive down, though, and you find more--creatures, seaweed, and deeper yet maybe shipwrecks, rock formations, and strange creatures like one fish that, to paraphrase Mr. Thacker, decided to swallow its one eyeball and looks out through its transparent body! And another that decided to grow this long antenna from its head. If one just wrote about the surface of the ocean, one would miss all the fascinating things below the surface. His suggestions for ways to dig deeper into a piece we had written made us search for what more we could say, what more depth and value we might find.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The second workshop, given by author Val Nieman, focused on the concept of landscape as a character. I had not thought of place in that way, but what she said made sense. Think of books you have read where the setting of the story plays an integral and important role. The story would not be the same if set in another place. But of course just putting a story in a place isn&#39;t all there is: the writer needs to really know the place intimately, know the flora, fauna, customs, superstitions, history, etc. Some writers achieve this effortlessly. Others plunk down the information so awkwardly that it reads like a tourist brochure, often using the old &quot;as you know, Bob&quot; trope, which has characters telling each other this information that they obviously should already know.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;And of course we did a reading from our poetry book, and this time included two new poems each that may go into a second volume. It was an easy and laid-back reading, and this time I enjoyed it. Maybe I am getting used to this gig!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;In the evening, quite a few of us got together for a traditional after-conference gathering, which consists of much talk and laughter and adult beverages, including some nice Irish whiskey and several kinds of moonshine. Larry joined us for this--he is well liked by all my writer friends and they always ask if he&#39;s coming. We made it home just before 1 a.m.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Which meant that our morning was late and slow! But we gathered steam and by mid-afternoon both of us were filthy dirty and up to our elbows in our projects. Larry worked on the mowers--again--and finally had one going by evening, a huge relief.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I was in the gardens and I swear I worked harder that a mule in a coal mine. I dug, hoed, planted, hauled big bags of dirt and mulch and buckets of rocks. The digging was to plant celery under one of the garden arches, and also to plant more leeks and peppers. I weeded the strawberry tubs while I was out there too, and hoed weeds that had popped up since Friday.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Then I moved to the herb garden. Larry had finished putting in concrete blocks to add another shallow terrace. I needed to put a layer of small rocks into each hole in the blocks and fill with good dirt. I got most of them done before running out of dirt,&amp;nbsp; so I planted the finished ones, putting a different herb in each hole--parsley, thyme that I transplanted, calendula, sage, chives, and stevia. Behind the new wall I planted lavender, basil, sage, and borage.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I cut down the overgrown gooseberry bushes that had never produced more than 2 berries and cleared that mess out, then spread a couple bags of mulch. I planted fennel and cut back the chamomile,&amp;nbsp; but may end up pulling it up as it is a straggly mess. The rosemary, Job&#39;s Tears, variegated sage, and pineapple sage all looked good. I still have a lot more to do in this garden, but need more good dirt, lime, and mulch to finish. I am happy with today&#39;s progress but I think every muscle is singing a pain song tonight.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Tomorrow Larry has 2 doctors to see in Huntington, so road trip! And I can pick up the stuff I need on the way home. I think both of us are ready for another day off.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;(I took no pictures either yesterday or today.&amp;nbsp; Had too much fun yesterday and was too busy today.)&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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  13. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/weekend.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><thr:total>16</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-5770287471232747258</guid><pubDate>Sat, 08 Jun 2024 02:03:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-07T22:03:19.378-04:00</atom:updated><title>Friday Fun</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;60°f this morning, 15.5°C. Breezy, pretty fluffy clouds, low humidity, sunshine. Perfect.&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;A couple of cool days sure can make a difference! What pleasure to work outside and not be dripping with sweat. We were out in the garden early this morning.&amp;nbsp; I weeded and hoed my entire garden, an easy job because so much of it is mulched. Onions and the very tiny leeks are the only tedious parts, but they are done, for now.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The carrots and radishes I planted last week are up, and I planted butternut squash today. The basil and dill are coming along, second and third lettucebm plantings are ready to harvest, the beans and cucumbers are climbing their trellises...all is good out there. Larry tied tomatoes, and I harvested broccoli and cut off the garlic scapes. The scapes are now chopped up and in the dehydrator,&amp;nbsp; to be used to make garlic powder. And the broccoli has been blanched, vacuum-sealed and frozen.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;After we finished in the gardens we made lunch, then went to our booths to do our weekly refresh. We changed out the display window at Ravenswood&amp;nbsp; but I am not happy with it and need to make some changes. When we finished at both places, we drove to the writers conference &lt;i&gt;(lucky for me, this state conference is held just 15 miles from our house)&lt;/i&gt; to get me registered for tomorrow, then picked up our milk from the farmer&#39;s market.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Finally returned home, where Larry mowed grass with one partially repaired mower, while I packed ebay and got my things ready for the conference.&amp;nbsp; (&lt;i&gt;This is actually a 3-day conference, but I opted to attend only one day as we had so much to do here.) &lt;/i&gt;When I finished i went outside to deadhead roses and mix up our fertilizer blend of blood meal, bone meal,&amp;nbsp; and wood ash so Larry can sidedress the tomatoes tomorrow.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;And so ends this very long day. Tomorrow I will leave early for the conference, and enjoy a day of reconnecting with friends and maybe get inspired to write more. It will be a nice break.&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/friday-fun.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><thr:total>11</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-2913178342177716889</guid><pubDate>Wed, 05 Jun 2024 15:30:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-05T11:30:55.101-04:00</atom:updated><title>Cool Down</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;69°f, about 20.5°C. Light showers, heavy overcast.&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/AVvXsEiaY9crjk68-KVvAz_bgk19PirzpR4F4m_4luxmUmeLhDWPVHD_Yzw11-ISKra8Gx6KOaLEynSKXDg_zIjTSzw2WXAjUl6QPJDzx7vCUIxCtADFtKAE5IXz7KXup8nvfv5gwTNxXcl2pUpV4oMqQLopLwD38hn7ZrX1cIGEZ3VKPKnq8Fw0XAmnJLrS/s2160/20240605_081354.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/AVvXsEiaY9crjk68-KVvAz_bgk19PirzpR4F4m_4luxmUmeLhDWPVHD_Yzw11-ISKra8Gx6KOaLEynSKXDg_zIjTSzw2WXAjUl6QPJDzx7vCUIxCtADFtKAE5IXz7KXup8nvfv5gwTNxXcl2pUpV4oMqQLopLwD38hn7ZrX1cIGEZ3VKPKnq8Fw0XAmnJLrS/s320/20240605_081354.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;A morning rose on this dark morning&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;What a relief this rain is! It was 88° and humid yesterday, just pretty miserable. I have yet to turn on the AC, but came close yesterday.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It was a day for drinking lots of iced tea and sitting under the ceiling fan on the porch as much as possible. We did not get the gate in the chicken yard, or work on the little terracing project. I caught up my ebay packing and shipping, and sorted out a&amp;nbsp; scare from my health insurance when I got a letter saying I had been disenrolled...&lt;i&gt;what?? when?? &lt;/i&gt;Apparently it was some internal change with my retiree heath coverage where they disenrolled, then automatically re-enrolled me, who knows why. But all is well. Whew.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This fellow is watching me write, and has just been talking to me with a surprising variety of clicks, buzzes, chirps, and song. Who knew a cardinal has some many different vocalizations?&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/AVvXsEjYHLy0ZgDBWJyCE8DOmYClRSJTqfId4HudFEg2u83p5xt1JnNGR9C2upCTXFXvs11ueQvW9rByWfiOn7-UdONzTnYShI7luAxdKeVG13GEnoBFKXmsNe_AEBTKP7Hl45SGjVRODBDSAG-yR_bxa9KTlhPIIlzCHZSiLgFVo6PGKGxtLaA1JdeM3P7H/s1286/20240605_082541.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;1286&quot; data-original-width=&quot;790&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjYHLy0ZgDBWJyCE8DOmYClRSJTqfId4HudFEg2u83p5xt1JnNGR9C2upCTXFXvs11ueQvW9rByWfiOn7-UdONzTnYShI7luAxdKeVG13GEnoBFKXmsNe_AEBTKP7Hl45SGjVRODBDSAG-yR_bxa9KTlhPIIlzCHZSiLgFVo6PGKGxtLaA1JdeM3P7H/s320/20240605_082541.jpg&quot; width=&quot;197&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;The cardinals are enjoying the cherries we left on the tree. A brown thrasher made a surprising visit too. I have not seen any other birds eating them. The mulberries seem to be far more popular than sour cherries!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I spent a good bit of time trying to find parts for Larry&#39;s mowers. Neither one is currently usable: both have belt issues.&amp;nbsp; I ordered one belt online, not cheap, and it should have been here Monday. But it seems to be stuck in Dallas with FedEx. Tomorrow if it doesn&#39;t show up i will ask for a refund.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The other mower had a broken spindle--now I know what that is, having looked at dozens online until we found the right one. It is supposed to be here Saturday. Meantime, the grass has thankfully slowed its growth so things aren&#39;t looking too bad, yet. But after today&#39;s rain that may change. So frustrating.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I did a little furniture painting too, getting a second coat on this stool and first coat on a cabinet. I think I can finish both today.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So no garden work lately, although I will get out later today and get more plants in the ground. And maybe plant the butternut squash. The gardens look happy to get rain; we actually watered the flowerbeds yesterday, for the first time this year.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I finished my most recent book, &lt;u&gt;I Am Lucy Barton&lt;/u&gt;, by Elizabeth Strout. I enjoy her writing, although this particular book, which explores a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship, was not my favorite. Strout&#39;s writing is so compelling that I kept reading even though the characters did not appeal to me. One of my problems with her book--and it is my problem, not hers--is that I have a hard time relating to modern city people and their issues. While some things, like mental illness, are certainly universal, I find it hard to relate to the urban setting sometimes. Although, I completely enjoyed &lt;u&gt;A Gentleman in Moscow&amp;nbsp;&lt;/u&gt;&amp;nbsp;by Amos Townes, and totally getbinto Maeve Binchy&#39;s books, many of which are set in Dublin.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Currently I am reading &lt;u&gt;A Gracious Plenty,&lt;/u&gt;&amp;nbsp;by Sheri Reynolds. I am only into it by a few chapters, but such beautiful writing! This one promises to be a good read.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;And speaking of writing, this weekend is the West Virginia Writers Conference. I always enjoy this time to get together with writer friends. We have a reading at the conference from our &lt;u&gt;Porch Poems&lt;/u&gt;&amp;nbsp;book, but that is the only &quot;work&quot; I have to do there. Should be fun.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Well, off to work I go, doing something...don&#39;t know what yet.&amp;nbsp; Larry is off to town to try to find a mower belt, so I have enjoyed some uninterrupted time to get this written. Have a good afternoon,&amp;nbsp; friends.&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/cool-down.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/AVvXsEiaY9crjk68-KVvAz_bgk19PirzpR4F4m_4luxmUmeLhDWPVHD_Yzw11-ISKra8Gx6KOaLEynSKXDg_zIjTSzw2WXAjUl6QPJDzx7vCUIxCtADFtKAE5IXz7KXup8nvfv5gwTNxXcl2pUpV4oMqQLopLwD38hn7ZrX1cIGEZ3VKPKnq8Fw0XAmnJLrS/s72-c/20240605_081354.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>16</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-1153198911193638799</guid><pubDate>Tue, 04 Jun 2024 02:26:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-03T22:26:33.193-04:00</atom:updated><title>Chicken Wrangling</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;79°f as I writevthis at 10:00pm. It has been a warm, humid day, partly cloudy, no rain, which we now need.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Getting a few new chicks &lt;i&gt;seemed &lt;/i&gt;like a good idea. We use a lot of eggs, and I like to keep a rotation of variously-aged hens so we always have enough eggs. And after all, how much trouble could 6 little chicks be?&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Well.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;As it turns out, they can be a lot of trouble! First, Larry put them in the coop and turned them loose. These aren&#39;t&amp;nbsp; babies, they&#39;re more like teenagers, feathered and about half grown. We figured they would be able to fend for themselves with the older, bigger hens.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But Immediately when the chicks went out into the chicken yard, they began to fly over the fence. The fence was really too low actually, and I think our old girls stayed in out of habit. But once they saw the new kids get out, a couple older hens got out too.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Now, if you have ever had to round up chickens, you know how aggravating it can be. Thank goodness for my butterfly net, which has never caught a single butterfly but has been a godsend in catching birds that get in the house...and young chickens.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;After a lively evening we got everyone into the coop and turned off the light so they would settle down and go to roost. Which they did. This morning we were at the feed store bright and early, looking for taller fence. I wanted the sturdy woven wire, Larry wanted that orange plastic fencing, arguing that it would be easy to put up. For the sake of marital bliss, I gave in. I hate plastic,&amp;nbsp; especially this orange mesh stuff, but some battles you just have to surrender.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So homeward with the fence, posts, and zipties.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We took down the old fence, slipping in mud and chicken poop. (The old fence was actually electrified poultry netting, which should have been awesome but for some reason Larry refused to hook it up and didn&#39;t really put it up properly at all, so that idea was a failure. But I rolled that netting up carefully because it will be useful for some other purpose,&amp;nbsp; I am sure.)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It was a hot, humid day, but we got the fence up and it was actually pretty fun. This fencing was only 4 feet tall, which I was pretty sure wasn&#39;t tall enough, but Larry felt it would be fine. Turned out the chickens agreed with me and one of the new ones immediately flew over. So we added two more feet to the top (we had enough of the netting, fortunately). Then as Larry tried to catch the renegade chick, he somehow managed to let 2 more out. I will not repeat what he said, but it sure wasn&#39;t his day.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Out came the butterfly net again, and much coaxing and herding later, everyone was back inside. By this time it was 8 in the evening, we both smelled to high heaven of chicken manure, and had made more trips up and down that steep hill than I care to count. A shower never felt so good!&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/AVvXsEhCHB9BmHWyDebpvVI6zir5-2Nbb17lH3rttV4Czkp8Y7rTd2iGH_dKSLsyKNiFM_5c3PxzXMQBPW2dg5WMtd6xXj5Oo1HWDM90fQbMYpXRnoe-iP02PJq6WHmOBreIYkO9o05ZfjGeCZiDuafNom07wgCED2ncIq0536JK3d_xcuCe8ddR7yMqXtOx/s1698/20240603_183726.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;1698&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1414&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhCHB9BmHWyDebpvVI6zir5-2Nbb17lH3rttV4Czkp8Y7rTd2iGH_dKSLsyKNiFM_5c3PxzXMQBPW2dg5WMtd6xXj5Oo1HWDM90fQbMYpXRnoe-iP02PJq6WHmOBreIYkO9o05ZfjGeCZiDuafNom07wgCED2ncIq0536JK3d_xcuCe8ddR7yMqXtOx/w333-h400/20240603_183726.jpg&quot; width=&quot;333&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;The finished fence. I hope.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Tomorrow, I hope, we will get a gate of some sort into the new fence, and then this job will thankfully be complete. I have to keep reminding myself how much we like fresh eggs, though. We really do like them. We really do.&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/AVvXsEjzystmSn0q8_H1fONV75mJsMKE2a_c7CAHXsgxLIYBPPHG_lKmdED07hR5pfRH6cdLUZjyAtWPGY1FuoGDGC9WvL8Fv-uOvhNTvVie9qBH2zkgbk5PdeU4BEIWVzFQTRNlC3w-NGTXp0VjT9z9FYfvCg1upysZb-wKz0gGpHE8VY49mX18Y531Rmp4/s2160/20240603_183031.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/AVvXsEjzystmSn0q8_H1fONV75mJsMKE2a_c7CAHXsgxLIYBPPHG_lKmdED07hR5pfRH6cdLUZjyAtWPGY1FuoGDGC9WvL8Fv-uOvhNTvVie9qBH2zkgbk5PdeU4BEIWVzFQTRNlC3w-NGTXp0VjT9z9FYfvCg1upysZb-wKz0gGpHE8VY49mX18Y531Rmp4/w400-h400/20240603_183031.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;A few of the girls in their new confines&amp;nbsp;&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.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/chicken-wrangling.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/AVvXsEhCHB9BmHWyDebpvVI6zir5-2Nbb17lH3rttV4Czkp8Y7rTd2iGH_dKSLsyKNiFM_5c3PxzXMQBPW2dg5WMtd6xXj5Oo1HWDM90fQbMYpXRnoe-iP02PJq6WHmOBreIYkO9o05ZfjGeCZiDuafNom07wgCED2ncIq0536JK3d_xcuCe8ddR7yMqXtOx/s72-w333-h400-c/20240603_183726.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-603065389211867493</guid><pubDate>Sun, 02 Jun 2024 23:19:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-02T19:19:39.046-04:00</atom:updated><title>Chickens and Booths</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;56°f (13°C) and showers when we woke up at 7am. Overcast with light showers occasionally 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;We thought we would sleep in today. We worked hard yesterday getting mulch down and staking tomatoes, then I worked inside while Larry worked yet again on his mowers. In the evening we started a little terracing project in my herb garden but we both just wore out and quit about 8pm. We had just sat down on the porch when neighbors showed up for a visit. So we were up late, and determined to sleep in.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But that rain at 7am woke me up.&amp;nbsp; &quot;Did you put buckets under the downspout?&quot; I asked my sleeping hubby. Poor man got up, went outside and got wet putting buckets under the spout while I was warm and snug in the bed.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Then I thought of my plants on the porch. They needed to be moved to take advantage of the rain. I know what you&#39;re thinking! But no, I did not ask Larry to do that job. I got up and did it myself,&amp;nbsp; getting thoroughly wet in the process. Those plants better appreciate my efforts!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;By then, of course, we were both wide awake. So much for sleeping in.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But we have taken it slow today, nice big breakfast followed by a trip to town to drop off a few more things at one of our booths. We did the booths Friday, but had a full van. We also picked up 5 young pullets to add to our flock. These are called Calico Princess, a hybrid breed that produces about 300 eggs a year per hen. Here&#39;s a picture from Tractor Supply&#39;s website- I forgot to take any of our new girls. This gives us 14 hens, more than we need for ourselves but extra eggs are easy to peddle to friends and family.&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/AVvXsEhiOahLFNIHG_xtkU8lT6A8m8NjqcKb-pP4HnS3WOwFxiFirN58S0E5bB7szAeXoMrx4NVQESp9wJtlpTllpEU-du8mtHUlWE4xFHLtyd_PSBL5nYE1o8IqV2erWURWt99k3Q2L8Nl1SL4npAedBVjc5aYE-7PiMNIkF-zObF4raJubSkE-h69tclG0/s225/download.jpeg&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;225&quot; data-original-width=&quot;225&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhiOahLFNIHG_xtkU8lT6A8m8NjqcKb-pP4HnS3WOwFxiFirN58S0E5bB7szAeXoMrx4NVQESp9wJtlpTllpEU-du8mtHUlWE4xFHLtyd_PSBL5nYE1o8IqV2erWURWt99k3Q2L8Nl1SL4npAedBVjc5aYE-7PiMNIkF-zObF4raJubSkE-h69tclG0/w400-h400/download.jpeg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So, here&#39;s a look at what&#39;s new with the booths.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This is one of the things we took in today.&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/AVvXsEjVyHqTdcWLc4qKkvnxQ1YhHUvVYMjUp3hD2_JtNeiA7vYW4_vPMVHosnUEO0jlQm1vFG8wJV49ytdJM4GM3HBlgPPpgahUdLY9J2ClPTR5FqC9K25tBo1JVgNQCzB8uB9gO_o-SuReL-J4YT-65oRcZnoy0zmU2h7tvQl7Mf7wEqaaeximXokSMQLH/s2160/20240602_123933.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/AVvXsEjVyHqTdcWLc4qKkvnxQ1YhHUvVYMjUp3hD2_JtNeiA7vYW4_vPMVHosnUEO0jlQm1vFG8wJV49ytdJM4GM3HBlgPPpgahUdLY9J2ClPTR5FqC9K25tBo1JVgNQCzB8uB9gO_o-SuReL-J4YT-65oRcZnoy0zmU2h7tvQl7Mf7wEqaaeximXokSMQLH/w400-h400/20240602_123933.jpg&quot; 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style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg74_AkmtdQ9ubXYcN_LgmA44E2LfIkiU-OHR0fz9TI2fZGjCoAq3IRKuQ5tLcgh0ZnjuWg-P4CreD3wKxe8TvoByeX2OVfLRE6RxLJnZVDy3Gc5muiuuTVTCnR2RwShO38iyxhor2A6YdoE-7NCPuK6gjpUb874yxzOxUmlwhHY3lMwhbw51cqTO6R/s2160/20240602_124019.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/AVvXsEg74_AkmtdQ9ubXYcN_LgmA44E2LfIkiU-OHR0fz9TI2fZGjCoAq3IRKuQ5tLcgh0ZnjuWg-P4CreD3wKxe8TvoByeX2OVfLRE6RxLJnZVDy3Gc5muiuuTVTCnR2RwShO38iyxhor2A6YdoE-7NCPuK6gjpUb874yxzOxUmlwhHY3lMwhbw51cqTO6R/w400-h400/20240602_124019.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;We took in the center cabinet on Friday.&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/AVvXsEiJxBhQtvlIbxykHMfONouGIclqwX2ufN7uvKQOelSaVoJIzv_oNoXRl64H6bx9Bqt5_bTZumkVbI0ICWDWPurTUv10gDkku-pzvz2WbuSPVwg5diZgNJX2o2aXfUK8W_FpWNikTwEL26nua6tVE3qRg2M-pGRMatBA6YU6dOSQ6WV1bOFzERfQrhl1/s2160/20240531_133335.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/AVvXsEiJxBhQtvlIbxykHMfONouGIclqwX2ufN7uvKQOelSaVoJIzv_oNoXRl64H6bx9Bqt5_bTZumkVbI0ICWDWPurTUv10gDkku-pzvz2WbuSPVwg5diZgNJX2o2aXfUK8W_FpWNikTwEL26nua6tVE3qRg2M-pGRMatBA6YU6dOSQ6WV1bOFzERfQrhl1/w400-h400/20240531_133335.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The above photos were from our Ripley booth. Below, a few from Ravenswood.i love this crow lamp!&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/AVvXsEhrvV8Wzt6zQVYsF4lqh6IFQDY5whpzspfOAScqb0D-g1MjpX1PWe22x-5ahCUYpJZ70bqo4uhMXSeNS-AqCUnOnLJ7ygrmR0vmmrNatoEVvEtsEZWl3VNBCpYZKynWV9PDXpGZDmHVNYLEANIywiNHi8cs-7NhigY5-QJLttD8_e51etXd-6mVg09D/s2160/20240531_152139.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/AVvXsEhrvV8Wzt6zQVYsF4lqh6IFQDY5whpzspfOAScqb0D-g1MjpX1PWe22x-5ahCUYpJZ70bqo4uhMXSeNS-AqCUnOnLJ7ygrmR0vmmrNatoEVvEtsEZWl3VNBCpYZKynWV9PDXpGZDmHVNYLEANIywiNHi8cs-7NhigY5-QJLttD8_e51etXd-6mVg09D/w400-h400/20240531_152139.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And more lamps. We will change the window display this week.&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/AVvXsEhSpBS85HUA1ZHNSyWGOWUZPIaIcUF_tAduuTe_-Tx8k3lkyjOQmyA4GSmm7hxwU-3WEX1rkCQ22kK38taH-cJ5SJJWrWHE6-r-8BG3pEN0mnCjbQDYAl5AX2fkh6Q-KQqHk-OV6Suxz5a7rav6LcwoHi3MEdkVg3kjRU0tVm8g9l4e8VQtyEnrJfIU/s2160/20240531_152133.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/AVvXsEhSpBS85HUA1ZHNSyWGOWUZPIaIcUF_tAduuTe_-Tx8k3lkyjOQmyA4GSmm7hxwU-3WEX1rkCQ22kK38taH-cJ5SJJWrWHE6-r-8BG3pEN0mnCjbQDYAl5AX2fkh6Q-KQqHk-OV6Suxz5a7rav6LcwoHi3MEdkVg3kjRU0tVm8g9l4e8VQtyEnrJfIU/w400-h400/20240531_152133.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Vintage roadside market signs we won in an auction.&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/AVvXsEhVFU3iWK8qzWS-ZMUkOwUxuyS610s4Cgfzuksc7PxbVmuS0-8dru5DLUB-IZaiN9k8UC9owJO8OUz-zJJ_CrCQBfnBnKCJoUe4mIgp45hkiTbvKbiRtO76D_lcLwEmYXg4f8_rEjUNxJKDLAPFv2ThcnUJ5RMKQyBB5L1w76pY5vptYvBP30EP9S3t/s2160/20240531_152125.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/AVvXsEhVFU3iWK8qzWS-ZMUkOwUxuyS610s4Cgfzuksc7PxbVmuS0-8dru5DLUB-IZaiN9k8UC9owJO8OUz-zJJ_CrCQBfnBnKCJoUe4mIgp45hkiTbvKbiRtO76D_lcLwEmYXg4f8_rEjUNxJKDLAPFv2ThcnUJ5RMKQyBB5L1w76pY5vptYvBP30EP9S3t/w400-h400/20240531_152125.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;This pretty set is actually vintage 1980s Avon! I so wonder who made it for Avon, as they contracted with good glassmakers for many of their glass pieces.&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/AVvXsEjItX8nXfk6BW8cNmnM-XtrAkMkBsrUvKtdXeY9VUXLvPqjJ_yXDeDF484H0qQME0t6PzjVDBBAPm0QsNZChWY2oJgZVDcwXnz9cJPBTDkhcnR-1Rs9EGXk-pisN6wct9Htc7sOGI5XCPNvuFlDIEQ23hXi2It84BAOK7NzQYi8QDnrwnVwF5q6fvT5/s2160/20240531_152042.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/AVvXsEjItX8nXfk6BW8cNmnM-XtrAkMkBsrUvKtdXeY9VUXLvPqjJ_yXDeDF484H0qQME0t6PzjVDBBAPm0QsNZChWY2oJgZVDcwXnz9cJPBTDkhcnR-1Rs9EGXk-pisN6wct9Htc7sOGI5XCPNvuFlDIEQ23hXi2It84BAOK7NzQYi8QDnrwnVwF5q6fvT5/w400-h400/20240531_152042.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&amp;nbsp;Quilts usually sell quickly. Usually.&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/AVvXsEibdltw7Dq6YYn3Ic8cVIaiHynR-pzb6I-UBPtVZyovAGOVfBUxFv21H2A25W28EQ1eXJxX6Sf6cH_At1dxuYUv7DxFxVvgAWU7r4FyE7j-2MfwTmV9DTpuRREjNEj3Kv6dAFku8dj4lmzEyhcCWVyMb1nJ63MIIxKfLlo4D2PVh0Yr_nkm4luVGuf_/s2160/20240531_151838.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/AVvXsEibdltw7Dq6YYn3Ic8cVIaiHynR-pzb6I-UBPtVZyovAGOVfBUxFv21H2A25W28EQ1eXJxX6Sf6cH_At1dxuYUv7DxFxVvgAWU7r4FyE7j-2MfwTmV9DTpuRREjNEj3Kv6dAFku8dj4lmzEyhcCWVyMb1nJ63MIIxKfLlo4D2PVh0Yr_nkm4luVGuf_/w400-h400/20240531_151838.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Brought in the funky little stand-- I didn&#39;t paint it-- and the nice mirror behind these items. It will probably be overlooked until we find a place to hang it.&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/AVvXsEhBxTL-LxumJ4f6NjG4NTKGSYawHa7B8-Q77Cp1Uco1-ZbngI8XEQo4Q8F0a9XsCDuOMDEcGbLTcCFm5GBqEvDunGOlJ77T99Z2RPHtVO0F5a2mE3cl4vZBBPxTZ49DO3kOYJvo8DutxhcvhwGnXvmMLeQQNAWd_-g0EoWtv5DJd16rOeo6OHMxyeDI/s2160/20240531_151736.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;640&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhBxTL-LxumJ4f6NjG4NTKGSYawHa7B8-Q77Cp1Uco1-ZbngI8XEQo4Q8F0a9XsCDuOMDEcGbLTcCFm5GBqEvDunGOlJ77T99Z2RPHtVO0F5a2mE3cl4vZBBPxTZ49DO3kOYJvo8DutxhcvhwGnXvmMLeQQNAWd_-g0EoWtv5DJd16rOeo6OHMxyeDI/w640-h640/20240531_151736.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&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.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/06/chickens-and-booths.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/AVvXsEhiOahLFNIHG_xtkU8lT6A8m8NjqcKb-pP4HnS3WOwFxiFirN58S0E5bB7szAeXoMrx4NVQESp9wJtlpTllpEU-du8mtHUlWE4xFHLtyd_PSBL5nYE1o8IqV2erWURWt99k3Q2L8Nl1SL4npAedBVjc5aYE-7PiMNIkF-zObF4raJubSkE-h69tclG0/s72-w400-h400-c/download.jpeg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>16</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-6097815328974883733</guid><pubDate>Sat, 01 Jun 2024 14:26:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-06-01T13:21:51.983-04:00</atom:updated><title>In the Other Garden</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;48°f this morning, 9°C, which is warmer than yesterday morning&#39;s 45°. Clear, low humidity, beautiful Spring 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;Happy June, everyone! And rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I don&#39;t share many photos of the veggie gardens, so thought I would rectify that today. Everything is still pretty young, so not really exciting.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This is a long narrow garden. I have never measured it, but I think it&#39;s about 20x100 feet.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;In the foreground (where I need to string-trim) is my patch of Savoy cabbages. I have had a time with them, I think because all the rain early on made the ground too wet under the mulch. I replanted the ones that didn&#39;t make it 3 times, and I think they may be okay now. Above them are squashes on the left, cucumbers on the arch, with lettuce, basil and dill under the arch. I just planted another row of carrots to the right of the arch. Past the arch are 3 kinds of peppers, green beans, onions, beets, lettuce and chard. Further up is the strawberry patch, then tomatoes, cabbage, more onions, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, asparagus, garlic, horseradish and rhubarb. I think that&#39;s everything&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/AVvXsEhjegYtvd6yIt_BG8ZknFp7awz4FZFXM_1R9XhFMUCsrGpTWmIM0z6bwRH9HoYzasQv1mC35gc1IICRuuoe0iMyzGXPiTB4GB511T0-0SEhqq6dWInbTp_SlLYCLcjuyx0Hv-c5Pxa8G7XkOUaw-D_rrAARNGk2BAbKD3tlPsY9Wu_dW_JljCVe81QG/s2051/20240601_094028.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1932&quot; data-original-width=&quot;2051&quot; height=&quot;376&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhjegYtvd6yIt_BG8ZknFp7awz4FZFXM_1R9XhFMUCsrGpTWmIM0z6bwRH9HoYzasQv1mC35gc1IICRuuoe0iMyzGXPiTB4GB511T0-0SEhqq6dWInbTp_SlLYCLcjuyx0Hv-c5Pxa8G7XkOUaw-D_rrAARNGk2BAbKD3tlPsY9Wu_dW_JljCVe81QG/w400-h376/20240601_094028.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;My photos loaded in a random.order! Here are some of what I still have to plant, mostly flowers and herbs. A lot of these I started myself.&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/AVvXsEhqEDVjpPRPijKKoQzzyJ0dnLdyqiAGIsK7JGtznMpEC8r_wQxfDSQr7EqZ8h0JarT034GM8z7XO7uaR7-v8tL3OgsXa60FQ_sKRJVicYnkp5ke6jF1VDMKWCePcwO6DtQ-wibj_rJuKIbyBEOMaA_WhO_mYZruWBA5ieRuO4nznB6TAzk9zMyhFzIT/s2160/20240531_100210.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/AVvXsEhqEDVjpPRPijKKoQzzyJ0dnLdyqiAGIsK7JGtznMpEC8r_wQxfDSQr7EqZ8h0JarT034GM8z7XO7uaR7-v8tL3OgsXa60FQ_sKRJVicYnkp5ke6jF1VDMKWCePcwO6DtQ-wibj_rJuKIbyBEOMaA_WhO_mYZruWBA5ieRuO4nznB6TAzk9zMyhFzIT/w400-h400/20240531_100210.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/AVvXsEiMwJKXJRJUpD2S-PxNcgHiMbjwj9i_n1J55MlIoDOGFlF_OZ7lDqBs87fmZ5cd5yCmxsrLAa2Z0nL8DJssd8cV2RBnd4M6i6DH6NZAPWqkGhaV5qSwpjH9VfiQVSi4OJAYGcFRtH8xOaznQ5N56jqyYngNCLvhgOoeO6eOjFeApBDuFf4jKCNnYPOw/s2160/20240531_100146.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/AVvXsEiMwJKXJRJUpD2S-PxNcgHiMbjwj9i_n1J55MlIoDOGFlF_OZ7lDqBs87fmZ5cd5yCmxsrLAa2Z0nL8DJssd8cV2RBnd4M6i6DH6NZAPWqkGhaV5qSwpjH9VfiQVSi4OJAYGcFRtH8xOaznQ5N56jqyYngNCLvhgOoeO6eOjFeApBDuFf4jKCNnYPOw/w400-h400/20240531_100146.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Oh, well, a few other things got in the photos 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/AVvXsEh2DEYFwzAjoj_uZ_84NSukFZcmlhHDFasYgMq3T7zZH7TwefDy0EiBrs-Sby8WfLVRiYn7kzMdPoenSqqm3bkMbivAxn3ymfE_nnAyNu90Vh5PWfyrXwo1iyCt2X0B1gpyhJMxJj00TQg9I8E_VC6z7h9habNhEZ_DGxHyzhn_y38VOA4821WTtx9v/s2160/20240531_095810.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/AVvXsEh2DEYFwzAjoj_uZ_84NSukFZcmlhHDFasYgMq3T7zZH7TwefDy0EiBrs-Sby8WfLVRiYn7kzMdPoenSqqm3bkMbivAxn3ymfE_nnAyNu90Vh5PWfyrXwo1iyCt2X0B1gpyhJMxJj00TQg9I8E_VC6z7h9habNhEZ_DGxHyzhn_y38VOA4821WTtx9v/w400-h400/20240531_095810.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/AVvXsEgnXq-cfMkSFmLDXf53O7-SllsRYk4dY_iAUJDNMnipjqBlsMPLMLHJepXEnAmU1bSLGIloXYMU45KygQ5iO_jcTnX8BLxUOzf-nC4jRNhKOL-UHLegh0SPfszRiA6EK0XsVI0U8NgTZ8aQ66CAzieviZ9J1Blz0y1LI3i2zXY9BxgHwpAjM8ggJXmW/s2160/20240531_095755.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/AVvXsEgnXq-cfMkSFmLDXf53O7-SllsRYk4dY_iAUJDNMnipjqBlsMPLMLHJepXEnAmU1bSLGIloXYMU45KygQ5iO_jcTnX8BLxUOzf-nC4jRNhKOL-UHLegh0SPfszRiA6EK0XsVI0U8NgTZ8aQ66CAzieviZ9J1Blz0y1LI3i2zXY9BxgHwpAjM8ggJXmW/w400-h400/20240531_095755.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/AVvXsEhyKkNirYGqKg29V2qpBkuC8tJUlou6WT3m15kNLsc9LD9-9xxAEa3NhQdKfTDL8QDMB0kw45VLy9aJB8Wfx2_KvFctksHYRpInlEDFTg5V7uPOYJ08AeXsfzpk2Fvgp2zz_gW5Othed4DCYWuAaqUWpNNaSSFtUWgyqvSQeNeT_k-kle_qHtss0kom/s2160/20240531_095735.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/AVvXsEhyKkNirYGqKg29V2qpBkuC8tJUlou6WT3m15kNLsc9LD9-9xxAEa3NhQdKfTDL8QDMB0kw45VLy9aJB8Wfx2_KvFctksHYRpInlEDFTg5V7uPOYJ08AeXsfzpk2Fvgp2zz_gW5Othed4DCYWuAaqUWpNNaSSFtUWgyqvSQeNeT_k-kle_qHtss0kom/w400-h400/20240531_095735.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Back to the veggies...these are the squash, yellow and zucchini. I will put in butternut soon. And today, I hope, I will get these mulched. We shall see how far we can get with the mulch we have on hand.&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/AVvXsEjlYirIWWIgPROTZ02_H8ZJLPk1w6y3-TWZI4wr_iA56G0ytr3tiXMCXN0HxAOCvuayjSTNJ7FYGN_D3-ahnKsCxfyP-aTJdcBbupCCIC-DvQTEp4f6ZYUWO4az-Fxi6mTXn0jM-tEbYNuPrdC3A7GkN877dyWI3PuM_uLd7YDmI6hdKZEtkS8vq3vB/s2160/20240531_095241.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/AVvXsEjlYirIWWIgPROTZ02_H8ZJLPk1w6y3-TWZI4wr_iA56G0ytr3tiXMCXN0HxAOCvuayjSTNJ7FYGN_D3-ahnKsCxfyP-aTJdcBbupCCIC-DvQTEp4f6ZYUWO4az-Fxi6mTXn0jM-tEbYNuPrdC3A7GkN877dyWI3PuM_uLd7YDmI6hdKZEtkS8vq3vB/w400-h400/20240531_095241.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Hard to see with the early morning shadows, but these are the early tomatoes, just 2 plants. They already have tomatoes on them. Behind them you might be able to see the green beans, beets, and onions. Oh, and onions in the foreground 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/AVvXsEgNOGPgIQP9uI1UZ-CsSdjFw7IgU4Y53oeQhaKDcGWg4w1NUbk6c1g9YvySAMmn2wf9KCncR3W8sT3afXQ-Mjygype7V8E6TcDs9XXwg0tB47O4AkE2iMTvDf42xJbXGSe3Y0pNZtrN4z6VQFqhlZRHbLKmP3uZw0gT6MdOX_VFl8o-_G86fOxaU8nn/s2160/20240531_095136.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/AVvXsEgNOGPgIQP9uI1UZ-CsSdjFw7IgU4Y53oeQhaKDcGWg4w1NUbk6c1g9YvySAMmn2wf9KCncR3W8sT3afXQ-Mjygype7V8E6TcDs9XXwg0tB47O4AkE2iMTvDf42xJbXGSe3Y0pNZtrN4z6VQFqhlZRHbLKmP3uZw0gT6MdOX_VFl8o-_G86fOxaU8nn/w400-h400/20240531_095136.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Pardon Larry&#39;s junk! Man drives me crazy not keeping things cleaned up. But after 38 years together, I see no hope of changing him. This was supposed to be a picture of the strawberry patch, with lettuce upper right.&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/AVvXsEh_9M93Qt3siomPQ8lzgcDKCeTxlb-m1e2cMVzXnXrgBCDKoT1ryB8B5LgUORdFCs_sLW-VGI_M6g_VnTy-pZ83FXRaLB5trTltoL88wluKDjkb_0rNmSwOGPA4W8_Na_sWa2OykjfGhcQQWWX0oTQse17MgwQhQLsYVmiI7Ergeowu62KRW_TTYnNb/s2160/20240531_095116.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/AVvXsEh_9M93Qt3siomPQ8lzgcDKCeTxlb-m1e2cMVzXnXrgBCDKoT1ryB8B5LgUORdFCs_sLW-VGI_M6g_VnTy-pZ83FXRaLB5trTltoL88wluKDjkb_0rNmSwOGPA4W8_Na_sWa2OykjfGhcQQWWX0oTQse17MgwQhQLsYVmiI7Ergeowu62KRW_TTYnNb/w400-h400/20240531_095116.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The upper end of the garden, with garlic, celery, asparagus, horseradish,&amp;nbsp; and cabbages in this shot. The celery is hidden between the garlic and asparagus. It likes shade and they will supply that.&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/AVvXsEgrIS8Gh9ZXhKsmffH56__VxnKjMYU0GPYZ8bXnPpHNFxsaMCJZ0FwPVEQB3r8dIfRVV-Fju_9kqaLcyRp_Mx2-MiKpFY4Yedh8Uq6Oj7tR4jnUi8QwUfAOVcSHUDDTRtrndxbR1keMdp8MtsHYguh-g3kmqijAeYmPNK93E6XLWbk5gNaAFxcak0Ru/s2160/20240531_095108.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/AVvXsEgrIS8Gh9ZXhKsmffH56__VxnKjMYU0GPYZ8bXnPpHNFxsaMCJZ0FwPVEQB3r8dIfRVV-Fju_9kqaLcyRp_Mx2-MiKpFY4Yedh8Uq6Oj7tR4jnUi8QwUfAOVcSHUDDTRtrndxbR1keMdp8MtsHYguh-g3kmqijAeYmPNK93E6XLWbk5gNaAFxcak0Ru/w400-h400/20240531_095108.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;These are the rattlesnake beans,&amp;nbsp; just beginning to climb the trellis.&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/AVvXsEj6AZu3Th7BlcFSMFmJNyYSRir6TuxiWsph8hyphenhyphenF-2Hl18Kgk-c1-ozhaA2lyj3GfInxPcdoT2iab_kA4y5qSHqVf0N97Sj4MkARXYurHsRqYiPfvtI6ctIdnwMeUmCAlortGS7jOyNnQ79Fs3TdbQbX4s5Es5t05LWLGxTQ6gauzZLYrkZz6A16ColR/s2160/20240531_095059.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/AVvXsEj6AZu3Th7BlcFSMFmJNyYSRir6TuxiWsph8hyphenhyphenF-2Hl18Kgk-c1-ozhaA2lyj3GfInxPcdoT2iab_kA4y5qSHqVf0N97Sj4MkARXYurHsRqYiPfvtI6ctIdnwMeUmCAlortGS7jOyNnQ79Fs3TdbQbX4s5Es5t05LWLGxTQ6gauzZLYrkZz6A16ColR/w400-h400/20240531_095059.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;One tomato patch. The others are across the drive in the garden where you might be able to see Larry bent over weeding.&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/AVvXsEjXNEekDmhX5EoCdYmb0uJV1kfcizd2_coq3gziQRSknLtJZdXUKc6D-eUxK70Oo5BiUVt3ab-en64NrM-0ylaugNCw5U6uZlPkj27Ch22J_rTk_dFiCp8gVHDIcB3Knv5NAXxZDqK87MXiF-NVud2NX8-Rz25a6f9K4j8Cg7lOlAH2hU5jjpZUzT3j/s2160/20240531_095040.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/AVvXsEjXNEekDmhX5EoCdYmb0uJV1kfcizd2_coq3gziQRSknLtJZdXUKc6D-eUxK70Oo5BiUVt3ab-en64NrM-0ylaugNCw5U6uZlPkj27Ch22J_rTk_dFiCp8gVHDIcB3Knv5NAXxZDqK87MXiF-NVud2NX8-Rz25a6f9K4j8Cg7lOlAH2hU5jjpZUzT3j/w400-h400/20240531_095040.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/AVvXsEisHYaj4x_lgn7sF6enLPi8M7x9v_lGexApZP7zIu84_-865Xl0ApdicURvT1aobf4XcY6saLNHgcvi4LWryD_6K7rXcxIkWXMG0gYryxR4fh-FQIJBD8AcL3xy6m02Bz4b906ds92CVEtIjQGUZeaxGtNeVEx0nQQsNDmyfBqNg0pP7nD_rrsPwbx5/s2160/20240531_095031.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/AVvXsEisHYaj4x_lgn7sF6enLPi8M7x9v_lGexApZP7zIu84_-865Xl0ApdicURvT1aobf4XcY6saLNHgcvi4LWryD_6K7rXcxIkWXMG0gYryxR4fh-FQIJBD8AcL3xy6m02Bz4b906ds92CVEtIjQGUZeaxGtNeVEx0nQQsNDmyfBqNg0pP7nD_rrsPwbx5/w400-h400/20240531_095031.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;On the way back to the house, this happy little daisy popped out to say hello.&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/AVvXsEjxxYDSnwQ_ucCUer3cH5aR6bXMUbUTHyM7ArlqYHh0KQ0MQz9_bbtc67OQdd2NLEHPslq2q7OFhT84jGv6cYYwJ6hMD497pX4wYKclQi9pnoiKO0i-UZOMPiCYNaIK0fALgJdHAU1-RC-jcVOMM8lOzu-HuWh_QJ8SP0RA-B2O7bkef00SOYyWz0wT/s2160/20240531_094657.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/AVvXsEjxxYDSnwQ_ucCUer3cH5aR6bXMUbUTHyM7ArlqYHh0KQ0MQz9_bbtc67OQdd2NLEHPslq2q7OFhT84jGv6cYYwJ6hMD497pX4wYKclQi9pnoiKO0i-UZOMPiCYNaIK0fALgJdHAU1-RC-jcVOMM8lOzu-HuWh_QJ8SP0RA-B2O7bkef00SOYyWz0wT/w400-h400/20240531_094657.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And back to the house, dappled with the early shade.&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/AVvXsEg_jewp8wEQFVFYFEF2DtLItqYPRzb6hm8rD9pJVZ1SWg_zKWoZ5nsRSP0KedI0isiAlyQwHKxuMQklGyFT9lNIVayI1NV52Hpl5Levdq7YxYQ8beD_O4Uyd7z5CRbhgXgEhSFVrM262_Ov3_ZglfYgNFdVaqNiHoDBC4LisXv0rm8oHI6N6_9S6jiy/s2160/20240531_094643.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/AVvXsEg_jewp8wEQFVFYFEF2DtLItqYPRzb6hm8rD9pJVZ1SWg_zKWoZ5nsRSP0KedI0isiAlyQwHKxuMQklGyFT9lNIVayI1NV52Hpl5Levdq7YxYQ8beD_O4Uyd7z5CRbhgXgEhSFVrM262_Ov3_ZglfYgNFdVaqNiHoDBC4LisXv0rm8oHI6N6_9S6jiy/w400-h400/20240531_094643.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&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. 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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/in-other-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/AVvXsEhjegYtvd6yIt_BG8ZknFp7awz4FZFXM_1R9XhFMUCsrGpTWmIM0z6bwRH9HoYzasQv1mC35gc1IICRuuoe0iMyzGXPiTB4GB511T0-0SEhqq6dWInbTp_SlLYCLcjuyx0Hv-c5Pxa8G7XkOUaw-D_rrAARNGk2BAbKD3tlPsY9Wu_dW_JljCVe81QG/s72-w400-h376-c/20240601_094028.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-7482600279362414123</guid><pubDate>Thu, 30 May 2024 15:32:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-30T11:32:25.375-04:00</atom:updated><title>This and That</title><description>&lt;div&gt;53°f at 9am, feels a bit chilly,&amp;nbsp; but nice after the heatbof thebpast few weeks. Low humidity, clear skies, a perfect spring morning.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I wake each morning now to the song of a Summer Tanager, who has apparently taken up residence in the trees on that side of the house. It&#39;s a much more pleasant wake-up call than an alarm clock.&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/AVvXsEh-vYHEci9tqT8UbFbYMXKftyMzkE67s77HSEK4U-SIK18IOQDetGWj9g-tSPorzxESYIWwvFC3NNiASNneDL3nyQI0jQwf8Z5TlApTjVHDgdR4vCbIZxjfVbsrdV59RSzUOnyKYAensHF-D6cpzaN8-PKfUZMv5oV-IJTPVq6CIzcG1aHs5FODpboW/s2160/20240530_104844.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/AVvXsEh-vYHEci9tqT8UbFbYMXKftyMzkE67s77HSEK4U-SIK18IOQDetGWj9g-tSPorzxESYIWwvFC3NNiASNneDL3nyQI0jQwf8Z5TlApTjVHDgdR4vCbIZxjfVbsrdV59RSzUOnyKYAensHF-D6cpzaN8-PKfUZMv5oV-IJTPVq6CIzcG1aHs5FODpboW/s320/20240530_104844.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;We will be putting up the cherries today. We picked them with our son Derek&#39;s help the other day, and ended up with about 2 gallons. These will be made into pie filling. So useful for cobblers, pies, ice cream topping and even to top off pancakes.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It&#39;s not all work around here. We had a nice cookout the other evening, and enjoyed Derek&#39;s barbecued chicken again.&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/AVvXsEj6WZbEyufzUzcHXm12n85VJO-jLcC3H32d3tESqvPLiUcu4ZXGOJUqyoHXhJ8KzUAwl5iVNQXnG9QYiPgeIk10eAoIkrHdRtawVuYPFHIJNbfkFKfFflYCMAtgBoDJiS5Pu09QPIGmbhch-fWVr3fzIlmM1c8eg6bEf3y1CFEzGSVJVOFBJficW6AW/s2022/20240528_200554.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;2022&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1858&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj6WZbEyufzUzcHXm12n85VJO-jLcC3H32d3tESqvPLiUcu4ZXGOJUqyoHXhJ8KzUAwl5iVNQXnG9QYiPgeIk10eAoIkrHdRtawVuYPFHIJNbfkFKfFflYCMAtgBoDJiS5Pu09QPIGmbhch-fWVr3fzIlmM1c8eg6bEf3y1CFEzGSVJVOFBJficW6AW/s320/20240528_200554.jpg&quot; width=&quot;294&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;And Tuesday evening was perfect for the firepit.&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/AVvXsEhpzGiKSMFDtOJC4oE8-tuGvit4gsLoB3O6nEI5TeP0jqbNLDMDx6eFnjHb0Svn6_oK32nKAu1MEYRA3ZAuR3ZMq5kbYfgaT7OJulcaP28ke0P7517iJuZzitQAi6Wusg-jJRWGeKSd6jGh0NafjZvF5qTpVy5I2MdVeThvFTx6COq9nDXxFGacJrSB/s2069/20240528_200531.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;2069&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1757&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhpzGiKSMFDtOJC4oE8-tuGvit4gsLoB3O6nEI5TeP0jqbNLDMDx6eFnjHb0Svn6_oK32nKAu1MEYRA3ZAuR3ZMq5kbYfgaT7OJulcaP28ke0P7517iJuZzitQAi6Wusg-jJRWGeKSd6jGh0NafjZvF5qTpVy5I2MdVeThvFTx6COq9nDXxFGacJrSB/s320/20240528_200531.jpg&quot; width=&quot;272&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Those quiet times are such a pleasure--although, with Derek&#39;s granddaughter Elliana here for the cookout, it was anything but quiet! She is a very busy, talkative and determined two-year-old! Her favorite words these days seem to be &quot;I do it&quot; and &quot;I got it!&quot; Independence seems to be her middle name. She is so funny to watch as she visits the chickens, moves around my knickknacks,&amp;nbsp; and scolds Buddy the dog. He listens to her, surprisingly.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I planted more carrots yesterday, and some radishes. The garden is coming along nicely. I pulled some baby carrots planted in April to thin the row a bit, and picked a bag of lettuce too. My favorite lettuce to grow is Red Sails, or maybe it&#39;s Ruby Sails, can&#39;t remember. But is is so pretty, does well here, and holds a long time in the garden. This first planting is nearly done, but the second and third plantings are growing fast.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;You probably know this, but lettuce can be kept fresh a good while in the fridge if you wash it, pat it dry, and store in a zip lock bag with a damp paper towel.&amp;nbsp; I have found that my leaf lettuce will keep over a week this way. This trick works for other veggies too.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Do you remember my post the other day about the house cleanout where we bought quite a few things? Our friend gave us a refrigerator that needed a thorough cleaning but was in good shape overall. Larry and Derek moved it Tuesday, and Larry has been cleaning it up. An extra fridge will be so handy when the garden is booming, or when we have guests, as my small fridge gets stuffed to the max then.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Ending today with some more flower garden photos. You may be getting tired of them, and I do understand, but I have to admit, I never do.&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/AVvXsEiwTva0ZTn-yvt-BESVppWUEoNapSb4SJXlqcS6h5cZGZbguJ9PcpOB7vQhN4U02eySbVhzxM638nbs66HpgpWCIOlEBp8r5aDyH9YtMzwiQetJsq03Ofbomu09uk1DQ83sWXZFtBgk_0xQ-sGmBrLkaoiAGq3uvofSveS5912OfSCEh8Kb60NlVErr/s2160/20240528_201216.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/AVvXsEiwTva0ZTn-yvt-BESVppWUEoNapSb4SJXlqcS6h5cZGZbguJ9PcpOB7vQhN4U02eySbVhzxM638nbs66HpgpWCIOlEBp8r5aDyH9YtMzwiQetJsq03Ofbomu09uk1DQ83sWXZFtBgk_0xQ-sGmBrLkaoiAGq3uvofSveS5912OfSCEh8Kb60NlVErr/w400-h400/20240528_201216.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;All kinds of stuff: oregano in the front, then lavender (the one plant that has survived for 2 years), iris, coreopsis, a planter of petunias and coleus, and Marguerite in the background. A few other things in there too.&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/AVvXsEiHraOB-Umy5QcyKjuVmrlamnM7nHINjRzwhk4q4ri3zxchyphenhyphenlLIA8wUnQITntz0NiSTh919KN8MNJWG8aQggL4kjMVpOHhAUmEcKg4BJRGW7rHhprAb7Mkz9sWvfRQx5rOe3cCYknKwf3fIUGSM1JAz4kzN8aEp1NQjmlTcYkULySTsarwKWOsC0BPr/s2160/20240528_201207.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/AVvXsEiHraOB-Umy5QcyKjuVmrlamnM7nHINjRzwhk4q4ri3zxchyphenhyphenlLIA8wUnQITntz0NiSTh919KN8MNJWG8aQggL4kjMVpOHhAUmEcKg4BJRGW7rHhprAb7Mkz9sWvfRQx5rOe3cCYknKwf3fIUGSM1JAz4kzN8aEp1NQjmlTcYkULySTsarwKWOsC0BPr/w400-h400/20240528_201207.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Those pretty primroses that have spread so abundantly.&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/AVvXsEg1sQ9NgT8eZgWZVhJQ_Pe7Quv6zvETodt6ZBMgM_tn8AE1xuy-_rs50n-0ZFD0jHJz7xhvdYoFOupZWyjMis57j7-O1Co14706d7DN5tY8543VRIKSancP9KbdPYn9rNY9H5yl0zejTNrQekvrs28bh9TFyKg7PUKFbuiDiWlTeKVmneAwuHJDnJmw/s2160/20240528_201136.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/AVvXsEg1sQ9NgT8eZgWZVhJQ_Pe7Quv6zvETodt6ZBMgM_tn8AE1xuy-_rs50n-0ZFD0jHJz7xhvdYoFOupZWyjMis57j7-O1Co14706d7DN5tY8543VRIKSancP9KbdPYn9rNY9H5yl0zejTNrQekvrs28bh9TFyKg7PUKFbuiDiWlTeKVmneAwuHJDnJmw/w400-h400/20240528_201136.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Tall phlox&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/AVvXsEghwSn366PAfW39131yEYDiLBVI3QCD-MCtCvZIsHVfZJmKBv4lx66dbH2BI-bmd-GJ56s7EWrsFm560ILMk1HXLI8sg1QxJWoz8X3ihzDpEl3DpJl_NimteJYml06kT2PtyulSmzgp3gGEyhULPjgn8BlYqjA2fk5CK4T1aIdGVSg7U7jo5vn3R0Lz/s2160/20240528_201142.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/AVvXsEghwSn366PAfW39131yEYDiLBVI3QCD-MCtCvZIsHVfZJmKBv4lx66dbH2BI-bmd-GJ56s7EWrsFm560ILMk1HXLI8sg1QxJWoz8X3ihzDpEl3DpJl_NimteJYml06kT2PtyulSmzgp3gGEyhULPjgn8BlYqjA2fk5CK4T1aIdGVSg7U7jo5vn3R0Lz/w400-h400/20240528_201142.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Coreopsis. Behind them, a new area of wildflowers I seeded a couple weeks ago. I am curious to see what comes up.&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/AVvXsEirD0-EF3a8ulNO7RC5IHJjwGB9C5EqUNF9F_Of7ASEnl1hAaXAvCuVyFTDEr0s0SveJXhk9x_oJVVIrNhw0j9vP004ULy3eWXVHHQVzntt08V9dyvV1ubPkwm_1nlgy7oMeiwWP0kLB4K3FBLlQ9UlniYk8LNesda5RpoknZ_W_QjaTYKY4xWEPsZX/s2160/20240528_201043.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/AVvXsEirD0-EF3a8ulNO7RC5IHJjwGB9C5EqUNF9F_Of7ASEnl1hAaXAvCuVyFTDEr0s0SveJXhk9x_oJVVIrNhw0j9vP004ULy3eWXVHHQVzntt08V9dyvV1ubPkwm_1nlgy7oMeiwWP0kLB4K3FBLlQ9UlniYk8LNesda5RpoknZ_W_QjaTYKY4xWEPsZX/w400-h400/20240528_201043.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Evening primrose&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; 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No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/05/this-and-that.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/AVvXsEh-vYHEci9tqT8UbFbYMXKftyMzkE67s77HSEK4U-SIK18IOQDetGWj9g-tSPorzxESYIWwvFC3NNiASNneDL3nyQI0jQwf8Z5TlApTjVHDgdR4vCbIZxjfVbsrdV59RSzUOnyKYAensHF-D6cpzaN8-PKfUZMv5oV-IJTPVq6CIzcG1aHs5FODpboW/s72-c/20240530_104844.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-5261155231204480199</guid><pubDate>Wed, 29 May 2024 13:37:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-29T09:37:10.266-04:00</atom:updated><title>Here Come the Lilies</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;57°f as I write this at 9am, 14°C. A few clouds, but the rain predicted overnight did not happen, which means I must go out and water the pepper and cabbage plants I put in last evening.&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/AVvXsEha0wEh2a37T9BsUvqldmDFCZQ6YZekwh-iiypHL68VP7FqoOLDkVMMa4wyza78G2GutuIWRVvNNcfMG5XDoSa4u1ucp3E4sk9X_gd7fWKTbiC8mHrEgGWvDtoJRSv137bB0WCXnBay1oiaa8AuVPrG9hhlfoh5pXQZuUKtY2hsFoju7xmjJJnAH7FK/s2160/20240528_200642.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/AVvXsEha0wEh2a37T9BsUvqldmDFCZQ6YZekwh-iiypHL68VP7FqoOLDkVMMa4wyza78G2GutuIWRVvNNcfMG5XDoSa4u1ucp3E4sk9X_gd7fWKTbiC8mHrEgGWvDtoJRSv137bB0WCXnBay1oiaa8AuVPrG9hhlfoh5pXQZuUKtY2hsFoju7xmjJJnAH7FK/w400-h400/20240528_200642.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&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;&lt;i&gt;Stella D&#39;Or, I think.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Hellebores, crocus, daffodils, tulips, iris, peonies...and then lilies. The spring progression of flowers continues, although the roses, once a June spectacular, have jumped the line and have been blooming profusely this month.&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/AVvXsEjLYd8Jtu8yly6YOQxxz1qNKvN0EEww6uZn0O3hL_pYGlSnsxKgza0hmpw48kzIyQXb83yB5wU12Ju8lCm_wBtJYtST-2eGDqE07kgw26Psq5zAVOUz-JUaOb-5g36rMPv4O4cStdD6XKkuIktu_qFumg1EOXCNvIRskx4BVVMPYxcpWxrg8V6wWRaS/s2160/20240528_200742.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/AVvXsEjLYd8Jtu8yly6YOQxxz1qNKvN0EEww6uZn0O3hL_pYGlSnsxKgza0hmpw48kzIyQXb83yB5wU12Ju8lCm_wBtJYtST-2eGDqE07kgw26Psq5zAVOUz-JUaOb-5g36rMPv4O4cStdD6XKkuIktu_qFumg1EOXCNvIRskx4BVVMPYxcpWxrg8V6wWRaS/w400-h400/20240528_200742.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;I don&#39;t know the name of this large white lily. It was a $1 Walmart buy after Easter a couple years ago.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I told my husband that I think, finally, I have &lt;i&gt;almost&lt;/i&gt;&amp;nbsp;enough flowers. Because can one ever really have too many? For the past several years I have worked on getting a steady progression of blooms. I think I have Spring blooms pretty much in order, but summer is still a work in progress. Our soil is sandy, and dries quickly in hot weather.&amp;nbsp;&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/AVvXsEgcyRlhMYy2vTYJE5szKMgwz5_gnDJW9hN4cx_sOqjHNn33f6Ceu8UEAtMy2HOiXvXODpF1tuA826z-kf8eQdHnfxyxo9faD_l1J2LgJSeAcJWybzta6_xXal25rnBWouuWB3wQO22XKwz7iGGi8a9S4rOk9wcy2705-MbCKAXU99n8062LvQdoct5g/s2160/20240528_201028.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/AVvXsEgcyRlhMYy2vTYJE5szKMgwz5_gnDJW9hN4cx_sOqjHNn33f6Ceu8UEAtMy2HOiXvXODpF1tuA826z-kf8eQdHnfxyxo9faD_l1J2LgJSeAcJWybzta6_xXal25rnBWouuWB3wQO22XKwz7iGGi8a9S4rOk9wcy2705-MbCKAXU99n8062LvQdoct5g/w400-h400/20240528_201028.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Stargazer lily, I think?&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Over the years we have added a lot of organic matter, generally in the form of mulch, and the soil is much improved. Still, having blooms in the heat of summer is a challenge.&amp;nbsp; I have coaxed along some bee balm, coneflower, and coreopsis the last two years and those seem to be doing well so far this year.&amp;nbsp; I also realized that those gorgeous gardens we see in magazines get watered, a lot. So last year I watered every couple days when we didn&#39;t get rain, and that helped a lot. Why did it take me so long to figure that out! We are fortunate that our deep well is up to so much watering. I use a mix of bone meal, blood meal and wood ash as fertilizer, and my plants seem to thrive on that.&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/AVvXsEhQM_ANWV3meutyscRdVOzOtDttd7HjwyibcRUflCmzQvipX6H6_Og_ENREpbrIO6kSZ-YmK-C3Cl-80tJjRQB3daDtL66bXFqqxJM-lwex1_5qHU3ISA0Mtz1Hnef38zpTbo0Lru001Y0SS4JAYA84DmDZ_di-cuBUFO8Fp9gU3N24Za3UKYa0eT2q/s2160/20240525_183019.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/AVvXsEhQM_ANWV3meutyscRdVOzOtDttd7HjwyibcRUflCmzQvipX6H6_Og_ENREpbrIO6kSZ-YmK-C3Cl-80tJjRQB3daDtL66bXFqqxJM-lwex1_5qHU3ISA0Mtz1Hnef38zpTbo0Lru001Y0SS4JAYA84DmDZ_di-cuBUFO8Fp9gU3N24Za3UKYa0eT2q/s320/20240525_183019.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Lemon lily, which is my secret favorite. Don&#39;t tell the others!&lt;/i&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/AVvXsEieVIan0RqxwXxXYycLt-4PG-cMHMagzg-n8FbmqPs_jZIM-xKTlDtgyK-o3T6myX7UmcdC0qAliihzo6kXcdhP8RZ-vqPu-40gKiM0eQkSXDF41eZJ2QH8sZi-YMy6XRNZprn5fk6ea2TKP-sY7TRVD_ZyFqKX0EMFZdj_TigtUocnvL9MZOirHiOg/s2160/20240528_200727.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/AVvXsEieVIan0RqxwXxXYycLt-4PG-cMHMagzg-n8FbmqPs_jZIM-xKTlDtgyK-o3T6myX7UmcdC0qAliihzo6kXcdhP8RZ-vqPu-40gKiM0eQkSXDF41eZJ2QH8sZi-YMy6XRNZprn5fk6ea2TKP-sY7TRVD_ZyFqKX0EMFZdj_TigtUocnvL9MZOirHiOg/s320/20240528_200727.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;I don&#39;t know the name of this little pink lily, but it was most likely another marked- down buy. Such a pretty one.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;That&#39;s the lily parade so far. The native daylilies will come later, adding their bright orange to June days.&amp;nbsp; There are a couple others that have yet to bloom too. I wonder what colors they will be?&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/AVvXsEiZuxwQczC-tX1yPDlwRHVo3yGz9msTnAkWiHZI9pgSE4ZttMcfc75bXQ7ta2xMzackxO5kZNJOEH5gYRxNJTOSqQslzHUBwEQg7tmuuC1NKl9gcFigAy2HVEelpSnduGMZZedDyngykwaDbGVr5LF9or8XhSRvexm8OKMd_s1oAOCS6xEz_6XoQa65/s2160/20240528_200848.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/AVvXsEiZuxwQczC-tX1yPDlwRHVo3yGz9msTnAkWiHZI9pgSE4ZttMcfc75bXQ7ta2xMzackxO5kZNJOEH5gYRxNJTOSqQslzHUBwEQg7tmuuC1NKl9gcFigAy2HVEelpSnduGMZZedDyngykwaDbGVr5LF9or8XhSRvexm8OKMd_s1oAOCS6xEz_6XoQa65/s320/20240528_200848.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Another one whose name I can&#39;t remember. Sigh. I am not a very professional gardener, am I.&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;When my son Derek saw the gazing ball, he said, &quot;Uh-oh,&amp;nbsp; now you are officially old! You got one of those balls!&quot; I remember my mother&#39;s reaction to these balls when they became popular in the late 50&#39;s. &quot;So tacky,&quot; she said. And I felt guilty because I thought they were beautiful and wished we had one! This is my third or fourth-- they fall victim to dogs, children, falling branches. In fact, this one just narrowly missed being smashed the other day when a huge limb fell out of an oak during some high winds in a thunderstorm.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Well, off I go to water those peppers!&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/2024/05/here-come-lilies.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/AVvXsEha0wEh2a37T9BsUvqldmDFCZQ6YZekwh-iiypHL68VP7FqoOLDkVMMa4wyza78G2GutuIWRVvNNcfMG5XDoSa4u1ucp3E4sk9X_gd7fWKTbiC8mHrEgGWvDtoJRSv137bB0WCXnBay1oiaa8AuVPrG9hhlfoh5pXQZuUKtY2hsFoju7xmjJJnAH7FK/s72-w400-h400-c/20240528_200642.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-6892193173979440059</guid><pubDate>Mon, 27 May 2024 13:36:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-27T09:36:10.611-04:00</atom:updated><title>An Unusual Birthday</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;64°f , about 28°C, with light clouds and breezy after an evening and night of thunderstorms.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Well, it has been a week of sweat, sweat, and more sweat. I am already tired of sweating and it isn&#39;t even summer. We were up every day before 6 just to beat the heat. Temps in the mid to upper 80s with high humidity just suck the life out of me.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But I got done most of what I needed to to do. Larry has been frustrated with his mower repair but I think he&#39;s about got it, a good thing because with the rain last night the grass will jump.up again. I have been trying to pressure-wash the patio, and I have been frustrated too because the powerwasher isn&#39;t running right and only has bursts of high pressure. Have I ever said how much I had small engines? Larry tried to fix it in between working on the mower, with little luck. Yeah, it has been one of those weeks.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Still, the gardens are doing well. We are harvesting a few things: lettuce, asparagus, greens, broccoli, strawberries, and today we will pick cherries and maybe mulberries, if I have time--we have a cookout planned with some family and I need to cook! Pasta salad, potato salad, and a birthday cake for Larry, whose birthday was Saturday.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;He had a hard birthday, poor man. A friend messaged me that she had bought a house full of furniture and stuff, and did we want to come and pick? Of course we went, and of course we bought stuff! Enough to fill the van and the truck. I had notbplanned to buy any more this month, as we just did that auction buy, but her prices were way too good to pass up. So Larry spent his birthday lugging and packing and sweating. Not at all what we had planned! Then I spent that evening and several hours yesterday washing up and pricing the small stuff. The furniture is still in the vehicles because we both agreed it could wait until after the weekend.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;About this house our friend bought: it has not been lived in for 2 years. The grass has not been cut, and she said there were 7 cats living in the outbuildings.&amp;nbsp; Inside, well, no one had done much cleaning in a l-o-n-g time. Both people were smokers and they had house cats too, so you can imagine the smell.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;In this business, we have been in a few places like this one. It always makes me wonder what happened to people that they just quit trying? It was evident that they had made it a nice house at one time. There were some nice antiques, and I could see what their decorating style had been. They gardened too, as evidenced by the large amount of home-canned food and canning supplies. In the yard, a clematis struggled up from the tall grass to bloom by the porch. There was a wisteria climbing the shed, rose of Sharon bushes, forsythia,&amp;nbsp; bee balm and many other plants. There were several stained glass panels too, nicely done, so someone was an artist, but only one of these was on display; the rest were stashed in closets. They heated with wood, with neatly stored newspapers and firewood stocked up. (Nowhere, though, did I see any family photos.&amp;nbsp; That seems odd, now that I think about it.)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So obviously a home much loved, occupied by busy people. What changed, then? Our friend said that the owner had died suddenly of a heart attack at 72, and that his wife had had a stroke and had been in a nursing home for several years--probably since 2017, as that was the most recent date on the canned goods. Cleaning seems to have gone to the wayside prior to that, though, as there was years of tobacco smoke, dust,, and cat hair on pretty much everything, and drawers and closets had not been sorted out in a long time.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But why didn&#39;t the family come in and clean the place up and sell it? Was she still living, holding on to hope that one day she would be able to go home? I had to look online to see what I could learn, being the curious person I am.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;What I learned was that the man lost his first wife in a car accident. He apparently had no children with either wife, but his obituary said he had seven stepsons. My guess is that those men (they would be grown men, not boys, I am fairly certain) just didn&#39;t want to be bothered---or very possibly just did not like him or approve of their mother marrying him, and refused to have anything to do with his stuff. I did not find an obituary for her, so she may still be living, and&amp;nbsp; have realized that the best thing to do was to just sell it as is.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Now our friend is sifting through the detritus,&amp;nbsp; clearing it out as fast as she can so that she can fix the place up and sell it. She has a big job on her hands, but she&#39;s done it before so she knows what she&#39;s up against.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;It does make me stop and think. If we were to suddenly kick the bucket, what would strangers think of what mess we left behind? Will there come a point when we quit trying, just let things slide, the dust and junk mail and broken ink pens all just accumulating in corners and drawers?&amp;nbsp;&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/2024/05/an-unusual-birthday.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><thr:total>12</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-395262360777687036</guid><pubDate>Wed, 22 May 2024 12:32:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-22T08:32:36.841-04:00</atom:updated><title>Merlin Bird App and Whippoorwills</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;67°f, 19°C when I got up.&amp;nbsp; It will be another hot day. Full moon last night.&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/AVvXsEgjLML9PNJzKDqrL58T2h1DE3Jz4bJFUNbbXHxrA6K1ycTf_sur9gIVyPMRfUZrcjE54VGmrvFZTOIynNXpR3mBwkwhw3mGsNNK6MJhTDcDy_ez_tmgsxmoKjEwL6bdplonA9vFkJ5nfwkpE7cZwB2DNC4JFfVMELDS6Rkavo8FjkonPHIKDrwSmyOz/s2160/20240521_210752.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/AVvXsEgjLML9PNJzKDqrL58T2h1DE3Jz4bJFUNbbXHxrA6K1ycTf_sur9gIVyPMRfUZrcjE54VGmrvFZTOIynNXpR3mBwkwhw3mGsNNK6MJhTDcDy_ez_tmgsxmoKjEwL6bdplonA9vFkJ5nfwkpE7cZwB2DNC4JFfVMELDS6Rkavo8FjkonPHIKDrwSmyOz/s320/20240521_210752.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Wasn&#39;t the moon beautiful last night? We sat on the porch and watched it rise, peeking through the trees. Perfection.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;My longtime friend Betsy told me about an app called Merlin that allows you to record birdsong,&amp;nbsp; and then tells you, as you record, what birds you might be hearing. I immediately had to try it out.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;What fun! I was amazed at the number of birds it suggested, and am pretty sure they were all accurate after listening to recordings of each suggested bird individually.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Here&#39;s a list of just some of what the app listed:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Northern Cardinal&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Indigo Bunting&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Goldfinch&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Redstart (which i have yet to see)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Gray-sided Gnatcatcher&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Red-Eyed Virgo&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Carolina Chickadee&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Carolina Wren&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Chipping Sparrow&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Wood Thrush&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Tufted Titmouse&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Ovenbird&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Catbird&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Pileated Woodpecker&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Phoebe&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Cedar Waxwing&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;That is not all of them, just what I can recall. It did suggest the yellow-throated warbler, but I kind of doubt that one, unless one was migrating through, as our habitat doesn&#39;t seem right. But we have a nice variety of habitats around us--oak forest, brush, open, unmoved and mowed fields, gardens--so we do get a wide range of bird visitors.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I will be using the Merlin app regularly now when I hear an unfamiliar bird, or any time I want to know who is around. It&#39;s fascinating. Give it a try!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Last night, I recorded this fellow calling for a mate.&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;iframe allowfullscreen=&#39;allowfullscreen&#39; webkitallowfullscreen=&#39;webkitallowfullscreen&#39; mozallowfullscreen=&#39;mozallowfullscreen&#39; width=&#39;320&#39; height=&#39;266&#39; src=&#39;https://www.blogger.com/video.g?token=AD6v5dzSvRPzZoM7aIHCXaMCvND6keakQfY-RH9wt2_NhuxhM7t6OKk8xMfb0hRpfuxPcNnGqz8U8DmvxnvVeLCy7g&#39; class=&#39;b-hbp-video b-uploaded&#39; frameborder=&#39;0&#39;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Maybe the full moon inspired him? He was still singing when we went to bed. I hope she showed up eventually.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Back in the gardens today, stringtrimming and planting peppers and leeks, I hope. The belt on Larry&#39;s riding mower broke yesterday so he is working on repairs today. I also have to finish pressure washing the patio and walks, a job I started yesterday evening. At least it is cooling work!&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/2024/05/merlin-bird-app-and-whippoorwills.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/AVvXsEgjLML9PNJzKDqrL58T2h1DE3Jz4bJFUNbbXHxrA6K1ycTf_sur9gIVyPMRfUZrcjE54VGmrvFZTOIynNXpR3mBwkwhw3mGsNNK6MJhTDcDy_ez_tmgsxmoKjEwL6bdplonA9vFkJ5nfwkpE7cZwB2DNC4JFfVMELDS6Rkavo8FjkonPHIKDrwSmyOz/s72-c/20240521_210752.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-397987515515556275</guid><pubDate>Tue, 21 May 2024 15:41:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-21T11:41:54.164-04:00</atom:updated><title>Today So Far </title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;65°f this morning, 18°C. Clear, but clouds expected to move in later.&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 got an early start today. I was up before 6am, rare for me but what I have done 2 days in a row. Today I wanted to get out in the gardens before it got hot. These 80-degree-plus days are not my idea of Spring!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So up, tea and coffee, laundry sorted and the washer started, breakfast of fresh tomatoes (more about that later), eggs, toast, and strawberries.&amp;nbsp; Then outside where I weeded my rose garden, added new mulch, mulched a row of young shrubs to protect them from the Mad Weedeater Man, then got onto the veggie garden to weed and hoe.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The roses are looking so pretty. 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height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiZwuBCD5g6UiX1F1byfbpndZrtUTu1CAdZLhHpBlaSlzcebMVv3RxIHlMSIWBlE2R-I1ZdHsH1wfk-L9mdDj5oTcxUxmGb1kiASD075va0X920aNNc4ddtKswmYnKMgd0ze_nZYLU3eWymlCBSwn7ATfLtsqWsHpgy58AjxmyhTNGXj4EhtChhnhnV/s320/20240521_081855.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;One thing is certain: I will not use straw from Tractor Supply for mulch again! It was apparently chock full of seeds, which sprouted and actually rooted themselves on the cardboard I put down first! So I pulled up mulch and turned it, pulling that grass or whatever straw is made from as I worked. That took a while. Then it was hoe time.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I stopped for a while to help Larry put up the cattle panel arch for the pole lima beans. He planted the beans and more tomatoes while I finished hoping. On the way to the house I picked strawberries,&amp;nbsp; asparagus,&amp;nbsp; and lettuce. These will be part of our lunch. I ckeanedvup and sugared the strawberries,&amp;nbsp; washed and cleaned the lettuce, and put the asparagus in a bag in the fridge.&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/AVvXsEhYmY67ntC8O-htqKCFhh1yeWbfx1Q2bc38EhR3NqFC7sua8AACYc7Xr_s1tY28BGG8wjcZgKUEBedHGFdJsvCjzZGfgMknilpGN-Bf3quHuoZq-TcvNcb9ZKIvM394_lNext7tPrtmCKX_rA0sL_0tx74Mfd-DHX-4VgHE8YY6GQKVi7kVNy5hD4Wh/s2160/20240521_100538.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/AVvXsEhYmY67ntC8O-htqKCFhh1yeWbfx1Q2bc38EhR3NqFC7sua8AACYc7Xr_s1tY28BGG8wjcZgKUEBedHGFdJsvCjzZGfgMknilpGN-Bf3quHuoZq-TcvNcb9ZKIvM394_lNext7tPrtmCKX_rA0sL_0tx74Mfd-DHX-4VgHE8YY6GQKVi7kVNy5hD4Wh/s320/20240521_100538.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;As I started writing this it was 10:30 and coffee break time! We are having a snack too, the pineapple-banana-pecan bread i made Sunday. The porch ceiling fan is on, and it&#39;s already 81 degrees. I will get my stringtrimming finished up after break, then it&#39;s inside work until it cools down this evening.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday we were up and on the road early, as Larry had a doctor appointment at 8am at the VA, about an hour and a half away. After his appointment,&amp;nbsp; we went to Lowe&#39;s to get a patio door sliding screen. We won&#39;t be able to put it on until we figure out a way to protect it from our dogs and the cat,&amp;nbsp; though--the reason for the demise of our last screen door.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We planned to go to the cemetery where Larry&#39;s parents are buried afterwards, and needed to get flowers. They are in a mausoleum so we needed something to go in the vase attached to their panel. At first I thought I would run in to Michael&#39;s and get some silk flowers, but Lowe&#39;s had some nice roses bushes, and Larry&#39;s mom loved roses. So we opted to buy a rose bush, cut the flowers for the vase, and plant the bush at home, where it will be named Dollie&#39;s Rose, in memory if his mother.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But before we went to the cemetery we stopped to visit Larry&#39;s twin sister Mary and her husband Bob. We don&#39;t see them often; they never want to drive up here, so Larry visits when he goes to the VA. We picked up cinnamon rolls and strawberries on the way, and enjoyed those and coffee on their porch while catching up. Larry&#39;s oldest sister, Jeanie, lost her husband last week to pancreatic cancer, and I think that has made all three of them realize they need to try to get together,&amp;nbsp; or at least call each other more often.&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: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj_y9vwEBB9SaDH-PYoCacYlk6KM75ijaJtFmfjNSIt8eNkJUMJed-YzWwtHHuNCNuoiU0nKUvEcHwnkALNr1fkoXfxP8ZvntRzNz_CMWcAeqi1p6m_NyhX_AcMkSmY5HBxEvPr7Te4tlJwQbxrq7PXjCURUYSUsNdQypl3lNpUk1zeyNGryJOM5guK/s1195/20240521_113518.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;730&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1195&quot; height=&quot;244&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj_y9vwEBB9SaDH-PYoCacYlk6KM75ijaJtFmfjNSIt8eNkJUMJed-YzWwtHHuNCNuoiU0nKUvEcHwnkALNr1fkoXfxP8ZvntRzNz_CMWcAeqi1p6m_NyhX_AcMkSmY5HBxEvPr7Te4tlJwQbxrq7PXjCURUYSUsNdQypl3lNpUk1zeyNGryJOM5guK/w400-h244/20240521_113518.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Mary, Larry, and me. Neither of them have a middle name. Guess their mama was too worn out to choose them after the surprise of having twins!&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Finally we made it to the cemetery, where Larry visited the grave of his brother before we put the flowers on his parents&#39; stone. Then home for naps, something I rarely do but I was worn out.in the evening we got on to cutting grass and stringtrimming until a neighbor stopped by just before dark.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So that&#39;s been the last 2 days.&amp;nbsp; But, back to those tomatoes:&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/AVvXsEiJGbxsG08330TFJ9nMIQ7h0aawkuMQwSaisNlXw9F-QrvOrEIqCIzD30QRF7S-k12u8Xs_kFWlcoad2pyUx7Ff_MbQ41oW85Cdv4pfoi2ZT_ooHhuDuzz-SfNHpqAnPbSvCVuBopDCxkyOlyXrQdHstkQIk-xAKjHEMp9z-YKx067fc8VBxqhJZQZw/s2160/20240520_140757.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/AVvXsEiJGbxsG08330TFJ9nMIQ7h0aawkuMQwSaisNlXw9F-QrvOrEIqCIzD30QRF7S-k12u8Xs_kFWlcoad2pyUx7Ff_MbQ41oW85Cdv4pfoi2ZT_ooHhuDuzz-SfNHpqAnPbSvCVuBopDCxkyOlyXrQdHstkQIk-xAKjHEMp9z-YKx067fc8VBxqhJZQZw/s320/20240520_140757.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;Our son Derek has a friend who has 5 high tunnels where he grows only tomatoes. He&#39;s been doing this for about 20 years, and the tomatoes are his main source of income, although he does grow field corn and lots of ornamental pumpkins in the fall. His tomatoes are well known all over this part of West Virginia, and earn that high opinion because they are absolutely delicious.&amp;nbsp; Derek brought me one of Mark&#39;s very first ripe one for Mothers Day, and what a treat! Then Sunday he called to say he had a whole box Mark had given him of the less-than-perfect ripe ones. Oh. My. Goodness.&amp;nbsp; Ripe tomatoes in May! They are so, so good too. And since they are also very ripe, I will bebgorging myself on tomatoes for the next few days. Sometimes I just hate my life! Not.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Okay, back to work!&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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  27. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/05/today-so-far.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/AVvXsEhbp8omp6EN97QxZ8wSPX_JESI-Kuv8VpEWGoWBgOHKuQGL_BSLGAYRIg_EBgLCreG_sJWbIaZPA9izbnK-dwUTcdaVEo4dJ3snbYBNfxV8DGwdR-3hvFHnhPenYD8CADrBtnCnVTc6RiAW-cSi3GqYFetoSpNeh_6-7nCSamlVAb1BOxj1aBSNy0eS/s72-c/20240521_081849.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-6605951285847414193</guid><pubDate>Sun, 19 May 2024 13:23:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-19T09:23:03.955-04:00</atom:updated><title>Deer</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;61°f, 16°C, supposed to warm up to 88. Ugh. Too hot, too early. Bright and sunny, heavy dew this 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;The mulberry are getting ripe! Is there anything to compare with picking a handful and eating them outright? Purple tongue and fingers are a given, but worth it.&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/AVvXsEjWWD2TH-S6ACUGBMzQWm2hxX_jKEP-88mrukmwaU0b_ozDzvkWfozJqgIfVVwFM5Uwtbra7wQ4_BT1pfeAqH5-9hEb485dD4SCA5j6SOx2aUMmbihRkYG8wqI_R30yoRq08L3ReWB2Q_9lq7qGy9GTzn4JsY3yHhQ-zBnUsFUq2JOGtEujKF8-autH/s923/20240519_091639.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;923&quot; data-original-width=&quot;687&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjWWD2TH-S6ACUGBMzQWm2hxX_jKEP-88mrukmwaU0b_ozDzvkWfozJqgIfVVwFM5Uwtbra7wQ4_BT1pfeAqH5-9hEb485dD4SCA5j6SOx2aUMmbihRkYG8wqI_R30yoRq08L3ReWB2Q_9lq7qGy9GTzn4JsY3yHhQ-zBnUsFUq2JOGtEujKF8-autH/s320/20240519_091639.jpg&quot; width=&quot;238&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The cedar waxwings are here too, flying in droves from tree to tree. It is so exciting to see them again, one of my favorite birds.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Lisa at &lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://appalachianground.com/deer-every-day/&quot;&gt;Appalachian Ground&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt; wrote about deer in her latest post, and has a lovely photo of deer in her yard. I love seeing them in the wild, but&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;here, we have a serious problem with deer over-population. West Virginia has the highest rate of deer-automobile collisions in the country, and no wonder. We come home from Ravenswood or other points north by a road called Trace Fork. It&#39;s about 9 miles of one-lane road through farmland, with quite a few houses along the way. We have seen over 100 deer along that road, and just imagine how many others there are back in the hills.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Before we got Buddy, we had a real battle to keep deer out of our gardens and away from our young fruit trees. If you have been a reader here for a few years you might remember my frustration! We tried fishing line and videotape strung above the electric fences, several different repellant sprays, and all sorts of other tricks that were supposed to work. None worked for long though. That fall we allowed several friends to hunt here, and they harvested nine deer, which seems to have brought the local population down to a more reasonable number. But in a few years,&amp;nbsp; if not already, the problem is likely to return. Having Buddy, a lively, barking dog, has been a godsend. Our other 2 dogs were just too old to care.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I remember, though, when I saw my first deer in the wild. It was breath-taking. I was walking along an abandoned road through the woods, and two deer stood watching me, about 50 feet away.&amp;nbsp; I stopped and watched, mesmerized, until they finally meandered off.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Deer had been hunted out in most of West Virginia by the 1950s, and had to be restocked. By the 70&#39;s there were a few around but not many, and hunting season was only a few days in only certain counties. Now we have many seasons, with even antlerless being offered several times a year, but the deerherds continue to increase in the state. And now elk are being introduced in the southern part of West Virginia. Just what we don&#39;t need. I know elk once roamed this land, and I know the meat is excellent, but it seems to be poor management to bring in elk when the deer population is out of control. Even the coyotes don&#39;t seem to impact the explosive growth of the deer herd.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Still, there is nothing like seeing a doe with her fawn, grazing in tall grass or standing motionless in a forest, those large soft eyes looking back at me. If only we could afford 8-foot fencing around our garden areas!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  29. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/05/deer.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/AVvXsEjWWD2TH-S6ACUGBMzQWm2hxX_jKEP-88mrukmwaU0b_ozDzvkWfozJqgIfVVwFM5Uwtbra7wQ4_BT1pfeAqH5-9hEb485dD4SCA5j6SOx2aUMmbihRkYG8wqI_R30yoRq08L3ReWB2Q_9lq7qGy9GTzn4JsY3yHhQ-zBnUsFUq2JOGtEujKF8-autH/s72-c/20240519_091639.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>16</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-8795857672856874603</guid><pubDate>Sat, 18 May 2024 13:59:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-18T09:59:40.608-04:00</atom:updated><title>Auction</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;61°f this morning, 16°C. Cloudy after yet another day and night of heavy rain interspersed with drizzle.&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;After a week of mostly rainy days, it looks like we might have a clear weekend ahead. Fingers crossed! You can just imagine the mud, and of course this was the week the State Roads guys decided to grade our road. Ah me. At least the holes are filled for the moment. I believe they added more gravel but it&#39;s hard to tell with everything so muddy.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We spent Thursday working in the gardens, as the rain held off until late evening. I concentrated on the flowerbeds, weeding, planting and transplanting.&amp;nbsp; It was a perfect day for it. Larry set posts for the new blackberry plants, and also for the peas; he will string wire for the peas to climb on today. Then we both put down cardboard and straw to mulch the tomatoes. It was really still a little too wet to be in that garden but we managed by laying down the cardboard and walking on it while putting down the straw.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday was auction pickup day, over in Ohio. I had spent Wednesday evening bidding on an online auction, and we got some pretty cool stuff. We dropped some things off in our booth on the way home. Saves beating it to death on our bumpy road!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;This butter churn was a great find; its oval shape is unique. I found a couple like it online, dated to the mid-1800&#39;s.&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/AVvXsEh0bkVeuCutrxzergcvTFfdi8OH0D1FhApACTEEnl2loYkO3xsuoCYD_rw9Zk_wNl0qMnhzH7GXHH6ttg4lEOiw8Od8rn-x4RlB-qrWstf2XsAnpT6fIt9LIOSdSSpeVtWBmkKdsalFEhZFwryu-V0dEG6mZw891lWcAbsw6Sc8PK5bxjiY9-THp7s2/s2160/20240517_161448.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/AVvXsEh0bkVeuCutrxzergcvTFfdi8OH0D1FhApACTEEnl2loYkO3xsuoCYD_rw9Zk_wNl0qMnhzH7GXHH6ttg4lEOiw8Od8rn-x4RlB-qrWstf2XsAnpT6fIt9LIOSdSSpeVtWBmkKdsalFEhZFwryu-V0dEG6mZw891lWcAbsw6Sc8PK5bxjiY9-THp7s2/s320/20240517_161448.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/AVvXsEgI9j-WAQ2E-yD4_zN6vGjv4CPnlUxdImGgen723JfIGfF2UDwyKZEmVXJeICUbBXqjIKtztSlroSMxqpTqwWo79w-mbzxpg8gSrfEswxBFxd6V9W5YuDPkPhQgLMMax4JlgTBk7FNdG-TJ9tRDWJXWogFumjCqEQuKvUuI77d7tDb_NP_JCVC5eaor/s2160/20240517_161457.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/AVvXsEgI9j-WAQ2E-yD4_zN6vGjv4CPnlUxdImGgen723JfIGfF2UDwyKZEmVXJeICUbBXqjIKtztSlroSMxqpTqwWo79w-mbzxpg8gSrfEswxBFxd6V9W5YuDPkPhQgLMMax4JlgTBk7FNdG-TJ9tRDWJXWogFumjCqEQuKvUuI77d7tDb_NP_JCVC5eaor/s320/20240517_161457.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;There was also this tall leaded glass window pane, which had a couple small cracks i did not see when bidding. My bad. Still, it is a very pretty piece.&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/AVvXsEjsBtY1YKQnSn3LxEqhMtXqKz_JNQpVXSJDpozz53D6guetHwDQ7Zdg-V5_SJBIDduGW9E140RdFVOoPV4gBS46JSHRq4yX7hKMdJDtUb_ZCrKL0-j-Wqq_DOmZEAMSTLbJ8eFujaOpUtJQ8bLv6Ff408WVhrcsiM2slVndp-NM5xGcjwqEeBCbDMu5/s2160/20240517_161343.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/AVvXsEjsBtY1YKQnSn3LxEqhMtXqKz_JNQpVXSJDpozz53D6guetHwDQ7Zdg-V5_SJBIDduGW9E140RdFVOoPV4gBS46JSHRq4yX7hKMdJDtUb_ZCrKL0-j-Wqq_DOmZEAMSTLbJ8eFujaOpUtJQ8bLv6Ff408WVhrcsiM2slVndp-NM5xGcjwqEeBCbDMu5/s320/20240517_161343.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;A fun win was this cast iron tractor lawn waterer. How cool is that?&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/AVvXsEhVEJeeGbpweR7ejkTERNZjcahdhmgBPCn4s5YqE-Mv-SU9_4EZhxYX-KOWsjxgfCTOoeDBhuzFd8vb9xhYHTRSGXh7tz1p2fXNAUbsgneLbCTy3EKjUOaHjRUmvKfANXkKwC_4_h3_MooyvDCgSnf_9kuCxz1UWNfKEuEeChuRBu1z744O_ACAWnb_/s2160/20240517_161417.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/AVvXsEhVEJeeGbpweR7ejkTERNZjcahdhmgBPCn4s5YqE-Mv-SU9_4EZhxYX-KOWsjxgfCTOoeDBhuzFd8vb9xhYHTRSGXh7tz1p2fXNAUbsgneLbCTy3EKjUOaHjRUmvKfANXkKwC_4_h3_MooyvDCgSnf_9kuCxz1UWNfKEuEeChuRBu1z744O_ACAWnb_/s320/20240517_161417.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;And then a handcranked ice cream maker you can see below right in the photo, along with a one gallon galvanized metal kerosene can. The cabinet with drawers is a machinists chest. It was a frontpiece that is laying on top; that piece fits over the drawers and can be locked in place. On top is a Dazey butter churn, and a couple glass doorknobs.&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/AVvXsEiaHazBtu5-xvV9-LYrsbjh0qENLuF5xR1Snqic9SHKyGJG1RH7dx7fHcNRhjv2e4PKW23fqGzn0a91HsQKLCgeOovXhyphenhyphenqlOBBsS9o-KSeqEWcFzQQwDtPJoDnkywbOKR8wdcw0DP5oakPB4cYK9rQ7MwCCpgEbEcye44mRk4yOsLfoOqtwxXwvwyFr/s2158/20240518_095346.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;2158&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1137&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiaHazBtu5-xvV9-LYrsbjh0qENLuF5xR1Snqic9SHKyGJG1RH7dx7fHcNRhjv2e4PKW23fqGzn0a91HsQKLCgeOovXhyphenhyphenqlOBBsS9o-KSeqEWcFzQQwDtPJoDnkywbOKR8wdcw0DP5oakPB4cYK9rQ7MwCCpgEbEcye44mRk4yOsLfoOqtwxXwvwyFr/w211-h400/20240518_095346.jpg&quot; width=&quot;211&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 rest of our buys are still in the van, to be unloaded and cleaned up today. If I can make myself stay indoors!&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;br /&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;Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/05/auction.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/AVvXsEh0bkVeuCutrxzergcvTFfdi8OH0D1FhApACTEEnl2loYkO3xsuoCYD_rw9Zk_wNl0qMnhzH7GXHH6ttg4lEOiw8Od8rn-x4RlB-qrWstf2XsAnpT6fIt9LIOSdSSpeVtWBmkKdsalFEhZFwryu-V0dEG6mZw891lWcAbsw6Sc8PK5bxjiY9-THp7s2/s72-c/20240517_161448.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-6299836983203298092</guid><pubDate>Thu, 16 May 2024 16:07:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-16T12:07:46.443-04:00</atom:updated><title>Overheard</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;63°f and cloudy after another rainy day and night.&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 been out the past two days. Tuesday we had to pick up a dresser and that pretty green desk to deliver to the lady, a friend, who bought them but had no way to move them. A heavy-lifting day, as I also had to rearrange furniture in our booths to cover the 2 new empty spots, plus two other holes created by the sale of 2 other dressers. Good sales this past week! Which is great,&amp;nbsp; but do I have anything ready to go in? Nope, because my brain has been all garden all the time.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday we were out again, this time to pick up cardboard, mulch, and straw in the truck.&amp;nbsp; More work ahead, as soon as we can get a few dry days.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We stopped for lunch at Shari&#39;s on Tuesday, and heard these two stories from friends we met up with there. First, Arlene said she had a friend who was talking to her (the friend&#39;s) husband about what happens after death. The two had been spatting that day, just little things, but the wife was feeling pretty annoyed still. So when her husband said, &quot;I wonder what God will say to me when I get to the pearly gates?&quot;, the wife replied, &quot;I don&#39;t know, but he better be in a good mood that day!&quot;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The second story came about as we were discussing Mothers Day gifts, then gifts in general. I mentioned that a few years ago when my sons asked what I wanted for Christmas I told them that I wanted a taller toilet. They thought that was hilarious but they gave me Lowe&#39;s gift certificates and that is just what we bought.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;A young lady who works across the street overheard our conversation and added her story:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&quot;My mother said the same thing! She wanted a taller toilet! So a couple years ago I bought her one, the tallest one Lowe&#39;s had. I had no one to install it, so I got on YouTube and did it myself. Put in tbat grease seal thing and everything.&amp;nbsp; It worked great, but there was one little problem. My mother was thrilled with her new &quot;throne&quot;, but she was so short her feet didn&#39;t touch the floor when she sat on it!&quot;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Ah, life. It&#39;s the little things, isn&#39;t it. Well in this last case,&amp;nbsp; the little people. Which reminds me of this photo of me with granddaughter Ally.&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/AVvXsEgwN6l3DFMhX4_9J_5u56iB3h-okVAb7y27rzUMnnvoDiu1IRZS9acVmDas4LPSJ3ldxD9GVFKWf3_u1Sq2JHwGueIDBkgmzatQ-QKNsnEi0FOqDKkOTSdTLSj-dEXHr-mYIzES4clJv7mxqmJfE-i0rBSjmzJl_mdSdwsKiuC4F61rjYd0w72CzQ6Z/s1433/img_1_1715875195178.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;1433&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1075&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgwN6l3DFMhX4_9J_5u56iB3h-okVAb7y27rzUMnnvoDiu1IRZS9acVmDas4LPSJ3ldxD9GVFKWf3_u1Sq2JHwGueIDBkgmzatQ-QKNsnEi0FOqDKkOTSdTLSj-dEXHr-mYIzES4clJv7mxqmJfE-i0rBSjmzJl_mdSdwsKiuC4F61rjYd0w72CzQ6Z/s320/img_1_1715875195178.jpg&quot; width=&quot;240&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And with grandson Clayton:&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/AVvXsEjpbzcgDzrD5YG3-G7_UzJtrY4W4TgZH3gzfPcow6AjvbTffmsEv2dzPALCOFvAWqb8uJ5KMVvYp5th7CWgFMon_NY9I26-Ef9TRgcHHUWrEF_Y0WqayhakFLqycat8vUSegauAfbZs1I9Hbz_kDJxUFJmvVYqFV_iWyOsYBHW-ec5njg50-CBobuJL/s1075/img_3_1715875244528.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;1068&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1075&quot; height=&quot;318&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjpbzcgDzrD5YG3-G7_UzJtrY4W4TgZH3gzfPcow6AjvbTffmsEv2dzPALCOFvAWqb8uJ5KMVvYp5th7CWgFMon_NY9I26-Ef9TRgcHHUWrEF_Y0WqayhakFLqycat8vUSegauAfbZs1I9Hbz_kDJxUFJmvVYqFV_iWyOsYBHW-ec5njg50-CBobuJL/s320/img_3_1715875244528.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;And about 5 years ago with grandson Jared. Whoo, I was a good bit heavier back then! But just as short.&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/AVvXsEgGn9lrxuujNB1BLo1OUdbx97mCHI-iCs8OqDeRbutGoVDqd7inaLWsDit5y_bQqmp1UDGZ-mRGVL9rQzgliUxzZGHbttUaPNzjriyaJw3_soMndn4-31zFQpQEpBDbLBtoRWEpiR8PnJaT73iPKsW25Zy-hzLXa9CF3YLiFyBWVCbkAbf5inYM9qsG/s1433/img_2_1715875224278.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;1433&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1075&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgGn9lrxuujNB1BLo1OUdbx97mCHI-iCs8OqDeRbutGoVDqd7inaLWsDit5y_bQqmp1UDGZ-mRGVL9rQzgliUxzZGHbttUaPNzjriyaJw3_soMndn4-31zFQpQEpBDbLBtoRWEpiR8PnJaT73iPKsW25Zy-hzLXa9CF3YLiFyBWVCbkAbf5inYM9qsG/s320/img_2_1715875224278.jpg&quot; width=&quot;240&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;All three are into their adult lives now, Ally as a eating disorders counselor in Florida, Jared managing recreational Marijuana stores in California,&amp;nbsp; and Clayton just leaving the Navy to embark on a cross-country road trip and life as a civilian. And me, older and apparently a half-inch shorter!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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  31. 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/2024/05/overheard.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/AVvXsEgwN6l3DFMhX4_9J_5u56iB3h-okVAb7y27rzUMnnvoDiu1IRZS9acVmDas4LPSJ3ldxD9GVFKWf3_u1Sq2JHwGueIDBkgmzatQ-QKNsnEi0FOqDKkOTSdTLSj-dEXHr-mYIzES4clJv7mxqmJfE-i0rBSjmzJl_mdSdwsKiuC4F61rjYd0w72CzQ6Z/s72-c/img_1_1715875195178.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-5189369098390963470</guid><pubDate>Tue, 14 May 2024 13:37:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-14T09:37:56.443-04:00</atom:updated><title>Night, Morning</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;59°f this morning, 15°C. Cloudy and showers after 2 brilliant, clearer days.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;When I went outside to look for the northern lights Saturday at midnight, I took this video.&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;iframe allowfullscreen=&#39;allowfullscreen&#39; webkitallowfullscreen=&#39;webkitallowfullscreen&#39; mozallowfullscreen=&#39;mozallowfullscreen&#39; width=&#39;320&#39; height=&#39;266&#39; src=&#39;https://www.blogger.com/video.g?token=AD6v5dx3YCq6eer65ISStN5VzE_GyF-jF1d27Afada6w-FYpEO0xOlbePiGpVs9mNBkEWWWH3oqd3ptfEJRUvPL6Gg&#39; class=&#39;b-hbp-video b-uploaded&#39; frameborder=&#39;0&#39;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;So dark.&amp;nbsp; So quiet.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Then this morning, I stepped out around 6, and this is what it sounded like.&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;iframe allowfullscreen=&#39;allowfullscreen&#39; webkitallowfullscreen=&#39;webkitallowfullscreen&#39; mozallowfullscreen=&#39;mozallowfullscreen&#39; width=&#39;320&#39; height=&#39;266&#39; src=&#39;https://www.blogger.com/video.g?token=AD6v5dwvGdgfuMHM5JI3ec6f74myRYPEBI_xeWCxABuymdpeMueMRkyeRmKGfpdb9NpiBxlEf3UiM41yQW2zi_KCdg&#39; class=&#39;b-hbp-video b-uploaded&#39; frameborder=&#39;0&#39;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;So many birds, singing their hearts out! Do you recognize any of the songs? I confess, I cannot. I can usually identify a cardinal, wren, and goldfinch, along with the brown thrasher (although I sometimes confuse it with the wood thrush), catbird,&amp;nbsp; and a few others, but the morning chorus is too tangled for me to be able to pick out the individual singers.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Yesterday was garden-centric, as we took advantage of the almost-dry-enough soil to run the tiller, weed and plant. I tilled my garden and put in dill, basil, and cucumber seeds--replacing the cucumber seeds that failed to come up, probably rotted in the ground. I also planted 3 rhubarb plants, and weeded the strawberries. I discovered a couple volunteer squash coming up in the strawberry patch,&amp;nbsp; and I left them in place. Also found a volunteer tomato in the squash patch, and when it is&amp;nbsp; little bigger I will probably move that one.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Larry tilled the other 2 gardens, and hoed between the plants. He was pleased to see that the potatoes are up and that the corn is doing well. He will have to put up supports for the peas this week.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;When I finished in my veggie garden, I tilled up a strip for wildflower seeds and planted them, and then planted Lantana plants and a rosebush in my flower beds.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We ended the day by the firepit with some wine and the company of our dogs. And believe me, we slept well! Today&#39;s rain will settle the seeds and new plants nicely, I hope.&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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  33. Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/05/night-morning.html</link><author>noreply@blogger.com (Granny Sue)</author><thr:total>8</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-2414480629951589806</guid><pubDate>Mon, 13 May 2024 13:22:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-13T10:50:54.634-04:00</atom:updated><title>Weekend</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;50°f this a.m., clear, dry and sunny. A perfect 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;We had lots of visitors this weekend! A very good time with much conversation,&amp;nbsp; laughing, and of course good food.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Oldest son George and his daughter Grace came for the weekend. What a nice visit Friday evening! We missed the big Northern Lights show entirely, having no idea it was going on. But that&#39;s okay. I have seen them from here twice, and actually those were visible to the naked eye, although I wonder, if we had had cellphones back then, what the photos might have looked like. I did get this one odd photo Saturday night around midnight. Was this the lights? I don&#39;t know.&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/AVvXsEjP-Fv-ZbSL5YiLUtYTUawjv5xEjXgidCzH1RkxTd0yg5vXNVtjve1enHD5qHwCseT8ERaKVhEV4T_5VjbZs5oKGu4FevbG-5zh4K_V7eMAvhGwjbcgH7O8ovHfqLmsfRscfuYtXK_bayx3ws5-mk04CX706umTDiCh5yVKPoHA44MYI-xYetv_xxex/s2160/20240512_000535.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/AVvXsEjP-Fv-ZbSL5YiLUtYTUawjv5xEjXgidCzH1RkxTd0yg5vXNVtjve1enHD5qHwCseT8ERaKVhEV4T_5VjbZs5oKGu4FevbG-5zh4K_V7eMAvhGwjbcgH7O8ovHfqLmsfRscfuYtXK_bayx3ws5-mk04CX706umTDiCh5yVKPoHA44MYI-xYetv_xxex/s320/20240512_000535.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Breakfast Saturday morning was a real treat: strawberries picked from our garden that morning, whipped cream from the fesh milk we now buy, and waffles. It has been 40 years since I made such a meal. So delicious.&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/AVvXsEjLK0qwtk4ht47nMURWr9T72uf2vdcnDGPncPwlOu8xnoyPrSSSeZgVR8yXOpu6eizaq1DKSRl93ypI-PQTX3EgoBuefj5ew9ePg-2JcZbiwW76wks_KRpubn9lT3OYYJZazJD1mplTtJXow2NR7R4aSWWj98XHjk_yfrCCIoWW5HrxXE54k0xLcM5T/s2160/20240511_095743.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/AVvXsEjLK0qwtk4ht47nMURWr9T72uf2vdcnDGPncPwlOu8xnoyPrSSSeZgVR8yXOpu6eizaq1DKSRl93ypI-PQTX3EgoBuefj5ew9ePg-2JcZbiwW76wks_KRpubn9lT3OYYJZazJD1mplTtJXow2NR7R4aSWWj98XHjk_yfrCCIoWW5HrxXE54k0xLcM5T/s320/20240511_095743.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Grace made short work of hers!&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/AVvXsEj2lmM6od8G_aXrH5yWUiYUm8tek3nHHPyXTQNQvV7EbEMX7nUiJGBpcKk1kkAtNFUIAfuYyWnuR-FtRK31flTi8yN4bkL6rHoXUyyERwmoiOdNsm7_TIBewSbcZ7iS1z_PIzshPzIK4wyBKuj3WNiss_0dylCxMYeF5yrc3frD4mRS8Xig8mk6Efe2/s2160/20240511_095747.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/AVvXsEj2lmM6od8G_aXrH5yWUiYUm8tek3nHHPyXTQNQvV7EbEMX7nUiJGBpcKk1kkAtNFUIAfuYyWnuR-FtRK31flTi8yN4bkL6rHoXUyyERwmoiOdNsm7_TIBewSbcZ7iS1z_PIzshPzIK4wyBKuj3WNiss_0dylCxMYeF5yrc3frD4mRS8Xig8mk6Efe2/s320/20240511_095747.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;That day included a trip to an organic farm in search of blackberry plants. They had none available but we did buy some comfrey/stinging nettle salve that is supposed to be good for arthritis,&amp;nbsp; and while it poured rain and was 48 degrees, we ate the lady&#39;s superb homemade raspberry ice cream. Cold but worth it!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We went out to dinner with in the evening with our son Derek, our friend Mark, George and Grace for ribs night at a local restaurant that does a stellar job with them.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Sunday morning after breakfast (fried potatoes, eggs, sausage and toast) George and Derek went golfing (&lt;i&gt;yes, on Mothers Day, but these two rarely get an opportunity to see each other, and it rained Saturday.&amp;nbsp; I know my guys and knew as soon as George said he was coming that golf would be part of the weekend!)&lt;/i&gt;. As soon as they left, the second breakfast shift arrived--granddaughter Haley with her partner Desiree&#39;, and granddaughter Hannah with her two little children.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The girls ate, then went up to Sarah&#39;s cabin to do a couple things for her. This is the only picture I took of them! I so often forget to take photos. But you can see Desiree&#39;s new truck and Hannah&#39;s new-to-her car, just bought yesterday.&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/AVvXsEi-2x1JVONCU-oDEWqIDBXnpXG4HbyrpsHmhLjmvJEg1Vk7VbOB4ZL65a8vQuFHEt0T5NTHCJoUJteHA686VycYOFK_gtxASFnQpEtRO2JVvUykoUaPfrDJDNbBAsoQp0h86CBcCY0LHqu6W1s3Q5HxuklhKMDimgVV6aeXiLvy8PDQakpFKicgrUo_/s525/20240513_091619.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;525&quot; data-original-width=&quot;517&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi-2x1JVONCU-oDEWqIDBXnpXG4HbyrpsHmhLjmvJEg1Vk7VbOB4ZL65a8vQuFHEt0T5NTHCJoUJteHA686VycYOFK_gtxASFnQpEtRO2JVvUykoUaPfrDJDNbBAsoQp0h86CBcCY0LHqu6W1s3Q5HxuklhKMDimgVV6aeXiLvy8PDQakpFKicgrUo_/s320/20240513_091619.jpg&quot; width=&quot;315&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Grace and I potted up some flowers, hoed in the garden, and made spaghetti in the afternoon after the other girls left. Son Aaron arrived just in time for early dinner. This is his ride, a 1972 Mercury Cougar he restored.&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/AVvXsEjd5XWDUdDVdvzUcsQc_1rzCiEkPOwawkqWSVK8Ucoqo2ac6m72jcFbAyHsVyemWVa5_3vqOtYU5xMWFBZgNrNXkhtGmwlhyphenhyphentYR8WzsljpmJpPF2iDyXfcgeQ6Mn5TJmgjdImdMli_cv7sc_u9g4MyLJnAaztQWX_SOKp5KQyMsxDVcnoyDtXlYvPH6/s990/20240513_091448.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;513&quot; data-original-width=&quot;990&quot; height=&quot;166&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjd5XWDUdDVdvzUcsQc_1rzCiEkPOwawkqWSVK8Ucoqo2ac6m72jcFbAyHsVyemWVa5_3vqOtYU5xMWFBZgNrNXkhtGmwlhyphenhyphentYR8WzsljpmJpPF2iDyXfcgeQ6Mn5TJmgjdImdMli_cv7sc_u9g4MyLJnAaztQWX_SOKp5KQyMsxDVcnoyDtXlYvPH6/s320/20240513_091448.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;I did remember to get a picture with George and Aaron, at least!&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/AVvXsEgFWnX_29e2HC0-6bUXTdsj8j3cywO1jcgYjGPEVkZD2eLm3BwRHOfqdRCLcyp1VvCLLcrWtLcCtMQk57U1nOUfeYT53dx5KEobemMT6k9Q49Go46PC9blbwH-HkGakpQXiuYXlsyLIwLJPz5Dw9meLs2qG0nQSEBHPj8sQFbkIkgmwY6mcBTm6B9BC/s1828/20240512_163347.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; data-original-height=&quot;1828&quot; data-original-width=&quot;1262&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgFWnX_29e2HC0-6bUXTdsj8j3cywO1jcgYjGPEVkZD2eLm3BwRHOfqdRCLcyp1VvCLLcrWtLcCtMQk57U1nOUfeYT53dx5KEobemMT6k9Q49Go46PC9blbwH-HkGakpQXiuYXlsyLIwLJPz5Dw9meLs2qG0nQSEBHPj8sQFbkIkgmwY6mcBTm6B9BC/s320/20240512_163347.jpg&quot; width=&quot;221&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So visits with 3 sons, 3 granddaughters, 2 great-grands, phone calls from youngest son Tommy, granddaughter Sarah and grandson Clayton, and messages from other grands...it all added up to a wonderful Mothers Day weekend. Now everyone is gone, the house is quiet, and I need to get out in the garden while it isn&#39;t raining and get some weeds under control. I was exhausted last night, in a good way, but a good night&#39;s sleep has me ready to get back to work. My knee is still hurting but bearable, and is better each day, thank goodness.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&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;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://grannysu.blogspot.com/2024/05/weekend.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/AVvXsEjP-Fv-ZbSL5YiLUtYTUawjv5xEjXgidCzH1RkxTd0yg5vXNVtjve1enHD5qHwCseT8ERaKVhEV4T_5VjbZs5oKGu4FevbG-5zh4K_V7eMAvhGwjbcgH7O8ovHfqLmsfRscfuYtXK_bayx3ws5-mk04CX706umTDiCh5yVKPoHA44MYI-xYetv_xxex/s72-c/20240512_000535.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2634969979683449053.post-4728811821181950445</guid><pubDate>Fri, 10 May 2024 01:07:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2024-05-09T21:07:40.871-04:00</atom:updated><title>Update</title><description>&lt;div&gt;&lt;i&gt;No idea of the temperature this morning as we were out early. But cloudy, then clearing with breezes and more clouds. Some areas got more rain but it missed us today. Thank goodness.&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/AVvXsEjFjP8mXONvFIGYgc3giRgtl1QJ3VLzqQx4iEfKqhfYBTAVkwIA0esjzIZ3z5YxxWR8NiH5KIMxz-sdyLF2KdOqc545mBjIi9LWuX-nV0MG_s11QtCZHAaN9lXiGjkGU1dXF1YdbeCU02MCrArsO3pOyH9J3woaXCvnjRV4JXtP0S7jnltsNa0wpNWw/s2160/20240509_094952.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/AVvXsEjFjP8mXONvFIGYgc3giRgtl1QJ3VLzqQx4iEfKqhfYBTAVkwIA0esjzIZ3z5YxxWR8NiH5KIMxz-sdyLF2KdOqc545mBjIi9LWuX-nV0MG_s11QtCZHAaN9lXiGjkGU1dXF1YdbeCU02MCrArsO3pOyH9J3woaXCvnjRV4JXtP0S7jnltsNa0wpNWw/s320/20240509_094952.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;i&gt;Doctor&#39;s offices, yuck. So sterile, no green.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;So off to the bone doc this morning, bright and early! A 9am appointment means up at 6:30&amp;nbsp; to get ready, breakfast, take care of critters before leaving for the hour+ drive.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;But the good news is there is no additional damage to my knee beyond nerve damage that is causing the pain and numbness. The bruised areas are fading but my knee is still very tender to the touch. The nerve damage will eventually heal, and then of course I have the replacement for this knee scheduled for October anyway.&amp;nbsp; I shall just be careful until then.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;We made a day of it, stopping at a couple thrift stores, then Aldi&#39;s for wine and cheese and Irish butter, and tractor supply for fence posts and other supplies, then lunch at a favorite place,&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/AVvXsEjQCMHn9_25gwQHAP3q-vVh0X7AXn5NNlDL40rGfWs9tLt_1-B2Nwd8dJnGGboX8Lysy5k1mjRVfzMXw09s_-Y5kxUMVOoZNpUBfpwA3t_TXR9j3j_jj98khMdBthWGFKZMOrSOyeS1wc5xt-dnw7sd1FExksAj3uN45GFMecIQthq38-82w4d8NoAY/s2160/20240509_121727.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/AVvXsEjQCMHn9_25gwQHAP3q-vVh0X7AXn5NNlDL40rGfWs9tLt_1-B2Nwd8dJnGGboX8Lysy5k1mjRVfzMXw09s_-Y5kxUMVOoZNpUBfpwA3t_TXR9j3j_jj98khMdBthWGFKZMOrSOyeS1wc5xt-dnw7sd1FExksAj3uN45GFMecIQthq38-82w4d8NoAY/s320/20240509_121727.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;and finally home to get out in the gardens. 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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/AVvXsEiCEddKvw9s01KnfJc3nATXOS_i7J0NHjxsKcQDB5b0rIerGlM8roxebNs5zgGpj8GbIbtx9oy7UJsGnyNmgvejtM7yrrHhCCUQF0q1kmpcQ7uP4f1YfWJ_45hbyOSCbtHlykAhBcgaSxHDEshKiUSJNCY2uKMr85DYhVS31guBTaql1Myhyo_lnOVv/s320/20240509_175434.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Tomorrow we restock booths, then oldest son will arrive later in the evening to spend the weekend. What a treat that will be! And what a sweet wife to let me go on Mother&#39;s Day! But she is a minister and has speaking engagements, and her own elderly mother. I will miss seeing her though--she is a jewel of a daughter-in-law.&amp;nbsp;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;As for my knee, well. It hurts, but it is SO much better than yesterday. While it heals I still have work to do so the knee, as the young folks say, will just have to suck it up! I&#39;ve got things to do, and weeds and plants wait for no knee.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
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