Monday, September 19, 2016
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH., 2016
The long, hot summer seems to be
paying dividends we didn't expect!
My wife has always had a lot of
flowers growing around our place. But
we've never had a garden.
There is a blueberry bush that has
provided us with some nice fruit over
the years. And we're still "liberating"
pears from the tree growing right
across the street. The new tenants said
it was OK after we mentioned, as often
as possible, that we like pears!
The other day my wife was watering
some of her plants when she noticed the
pepper plants that had been given to us
a month or two ago were sprouting new
peppers! We had already enjoyed a
harvest from those plants so seeing new
growth was a welcome sight!
Just minutes later, as I was covering
my Miata, I spotted something red in the
bushes nearby. A closer inspection
reveled there were new strawberries popping
through! Here again, we had already pulled
a nice batch from those bushes weeks ago!
They're not large. But they're plenty sweet!
Somehow, without really trying, we
seem to have developed a green thumb!
Now may be a good time to report
our unexpected success to the Department
of Agriculture! Maybe we can pull the plants
and get paid for not growing anything next
year! Either that or start showing up at the
Farmer's Markets once we get one full quart
Hope the apple cores I tossed around
bear fruit...and that all your NEWS is good!