Monthly Archives: August 2014

Revenge of the Osage Orange

August 30 – It’s a good thing that Dale and I work together on so many projects, although we also enjoy the times we are on our own. We keep an eye on each other throughout the day though, because … Continue reading

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To Simmer or not to Simmer?

August 29 – Got up early this morning so I could get the laundry done before the rains that were promised for this afternoon came. Two loads on the line, one in the washer, and the last waiting to be … Continue reading

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Re: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – one of them HAS to be tomato season

August 28 – Last night I told Dale that I wanted to get our shopping and visiting done as soon as possible since I had a lot of tomatoes in the basement, and needed to get them into canning jars … Continue reading

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It’s Thursday – Must be Town Day

August 28 – Just had lunch/breakfast after getting home from Pleasant Hill. We seem to spend more time visiting folks in the stores and homes than we do shopping. No luck getting much at the thrift store, just 2 or … Continue reading

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Dusty Country Roads

August 27 – So what to do today? We started by clipping off the blackberry canes that gave us berries earlier this year. Nice to be able to go out to the patch when the berries are ripe and just … Continue reading

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Use all the mulch you want. We’ll make more…

August 26 – This morning I took advantage of the cooling(?) breeze and mulched the blackberry patch. Yes, it was about 90 degrees, but that breeze can change things! With another six wheelbarrow loads of mulch spread around, that huge … Continue reading

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Asian pears + Grasshoppers + Still-More-Tomatoes

August 26 – Our new kitchen floor that Chris mentioned sure looks nice, and now we’re waiting for Home Depot to come and install the counter tops we ordered. All of the kitchen furniture was in the living room, even … Continue reading

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The In-House Library

August 26 – Hopefully today we can go through all the things that have been atop the bookcases, microwave, several stands, and even that ancient dresser in the kitchen, and take time to thin them out. That’s always hard when … Continue reading

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New Floor Installation

August 25 – Well, we didn’t do anything special that needed doing today because we had to stay by to answer questions from Sean, who put in the new kitchen flooring this morning and early afternoon. Boy, you wouldn’t know … Continue reading

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African tales – zorilles

August 25 – Ronnie Marx and I were friends on Lower Gwelo Mission, Southern Rhodesia, back in about 1941. He lived with his folks across the river from the mission, where his folks had a trading store. We both attended … Continue reading

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