Then a knock on the Door, Tom the Maintemance Man, came to load up the old super Computer
I sold it to him for a giveaway Price, but I wasn't using it and too good a Box to just sit Idle
Then he noticed my Blazer missing and offered me a ride anywhere I wanted, nope, just for Lottos
And then, I wanted to water the Back Beds again, trying to get some Seeds to sprout
And also Try to rejuvenate the Cucumber and Swiss Chard Bed, does not look promising
So I was busy doing that and noticed a Helicopter flying back and forth above my Place
And also circling what looked like the whole of Parkville, so what's that about anyway?
I got a Photo of it on it's last pass Southeast over the Gully
And then by chance here comes an Email from Bob Fluchel, Nature Sanctuary Director
He sent a Link to KMBC Live Breaking News and I checked it out
Well it was a Video of President Obama visiting Downtown Parkville, Hey! No one invited me
He had visited Kansas City on Tuesday, ate at a local BBQ Joint, made a Speech later
Then spent the Night and was apparently headed North to KCI International and made a stop in Parkville
And he stopped in at Parkville Coffee House, walked around Downtown and up Hiway 9
Stopped to talk to people all over Downtown Parkville as the Cameras followed him
Too bad I wasn't there to get some decent Video and Photos, most of the ones online were not so good
So I was stuck at home all day without my Wheels, so this is like having no Car?
How can anyone (except Sigi Wulle) live like that?, no Bus service around here
Well there is that OATS Service but you have to call and wait forever and I don't like that
I did without my Scratchers for the first day since forever that I can remember, well $20 ahead on that anyway
So I waited through that long afternoon for Bob, my Mechanic friend to get off work
I expected a call about 5:30 p.m. or so but no, and I waited and watched TV until about 9 p.m
I called and asked what's the deal? He had just finally finished but said he would bring the Blazer back today
But that means I have no Vehicle until after 5 p.m. Wonder if I can walk to the Price Chopper and back?
I used to walk downtown every day for the Mail, a mile each way, but that was 15 years ago
Anyway, I'll survive another day... And find some Obama visit Video to post tomorrow
I don't want to show him so much, just the scenes in Parkville
And my Pumpkin Number Three is bigger than Number One and Two now and hiding under some leaves
I got that Photo of that one with a Rule, now at 3 1/2 Inches, now watch it grow
Then I went to P&G Hardware for some more Staples for the last Netting job when I get ready for that
And then to the Price Chopper for a couple Items and my Lottos, no big winners again
So then I got back to getting that Old Computer ready for Tom, the Maintenance Man
He says he will pick it up Today some time, I just want to get it out of the way
And then nothing much the rest of the Day until my Mechanic Friend called me
Said bring the Blazer over and I'll work on it this evenng so I headed over
So I gave him the Blazer and he gave me a Laptop from his Wife to upgrade to Windows 8-1
It is a NEW Laptop, never upgraded from Windows 8... I needed to tame it with Windows 8-1
Then she could work it like Windows 7 from the Desktop and get something done, like I did with mine
Back home that took me until Bedtime, getting Windows 8-1 Ugrades started, back to the TV
Then back to see the progress on the Upgrade, seems it took forever but finally Success
These super Desktops I have ruin me for a slow Laptop with 4 GB of RAM
The 16 GB I have on each of my Desktops zip right along, even the 8 GB on my Laptop seem slow
Now 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday... time does fly! Waiting for my Blazer, see what it costs me
I should charge HIM for the Computer set-up but I never have... Oh well...
At least I didn't have to crawl underneath it to fix it... Now on to the Day!
Next the Pepper and Eggplant Bed, The peppers are not doing all that well either
I never did have great luck with Green Peppers, the Eggplants there are doing better though
Then I watered the Spreading Pumpkin Patch, that was a good idea on that bare Hillside
And I found that what I call 'Pumpkin Number Three' is now the Biggest of the three I am watching now
Then I hit the Side Beds, Popcorn Roses and Rhubarb, looks like I am going to get a couple more Pies
And then back inside to clean up and head out for my Morning Run for this and that
And that was about it for the outside action except later to drag the Hose back down and water some more
I dragged the Hose next Door and watered the plants our front over there
Then as I was dropping the Hose down to my front Area I saw Tom, the Maintenance man next door
He had asked me earlier if I had any Computers to get rid of, at the time I had hooked my oldest to my TV
But since I got the New Laptop I can hook it to the TV and easier so I offered that old Desktop at a bargain price
So he said Sure so I spent the Afternoon cleaning my old Data files off, getting it ready for him
And so that was the Finale of the Afternoon, except to Grill a Burger on my new Grill to finish the day
I bought that Computer when Vista came out in 2007 and Vista worked great for me, no complaints at all
Then I up graded it to Windows 7 and worked even greater, It did it's job very well until I got my HP with Windows 7 in 2010
That old HP Desktop was doing everything for me in until I got my newer HP and then The Dell Desktops
Newer, Better Faster, more everything, still do not need an upgrade for those, my new Laptop can't do as much as they do
And so... on to the new day, several things on tap to keep me busy, see how many of them I can get accomplished
Actually July has been a busy month and we are about to use it all up.. then into the August Doldrums?
So then about 1 p.m. some Peeling, Slicing, Dicing and Mincing, sauteing the Eggplant
Then layering all the Ingredients into a Casserole Dish and into the Oven for an Hour or so
I try this Dish, seems at least once every year with my second or third Eggplant
My favorite way to prepare it is my Panko Crusted Oven Fried Eggplant but I vary a little now and then
Later I went out front with my Watering Can, watered everything out front again
That Tomato Plant in the Pot sure drinks up a lot of water, the Sweet Potato Vines too
But most everything out there looks great, Boss Bob says he likes the looks of my place
Ans then to wind up another nice day, I sampled my latest try at Ratatouille
And this wasn't the prettiiest example but it sure was the best tasting I can remember
And as usual, enough left over for a couple more samplings
Now Monday again, and I do like Mondays, first plan for the Day is Miracle-Gro on the Back Beds
And then what? More nice unseasonalbly cool July Weather ahead for the Week, How Sweet it Is!
Then I scratched my Lottos, only came up with a $9 Win, well better than nothing
So nothing else to do, I headed back up the Hill for a look around, Pumpkin Vines still spreading
And I found that neat little Eggplant ready to harvest, I'll make a Ratatouille out of that
Then a look at my Cucumbers the Raccoon lunched on and new leaves are coming on
See if they will recover enough for a Crop, they should have a good Root System already
And a look at Pumpkin Number one, wondering if that Varmint Bite was enough to ruin it, still looks good
Kind of irritating, some Animal takes a nibble but doesnt eat it, just ruining it for me
On into a boring Day... nothing to do, nothing to cook until later
So how about some great Music? Hooked my Laptop to my TV again, works great
I can get You Tube on my Samsung Smart TV alone but no KB and takes forever to select a Song or Video
But with the Laptop it is a snap to choose anything on there you want
And it looks great Full Screen and with my Bose Solo Sound System! Try it, you will like it!
And what the rest of the day, well I needed a couple things to make Ratatouille so I put that off
I'll venture up to the Price Chopper this Morning for those, taking it easy with that Brake Line leak
I finished out the Day Saturday by grilling an 'Omaha Steak's' Chicken Breast, that was tasty
So other than the trip to the Pice Chopper I will just hang around and hope my Mechanic Friend shows up
I could trot up the Hill to Re-Net that final Back Gate... But... maybe not yet...
And then of course another peek at the Pumpkin Patch, how many pumpkins in there now I can't see?
Actually last year I only got one good sized one, enough to make four Pies though
This looked more Gorgeous when I went up early, by 10 a.m. the Blooms were closing already
I would like to get in there and pull some of that tall grass out... But those chiggers, ya know
And then finally Shower time and off to see the Wizard, where today? The Price Chopper?
I had $35 worth of Winners to trade, bought $21 worth, only won $8 back, still ahead for the day anyway
And really then nothing to do the rest of the day except to water the Beefy Boy Tomato plant in the Pot
That thing takes a lot of water and it was Hot the last couple days
So, not much to do back up the Hill today and it's going to be another Hot one
They say it will cool off a bit Sunday and then a few more days of great weather in the 80s
Now that's more my style... No plans today, just coast and see what comes up
When I was done watering I picked 20 Jalapeno Peppers and one Big Bertha Sweet Pepper
And when watering the Cucumber Bed I notice some new leaves on the stripped Cucumber Plants
I wonder if they might recover, the first damaged ones all died soon after
Then back inside to clean up and head for my Lottos, won about $15 back, that ain't gonna pay the rent
And then back outside to work on the Bed Ends Netting, two Ends and the Back Gate to Go
So far nothing has tried to get in the Back Gate so there is no Hurry for that I guess
But something had tried to get in both of the End Panels, and that's what I worked on Thursday
And so, done with that about 2:30 p.m. and the Temp was only 81 at the time, just one Gorgeous day!
Just needed to take the Panels up the Hill and Screw them on the Bed Ends
Into the Afternoon, only won $19 that morning in Lottos so I headed back to the Fast Stop to trade
Then back home to scratch those and wound up with a $35 Win, a little profit for the day
Not much else for the rest of the day, just TV and later some Dinner
Now 7 a.m. and time to head back up the Hill to fasten those Ends on the Beds
A nice 73 degrees at 7 a.m. but they say it might hit 100 this afternoon
So best to get the outside activities done early... But then they say it will cool of tomorrow
O.K. Away we go.... Into the Wild Back Jungle!
Well I don't much like to read about people's Illness and I don't say much about mine
But then I usually don't have much of that to write about, a few visits to the Docs for this and that
But not much of anything serious or persistent except old age aches and pains
But I had to take a 'Sick Day' off on Wednesday and got nothing done... until about 5 p.m. that is
And I learned a new word... GERD, sounds messy but it isn't, just a hell of a nuisance
Stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease... Or just plain old Acid Reflux that a lot of people have
And I have had some of that for years and usually know how to minimize it but...
My problem lately and I have to change it... I don't have much appetite and forget to eat much
A little for a late Breakfast, skip lunch. my Cocktail in the afternoon, maybe a Snack
So by the time for a nice big Dinner I haven't had much to eat all day
And then my empty stomach rebels at the first bite of food and here we go again!
I have gone through this about three times this Year, it is no fun and I have to watch it
Maybe I have learned my lesson this time, put off the Cocktail and eat some lunch!
Tuesday I was busy all day, finally made that big fresh Salad and set out a half a Grilled Chicken
Time for dinner, took that one bite and OH OH.. that lump in my throat and that was it
Then I headed for the Bathroon, got rid of the first bite, then put everything away and went to bed
And didn't stay there long, I was up and hitting the Bathroom every few minutes all night long
Nothing coming out but clear liquid but that's the way this thing happens, I read online about it
And finally, up around 5 a.m. next day, complaining to my 'Yahoo Messenger' friend Sigi in Germany
But then it came back and I went back to bed, back up Midday and tried again but no way... back to bed
This time a good sleep, woke to a knock at the door at 4:30 P.m. The UPS Man with a package for the Complex
Boss Bob leaves at 4:30 and asked if he could have the package delivered to me after he left
Well then... all gone, I felt GREAT! Time for some healing Potato Soup. I was out of Taters so headed to the store
Got me some Potatoes and Milk, back home to make some Soup, just what Doctor Don ordered
I had my soup watched some TV and then off to bed for a good night and I feel GOOD this morning
Now back to work on that new Netting for the Tomato Bed... Tally Ho!
I cut and stapled the End Netting to a couple of 4 foot 1 X 2s, to use them as the top bracings
Then drilled a couple Holes to Screw them to the Cage End uprights
Then all that was needed was to Cut and Screw on several 1 X 2 pieces on each end to hold the Netting to the Cage
So I Measured and Cut the Netting for the Back Cage Gate and the other Cage End
But it was getting HOT out front, I had to come in to wipe off the Sweat and cool down
So then I was out and in about every ten minutes til I gave up around 11 a.m.
Just too Hot out there to do anything... And I wanted to Water Next Door and Out Back too
Well there is always tomorrow isn't there? Well there has been for the last 82 Years that I know of
Later in the Afternoon I ran back to the Price Chopper, I forgot to get Wine, got to have that
And I picked up a nice big Tomato, wanted to make a Salad with one of Odelon's (Mexican Friend) Cucumbers
So I started on that, Diced and Sliced Cucumber, Tomato, Green Pepper and Sweet Onion
And I wanted some Italian Dressing with that so I made some of my own, sometimes it is quite tasty
So, into the Measuring Cup with Olive Oil, Malt Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Basil, Oregano, Minced Garlic
There, that should do it, mixed it up and into the Fridge for the Flavors to 'meld'
Then I headed to the Price Chopper one more time for a couple items
And stopped on the way back for the Snail Mail and my new Bike Seat was there
My Bike is in the back of the Blazer, so I flipped the quick release lever and popped off the Seat
Brought it in, removed the skinny seat from the Stem and on with the new one... easy
So now, just need to pop it back on the Bike... adjust and then ride off in comfort
For today.. several things I want to do if I can get around to everything
I got a Photo and then Back in for a Cup of Coffee and to start today's Datribe
Then back out and up the Hill (getting routine Huh?) to measure the Gate Ends of the Tomato Bed
Yep four feet just like I built them way back when, and then brought the Front Gate down
Then Measured off eight feet of Netting and began stapling, not as easy as it sounds
That Steel Netting is stiff, hard to bend and that Stapling wears me out real quick
Finally finished and then hauled that Gate back up, heavier now with the New Netting
I put the Front Gate back on the Tomato Bed. took a peek, counted at least 25 Better Boys Tomatoes
Looks like a lot better Crop than last year, in fact best so far in that Bed
Checked that Pumpkin I pollinated. looked bigger already, maybe I have a Winner there!
And another Bud I have been watching, will bloom either Tuesday or Wednesday!
And then... I hooked up the Hose and watered everything out front, today next door and up the Hill
So... I used up all but three feet of one Roll of Netting, and one foot from the other Roll
I need two four foot pieces for the Ends and one 8 foot piece for the Back gate of the Tomato Bed
So I have about 12 feet salvaged from the 'Trash Basket'... That will make one End and the Back Gate
Then wire the two of pieces from the Rolls together and I should have enough for the Job
Then I headed up the Hill at 7 a.m. today... Wanted to check my new Pollenated Pumpkin
And the new one I found yestrday Morning, see if it opened yet... And it did!
So I pollenated it and as I was doing it a Bee flew in to help but I think I beat her to it
I have seen several Bees up there in the Mornings so I think I can just let them take care of things now
And so, back down the Hill, grabbed that piece of salvaged Netting and dragged it around front
And then... Off to P&G Hardware for some Wire and Screws and back to work on the Bed Netting
So I waited about a month from the first Male Pumpkin Bloom til a Female showed up
I did see some Bees back there in the Blossoms but you can't be sure they get to the Female Blossom
You have to catch them at just the right time, the Blooms open early in the Morning
Only stay open about half the Day, then drop off soon after that, so hand Pollenation is Insurance
So I did my Morning Run-around after that and then what to do? Back up the Hill
I wanted to pick that first Eggplant, and it was just the right size for one Serving
Then I had my eye on that 'Trash Basket' I was using to haul Trash to the Ditch
Originally it was a Cage to protect the first Pumpkin Planting I tried, no Pumpkins that year
And on three sides it had that same Steel Netting I needed for my Tomato Bed
So I sat on my Hillside Bench and dismantled it, there is about 15 Feet of Netting there
The only other Cage renovation was to unroll and straighten out some Netting for a Gate on the Bed
I have enough left from a new Roll for the Front Gate and from the 'Basket' for the Back Gate
I just might start on the Gates today, then all that's left will be the ends of the Cages
On into a gorgeous afternoon, prepped the Eggplant for Oven frying, had my Manhattan and TV session
Later wound up the Day trying the first Eggplant of the Season, I breaded it with Panko Crumbs
Then into the Oven to crisp up nicely, then served up with some 'El Pato Jalapeno Sauce'
And... it was almost OK, cooked up nicely but just not quite as tasty as I remember from last time
Maybe because I sliced it a bit too thin and there was more Breading than Eggplant
Well there are four more Eggplants on the Plants in the Garden, can try again whenever
So now... New Day, new Week... New Adventures... (Well my simple doings here are plenty of Adventure for me)
So I spent a lot of Saturday running around for Lotto Scratchers, kept winning back what I spent
I hit Kicks 66, the Price Chopper at least twice and the Fast Stop once
And I still have most of my winning of that run-around to trade in today
Then I decided to attack that rear Gate, that new Steel Netting is harder to work with
But I got it all stapled on and hauled it back up to attach it to the Bed
And back behind that Cucumber Bed is the Pumpkin Bud I have been watching
I got that Photo of it late afternoon on Saturday, might open this morning
Well it is now 7 a.m. Sunday Morning as I write... After my Coffee I should trot up the Hill to see
And so, up the Hill at 7:30 a.m. or so, saw from 50 feet away that the Female Blossom was open
So, first a Photo and then over to the closest Male Blossom and rubbed the Stamen with a Cue-Tip
Then back to the Female to gently rub the Pollen all over the Stigma... WAH LAH! Pollenated
And then, I peeked in the same Male Blossom again and there was a Bee working away in there
She was all over, under, above and all around that Stamen, collecting Pollen
So now, I don't know if I can get the credit for Pollenating that Blossom, or maybe a Bee
But it doesn't hurt to help the Process... and now a Pumpkin may be on the Way!
Then I scooted around the Corner to Lowes, picked up some wood Screws, three 1 X 2s
Loaded them in the Blazer and then drove to the far end Garden Center to find some fencing
Found some nice strong 'Cage Wire' ...that should do it, but it wasn't cheap
Spending a lot of money just to raise a couple Dollars worth of Cucumbers
But it isn't the idea of growing for profitable Crops, it is a 'FUN' Garden
Then back by Kicks 66 for my Lottos and then back Home to scratch off $15... just a $3 loss
Next a late Breakfast and then plugged in my Drill to fasten some Screws in my Cage repairs
And then up the Hill, only 78 Degrees and Cloudy but kinda Humid, set to work then
Measured, clipped, and stapled the new Cage Fencing, got one end done and then back in to cool off
I need to install new Netting on the other end of the Cucumber Bed, then front and back gate
And I think I may have enough of the new Netting to do the Ends and Gates of the Tomato Bed
I noticed a couple places something pulling the Netting away from the Staples
Shouldn't be able to do that the Way I am fastening the new Netting now
The original Chicken Wire and Plastic Netting worked fine for the Deer, that's what the Cages are for
But Raccoons are a whole different story, they can get in there and pull away with their Paws that work like Hands
And while I was up there I checked the Pumpkins again, several Buds that tried and didn't make it
Now quite a few Female Buds showing up and some look pretty healthy, we will get a Pumpkin yet
Then on the way back in I saw a Green Tomato on the ground next to my Beefy Boy Tomato plant
Something had chewed on is some, looks like the way a Squirrel does, a few nibbles then tosses it
Now am I going to have to put a Cage around that Plant too... Oh No!
The rest of the Day was just the usual routine, TV, a Dos Equis Beer instead of a Cocktail and then some Dinner
Now Saturday, this Morning back up that Hill to work on the new Cage Netting some more
~ Nunca te Rindas! ~
So then I Measured and Stapled new Netting on that end of the Cucumber Cage
Then noticed a hole in the other side, didn't look recent though
I replaced the Netting on that end anyway and plan to replace some on the Tomato Bed
Then I took a look around back of the Beds, checked the Pumpkin Patch again
At the end of one Vine was the Female Bud above, but it was Missing the leaf at the end of the Vine
Wonder what ate that off? Deer didn't seem to bother the Pumpkin Vines last Year
And then I saw a few Buds on the Vine on the far other end of the Patch, some hope there?
Then on into a long and routine afternoon, late afternoon I thought I would go staple some more Netting
So I trudged up the Hill, nice afternoon, the Cucumber Bed in Shade then
Then I saw that all my Cucumber Leaves had been stripped again!
The same corner as before, the new Netting pulled away from the Staples... Had to be a Raccoon
And in the Day Time! I put the new Netting on at 8 a.m. Went back up at 3:30 p.m.
So now what? Have a Dermatologist Appointment this morning, that's close to Lowes Home Center
So after the Doc I'll buzz around the corner and get some STRONG netting and try again
Then plant my Cucumber Seeds for the THIRD time this Season, always the Optimist!
From Planting to Harvest is 58 days they say, so I might have time for another Crop
As Sigi Wulle in Germany would say... "Sagen Sie nie Sterben!"
So I took those back to the Price Chopper to trade in for more, put the profits in my Pocket
Then went back later to trade and won another $15.00, some lucky day on Wednesday
And then...something to do, didn't think my new Bike was shifting right so I took a look
Looked like the Chain was on the wrong cog on the rear Shifter, so I checked the Book
Then moved it over and checked the front Shifter, it looked OK, now will have to check it out, next ride
And then what? Saw the Fedex Truck pull up outside and the guy brought me a big white Cooler
Popped that open, got rid of the Dry Ice then spread out the Goodies for a photo
Then I stored it all away in the Freezer, another 24 free Meals there, looks like
On into another TV and Snacker afternoon, went after another of those Pickled Kielbasa Sausages I made
And that stuff is good, well if you like that kind of stuff, tastes just as good as the ones at the Bars did
But they don't have them there much anymore, no free lunches either, them was the 'Good Old Days'
So that was just about it until Dinner time except I wanted to head up the Hill to check things
Just another gorgeous Afternoon, sunny and cool, you sure this is July?
So the Egglant I am watching can be picked any time now, a bit bigger every Day
OOOPS... A half eaten green Tomato in the Tomato Bed, and a Hole next to it... Do Moles eat Tomatoes?
And then the Cucumber Bed.. NOW WHAT! Some Leaves all gone again... bare Stems... DAYUM!
And they were looking so GOOD! Back inside to hookup the Hose and Sevin Sprayer and get some Weed Killer
I poured some undiluted Weed Killer down the hole in the Tomato Bed, then started with the Sevin Spray
I sprayed the Pepper Bed, The Tomato Bed, the Cucumber Bed and the Pumpkin Patch
There were no leaves with holes in them like Insects make, just the whole Leaf gone to the Stem
If it was an Animal, wonder if the Taste of the Sevin Spray will deter the Varmint?
No holes in the Netting, maybe a Squirrel or Raccoon went over or under the Cage?
Anyway after such a good and Lucky Day otherwise, losing those new Cucumber Plants really did upset me!
If I lose the rest, that's it for the Cucumbers this year, no time left for more... DAYUM!
(I dread looking up there to check today)
And then off to get my Daily Dose of Lottos, tried Kicks first this time, hey a $50 win!
Then I thought I would take another Bike Ride, try to get into Riding shape again
This time I headed back to the new Platte Landing Park, this time parked near the Entrance
Then I just rode down the Trail next to the River and ended up at the Dog Park
Several People there so I thought I would get a Photo or two for the Web Page I made there
Then I pedaled and walked (that Bike Seat is too narrow and hard!)... back to the Blazer for my Camera
Then I drove back to the Dog Park to get a few Photos for the Platte Park Web Page
Then I headed back and at the Entrance of the Park I saw a group of young people entering the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary
Our Parkville Nature Sanctuary manages that area too so I stopped in to check, ran into Bob Fluchel
He was overseeing chipping of the Trail by a group fron the Youth Volunteer Corps
So I chatted a bit with Bob and some Members of the Group and got a few Photos to add to the Sanctuary Home Page
Then time to head Home to finish out the Day, found a package on the Porch, a Cover for my Grill
So I opened that up and tried it on for size, that will keep it nice and dry and clean for a while
Then I went out back and up the Hill to check things, and still looking even better
And I picked up a few more Chiggers either there on down in the Sanctuary, darn it anyway
Then TV, Cocktail and Snack time, I tried one of those Pickled Polish Sausages I made a couple weeks back
And they turned out just like the ones they used to serve at Bars, Spicy, Hot and Delicious!
So... that was just about all of Tuesday except for Grilling another hunk of Sirloin Steak
Yeah, that grilling just makes most everything Taste better that I have tried so far
And now... On to the New Day! Ole!
Then back to scratch off $16 worth of Wins, not bad, I didn't lose it all
So, a little Hazy Sunny and still cool so out to do some Garden Work... Work? It's a Hobby...
First I tied up a couple Branches on the 'Beefy Boy' Tomato Plant out front
Then up the Hill to tie up the new Cucumbers, they sure look good, and the Swiss Chard perked up a little too
Then back behind to check the Pumpkin Patch, that Female Bud I saw looks like it isn't going to make it
They do that, start out looking good, shrivel up in a few days.. Oh well, someday
I need Heath Milks to bring over one of Bee Hives so one will be here if I ever get an open Bloom
Then I saw some Vines in the 'Better Boys' Tomato Bed leaning on the Back gate of the Bed
So I opened that up and tied up a few straggling Vines there, I can see 10 Tomatoes in that Photo
Hard to see but there are over twenty I counted overall, best Crop back there so far
It started Clouding up about the time I was finished with the Morning Project
And it started to sprinkle on the way back in, and then we had a nice gentle Rain
The Plants seem to enjoy all this Rain we have been getting along with my Watering Efforts
And so, there is some empty space in front of the Tomato Plants, what can I plant in there?
How about some Turnips? Greens and Roots are both good, and I was out of Shaver Cleaning Solution too
So I headed out to Lowes, they didn't have any Turnip Seeds, but picked up some Bird Food, I was out of that too
Then I went next Door to Walmart, yeah found some Turnip Seeds, said '7 Top Turnip', what's that mean?
Well when I got home I read the package, said makes lots of Greens, but don't eat the woody Roots!
Darn! I like the Turnip Roots too... And I have Swiss Chard planted for Greens, oh well
Then I drove another Mile or two to Target for my Cleaning Solution, HAH! On sale and I get 5% off too
Then back home a little after Noon, rain pretty well stopped, so then what?
Aha, Time to make more Sugar Water for the Hummingbirds and some Pasta Salad for later
So, I made the Sugar Syrup, simmered the Pasta, boiled the Eggs, filled the Gazebo Bird Feeder
Cleaned the Hummingbird Feeder, filled it back up, hung it in the Tree for the Birdies
And then... Sliced and Diced Onions, Sweet Pickle, Green Pepper, Celery, tossed it into the Pasta
Then mixed Mayo, Mustard and a little Cider Vinegar for the Dressing, stirred it into the Pasta
Finally sliced the quartered Boiled Eggs, folded into the Pasta Mix and Wah LaH!, done and into the Fridge to meld
And so done for the Day? Not quite... I made a Turnip Seed Tape, actually four 2 foot Tapes... (8 Foot Bed)
That didn't take long and then up the Hill to tie a couple Tomato Branches up out of the way
Then planted those Seed Tapes and the last Garden project for the Day accomplished
And that was pretty much it for Monday, now Tuesday Morning at 58 Degrees, that 'Global Warming' setting in
The Weatherman said it might hit 52 Degrees, a record low for July, but didn't quite make it, looks like...
And nothing in the garden needed done today, HAH! A day off, how about that?
Well that was early Sunday Morning, Rain quit early, Sky brightened up and the Sun came out about 10 a.m.
So that changed plans some, then what to do? Well I worked my Lottos, entered the Losers for Points
Lookee there... 8,900 Points, lots of stuff available for that many points, but what do I want?
Well I saw nothing I needed and not much I wanted, how about some more Omaha Steaks?, about out of that
Well they had a nice Backyard Bonanza of 8 Steak Burgers, 8 Chicken Breasts and 8 Pork Chops for 8,900 Points
So I got online and ordered that, that will be here in about a Week or less
And the day slipping along fast... 1 p.m. 85 degrees but felt like 95, all that humidity after the Rain
I wanted to check the upper Gardens and headed up the Hill and everything was looking great
I see five Eggplants in there growing every day, a lot more 'Better Boys' Tomatoes on the Vines
And looks like the new Cucumbers doubled in size overnight and after the Rain
So it turned out to be another Gorgeous Day and I decided to head to English Landing Park
The Trail there is always next to or in sight of the Missouri River and usually more people using it
I unloaded the Bike at the Entrance Parking lot and set off down the River Trail
Lots of people at the two largest Picnic Shelters having fun and festivities
Quite a few walking and Biking the Trail on a fine Sunday afternoon
I didn't get far and needed a rest, stopped at a Bench on the River, two People and two Dogs at the next one
So we had a little Bench to Bench chat, I told them about the new Dog Park next Park over
They hadn't heard of it and said they would llke to go try it out sometime
And I set off down the Trail again, it was close to 90 then and I am still not ready for a long ride
I made it about a Mile down River, had another rest and headed back, the total trail is three Miles
Got within sight of the Entrance to the Park, got off and walked the rest of the way
That narrow Seat on the Bike doesn't fit me for a long ride, I had a bigger softer one on my old Bike
I'll have to see about getting one of those for the new one if I keep at this awhile
And back home to finish out the Day, had a Negra Modelo Cervesa while writing on this BLOG
Then some TV, some Dinner to wind things up and off to bed a little earlier than usual lately
Now Monday Morning... Hurray! I like Mondays to get the week started again
What to do? Not a clue.. But I'll find something to, don't I always?