Jericho Station; An Adoptee Waits-

By: aquak9 , 6:54 PM GMT on August 20, 2014

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Hello everyone, and welcome to Jericho Station. We're under new management, because now I know who I am. See- I'm adopted, and I spent the last nine months finding my birthparents. It can be done- I'm living proof. Feel free to ask any questions about this.

The garden- oh, such a bad time to start a gardening blog, in the heat of summer. Dear sweet buddha-in-a-basket, it's hot.



I have a co-worker named Sally who is from the Phillipines- she loves long beans. Since Skyepony grew some this past spring, she shared some seeds with me. I planted them on Aug 15, and on Aug 19, this is what I had.



Today, they've grown even more. So they will be known collectively as SallyBean. I am really excited and hope to harvest some before winter sets in.



Eggplant? going for round two- I almost pulled them about 5 weeks ago, but I saw a bloom. Hmmm, so I fertilized them. Oh, eggplants. I have eggplants and eggplants.



Happy Eggplant is Happy.



(why do I hear giggling?)

This is a Kale plant named Emma. It's about 6 months old, and it goes to another co-worker. I don't eat kale, just grew this for her. She says its great; it's about 3 foot tall.



Fifty lbs, give or take, of BunnyPoo. Worked it into the garden beds, then added in a bunch of oak leaves that had been saved since the spring. Let that heat cook it into a healthy soil- the earthworms will love it, too.



Ok, so back to the adoption thing- I found my birthmother, and have narrowed the birthfather down to two men, brothers, both deceased. There's so many ways to do this, so many people willing to help- it can be done.

I'd like to thank my friends here who helped me get through this- you know who you are- people who carried me when I felt I could not carry myself. Like I said, we can discuss this here.

go in peace, carry on-



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117. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
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116. Pcroton
1:52 PM GMT on September 01, 2014
....my mutant cherry tomato:











The plant it came from is in the same location I ended up with my mutant romaine lettuce leaf back in spring.


















Neither had any damage or other outside pressure to cause the mutations.

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115. GardenGrrl
9:49 AM GMT on September 01, 2014
White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits, Happy September!
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114. LakeWorthFinn
8:08 AM GMT on September 01, 2014
I wish you the same as Wab !!!
~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~
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113. whitewabit (Mod)
5:04 AM GMT on September 01, 2014
White Wabits, White Wabits, White Wabits .. let the harvest month of September share in its bounty !!
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112. aquak9
3:58 AM GMT on September 01, 2014
oh my!

I got white rabbits!!

thankyou!!
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111. WeatherWise
3:20 AM GMT on September 01, 2014
HI Aqua


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110. Ylee
2:08 AM GMT on September 01, 2014
If anyone has donuts, and needs help resisting the urge to eat them, send them this way.... :' )
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109. QueensWreath
9:45 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
Now if the Broccoli does not germinate then it is another story.
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108. QueensWreath
9:44 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
Thats ok Aqua. It could be that because I cut the Broccoli all the way down after many side shoot harvests that the plant was too weak or it was too hot. I want to give it another try this year. Curiosity made the gardener nuts LOL.
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107. aquak9
6:55 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
Finn- that's a question for Guygee. And while you're at it, ask'm how to grow a moringa from a moringa seed. I think I have one of his grandseeds.

Dub- did I not tell you that those spices are AMAZING?? and all of the recipes are really good. I do seem to notice a deference to the Wisconsin, Dakota, Nebraska areas, of the stories of families that are included in the catalog. But- there is a true sincerity to the words of the owner, in each catalog. And dagnabbit about your broccoli- I shoulda sent you some fresh seed.
I can still drop some in the mail if you want=

ribs are in the oven, folks- nom nom nom
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106. QueensWreath
5:17 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
BTW We had company over last night and we used spices on steaks. They were fantastic. This is going to be so fun.
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105. QueensWreath
5:13 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
Aqua the frankenbroccoli is third year saved seeds of decicio. Supposed to be heirloom from Baker Creek. But second year it didnt come true. Saved the seed from the plant that seemed true. Last year it all looked good produced well but refused to produce seed. So I planted the seeds from year before last. If this time they dont produce seed I will have to buy new.
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104. LakeWorthFinn
4:33 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
Hi aqua and everybody, happy Sunday!

How do grow a mango tree from a mango seed?
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103. aquak9
2:36 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
Hi Everyone on a sunny dry Sunday here in NE Fla.

Briarcraft wins 100th! :) actually since this is the first decent blog I've had in a while, I'm real happy to get 100 posts. Emma the Kale is actually an almost-dead kale I bought for fifty cents, last spring. My co-worker kept asking me- do you grow kale? so I am growing it for her. I have no Idea what kind it is, or how long it will live. It was an experiment- so I will nurture it until - until- ??

Weatherwise- Hubby and I do the same thing, we always look for the weather stations! often wondering who they bought'm from. Deer- oh dear! I love that deer pic. They look just as curious as can be. Your pic is a happy one- I know those aren't the deer you just saw, bt an "exchange of thought"? yes, I believe it. We don't have large wandering animals here, so it's always cook to see other's pictures. And your yesterday? with family, children and grandchildren? sounds wonderful. Of course, ribs never hurt, either. I'm actually gonna put some in the oven today- trying a new recipe here- hope your Sunday is relaxing!


Yo 27! hey...you and Q'dub (spathy) were singing together? ok! I am laughing, all is good. Donuts are a waste of sugar and carbs when you could have so much more. Then you'll get that sugar spike. Don't eat the donut- you look fantastic.

Q'dub- I knew we were related when I first saw your garden. Both of my grandmothers had gardens. Huge, feed-the-whole-family gardens. The men were NOT gardeners. I want to see the seminole pumpkin when it blooms, too. And your "franken-broccoli" what kind? I bought some Goliath from Jung seed; what kind of broccoli do you have?
I understand about the collards. I hope, at least, you neighbors shared the cooked ones with you. I had the same problem with the chard last spring. Made a lotta new friends at work that way.

I sure hope I didn't miss anyone- let me know if I did-

The catfish festival was a disappointment. No pics, and I'll just leave it at that.

How about ribs? I'm trying a new, sounds-easy-enough recipe for ribs.

Ya'll wanna see some ribs? I do need to start a new blog....





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102. Skyepony (Mod)
2:25 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
I'm baaaaaaaahhhk..



Thanks so much for seeds! I'm getting out there & tearing out grass & weeds this weekend:) Planting time is about upon us.
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101. WeatherWise
12:56 PM GMT on August 31, 2014
Big HUG, Aqua! Hope you are having a good day. Might try cooking that egg plant soon. I am a bit tired as had a long road trip yesterday with some night driving last night. I did not get home a bit after 9:30. Lots of dark road. It was a family day - had lunch with my older son and then visit with younger son. Then we headed up the Blue Ridge Parkway to a farm up on top of the mountain - my grandson was baptised along with several others in the farm pond there after first having a church picnic, cookout, rib cookoff. I was fairly lated getting down the mountain so a late night but a god day.
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100. BriarCraft
8:09 PM GMT on August 30, 2014
You're back!!!! I didn't realize that until I saw your comment at WeatherWise's place. I have missed you and your friendly yarden so much. I've put you on my Favorites list again -- I had removed it because it was depressing seeing how many days since the last activity.

I am intrigued by Emma. Some seed catalogs list a Walking Stick Kale -- is that what she is?
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99. QueensWreath
7:28 PM GMT on August 30, 2014
Hi Aqua. I got some seeds planted, the Seminole Pumpkin,and some peanuts pulled. And yes they are edible (very tasty)Butternut squash like with way more flavor. But they did not produce for me. The Nemademons completely destroyed the roots. I guess thats why the Indians used to grow them up dead trees. They root at every leaf node.The Peanuts did very well. I have about 50 peanuts per plant. Three more younger ones to pull in a few weeks. I planted purple peppers,green Toms, "franken" Broccoli, and giant dill. I will plant some collards today. I am not going to plant as much Collards as last year. They took over. The neighbors loved them but it was too much.
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98. ihave27windows
10:13 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
I have just been reminded why I avoided Doc Master's blog.
Yeeeesh....
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97. ihave27windows
10:06 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Quoting 96. QueensWreath:



And it shows. Good job. Robert Burns here.(FB)


We were just singing together!
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96. QueensWreath
9:25 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Quoting ihave27windows:


I haven't had a donut in more than a year =(


And it shows. Good job. Robert Burns here.(FB)
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95. ihave27windows
9:16 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Quoting 77. aquak9:

Hi ya'll- it's Thursday, right? I hope everyone has a nice weekend to look forward to.

BF- thanks for dropping by- you inspired us to find a festival; it will probably be the subject of the next blog. BUT- we really wished we could've come to YOUR festival- hubby is looking for lightning balls with a vengeance- they are pretty and sparkly and colorful, and that's about it takes to get my attention. Either way, I bet your area has a bunch of antique weather stuff.

Mary- stop talking donuts, dagnabbit! think stew..... a thick veggie stew...

calpoppy- hi and thanks for visiting! we are making a few more purchases. Arrows, lightning rods, and some antique weather vanes, too. Re-working the interior to a weather-themed old Americana. I have a weakness for screaming chickens- hubby just likes the eclectic. I never even knew this kinda stuff existed. Which ones do you like?

Finn! ok, now how much is 3 lbs tomatoes- is thhat like, five fist-sized tomatoes? what if you are using those roma tomatoes- about how many is that? I am not any good at "eyeballing" a weight. And do you just toss EVERYTHING into the food processor? SO you process this to a puree, and just keep it in the fridge? I am tempted-

Q'dub- hey- maybe mine aren't striped because of the heat. I thought you and I got the same kind. Maybe not? where did you get your seeds from? I think mine came from TomatoSupply, that place you turned me on to. Anyway, I have two different kinds growing in two different spots. One is WAY more productive than the other.

Did anyone notice a difference in the sunshine this morning? I went outside, it looked sideways to me. That golden/orange look, means winter is coming.

What kinda plans do ya'll have for the weekend?


I haven't had a donut in more than a year =(
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94. QueensWreath
7:50 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Wait... Excess drinking and large dogs watching my drinking? So we are related LOL.
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93. WeatherWise
7:29 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Hi Aqua, How are you today? Hope you are having a great Friday. We are having a break from the heat today - 81 at 3:30 pm so not bad at all. Big HUG!I can feel your emotional roller coaster - the realiity of all of that has happened within the last 9 months - but you seem to have it mostly under control. That is great.

Oh and speaking of housecleaning that is what I have been doing today. No fun at all.

However, right in the middle of it all - guess what? I had walked outside to hang out a rug that had gotten a bit wet. What to my wondering wundering eyes should appear but two beautiful deer - like reach out and touch them close. I don't know who was the most surprised, them or me. They were right there in front of me. After thinking for a second, the first one took off up the hill and out of sight. Then here came the other one flying for all it was worth up the hill and out of sight. Like what deer? Did I really see deer? Yes, indeed and just for a second we had an exchange of thoughts. Of course, no camera - only a rug in my hand.

This is a photo that I took last Sept. 23 of three deer that appeared to be a reach out and touch. Actually they are across in a little churchyard but I did eventually inch a bit closer and a bit closer,

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92. aquak9
4:58 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Wab- did you read post 85? don't worry about it. REALLY. It happens.

Reality is cruel, but it makes us stronger- and because of that, I said screw her, I'm going to find my BIRTHFATHER.

And my birthfather's family - they are nice people. Since the birthfather is dead, it's not like my existence is going to hurt anyone. I have pictures of my father's mother- she lived to be 95, and was working in her garden during the last week of her life.

That means I have 45 more years of gardening to go!!! and I am very happy.

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91. aquak9
4:54 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
hi ya'll- TGIF in a million ways-

weatherwise- you have beautiful pictures. Thank you for visiting my blog. The eggplant gets roasted at 450º for about 20 minutes with olive oil and Penzey's greek seasoning. There's some pics further back of it before and after cooking. Thnak you for investing in your local farm incentive- how totally cool to get fresh veggies every week. And a variety, too. Out heat dominates or gardening here; makes it kinda hard for there to ever be a variety of anything growing all at once.
There is no real topic here- this blog goes everywhere. Except- we do not discuss housework. Everything else is ok. :)

As far as the birthmother's family- yes, she has a brother, and he has a daughter. From looking at the facebook, I do not think I would have ANYTHING in common with these people, as I do not drink to excess, keep large mean-looking dogs, or drink to excess. Did I mention the drinking? I have made contact with some of the less-direct family, and they are great. But the closest relatives....no thanky.

Barefoot! that is really cute, chasing a chicken, hahaha. I will be curious to see if they get the $250 they are asking.
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90. whitewabit (Mod)
4:50 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
I felt really bad after reading your reply to my comment .. so sorry !!
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89. Barefootontherocks
2:29 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Dang. Sorry that second image is so big. Inserted code to smallen it down but for some reason it ain't working.
;/

Add: Haha. Fixed itself with a fresh page view.
Gone with the caboose...
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88. Barefootontherocks
2:24 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
YouWho, this is kinda cool. Probably 1960ish, maybe 50s. Could be earlier. Not exactly what you and rainy are collecting. Boy driving a model T with his Dad in the rumble seat. lpl Chasing a chicken. lpl Story is it came off a house around here that got torn down. Marked as made by a metalcrafter in Wheeling Illinois named Hagerstrom.





Have a good one. My caboose is on the run.
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87. WeatherWise
3:23 AM GMT on August 29, 2014
Hi Aqua, Thanks for checking out my blog! I have seen you commenting on Pros;s blog and Skye's blog. I am fairly new to blogging - for New Years I decided to start a blog here. So forgive me if I don't quite fit the mold - like staying on topic.

I love your garden photos and I have seen those long beans you are talking about. My farmer gave me one to try last year. By my farmer, I mean I bought into a farm share - a 1/4 farm CSA share. So every week, I get a delivery of fresh vegetables from an organic farmer. One bean was amazingly coiled all up as was so long.

Your eggplants look so nice and tender. I got one in my last farm delivery but have not prepped it yet. How do you fix yours?

I was so ready to tell you how exciting it was that your found your birthmother. As I read on I realized it was not a great first encounter. I can't believe she said that to you. She probably regrets saying it now and wishes she had reached out to you. Did you find out anything about her - perhaps there are aunts or cousins to reach out to. I know it is just mind baffling having to deal with all of this. Thank you for sharing your story and you are not alone. {{{{{Aqua}}}}}} Sending hugs your way and love and care. I will be checking back on you real soon to make sure you are doing great! Take care of yourslef and keep on nurturing that garden,
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86. aquak9
2:42 AM GMT on August 29, 2014
NavarreMark- good to see you! dagnabbit snakes, I knew this was gonna be a summer of snakes. Kill'm before they kill you, or someone you love. I hafta go beat the edges of our pond before I can mow, to make sure they all get away.

Sorry to hear about the corn- MAN, I love fresh corn. That's like loosing a peach tree.

Are you gonna do a fall/winter garden? I have a new kind of broccoli that I am excited to try. What are you gonna have- AFTER you KEEEL all the SNIKS?
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85. aquak9
2:26 AM GMT on August 29, 2014
Wab- it was ok- you didn't hafta remove the comment- I was not upset.

That's the REAL WORLD of being an adoptee. There are RARELY any happy endings. It's not all love and hugs like they show on Oprah.

I know of an adoptee who just found her family- seven of the nine siblings - FULL SIBLINGS- were looking for her. The parents were a male and female who were in a traveling circus on the west coast, and they kept having babies, and giving them away. Yes, this is a true story.

I know countless birthmothers who were told "The records will be opened when your child turns eighteen" and they waited eighteen years, to be re-united with the baby they HAD to give up. No, the records were not opened- they were LIED to.

Don't even let me talk about the illegal adoptions.

I have added two other adoptees to my maternal family tree- we found each other thru the DNA testing companies, and realized we were all related to each other- yes, I have a bonafide 6th cousin.

I have been told by so many people- "There are no adoptees in my family- I know all of my family" so where did all the adoptees come from? an alien mothership?

Wab, you did nothing wrong. Please don't feel like that. I hope I have not hurt your feelings in any way. This blog is mostly to help raise awareness.

Peace, my furry wab-
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84. whitewabit (Mod)
2:10 AM GMT on August 29, 2014
Quoting 81. aquak9:

glad you found your birth mother .. don't know what relation you will have with her but its a giant first step ..

uhh, wab? she said she wished I was dead.

We're not going to have a relationship, in any shape or form. That's why I'm so happy about finding my birthFATHER.




sorry I removed my comment .
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83. aquak9
1:32 AM GMT on August 29, 2014
ok q-dub- that's GREAT- I am SO HAPPY!!

now you gotta tell me what you think of all the different spices- AND- I have always had GREAT luck with all of the recipes in the catalog...
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82. QueensWreath
1:11 AM GMT on August 29, 2014
Aqua ... The gift arrived. How fun. OMG I just want to start cooking everything in the house just to try them. Thank you. That was such a nice thing to share.
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81. aquak9
10:42 PM GMT on August 28, 2014
glad you found your birth mother .. don't know what relation you will have with her but its a giant first step ..

uhh, wab? she said she wished I was dead.

We're not going to have a relationship, in any shape or form. That's why I'm so happy about finding my birthFATHER.

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80. LakeWorthFinn
7:57 PM GMT on August 28, 2014
LMAO wetdoggie, you're asking ME about pounds? You should see me at Publix Deli counter:... "ten thin slices of this and 15 thin slices of that... I think that a big can of Tutto Rosso peeled tomatoes weighs about 1 kilo, that's like 2 lbs. I think. Some Spaniards use canned tomatoes for gazpacho. I have too, but in extreme need when I had no fresh tomatoes and didn't wanna drive anywhere just for that. Yeah, just mix them all together, My blender is not big enough to handle everything, so I do it in two loads. I like when the gazpacho is not totally liquid, but has sorta puree consistency to it. Yeah, try...
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79. NavarreMark
6:34 PM GMT on August 28, 2014
I'll be sure to bring a hoe for the snakes.
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78. NavarreMark
6:33 PM GMT on August 28, 2014
Hi Aqua:

I planted 100 Silver Queen plants and 50 seed potatoes along with lesser amounts of the usual suspects this spring and it all ended up under 3 feet of water during our floods out here.

What a let down. I was so disgusted that I just walked away for the season. The garden is now full of weeds about chest high and infested with moccasans. I'm trying to get up the energy to clear it all out and get ready for a fall/winter garden.

Oh well. What can you do? Thats mother nature sometimes.
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77. aquak9
2:29 PM GMT on August 28, 2014
Hi ya'll- it's Thursday, right? I hope everyone has a nice weekend to look forward to.

BF- thanks for dropping by- you inspired us to find a festival; it will probably be the subject of the next blog. BUT- we really wished we could've come to YOUR festival- hubby is looking for lightning balls with a vengeance- they are pretty and sparkly and colorful, and that's about it takes to get my attention. Either way, I bet your area has a bunch of antique weather stuff.

Mary- stop talking donuts, dagnabbit! think stew..... a thick veggie stew...

calpoppy- hi and thanks for visiting! we are making a few more purchases. Arrows, lightning rods, and some antique weather vanes, too. Re-working the interior to a weather-themed old Americana. I have a weakness for screaming chickens- hubby just likes the eclectic. I never even knew this kinda stuff existed. Which ones do you like?

Finn! ok, now how much is 3 lbs tomatoes- is thhat like, five fist-sized tomatoes? what if you are using those roma tomatoes- about how many is that? I am not any good at "eyeballing" a weight. And do you just toss EVERYTHING into the food processor? SO you process this to a puree, and just keep it in the fridge? I am tempted-

Q'dub- hey- maybe mine aren't striped because of the heat. I thought you and I got the same kind. Maybe not? where did you get your seeds from? I think mine came from TomatoSupply, that place you turned me on to. Anyway, I have two different kinds growing in two different spots. One is WAY more productive than the other.

Did anyone notice a difference in the sunshine this morning? I went outside, it looked sideways to me. That golden/orange look, means winter is coming.

What kinda plans do ya'll have for the weekend?
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76. whitewabit (Mod)
2:28 PM GMT on August 28, 2014
comment removed by wabit ..
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75. QueensWreath
11:15 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
Aqua. Thanks so much. I meant to mention. Your fairytail eggplant are not like the ones I grew. The ones I grew were straight and had white stripes. Looks like both plants are very productive.
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74. LakeWorthFinn
10:52 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
Posted a new simplified Gazpacho recipe for you at Skye's blog , but will repeat here...

Here's a new 'quickie' gazpacho recipe:)

3 lbs chopped ripe peeled or not tomatoes
2 chopped medium green bell peppers
3 chopped small cucumbers
2-3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 baguette soaked in 2 cups of water (for easier mix)
spoonful of pink Himalayan gourmet salt, Herbamare or other 'healthy' salt
...and the avocado you like.

Put all in a mixer and chill.
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73. calpoppy
10:26 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
I want one of those antique lightning rods!!! We had our old weather station knocked out because of a lightning strike and started looking for lightning rods. I got caught up in the antique ones that I would never put on the roof because you can't see them up there very well, so the idea was shelved for awhile. But I still want one, or two or .....
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72. ihave27windows
5:18 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
Quoting 70. aquak9:

Three weeks ago, there wasn't one single eggplant on the bushes. Now, they are loaded with blooms, and producing again.






Haha! Love the donut eggplant!
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71. Barefootontherocks
4:12 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
Oh gosh. those are neat! The weathervane/lightning rod ball combo. Good picks.
(Ps. Add, the eggplant, too.)
Good morning, aqua and friends!
Good to see you all and your news---
27, how great that must feel, and healthier.

See you later.
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70. aquak9
3:53 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
Three weeks ago, there wasn't one single eggplant on the bushes. Now, they are loaded with blooms, and producing again.



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69. aquak9
2:30 PM GMT on August 27, 2014
hi ya'll!

Q'dub- there will be a Penzey's catalog coming to you in a day or two- it went out tin the mail yesterday. Are you gonna grow seminole pumpkins during your winter? do they provide a real food, or are they just for fun? I think my water chestnuts died- they never put out any new sprouts.
Please feel free to share a FEW of those pics form Ocala, like maybe 5-10. I know it had to be gorgeous out there.

Mary- I can not believe the determination. You deserve to be so proud of yourself. It is not easy to lose weight at our age, not at all. Esp if you are not smoking! but you look great. I hope you are enjoying many vegetables and meats. Letting go of bad carbs is so hard! but you've done it. Have you played around with baked goods using almond flour, or coconut flour?

Mermaid- so good to see you, old friend. Yes, it's been since January that I started this search, and ya'll are only getting in on the tail end. Oh, the stories I could tell about adoptions, birthmothers, birthfathers, love and hate....

Blue- yes of course I will try seeds- but I do have some long beans from Skye, that is the SallyBean you see pictured. But yours might be a different bean? Of COURSE I will give it a try. I love getting new seeds from people. But a few miht get shared with other people, too- I hope that's ok. Beans grow really good for me (except lima) so it would be fun to try a new bean.
Tell us about "winnowing" the rice-

On another tangent, but still weather-related... hubby decided to buy some really cool antique weather stuff. This is an arrow, and a lightning ball, and a lightning rod. The balls are glass, and they come in all different colors. This one is a W.C. Schinn, a good name brand. The arrow and ball are both about 100 years old. Notice the beautiful red carved glass in the tail of the arrow.




We also have two more lightning balls coming- LAVENDER!!!- I can't wait to share those pictures.

We also have a chicken weathervane (mine)- his name is Whitehall- I will share a picture of him later. He is VERY SPECIAL.

Please feel free to share any thoughts, stories, ideas etc about antique weathervanes, the arrows, and the lightning balls. That will probably be the subject of my next blog.
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68. QueensWreath
1:42 AM GMT on August 27, 2014
Quoting OSHNBLU:
27-amazing! I have totally forgotten how to post a pic here.

Aqua-Rice. Been wet and hot and humid-should have a hand full to try. WIll let you know. Used Heirloom Seeds that should grow in the South. Jury's not in yet on this venture
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Newest seed aquisition. Asian Beans(got them from an asian with a green thumb). Got some to cook, they were 2 feet long-and tasty. Then was given seed pods. I have way too many to plant-ya want some? He sez they love the dry and the heat. Grow-with tressels 5'-he said.

Will be watching for results. I admire your journey.



I am trying another wetland crop. Water chestnuts. I cant wait to see the results from both our trials. I really want to get details on how you harvest. My trial is easy. Sift the dried out muck. Yours on the other-hand involves winnowing LOL


win·now
ˈwinō/
verb
verb: winnow; 3rd person present: winnows; past tense: winnowed; past participle: winnowed; gerund or present participle: winnowing; verb: win-now; 3rd person present: win-nows; past tense: win-nowed; past participle: win-nowed; gerund or present participle: win-nowing

1.
blow a current of air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff.
remove (chaff) from grain.
"women winnow the chaff from piles of unhusked rice"
synonyms: separate (out), divide, segregate, sort out, sift out, filter out; More
isolate, narrow down;
remove, get rid of
"the chaff is winnowed from the grain"
remove (people or things) from a group until only the best ones are left.
"the contenders had been winnowed to five"
find or identify (a valuable or useful part of something).
"amidst this welter of confusing signals, it's difficult to winnow out the truth"
synonyms: separate (out), divide, segregate, sort out, sift out, filter out; More
isolate, narrow down;
remove, get rid of
"the chaff is winnowed from the grain"
2.
literary
(of the wind) blow.
"the autumn wind winnowing its way through the grass"


I was going to narrow this down but it all seemed too fun.
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67. OSHNBLU
12:54 AM GMT on August 27, 2014
27-amazing! I have totally forgotten how to post a pic here.

Aqua-Rice. Been wet and hot and humid-should have a hand full to try. WIll let you know. Used Heirloom Seeds that should grow in the South. Jury's not in yet on this venture
'
Newest seed aquisition. Asian Beans(got them from an asian with a green thumb). Got some to cook, they were 2 feet long-and tasty. Then was given seed pods. I have way too many to plant-ya want some? He sez they love the dry and the heat. Grow-with tressels 5'-he said.

Will be watching for results. I admire your journey.
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